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Out & About

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

When it comes to covering sports, none will be done halfway

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Three times in my life, I’ve packed up all my belongings and moved on to a new adventure, all in pursuit of this crazy dream of mine...

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

It’s sad to leave, but I hope to make Bill and Bern proud

As I write this, I do so during my final 16-or-so hours as a full-time employee of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. I’ve taken a Public Relations Coordinator position at the Salt Lake County Library Services and will...

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I finally found the motivation to keep me running every day

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

I finally found the motivation to keep me running every day

It’s dark and cold outside — the kind of evening where you could see your breath if it wasn’t for the pervasive blackness. I’m barely outside long enough to process the chilling temperatures before I’m off —...

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017

After a lifetime of service, Joyce Gillie’s battery just ran out

“When I get old I shall wear purple,” is the first line in the poem “Warning,” by Jenny Joseph. It tells the tale of a woman who vows to break the rules of orthodoxy when she gets...

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Personal honors were never a big deal for Coach Edwards

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Personal honors were never a big deal for Coach Edwards

About 36 years ago, I was taking a newswriting class at Brigham Young University and decided I wanted to do a story on head football coach LaVell Edwards. After nearly 10 years as head football coach, he...

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

No matter the convenience, I just can’t buy an artificial Christmas tree

Just about every year the day after Thanksgiving, my wife asks me the same question: “Do you want to get an artificial Christmas tree? It’ll make things a lot easier.” And every year after she asks it,...

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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Sometimes there are things more important than sports

Being a sports writer, I get the luxury of not taking things too seriously, and doing it for a living. I relish in watching a game without bias, agreeing with fans of either team about half the...

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Thanks to Thanksgiving, my pants will be the right size again

I stepped on the scale the other day and was met with some bittersweet news. On one hand, I was happy I’ve lost 35 pounds in the past six months. On the other, I was dismayed because of...

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Thursday, November 17th, 2016

It’s nice to come home and see a friendly face happy to see me

Perhaps my wife and I could have used the sage Jedi wisdom Luke Skywalker delivered to Emperor Palpatine in a PetSmart parking lot a few weeks ago. “Your overconfidence is your weakness,” Skywalker tells the wizened Sith...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

See you later, but I don’t intend to walk out of your lives forever

“I don’t believe in coincidence.” I wrote those words to begin my inaugural Out and About column, published exactly one month after I stepped into the Tooele Transcript Bulletin newsroom for the first time on July 13, 2015....

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