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Dear Orrin

Hoopla and Hearts

Reflecting on Meh-lentines Day

How You See What You See

There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph.

Plane Dogs

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.

Words Gotta Be Perfecto

I now get email from the president.

Not Home for the Holidays

Trying to remain cheery and bright in the afermath of loss.
Throughout Utah, hundreds of individuals will not return home for the holidays.

'Tis the Season to Be Hygge!

Looking for a holiday change of pace? Celebrate like the Danes do.
Celebrating Christmas is an evolving practice.

Quitter's Reflections

Is quitting really satisfying? It doesn't seem so.
I like to quit things.

Trickle-down Manners

The closing-night ballet crowd is the worst.
The other night, while out and about on a mission for an art experience to feed my soul, I arrived at an unexpected realization ...

The Jiggle Factor

I read 'Lord of the Flies' in 1962, and it proved to be a turning point in my life.
It was the age of "jiggle TV" when actresses Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith wore bikinis or wet T-shirts or décolleté gowns as they solved crimes in a weekly detective show called Charlie's Angels.

Vetting Veterans Day

During my senior year, draft looming, self-interest kicked in like a hit of amphetamine.
Originally known as Armistice Day, Nov. 11 marks the end of World War I, another generation's war. Men my grandfather's age fought in that "war to end all wars."

Utah Political Lessons

Partisans fail to accept that we are each molded by the culture of our times.
Passionate partisans in Utah are firmly convinced that the other side is made up of, as one White House cabinet member is rumored to have stated, "morons."

Ig Nobel Prizes

If you're going to San Francisco Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

Grand Gestures

Will sharing Columbus Day help Utah's Native Americans to feel heard and have their history known?

You Down With NPV?

The Legislature's refusal to act on issues favored by a plurality of Utahns has created fertile ground for grassroots initiative.

Turn On, Tune In, Don't Drop Out

Syndicates are busy projecting the exact moment at which millennials will have a significant impact on government affairs.

Keepin' It Real

What began as a documentary with the intent to capture the real lives of an American family has turned into a billion-dollar industry—but is spectating the lives of others making us better?


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