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Jay Meehan: Spacing out

April 25, 2018 — "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~ Henry David Thoreau Admittedly, I get too worked up over our current land use debate. I could probably use an upgrade in meds. Although a still highly enjoyable pursuit, self-medication certainly doesn't seem

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Amy Roberts: Self-help seminar takeaway – Be someone you can be proud of

April 25, 2018 — I am not a fan or likely registrant of buzzword seminars. When I see an ad for an upcoming workshop touting "leadership" or "empowerment" or "inner peace," I do not ponder the learning potential or reserve the date on my calendar. The only thing I

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Teri Orr: Educating ourselves to hope

April 21, 2018 — At a recent weeklong global conference in Vancouver, about 20 of us were selected to discuss, "Equipping future generations to thrive." Those around the dinner table were from New Zealand and New England, the UK and Utah (OK that was me). A pediatrician/author who has

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Tom Clyde: Filing an extension on the IRS’ one job

April 21, 2018 — Wednesday was tax day. We got a couple of extra days because the 15th landed on a Sunday; Monday was a holiday in Washington, DC. So taxes were due on Tuesday. Except there was a little problem. The IRS computer system crashed and wouldn't accept

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Jay Meehan: A woke in the woods

April 18, 2018 — "I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars." ~ Walt Whitman I'm pretty much ignorant when it comes to the natural world. My learning curve is such that if a marble were to find itself the topside, there

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Amy Roberts: Judging a book by its cover can sometimes work in your favor

April 18, 2018 — Driving back to Park City after an event in Salt Lake last weekend, the car I was in was filled with five people and what seemed like 105 different conversations. Our topics varied greatly — from politics, to what books each passenger was reading ,to

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Tom Clyde: I-80’s noise problem could be worse. It could be musical.

April 14, 2018 — I haven't paid a lot of attention to the Jeremy Ranch noise wall debate. It's obviously very important to the people who live there. It's one of those issues that presents two inconsistent things that are both true. Freeways are noisy, and noise walls are

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Jay Meehan: Media massages

April 11, 2018 — "Time moves in one direction, memory in another." ~ William Gibson The great notion to tag along with a few L.A. expatriate buddies as they negotiated their way westward toward a movie show in Salt Lake coincided with the arrival of our final round of

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Amy Roberts: Rainy days are reminders of my unmindfulness

April 11, 2018 — In the 1980s the Army came out with an ad campaign depicting soldiers loading into an airplane before sunrise, checking their riggings, jumping out of the plane, setting up their gear on the ground, then piling into a tank. As the sun begins to rise,

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Tom Clyde: A lackluster ski season behind us, it’s time for … axe throwing?

April 7, 2018 — Well, that does it for the ski season. It never really got going. There are years when the ski season is all about the skiing, and there are years when it's all about the company, and then there are years like this, when it's all

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Teri Orr: Reset-rejoice-renew

April 6, 2018 — We all need them. Times away from routine. Embracing the serendipity. A break. This week it arrived first in the drumbeat of a text. The neighbors would gather in the grassy circle of the cul-de-sac at the end of day. There would be a fire

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Amy Roberts: Water conservation will be critical after a ski season that never got started

April 4, 2018 — This coming weekend, the 2017/18 ski season will draw to a close. Most years we're pretty sad about that, but considering this season still feels like it never really started, I'm ready to hang up the ski gear and get the bikes tuned. As of

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Jay Meehan: How to survive a nonlinear timeline

April 4, 2018 — "When you're lost in the rain in Juarez and it's Easter time too, and your gravity fails, and negativity don't pull you through. Don't put on any airs, when you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue. They got some hungry women there, and they really make

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Tom Clyde: The end of a winter that wasn’t

April 1, 2018 — I took the snow blower off the tractor yesterday. It seems a little early, but the fact is I haven't had enough snow to blow for weeks. The only reason I've started the tractor at all is to use the front end loader bucket as

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Teri Orr: Tales from the crypt

March 30, 2018 — It was one of those strange Instant Messenger things that popped up on my phone during a meeting where I wasn't paying attention anyway. It began — "You don't know me and I am sorry to contact you this way … I work in a

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Jay Meehan: Keeping the momentum with #NeverAgain protests is easier said than done

March 28, 2018 — "Come senators, congressmen, Please heed the call Don't stand in the doorway, Don't block up the hall" ~ Bob Dylan You can see it in their faces, especially among those new to the physicality of democracy. No doubt about it. It's the high one gets

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Amy Roberts: It’s written in the stars

March 28, 2018 — I wouldn't call myself a firm believer in astrology. I read my horoscope from time to time, but I certainly don't make decisions based on it. Admittedly I've Googled "female Sagittarius traits," and been rather stunned by the list — it's practically my bio. Blunt

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Tom Clyde: Managing Bonanza Flat is a difficult problem to solve for Park City

March 24, 2018 — The snow was good enough a few days back that some friends and I decided to go wild and ski areas we hadn't ventured into all season. We hiked up the high west traverse in Jupiter, and went all the way out, and down the

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Teri Orr: So very close…

March 24, 2018 — I was talking to a deeply connected soul friend visiting here the other night about a place we both hold dear — the red cliffs in the mountains of northern New Mexico. The burnt oranges and coral and cream and slight chocolaty brown rocks that

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Jay Meehan: Pete’s Rock-N-Rye in Evanston is an oasis straight out of a Western

March 21, 2018 — "Everything changes and nothing is more vulnerable than the beautiful." ~ Edward Abbey The interior of Pete's Rock-N-Rye saloon up on the outskirts of Evanston has always presented itself to the eye as if cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond had shot it using one of his leftover

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