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(Today’s usually longer Daily entry is brought to you by Seagram’s Gin. I will tell you the WHOLE story tomorrow, and believe me, it’s a good one.) While bathing Leta Jon and I were talking about the names of her grandparents, specifically my mother and his mother, Grandmommie and Grandma respectively. He kept coaxing Leta [...]

How to Charm Me

After the dog farts next to the baby’s head for the second time in one day reprimand, “Cut it out, dog. Your mother and I are in love enough that we’re the only ones allowed to do that to each other in this house.”

Living in the heart of the Aryan Nation

Just now as I was on the phone with Beth she asked if Jon had the day off work. “Of course not,” I answered. “It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Utah doesn’t even recognize that black people exist.” “You’re right,” she said. “They weren’t even allowed to hold the priesthood until the late seventies. What [...]

Exactly one week before our lives exploded, January 2004