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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Speaker Hughes to Appoint Babs De Lay to UTA Board

Appointment follows three resignations in wake of Swiss controversy
Speaker of the House Greg Hughes, R-Draper, says he will appoint longtime LGBTQ rights leader and local businessperson Babs De Lay to the board of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). The move comes after three other board members resigned after their involvement in a controversial trip to Switzerland came to light in November.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Good Line

Exploring documentary film with the SLC production company.
One of the more interesting developments in the local film community in recent  years has been more people diving into documentary film. While the process may take longer, and getting the story right is always a crucial element that could take years to navigate, the reward for a solid film at the end can be tremendous—both on the filmmakers and on their subjects.

Wine Wednesday: Ted's Wine of the Year

When I look back over the hundreds of wines I had the privileged of tasting during 2015, there are a number of standouts. Some were expensive; others were economical. 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Dirt First

A look into one of the newest Utah-based music labels.
The local music scene continues to evolve over the years, and every so often a brand new label emerges to help artists in certain genres to excel in a scene that may have never heard of them. This past year, we've seen three labels rise and progress in their own ways, two of whom we've already spoken to on the blog.

Monday Meal: Turkey Scallopine

Here is a very tasty variation on classic veal scallopine, using boneless turkey medallions in the place of veal. You could also make this dish using chicken or pork.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

In The Loop: 12/26/15. Year Eight

Wait, really? This thing is eight years old?
Oh, how the years have passed on this little engine, one that's nearly wrecked a few times. Yes kids, on Jan. 1, this blog will turn eight years old.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

X-Mas 2015: The Year Of My Inner Depression

Some music from Officer Jenny as I cope with issues.
As is the tradition with this blog, we wish you a merry holiday, even though some of us can't fully enjoy it. I've never been one to use my blog as any kind of cathartic release for my personal life, beyond the occasional joke or random story I feel like sharing.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This holiday has been brought to you by the letter 'X'

Xmas, Christmas and exotic alphabets
Do people really write Xmas anymore? If so, is it to cross Jesus out?

Wine Wednesday: Cecchi Chianti

If you're looking for a versatile red wine to serve at a holiday dinner - or any other time, for that matter - Cecchi Chianti Classico 2012 would be an excellent choice.  Cecchi Chianti Classico is 90% Sangiovese with a variety of other blended grapes making up the balance.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Stress impacts DV survivors during holidays.

Resources to help survivors of domestic violence are scarce, but available.
For all its joy, festive celebrations and familial gatherings, Christmas when you are in an abusive relationship can be a deeply stressful time.

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