Jobs and careers change. The constant that defines me is my role as a husband, father and grandfather.I have four grown children and five grandchildren. I have been married to the same beautiful wife for 30 years.
My first exposure to living in Utah Valley came as a student at Brigham Young University. Upon graduation too many decades ago, my wife and I moved to Illinois for several years where I worked as a journalist and editor.
Two children and one-on-the-way later, we moved back to Utah Valley. I went to graduate school and my wife finished her degree in elementary education. After we both finished our schooling, we remained in Utah Valley because we enjoyed the lifestyle and opportunities.
We are well aware that this valley is not a Utopia. There are plenty of problems and idiosyncrasies. But one of the things I enjoy is that because of the history and culture of Utah Valley, many of the problems are unique and are dealt with in unusual ways.
You’ll see what I mean as I comment on some of the incongruities of life in the real Happy Valley.