Columnists

Utah

'We're going to enjoy our time'
Utahn Daren Redden chooses to share his trials with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) with family and friends, believing it will enrich his life and theirs. Read more»
Tuesday, June 10 2014 8:47 p.m. MDT
Meet the Henry Ford of shaved ice
From a nondescript warehouse on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley, shaved-ice kingpin Carl Rupp's Snowie Company sets up the world. Read more»
Sunday, June 15 2014 11:55 p.m. MDT

Sports

Sister's subtle racism experience provides convincing case for eschewing ethnic sports mascots
Seeing the subtle racism that dogged my sister convinces me there isn't an appropriate way to embrace sports mascots like the Washington Redskins. Read more»
Sunday, June 29 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT
World Cup prediction — America go home
United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is refreshingly candid about his team's chances ... to a fault. Read more»
Sunday, June 15 2014 2:10 p.m. MDT
Utah's golf pros project this year's U.S. Open field
At a gathering of talent celebrating the 75th Provo Open this week, some of the state's A-list professional golfers picked their favorites to win the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, which Read more»
Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:20 p.m. MDT
Raptors ready to open season with former Cy Young Award winner as manager
The Ogden Raptors will open their 21st season of Pioneer League play Monday with a new guy filling out their lineup card, as former AL Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell takes over Read more»
Saturday, June 14 2014 7:30 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Choose Roth 401(k) to save more money
If you put your money into a Roth 401(k), and by retirement age there’s $1 million in there, that money is yours tax-free. By comparison, if it’s in a regular 401(k), you’ll Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:27 p.m. MDT
To build better balance, start with your ABCs
Surveys and studies are great, but we all need a break from numbers every now and then. So, instead of numbers, this week I'm offering letters — the ABCs of work-life balance, Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:00 p.m. MDT
Positive lessons from free trade with Mexico
Taking a cue from Mexico’s success, the U.S. can improve its economy by emphasizing free trade — particularly with the European Union. Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Opinion

Revenge, American-style
We'll do our vengeance on the playing field, thank you, where unwritten rules apply and the frisson can be enjoyed with Bud in hand. So mark your calendar. Read more»
Thursday, June 12 2014 8:00 p.m. MDT
Utah's Energy Revolution
When the history of the great recession is finally written, I suspect that America’s domestic energy revolution will be credited for pulling us out of it. Read more»
Thursday, June 12 2014 6:22 a.m. MDT
Examining the implications of the Eric Cantor upset
A tea party upstart defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a one of the biggest upsets in U.S. political history. We look at the ramifications. Read more»
Sunday, June 15 2014 12:12 a.m. MDT
The roar of Europe's protest vote
Opposition to the EU is a worthy cause that unfortunately has been embraced by, and might become the property of, political parties tainted by disreputable motives and members. Read more»
Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:00 p.m. MDT
Host a political convention in Utah? No thanks
The question is what the local economy would have gotten out of a political convention, and the answer to that is not much. Read more»
Wednesday, June 11 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Utah State School Board should take the heat
Message to the Utah State School Board: ”If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Sometimes, when faced with controversy, the board tends to waffle and Read more»
Saturday, June 14 2014 8:24 p.m. MDT
Riding the coconut boom toward social good
A for-profit company named Dignity Coco aims to improve the employment, pay, safety and environmental situation in the Philippines. Read more»
Monday, June 16 2014 7:30 a.m. MDT
Armed, dangerous and dead
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Tuesday, June 10 2014 7:55 p.m. MDT
Dying is part of our everyday chatter
Dying wishes are part of the casual conversation at my house, like tales of the circus my mom put together as a kid. Everyone knows the story — and can laugh and cry their way Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:20 a.m. MDT
Sen. Hatch should keep his word
If Sen. Hatch wants to get tax reform done, he should make that his priority and forego any thoughts about re-election. That way he can leave office more as a statesman rather than Read more»
Wednesday, June 11 2014 1:15 p.m. MDT
Many miles left to go before the race in 2016
Last week was significant with respect to the race in 2016. Hillary Clinton sat down with Diane Sawyer for an extensive personal interview and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost Read more»
Monday, June 16 2014 1:10 p.m. MDT

Faith

He keeps lying about his age
My man keeps lying, I don't think I can handle it. Any advice? Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 8:49 p.m. MDT
Why was Peter in Rome?
What caused an elderly and obscure Galilean fisherman to leave his small village, travel to the greatest city of the ancient world, and gain the attention of the emperor? It must have Read more»
Thursday, June 12 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
5 things every high school grad should do this summer
With summer here for my daughter and several million other graduating seniors across the country, I’ve been considering the must-do items before we pack her for Provo. Perhaps Read more»
Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
A Presbyterian paradise in San Clemente
“First,” she said, “the view here is a blessing.” And it was. The serenity of the Pacific Ocean filled almost every window, including the windows of the chapel. Read more»
Saturday, June 21 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Resistance builds spiritual strength
Physical resistance helps individuals develop physical strength. Just as individuals benefit from physical resistance, they benefit from spiritual resistance because it helps them build Read more»
Sunday, July 6 2014 5:10 a.m. MDT
President Monson's message of 'Hastening the Work' and its impact on genealogy, temple work
The prophet's message of "Hastening the Work" has affected missionary, genealogy and temple work. As workers on the other side of veil are busy, we see an increase in the building Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Addressing 'Come, Follow Me' misconceptions
In a Mormon Channel conversation, President Russell Osguthorpe, Brad Wilcox and Stacie Duce discuss solutions to several "Come, Follow Me" misconceptions. Read more»
Saturday, June 28 2014 11:56 p.m. MDT
Summer's a great time for slow books
The blockbuster book has its place. But summer is the perfect time to break out that timeless classic. Read more»
Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
A young friend with a bright future joins family for latest missionary discussion
With each succeeding Mormon missionary discussion with Ron Stewart's family over a three-week period, the family came with someone new. Read more»
Thursday, June 19 2014 4:25 p.m. MDT

Family

Secret recipe for family success comes with generations of experience
My quest for the perfect pickle taught me something about the gift of multi-generational families. Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:36 p.m. MDT
Making the most of summer
Summer is an amazing time with my kids, but it can also be a little daunting to fill all those days. So here are some summer rules we stick by in our house to keep the days full and Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 9:40 a.m. MDT
When asked to do good, know why you are saying 'yes'
With emotional education, anyone without training can still learn. It is a skill, not a gift. It is a way of doing interpersonal business in which, with effort and some tutelage, a Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 4:05 p.m. MDT
Five tips for parents of electronics addicts
Use behavioral science tactics to help children take control back from the game controller and other electronic devices. Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:05 p.m. MDT
Should you have kids or pets?
Pope Francis made some news last week when he suggested that choosing pets over kids could be a problem. He suggested that our culture had convinced some people they were better off Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 4:50 p.m. MDT
The summer solstice can help us create a little magic
Fireflies are one of the summer joys we miss about Connecticut, well, that and the beaches. There aren’t any fireflies in Utah, but with daylight saving time there is plenty of Read more»
Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:06 p.m. MDT
Trombone-playing father came up with plan to thwart bully
Not everyone had a dad who wore an umbrella hat in public and played the trombone. I'm sure glad I did. Read more»
Friday, June 13 2014 4:15 p.m. MDT