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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Little Christmas reminders help me deal with missing family

To everyone who put little Christmas reminders of home all around Tooele County in the last few weeks, thanks. I’ve been a little homesick lately. Not necessarily for the neighborhood I grew up in, but for all...

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Does Christmas struggle to find the hearts of men?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Does Christmas struggle to find the hearts of men?

In 1971 a diverse group of youth climbed a hilltop in Tuscany, Italy and sang, “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.” The song became an iconic part of Coca-Cola’s “It’s the real...

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Spirit of Thanksgiving can still shine through all the holiday sales pitches

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Spirit of Thanksgiving can still shine through all the holiday sales pitches

I’m big on gratitude, although I don’t always show it, feel it or live it. To me it’s far more than a simple emotion; it is an essential living principle most human beings have a bone deep...

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When it comes to friends, journalism can really get in the way of keeping them

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

When it comes to friends, journalism can really get in the way of keeping them

As a journalist, I spend my entire day working with amazing, talented, hardworking, good people. And I like them. Then something happens, or I stumble upon something that makes those same people I admire look bad, and...

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When community feels more like a family

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

When community feels more like a family

I’m finally home. It took me almost a decade to figure out where “home” really is, but I think I’ve finally found it. Like many youngsters who grew up in rural Utah, the 22-year-old version of me...

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DeMarco Murray ain’t got nothin’ on me

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

DeMarco Murray ain’t got nothin’ on me

The Internet is plastered with stories about Dallas Cowboys’ running back DeMarco Murray’s insanely high number of carries and how all of that physical play is bound to wear on his body. The football star reportedly spends...

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The old rules of dating no longer apply

In the beginning, dating was easy. All Adam had to do was say, “Hey, baby, looking good in those leaves. I’ll have what you’re having,” and bam, mankind was born. Today, it’s a little more complicated. I...

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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Sports Editor Watson writes his last Out and About

This is my last week as sports editor at the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. I’ve been on the sports beat for just over seven years. Prior to that, I worked covering county government, Tooele City and other various beats....

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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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