There’s a beauty to the American suburbs too often unappreciated by the coastal cultural critics. Yet it is there, in the cookie-cutter homes, the nine-to-five jobs, the weekend cookouts, the happy birthday parties. Sometimes, you have to look carefully to discover it.read more
A random visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City turned into the unexpected highlight of our recent tour of Utah.read more
Talk about a squeaker! I’m looking at the votes for our 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards so far, and it’s a close one.read more
I’ve always been skeptical of awards, so when a friend suggested that I start one, I reflexively said “no.” “It’s not about you,” he countered. “It’s about your readers.”read more
I’ve heard the rumors for years, often whispered around the dinner table at family gatherings. We were not the children of European immigrants, as my parents claimed. At least not entirely.read more
Sometimes, your own children can teach you a valuable life lesson. That’s what happened yesterday when my middle son, Iden, submitted his recipe in the annual Yavapai Hills Chili Cookoff in Prescott, Ariz.read more
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