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Revenge travel

Have you done any “revenge traveling” lately? I think I have. You might have done a “revenge trip” and don’t even know it. I heard about it lately and evidently, it’s “a thing.” Revenge travel isn’t too well known of a phrase yet among people I’ve quizzed about it. But when ...

Living and dying

When someone would say, “I’m going to go take a shower,” my late father in law would often say, “I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that.” My wife and I have carried on that tradition. In celebration of “dumb dad jokes,” I suppose. Anyway, sometime back, I was taking a ...

Killing your own snakes

I’ve never forgotten a conversational moment I had when I arrived at my church building years ago. I hurried to the door in order to open it for a woman who was just approaching the building. I half-startled her, but she gave a sincere “thank you” for the courtesy and then said, “I’ve ...

The Optimist’s Creed

Last week, I was listening to one of our Sanpete radio stations (KMTI) and heard the little message show “Focus on the Family.” Part of the day’s message was something which I thought was good advice. The advice could be summed up in this concept: If something doesn’t happen the way we ...

A holiday without guilt

Here we are – standing on the far end of summer. The county fair is over. (Good job, Fair Board!) School has started in Sanpete. The door of carefree summer days is starting to swing shut. It’s kind of sad. I could use more summer. I don’t need more ultra-hot days with no rain (which ...

T-shirts, medals and belt buckles

On Nov. 3, 2007, I received a T-shirt. I still have it. I’m sure that you can tell that I feel like it was a significant event. Like many of you, I have a lot of T-shirts. If I were to count mine, I’m guessing that I’d come up with the number 30’ish, or 40’ish – okay, maybe ...