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Scotland isn’t the only place voting on independence

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Scotland isn’t the only place voting on independence

As the 25th great grandson of Duncan I, King of Scotland, I am watching the reports of today’s election in Scotland. Over 97 percent of the Scottish electorate is registered to vote and today they will have...

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Ah, the joy and suffering of beating a Tour de France winner

I beat Cadel Evans to Snowbird in the sixth stage of Larry H. Miller’s Tour of Utah last month. I also beat Tommy Danielson, who won the Tour of Utah overall. In fact, I beat every professional cyclist...

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The best things in my life have taken me by surprise

This past month has taught me an important life lesson: The best laid plans often aren’t what we planned at all. I’ve spent most of my free time this summer planning a wedding. My own wedding. Unlike...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

I found a piece of my family’s history on a barn at Bear Lake

I grew up hearing stories about when my dad was a kid on my grandfather’s dairy farm in Paris, Idaho, near the turquoise blue waters of Bear Lake. My father made sure I knew all about how he...

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Every two years, I catch a couple of trout

Saturday, Aug. 2 was a good day for me. I also think it was a good day for my nephews, Colin and Ryan, and my brother, Arnie. We fished the waters of Trial Lake on the Mirror...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

I’m now an undisciplined adult because I was shunned from video games as a kid

Last week, my brother came up to me holding something behind his back. “How much do you love me?” he asked. “A regular amount?” I guessed. He gave me a look. “A lot?” I tried again. That...

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From Bruce Clegg, to the King of Scotland, they are my kin

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

From Bruce Clegg, to the King of Scotland, they are my kin

As a firm believer in transparency, I must disclose my familial relationship with the chairman of the Tooele County Commission. Bruce Clegg is my cousin. Before you get too upset and wonder why it took eight years...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power shouldn’t be taken lightly

It was an ephemeral moment, yet despite its brevity, it packed a wallop that’s with me still. A wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power has a way of doing that. Last Wednesday afternoon, I had just checked on a...

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

My dream of making it big in New York

About two years ago, I discovered a parallel universe. I’m only sort of joking. I spent the summer of 2012 living in New York City, working as an intern reporter for a tiny newspaper that called itself...

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I’m usually a clean person — just don’t look at my apartment

I’ve said before in this column how I’ve moved so many times in my life, you’d think I would be used to change, right? Wrong. Moving is hard. Take my apartment for example. I moved in June...

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