Breaking ice with beanbags

The Old Goat was one of my favorite leisure spots when I lived back in Maine. The Richmond pub became an even bigger fav when I learned about its regular games of cornhole. For the uninitiated, cornhole is a game of tossing bean bags onto […]

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Uintah Basin on Screech

  For our trip to Maine, we decided to avoid Interstate 80 and travel along the lesser-known Route 40 in Utah and Colorado. We’d camp and check out the Rocky Mountain National Forest and Park. Route 40 runs through Duchesne, Vernal, and serves as the […]

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Uintah Basin on Screech

  For our trip to Maine, we decided to avoid Interstate 80 and travel along the lesser-known Route 40 in Utah and Colorado. We’d camp and check out the Rocky Mountain National Forest and Park. Route 40 runs through Duchesne, Vernal, and serves as the […]

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An Arid Climate…and we’re not talking weather

Fabulous. That’s my typical response when asked about life in Utah. And it is. The open space and the agreeable climate suit me to a T. I’ve been so enamored with the Beehive State, I nearly forgot about Maine’s own fabulousness. It struck me full […]

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An Arid Climate…and we’re not talking weather

Fabulous. That’s my typical response when asked about life in Utah. And it is. The open space and the agreeable climate suit me to a T. I’ve been so enamored with the Beehive State, I nearly forgot about Maine’s own fabulousness. It struck me full […]

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The Truth behind Sea Gulls

In 1955, Utah legislators named the “Sea Gull” the state bird. They were commemorating the 1848 “Miracle of the Seagulls,” when huge flocks of gulls ate up hoards of crickets, saving crops of the newly landed Mormon pioneers. This is funny on two counts: As […]

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The Truth behind Sea Gulls

In 1955, Utah legislators named the “Sea Gull” the state bird. They were commemorating the 1848 “Miracle of the Seagulls,” when huge flocks of gulls ate up hoards of crickets, saving crops of the newly landed Mormon pioneers. This is funny on two counts: As […]

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Rock on, Salt Lake of yore

I got to chatting with Charley Hafen about Utah’s cultural scene in the 60s and 70s. Hafen knows about these things. He was in his teens and twenties back then, a card-carrying hippie who mixed with scores of other talented artists and musicians, he recalled. […]

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Art, better than aspirin

Will it make us feel better? It’s the first question I ask when hanging something on the walls of our home. Turns out the same question was asked at the new Intermountain Health Care clinic in American Fork. That’s where I discovered beautiful prints hanging […]

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Art, better than aspirin

Will it make us feel better? It’s the first question I ask when hanging something on the walls of our home. Turns out the same question was asked at the new Intermountain Health Care clinic in American Fork. That’s where I discovered beautiful prints hanging […]

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