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Summer’s arrival and moons

If you weren’t paying attention, you may not have noticed that summer officially began this week on Tuesday the 21st of June. Summer usually brings hot weather. We seem to have been experiencing all kinds of weather lately. It’s been hot. And, it’s been cool. And then there has been the ...

Update on my rival Paul

I revealed here years ago that my wife’s first love was Paul McCartney. I realize that some readers may not be familiar with that name. And to say that he was one the of band members of The Beatles may not ring a bell with some readers here. Anyway, back in July of 2010, Paul made a stop on ...

Having a life

You’ve heard people say it. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. It’s almost a daily mantra for some people. Here it is: “I have no life.” While away from Sanpete a while back, I got together with an old high school friend. When we were planning a time to get together, he said that ...

Shake it off!

Like people everywhere, each one of us in Sanpete have problems and adversity. I’m fond of saying, “if you think that someone doesn’t have problems, all that means is that you don’t know that person very well.” I’ve found that everyone I’ve ever become acquainted with, beyond the ...

Lilacs and Memorial Day

It’s lilac time again in Sanpete. The fragrant blossoms are out and I love smelling them. I’m glad I don’t have allergies for lilacs because I like putting my nose right close and breathing in the fragrance. Some of us complain about the smells of Sanpete. It’s easy to only notice the ...

Drought: Still, again, forever

It looks like the drought is with us… still… again… seemingly forever. The reservoirs are low. Lake Powell, at a historic low level, is looking like a name change will be in order: “Pond Powell?” Lake Mead, which supplies water to about 25 million people, is also at a historic ...

Graduation Time

It’s that time of year again. The graduates are coming! The graduates are coming! Last Friday, most of the state colleges and universities held their graduation ceremonies. We were at a medical appointment in Provo, so we didn’t get to a graduation in Logan at USU where we were ...

FOMO and JOMO

About a month ago, on the spur of the moment, my wife and I decided to drive to Provo to the BYU alumni football game. By “decided” I mean that I decided to go and my wife decided that she’d go with me. I think that she may have been tempted to avoid the car trip and stay home. She could ...

Accident prone?

I’ve hesitated to write about my wife’s recent accidents. I actually hesitate to mention my wife at all here. It seems that when I write anything about her in this space, it often results in unintended consequences. I guess the reason I’m willing to take the chance of telling stories on ...

Dreams and Pessimism

I’ve been around a few people who have been doing some traveling lately. My youngest son and his wife just got back from an Eastern Caribbean cruise recently. I’ve heard a report from them. They had a great time seeing exotic places and meeting interesting people. When the subject of ...