John H. Thompson

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Reagan would have accepted the Medicaid money

John H. Thompson, Standard-Examiner
Feb 27 2014 - 12:40pm

"What if ..."  I like this phrase to think what might have been. It's an exercise to do when you have time to kill. I'll get back to it.I attended one of the semimonthly meetings of the Coffee Party last Saturday. Our bevy of six to 10 sitting around and discussing anything that someone offers up for conversation. I get labeled for being a...

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Governor needs to do what is right

Contributed, John H. Thompson, Standard-Examiner
Feb 4 2014 - 1:07pm

Editor,On the governor's decision to defend Utah voters (against same-sex marriage): In short, my political philosophy is that leaders are elected by the electorate. They should not do things based solely on the will of the people (or voters) or what the majority thinks or states what they want done. If Herbert really believes this, why didn'...

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Finding the right trail head provides a satisfying challenge

John H. Thompson, Standard-Examiner
Oct 24 2013 - 9:28am

"The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain..." was a ditty my father used to sing to me back in New Jersey. The only mountains there were the Englewood Cliffs overlooking the Hudson River and across in Manhattan.  I was 12 when we moved to Ogden in the fall of 1961. I was fascinated at the closeness and immensity of the...

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