Author Archives: flintstephens

Completion of a project

This isn’t a usual post for me, but I finished a big project and had to tell someone. About 15 years ago Anette and I bought an unfinished wood kitchen table, eight chairs and four barstools. We finished the top … Continue reading

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Sex education far less threatening than physics

The recent furor over abstinence-only sex education in Utah is only the latest in a long history of arguments about teaching human reproduction in Utah classrooms. While it is easy to understand the passion many parents demonstrate over such a … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet or Edward and Bella?

It was Stephanie Mabey’s Zombie Song that started me worrying. There is a line in the song that says “Our love is stronger than Edward and Bella’s.” It does not say “Our love is stronger than Romeo and Juliet’s.” That … Continue reading

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My time with Herman Cain

Tuesday night I attended the Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas. Afterward I got to do an exclusive interview with the candidate. I’ve included links to the stories that I wrote. Many people have since asked me what he was … Continue reading

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Wild horses and feral children

My wife and I recently spent some time in Wyoming visiting my oldest son’s family. He lives in Cody, just east of Yellowstone. It is a beautiful area and we enjoy every trip and wish we could make it more … Continue reading

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Peeves prove to be a troubling topic

I intended to update this blog a couple weeks ago with a discussion of some of my pet peeves. Then the actual notion of peeves distracted me. What actually constitutes a peeve? Peeves are things that annoy, vex or irritate. … Continue reading

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Tooele carnivore faces cruelty charges

Apparently the Tooele city attorney charged a man with a crime for eating a rat. It was a baby rat—eyes still closed, pink and hairless. It was shocking news, because I realized that I have possibly committed numerous heinous crimes … Continue reading

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Landing zone

A few weeks ago we made a trip to Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge. It’s way out in the West Desert. It is an amazing place to view waterfowl, like these two pelicans that just landed on the water.

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An example of fatherly dedication

Note: I’ve been lax at updating my blog, primarily because I’ve been doing lots of other writing. I’m just about finished with a book on parenting and I’ve been doing some newspaper and magazine work. I also take lots of … Continue reading

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A stimulus plan that would be popular

Did you know that total U.S. credit card debt is about $850 billion? That amounts to about $5,000 of debt for every credit card in the country. It’s obviously a huge number. And yet it is a much smaller number … Continue reading

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