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Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Annual Christmas trip serves big dose of inspiration

Given the number of entry and exit stamps in the pages of my well-worn passport, one would think that there would be nothing more for me to learn from yet another trip to Mexico. However, out of...

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The calendar police are after me again

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

The calendar police are after me again

Try this. Hold your hands out in front of you with your palms facing away from you.  Spread out your fingers and start counting them, beginning with zero.  Count them left to right and then right to...

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019

It’s not sarcasm to point out the obvious — is it?

Sometimes as a journalist, I need to point out the obvious. Like when interviewing a source I sometimes need to ask a question where the answer seems obvious. People sometimes look at me with an expression that...

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Traveling leads to family, food and a history lesson

As soon as my parents told me they were leaving my hometown of Moab for greener — and cooler, and cheaper — pastures in the mountains of New Mexico, I knew I’d be making the trip to...

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Coming back home was easier than I thought

Making the transition from coastal life back to mountain town life was easier than I thought it would be. In fact, I think I preferred it all along. Southern California is usually only fun in small doses...

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

A fond farewell to Tooele County and the Transcript Bulletin

This is the last piece I’ll write — at least for the foreseeable future — for the Tooele Transcript Bulletin.  After nearly five years juggling a variety of beats — Grantsville City, Tooele City, criminal justice and...

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Pressure cooker a lifesaver for bachelors

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Pressure cooker a lifesaver for bachelors

I am not a gourmet chef. That’s probably for the best, considering I don’t have the most sophisticated tastes, nor do I have the budget to experiment with exotic ingredients.  A quick look at my pantry shelves at...

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Thursday, September 12th, 2019

A surprise trip to New York

At the end of July, I got a message from my best friend’s wife.  “I want to surprise Cody for his birthday — are you free during the first week of September at all?” After several weeks...

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Thursday, September 5th, 2019

The old family couch was much more than a place to sit

It was a big comfy couch. The couch in the photographs that accompany this column became a part of our family somewhere around 1961. That is the year stamped on the first photograph that I found. Depending...

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Rallycross ride-along was a truly thrilling experience

If you think the Nitro Rallycross track at Utah Motorsports Campus looks terrifying, you’d be right. You should try taking a ride around the thing. That was the opportunity I had Friday morning as part of the...

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