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Road trip

(Merrill is on vacation – a road trip. We're running a past favorite (aren’t they all favorites?) column of his from the Summer of 2010) When I was a kid we often drove in the night when we were going to California. In the early days, we didn’t have air conditioning and it made the ride ...

More than meets the eye

This past Sunday, I had a conversation with some people in a church meeting. I brought up the point that some religious concepts are like magic in a way. We don’t know how some religious events (miracles) or concepts work, but we know they happen. Years ago, in 1999, I found myself in Las ...

A Snow College goodbye

Last Friday, at 2:30 pm, I was seated in Badger Stadium at Snow College. I was occupying the absolute highest and the furthest south seat in the place. Actually, at that point in time, I wasn’t seated. I was standing, as directed, in honor of the procession of Snow College administrators, ...

‘Way leads on to way’

Have you ever had to make a choice between two routes while on a trip? Have you ever been distracted? Have you put something off that you’d like to do and then circumstances sent you a different direction? Of course, you have. We all have been in those situations. In my ongoing late-night ...

The universe

I had a good friend who professed agnosticism or agnostitarianism or however you want to say it. It’s the school of thought that constitutes what an agnostic believes or disbelieves. As I understand it, an agnostic differs from an atheist in that the agnostic’s position is that knowledge of ...

Life is wild in the backyard

Backyards are an important part of life in Sanpete. Many of us spend significant amounts of time in that “private park” behind our homes. Many Sanpeters live out in the country away from structured towns. Their entire property is like a backyard. Backyard space is more than a “park” or ...