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Those Darned Socks!

My dad was a bit of a miser. You know, a cheapskate. To his credit he did start working to pay the bills of his household when he was twelve years old. First a paper route and then other jobs … Continue reading

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I Just Loved Her

Meet Erin. At the time of this interview her daughter is two months old. I asked her to tell me a story and there was no hesitation, she wanted to talk about how she felt about her new daughter. I’m … Continue reading

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Larger than Life

He was larger than life. He moved in when I was in 9th grade – the guys in my neighborhood and I could hardly believe it. We didn’t even know what to think, he was just so “alive”. And he’d … Continue reading

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The Man Who Lives in a Cave

I have seen this house before – the “Cave House” up in the cliff. I went to southern Utah this time to meet the man that lives there. I was sure I could take some great photos of the “cave” … Continue reading

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Bachelor of Vineyard Administration

On a recent trip to southern Utah, I found myself driving through an amazing canyon with scenery that looked like this at every turn. This is the canyon with a couple of cave houses in it too – see a … Continue reading

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A High School Diploma Made All the Difference

This is George. I met him while he was sitting in the shade with a cool beverage and a video poker game. He had brought his grandson up to Blanding to see about a job, and he was enjoying the … Continue reading

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The Meanest Dad in the World

Starting when I was 12 my best friend was Steve. Steve was a great friend and we did all kinds of things together. However, his dad was the meanest guy in the world! Larry is his dad’s name, and Larry … Continue reading

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Meeting an Old Friend for the First Time

This I Cary. Cary and I first met when my family moved to Sandy, Utah in 1974. He was quite a bit older than me in kid years – probably two grades ahead of me. So I saw him around, … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Cafe Student and Philosopher

Life is an interesting thing – I guess that’s true in a lot of ways, but I often think about how many people there are on this planet that don’t know me. I mean, really! They have no clue who … Continue reading

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Pioneer Trek – Ma’s and Pa’s

I need to add another piece to the trek story. That is the amazing Ma and Pa of each family. I had three kids on that trek – so I got the call and was asked to volunteer to be … Continue reading

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