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Happy birthday Geneva, 7 years old

  Today you turn 7. It’s inevitable, but you’ve grown so unbelievably fast. Yet every day fills me with a lifetime of joy and awe of the force of life you are. There’s good in the world still, and it … Continue reading

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Goatspotting in Little Cottonwood Canyon

This Saturday, the girls didn’t have soccer, my wife didn’t have work, and it wasn’t raining. After a long winter and wet spring, we were ready to get outside. So when my wife emailed me Tuesday asking if we could … Continue reading

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For Geneva, at 6 years old

Six years ago magic entered my world Continue reading

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Utah with Kids: Canyonlands National Park (Needles)

  SOUTH OF MOAB — Of all the Christmas gifts we’ve gotten as a family, we plan on getting the most mileage out of our National Parks annual pass from Katie’s sister Mandie. That free admission to any National Park … Continue reading

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Route planning our Oklahoma Road Trip

We’re driving from the Salt Lake Valley to Oklahoma next week to see my family, and show the girls around my old stomping grounds, and to visit Coney Islander, El Maguey, Whataburger, Arnie’s Bar, and maybe a Ron’s. You know, … Continue reading

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Utah with Kids: Zion National Park

“The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.” – Psalm 87:2 There are less-memorable places to lose your first baby tooth. And my 5-year-old’s gap-toothed grin, sparked by the towering canyon walls above … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City with kids: Fish head bird-day cakes

What do you get the Andean Condor who has everything? A swinging bachelor pad, prime Salt Lake City real estate in trendy Liberty Wells area, his very own Facebook page? A fish head cake will do.

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The letter I never sent

I was asked to write something about an old friend. Back in my past life as a newspaperman, I spent most of my time there with Paul Waldschmidt. Here’s what I wrote for him: A Letter I never sent »

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Happy 4th, Norah

Four years ago today the world met Norah for the first time.

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Lunch Read: Must-Visit spot of the world for 2016

Lists are good. Lists are fun. Here’s another one: The Fodors list of absolute must-visit places to hit in 2016. Absolute top in the world? Utah. Trust me, it’s right. Click here for the full list »

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