Psst…Where Can I Score a Copy of Heather Has 2 Mommies?

The epic battle between reality and delusion rages on in Utah these days. Most recently, parents and school administrators in Davis County (largely considered a suburb of Salt Lake City) voted to put another storybook for children depicting families with gay parents as “normal” in the objectionable category. In a 6-1 vote, a district-level committee comprised of parents, educators and administrators decided to move In Our Mothers’ House [Read more]

Say Anything

“I’ll CUT the DEFICIT!” The words scream down from a billboard along I-15 in a rural part of the county north of me. I’ve seen it several times in the last few months during my drives from one end of the state to the other. The dude smiling in the picture isn’t even running for Congress anymore, so I guess maybe he was running a deficit of his own with regard to campaign finance.… [Read more]

Do As I Say

I know I’m probably a douchebag for taking pleasure in seeing Utah’s U.S. Senators make fools of themselves. No, I’m not talking about Orrin Hatch’s singer/song-writer career. I refer to the junior senator from Utah, Mike Lee. Who? Yeah…that’s what I thought.

Mike Lee ousted incumbent Bob Bennett in the 2010 Tea Party wave that washed over Utah (and much of the country).… [Read more]

A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

I have a confession. I am a registered Republican. There…I said it. Judge if you will. But I’m not ashamed.

I’ve struggled with my party affiliation since  moving to Utah. I haven’t struggled with my political beliefs, ideals or convictions. Those are all pretty well firmed up. The struggle I refer to is how to be significant in what is really a one party state.… [Read more]

Under the Big Top

Every year in Utah, the circus comes to Salt Lake City to amaze and entertain the masses. With 104 clowns and one spectacular Ringmaster (and plenty of supporting cast), this group spends 45 days every winter doing their best to solicit “oohs” and “ahhs” from the citizens of Utah. They tend to get more “ughs” than anything.… [Read more]