A Lesson About Losing

A Lesson About Losing

A typical Cache Valley spring soccer season is well underway. One day I’m sitting on the sidelines wearing capris and flip flops soakin’ in the sunshine, and the next day I’m wrapping a blanket over my parka trying to angle an umbrella against wind and snow. I love it though. I know “soccer mom” is ...
A Single Flake Never Feels Responsible for the Avalanche

A Single Flake Never Feels Responsible for the Avalanche

Serving in many leadership capacities throughout my life, I’ve learned the value of dependable people­. For this reason, when I’m not the leader I try very hard to be a dependable minion because I know the frustration of dealing with flakes. Most of the time I’m a good soldier, but occasionally a troublesome alter-ego slacker ...
Playing the Game of Airfare Roulette

Playing the Game of Airfare Roulette

It’s been years since I’ve watched The Oscars and after tuning in last week I remembered why I decided not to care. There’s thirty minutes of my life I wish I had back. (Thank you DVR from sparing me from wasting any more time than that!) I’d forgotten how The Oscars is just a show ...
A Man and His Machine

A Man and His Machine

From the time my son barely learned to walk and talk, he noticed every time a big truck drove past our house and he’d run to the window to watch it go by and yell, “Vroom, vroom!” I didn’t teach him to do it. His sisters didn’t teach him to do it. Not even his ...
Career Day: What to Be When You Grow Up

Career Day: What to Be When You Grow Up

If you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up by age twelve, a middle school career day might just help you make that important life decision. They didn’t have such programs when I was on the cusp of pre-adulthood. At age twelve I thought I wanted to be an elementary school ...