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True Gift

No to self-indulgence, yes to microlending

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Dec 21,2011 - A few years ago, the Ghost of Christmas Present paid my family a surprise visit, just as it did to Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ famous 19th-century novel.

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Right or Wrong

Struggling with ethics

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Dec 7,2011 - My wife has long disapproved of the hillside gallery at the Red Butte Garden concerts. Her years as an elementary school teacher have left her with an unwavering respect for rules. To her way of thinking, a rule is as inviolate as the multiplication tables her students struggled to memorize.

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Party Car

Party-crashing cops prevent crime

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Oct 26,2011 - Saturday. Midnight. A cannonade of thunder from Point of the Mountain. The “party car” is 1 of 13 police cars patrolling the city.

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Getting Skunked

A lost sense of smell might lock memories

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Sep 28,2011 - Last summer, my friend Chad and I went fly-fishing on the Strawberry River two hours east of Salt Lake City.

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Doin' the Nasty

Utahns exel at putting lipstick on pigs

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Aug 31,2011 - Not long ago, I endured an anal probe. I have ass-cam photos to prove it. It was not administered by a green-skinned alien in a spaceship. Rather, a white physician in an unremarkable room in Sandy snaked the high-tech hardware to its destination.

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Chicken Clique

Are you a poseur protester?

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Aug 17,2011 - Have you noticed that urban chickens are all the rage nowadays? Having a few hens scratching around the yard conveys a certain social status. Chickens are cool.

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Bad News

TV news makes us dumber

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jul 20,2011 - Ira Glass is not my favorite radio personality, but I was interested in what he had to say about narrative technique and how particular qualities of broadcast media frame a story.

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Pickle Play

Rasmuson spearheads sports movement

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jul 13,2011 - Rarely in life has he found himself spearheading a trend, movement, craze or faction. Even in the realm of fashion (his wife will roll her eyes when she reads this), John Rasmuson has been mostly acquiescent.

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Water Rights

Utahns are in for a dry future

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jun 29,2011 - Dale Elrod and I sit in Diva’s Cupcakes drinking coffee. An eavesdropper would be surprised by the subject of our earnest conversation. We talk about irrigation for an hour ...

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Freeze Tactics

What's the true cost of staying cool?

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jun 22,2011 - Let’s begin with a question. What is the most pervasive and least-recognized addiction in America? Here are some hints: It is not gasoline, sexting, meth or Red Bull.
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