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Amy Roberts: A real life space opera

September 19, 2019

By the end of this week, life here on earth will either continue as expected, utterly unchanged, or there will be thousands of people walking around with pet aliens. You might recall back in June...

Jay Meehan: Viva Mexico, and throw the bums out

September 18, 2019

I must admit that, although I have felt much love wherever I hung my hat during this life, I never felt more at home in a new cultural environment than on my first trip down that coastline.

Jay Meehan: What I learned as a cosmic cowboy DJ

September 12, 2019

“Listen to the stories, man! Those cats really know how to tell a story.” ~ Charlie “Bird” Parker Some of my best friends were country music fans. That just didn’t happen to be where I...

Amy Roberts: Park City’s recreational pain

September 5, 2019

In this town, there is no shortage of opportunities to thrust yourself across a finish line on just about any equipment imaginable — a stand up paddle board, alpine skis, bikes, snowshoes, cross country sticks,...

Jay Meehan: Workers’ solidarity across language barriers

September 4, 2019

Mostly, the building blocks of where I grew up came from Europe: Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, what was then Yugoslavia, and so on. Everyone spoke...

Tom Clyde: Property tax bills are a sure sign of fall

September 2, 2019

The potguts have hibernated and leaves are changing. Fall is here. I’m still working through the “to do” list for June. It’s stayed so green this summer that it’s hard to believe fall is upon...

Teri Orr: The Dead Parents Society

August 23, 2019

In the natural order of things we all eventually arrive as members in The Club/Society. One or both of our parents usually precede us in death. And for many people -that is a sad day- followed by other sad days.

Jay Meehan: Rumble in the Jungle

August 14, 2019

The Teletype at KPRQ-AM down in Salt Lake clattered all month-long that 45-year-ago August. Rumor and innuendo burst through doors of perception with the flair and explosiveness of one of those Ralph Steadman psychedelic Rorschach...