Author Archives: Jeff

Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon 2013

Our family ran in the Thanksgiving Point Races again this year. Our daughter was hoping to run one more half-marathon before she left on her LDS mission to Lima Peru. We thought we would be able to train together, and … Continue reading

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family, Races

Keeping Things in Perpsective

In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Launcelot observes: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” I admit it has been a while since my last blog, so I thought I had better take a moment to update what … Continue reading

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family, Writing

Book Review: Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune

Toby Gold is a seventh grader in Wallingford, Connecticut who has always known that he is good with money – but has no idea how good until he discovers a dangerous hidden society of money and intrigue that co-exists with … Continue reading

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Reviews

Zombie Chase Wrap-Up

So, I wasn’t planning on running the Zombie Chase 5K in Provo, Utah last weekend, but my two older kids signed up and talked me into joining them. I was hesitant for several reasons: the race was only a 5K (I came … Continue reading

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family, Races

Happy Halloween!

I feel old tonight. Seems every day I am reminded that my children are growing up way too fast. The three older children no longer trick-or-treat. One is working, one is on a double date, and the other one is hanging out … Continue reading

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family, Writing

Jury Duty

“The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed…” (US Constitution, Article III, Section 2, Paragraph 3). Last … Continue reading

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Government

BYU-Utah Rivalry Week

Usually I’m not one to get caught up in hype, but every year when BYU and the University of Utah play each other in football, there is almost a palpable excitement in the air and it is difficult to ignore … Continue reading

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Top 5 Lists

Financial Freedom: Part 2

With strep throat twice in the last three weeks (the first round of antibiotics I took didn’t work), I haven’t felt up to doing much writing. I also debated whether to finish this series, but the talks in church last … Continue reading

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Finances

The 2012 Summer Olympic Top 5 Performances

I admit it – I am an Olympics junkie. I usually eschew the television and the mindless waste of time that comes with it, but I am a weak, weak man when the Olympics come around every couple of years … Continue reading

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Top 5 Lists

Financial Freedom: Part 1

We had a wonderful lesson in church this past Sunday. Because it was a fifth Sunday, we had a combined Priesthood/Relief Society meeting and our Bishop brought  in a Financial Counselor from the LDS Church Employment Services. His name is Elder … Continue reading

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family, Finances