These are some of the various adventures of my life.

Overcoming Failure

Overcoming Failure

Being challenged in life is key to being better at anything that we set out to do. Too often we clam up once we're told that we aren’t needed or we feel others don’t see the value in us. It is easy for us to get upset, get quiet, and hold a grudge towards the person...

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First Ski Tour of 2017

First Ski Tour of 2017

Winter makes everything appear a little differently. I really enjoy getting up into the Wahsatch this time of year as the scenery looks vastly different than it does in the spring summer and fall. It's a great opportunity to go and feel the peace and serenity that is...

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Timeline of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Timeline of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Before the young Joseph Smith could enter the grove of trees behind his home in upstate New York there needed to be many events occur to set the stage. Much had to happen in this world and beyond the veil for what has now brought light in its fullness back to the...

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My 2016 Year In Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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