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Out & About

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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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Dijon on a hamburger is like dipping potato chips into caviar

When in the course of journalistic events it becomes necessary for a reporter to set aside the bands of impartiality, a decent respect to the opinion of his readers requires that he should declare the causes that...

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

I’ve been called a lot of things, but history nerd beats all

Strange things are known to happen while standing in thin air on the roof of Tooele County. I’ve been called a jerk, a fool, part of the human anatomy where the sun and moon doesn’t — or...

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Thursday, October 13th, 2016

If I didn’t love words, I’d lick rocks for a living

If I hadn’t chosen to pursue journalism in college, I might have become a geologist. To fill the general education requirement for science, I chose to take astronomy and geology. Astronomy was fascinating, but the mathematical part...

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