What I learned on a trail near Machu Picchu
Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
How a Norman Rockwell wound up in Draper
Sixty-five years ago, Luana Guymon and the ninth-grade class at Draper Park Elementary purchased a Norman Rockwell original for $800. Today it's worth nearly $2 million. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 10:50 p.m. MDT


2016 Rio Olympics are games where anyone can see themselves in the stories
The 2016 Summer Games featured diversity of almost every conceivable type, and that's good for the future of sport. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 22 2016 7:40 p.m. MDT
Calm down; Utes probably won't need a 3rd quarterback
History has shown that rarely does a team dip to third string to fill the spot. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 8:25 p.m. MDT
Expect Sitake to be an emotion merchant with Cougars
Staid, stoic and reserved are all great traits in a Division I football coach. BYU rookie head coach Kalani Sitake can certainly go that route, but those who know him say he won't mind Read more»
Monday, Aug. 22 2016 10:20 p.m. MDT
A few parting shots on the Rio Olympics
The next person who calls Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian ever gets locked in a small room with Rowdy Gaines and Bob Costs for 24 hours!!! Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 8:55 p.m. MDT
Why I love the Olympics
It's easy to love the Olympics when you're country is dominating the medal count, but there are more reasons why I'm so excited about the Olympics. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 9:06 p.m. MDT
Ryan Lochte joins long list of great athletes who've done incredibly stupid things
Sports history is full of athletes who were incredibly gifted, amazingly talented — and extremely stupid, too. This past week, highly decorated American swimmer Ryan Lochte joined Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 20 2016 6:45 p.m. MDT



The price of powerlessness
Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes' view that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however — Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 10:08 a.m. MDT
The market price for U.S. hostages
It is time for Obama to step aside; only time will tell just how damaging his presidency has been to the United States of America. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 11 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
A visit with my neighbor about politics, presidents and Libertarian Gary Johnson
The presidential election is getting so much attention that neighbors are beginning to talk. Here’s how I expect a visit with one of my neighbors — who was also a delegate Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 18 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Debating the necessity and relevancy of the Electoral College in electing our presidents
The notion that the elector procedure protects small states’ rights is a nice fantasy. Presidential candidates expend resources in only 3-4 small states. Further, aspirants never Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
All eyes on the Silver State
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Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Texas teacher's note went viral because it's so simple, yet so hard
A teacher's letter may have gone viral precisely because her simple formula seems so hard today. Parents may be off the hook when it comes to badgering their children to finish homework Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
The Riverside School streakers
For our family, water was a luxury. Every morning before going to school, my mother heated a pan of water on the coal-burning stove that we used to wash our hands and face and get ready Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 20 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
The Affordable Care Act: Save what works, fix what doesn't
For the last few decades, medical payments have followed a fee-for-service model, much like a fast food restaurant. You come in, receive a treatment, and are charged for it, regardless Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Hurray for John Oliver
Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 11 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
When downsizing becomes a journey of the heart
There are no price tags or expectations at a Pay It Forward party. And that's what makes what happens feel magical. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 16 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Gary Herbert should be a statesman, not a partisan
Put bluntly, Trump is not good for Utah. Most Utahns understand that. That is why he is not likely to receive a majority of the vote in Utah, despite his party affiliation. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT


Man in his mid-30s asks how to get out of a rut
This Ask Angela reader asks for advice on how to get out of a rut. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 22 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Is the Book of Mormon a literal translation from the plates?
There is virtually no such thing as a perfect translation of any significant text. Cultures and languages vary too widely for one to simply be reproduced in the other. Translation is Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 18 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
President Uchtdorf's antidote to conflict and confusion
There are many fine talks that would make interesting books. Thankfully, a little talk delivered at the 2015 Women’s Session of LDS general conference has been. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 17 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
There is power in scripture study
Daily scripture study offers individuals enormous power as it provides a sure foundation for determining the value of ideas and practices in the world today. It will give us hope, guidance Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 14 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Accomplishments that are worthy of an Olympic gold medal
Sometimes our medals won't be given to us on an Olympic podium, but we still have accomplishments and deserve the gold. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 18 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT


A string of forgotten vintage films on DVD this week
A number of forgotten oldies, including “Act One” and “A Cry in the Night,” have found their way to DVD this week, along with a couple of Blu-ray upgrades. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 20 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Someday you'll know: A message to my kids
Sometimes, after sprinting through the day, nighttime is my favorite time. My kids may not understand now, but someday they'll know. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 16 2016 4:30 p.m. MDT
Does homework help or hurt our kids?
What kids need more than anything is a love of learning, and excessive homework is not the answer. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 22 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas, No. 9 — The family value of the month
The trouble with so much of what we call “parenting” is that it’s a defense rather than an offense. “If you have this problem, try this solution,” or “If Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 3:20 p.m. MDT
How to master anything
The human mind and body have almost unlimited potential for improvement. And the good news is, it's almost never too late to get started. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 3:25 p.m. MDT