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Editorial

Man of Letters

Tweets, telephones can't replace a handwritten missive.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Dec 29,2010 - I grew up in the pre-Internet age. I relied on first-class mail for business and pleasure. In my family, not too many generations removed from Denmark, a letter was better than cardamom bread slathered with butter.

Editorial

Open Book

Those who don't read are missing out.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Dec 15,2010 - A few weeks ago, I bought a used book. I had read a favorable mention of it by a newspaper columnist, and when I searched for the title on Amazon.com, I found a copy for only $5 ...

Editorial

Mostly Quit

Sometimes, putting a hobby on the shelf makes it fun again.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Nov 10,2010 - I have been thinking about all of the things I have given up over the years. I was surprised to find the list was pretty long ...

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Natural Order

Endless clothing catalogs have sullied the seasons.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Nov 3,2010 - When I was a kid, each of the four seasons had its own protocol. The harbinger of summer was a new pair of high-top Keds from a downtown department store ...

Editorial

Utah's Sacred Spaces

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Oct 20,2010 - After years of searching, Julio Bermudez finally found it in Orlando, Fla.,—a reverie that left him in tears.

Editorial

Uniformity: Why Nurses Should Wear Pressed Uniforms

Postal workers, SWAT teams and pilots have all lost their wardrobe oneness.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Sep 22,2010 - Many years have passed since I was dragooned into the Army to fight the Viet Cong. In my time in the military, I was never really a strack soldier.

Editorial

Going to Pot

Utah stands firm against the siege of medical marijuana.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Aug 25,2010 - I worry about the prevalence of a siege mentality; I don’t worry at all about sick people using pot to ease pain or nausea.

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Bakery Crawl

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jul 21,2010 - “Bakery Crawl 999.” That’s what I’m calling it; “BC 999” for short. The not-so-grueling event is inspired by the tradition of the pub crawl ...

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Text Me Not

Texting rude, insensitive and unwelcome in a living room.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jul 14,2010 - I have a young friend who believes in the gospel of multitasking. She is impatient with me because I refuse to send or to receive text messages ...

Editorial

Uncle Ron

Ron Anderson, helping refugees.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jun 30,2010 - Ron Anderson and other volunteers with the Unitarian Church help refugees make a new home in Utah.
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