These are some of the various adventures of my life.

My 2016 Year In Review

As I take a look back over the course of 2016 there is much to be thankful for. It has been a year full of blessings and adventure. We have been blessed in so many ways. I've been able to explore more of the world that God has created for us. And often, I've been able...

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A Day of Skiing the Uintah Mountains

Only a few small clouds dotted the sky and the landscape was covered in white as I descended into a see of powdery fluff. Still learning to ski the soft stuff, I enjoyed every turn nonetheless. Skiing off of a peak that rises up nearly 11,000 feet in the Uintah...

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End of Year Planning

Well, Christmas is now behind. The holiday sales season has come to a close. It is the week of calm before we enter the new year ahead of us. These can be seven of the most fun days of the year, but also seven of the most critical for each of us. As we near the end of...

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The Power of Wild Spaces

As I walk alone, my thoughts find a gentleness as the breeze that blows around me. I experience a soothing calm that is enriched by being in the moment. I have found tranquility. This is the feeling that I long for when I step outside. It is this moment that got me up...

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Why I Write

Growing up I always teetered on creativity. I loved to draw and doodle. I never put much of a focus on it so I never became an artist. I just loved to have a pen in my hands. I loved creative writing, but I hated being forced to write for an assignment. When I had a...

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The Value of Brand Influencers

We all know how valuable our sales team is. They are the ones out there pounding the pavement, meeting with buyers, influencing purchasing decisions, educating the retailers, and making sure our product is seen on the shelves. We know how important our e-commerce...

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Facing the Unknown

As we live day in and day out we tend to get comfortable. We get used to the life that we lead. We are familiar with all the people around us, their quirks, their personalities, and their abilities. We get into routines. We find patterns in life and just keep chugging...

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A Fishing Weekend

Wow! What a weekend! It was so great to get away for a couple of days. I needed this recharge. Thursday night, I headed up to meet Brian Beckstead for an early morning. I was going to sleep in a hammock, but because there were no trees it made that pretty impossible....

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US Victory at Yorktown

I originally wrote this for Dowdle Folk Art It was a small stage for a grand event in the history of United States of America. A place of grace, loss, achievement, stratagem, surrender, and victory. All of this in a small field, just outside the town of York in the...

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September 25, 2016 – finding our calm

Sometimes it's nice to just sit back and hit pause and not do anything. Unfortunately, life is not like that. However, it is great for us to have a moment of reflection and meditation. Today is that day for me. I love Sundays for that very reason.

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September 3, 2016 – Catching Up

Labor Day weekend is here. We didn't do too much "going away" but we got one night of camping in up at Powder Mountain for my daughter's first ever mountain bike race. We then played at Pineview Reservoir and Swiss Days in Midway before I rode my bike 40 miles to home.

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