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Ashley Kornblatt’s Amenities Dream Scheme
In some ways, conservative Westerners are their own worst enemies. They have always been torn by two very conflicting, incompatible philosophies. On the one hand, Old Westerners, especially in Utah...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 679 679 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moab is assimilated. Bike borg moves south. Is resistance futile in San Juan County?
It was never really about the bicycle. The contraption was merely a conveyance, a delivery system for a culture and a mind set and an industry that, even 20 years ago, was inevitable.
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 667 667 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an anti-Mormon, Part III
What we all seek, or at least should try to, is the ‘live and let live’ philosophy that many religions, including Christianity embrace.
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 656 656 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an anti-Mormon, Part II
It was true, then and now, that I did not look like the average Monticello homeowner. As I unloaded a pickup truck of furniture, my new neighbor, Todd Westcott, walked over to say hello and to welc...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 616 616 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an ‘anti-Mormon’
Utah is not like any other state. Some Americans are still not sure Utah is a part of the union, and in its early history, of course, the U.S. Government refused to allow statehood for the land of ...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 623 623 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return to Abajo Peak
In the blink of an eye, summer has left us. The maples are turning red below South Peak, the aspens are on the cusp. The mornings are cold and crisp. The most poignant and melancholy and lovely tim...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 634 634 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solitude lost...or just discarded? How silence and tranquility became antiquated notions in the brave new west
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~Henry David Thoreau
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 661 661 recommendations | email to a friend
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The history (and love!!!) that lives in my fridge
Being married has brought me more happiness than I deserve, but it’s also been revelatory.
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 619 619 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ghosts of Christmas past?
For most of my adult life, Christmas and I have been at odds with each other. I don’t like shopping and I don’t like malls. When they started running Christmas shopping commercials before Halloween...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 631 631 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seasonal rangers: The ‘Fat Cat Feds’ that eat Ramen Noodles
Whenever the American economy starts to slide and unemployment rises, we can always predict a simultaneous increase in complaints about government workers.
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 613 613 recommendations | email to a friend
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