Dream Home with Incredible Mountain Views

1301 West 800 South, Mapleton UtahOffered at $999,000 The interior of this luxurious 4 bedroom 4 bath is finished in a unique open floor-plan British Colonial style and is situated in a high end community in Mapleton. Spanning 5,384 square feet, this magnificent custom home is bathed in light, has soaring vaulted ceilings, and offers…

Let us unite against the Password Nazis

Software developers, what is going on in your brains? Seriously. I want to know. I need to… understand. I picture this conversation taking place in every suburban household and with every burgeoning young computer science student: Student: Mom, I’m going to consider a future career in the tech industry. Mom: That’s wonderful, Timmy! Student: Thanks….

Earning Your Scooby Snack

Ghosts. The disembodied spirits of the dead. The inexplicable intelligence that animates living tissue and continues to exist after hearts shutdown and organs cease. Do they walk the earth? Are they real? As a kid I thought so. Now? I don’t know really. Little did I know one day I was going to find myself…

Transformation: Part 1 – The Dark Years

Like Dorothy waking up in Oz, you find yourself in a new world and must take a new, difficult path. But Dorothy had it easy, she could get back to Kansas. With addiction, you will never get home again. At least, not the same home you came from.

The Saga of Joseph Malchus — Chapter 3: The Hook

CHAPTER 3: The Hook (Note: To catch up on chapter 2 go here: Chapter 2: The Set-Up) This was my latest reply to our friend Mr. Fred Aragon. Of course a transaction of this nature and size demands a face-to-face meeting in Madrid: Dear Fred: Since we received your timely and important letter much has…

The Saga of Joseph Malchus — Chapter 2: The Set-Up

Chapter 2: The Set-Up My letter worked. Fred Aragon, the great Spanish attorney extraordinaire, specializing in banking, commercial, and –of course– inheritance, replied to me. Fred Aragon, otherwise known as Strider, has returned to regain his throne as the King of Gondor. (Note: To catch up on Chapter 1, you can find it here —…

The Saga of Joseph Malchus —Chapter 1: The Big Inheritance

CHAPTER 1: The Big Inheritance Grifters gotta grift. We’ve all seen the letter. The Nigerian prince who wants to give us $20 million just to help him get his oil money out of his corrupt country. What a great idea. Whoever fell for this one ruined it for everybody. Thanks to you, the 25 year…

The Great Milford Grocery Conspiracy: Part Deux – Redemption

I’m not an activist. Okay that was probably a lie. Sometimes I am. Since writing part one of The Great Milford Grocery Conspiracy, I can’t begin to quantify the number of comments I have received, online and in person, not just from people in Milford but all over Utah. And Canada. And England. Lately it…

The Great Milford Grocery Conspiracy: Part One – The Exposé

I don’t want to alarm any of you, but we have a problem here in Milford, Utah. Asparagus is $2.99 a lb. So what, right? I work in this small town in southern Utah. It’s not on the way to anything, and it’s not particularly scenic, and there’s not much to do here. Which is…