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Top of Utah Voices: Sometimes, the world is just evil

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Feb 24 2014 - 1:56pm

About one week before the little girl from Springfield, Mo., was kidnapped, killed, and left to be found by the police, the rains hit Northern Utah. The rain, because of the warm front that pushed across the Wasatch Front, melted the thick sheets of hardened snow and ice that had turned brown and had concreted out lawns. One morning during...

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Top of Utah Voices: Utah will never be an alcohol culture

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Jan 27 2014 - 2:16pm

On Upper Mount Street, in Dublin, Ireland, in 2001, the CEO of The Consumer's Association of Ireland and publisher of Consumer Choice Magazine walked through the 10-foot tall, wooden door, closed the door behind him, and walked over to my desk. He had been my boss for half a day, he had met me in the morning, he had given me the tour, and then he...

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Utah, on marriage, is now that jerk from high school

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Jan 21 2014 - 2:07pm

Remember that guy in high school who thought he was clever when he spouted the overused, under-thought, and cliched quote, "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve"? Remember that ignorant jerk? In the early 1990s, I was that guy. I thought I was pretty smart and witty when I touted this nonsense. I can now only imagine what my more-progressive...

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Top of Utah Voices: Snowy days in Northern Utah

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Dec 23 2013 - 2:47pm

Today, I planned to write about readjusting to Utah's silly liquor laws (and I still plan to soon), but last Thursday's snowfall bumped that rant. In high school, on snowy days like last Thursday, I drove my little 1979 Datsun pickup to the top of Lake Street and spun my wheels into the high school parking lot. With only rear-wheel drive and...

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Late November brings football thoughts and memories

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Nov 25 2013 - 10:42am

Late November: the trees shed their leaves; my Labrador's coat thickens; Facebook friends post photos of Snowbasin and The Canyons in their excitement to strap on their boots to snowboard; inflatable turkeys look down from the roofs of local business and Christmas decorations begin their journey from basements to front lawns; morning frosts cover...

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The authenticity of the Second City

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Oct 25 2013 - 2:16pm

I, unsuccessfully, tried to escape Ogden city for the first time in 1994. I didn't make it far -- Salt Lake City and the University of Utah. And I didn't stay away long -- one academic year. Alcohol, marijuana, and other consumables pushed me home, along with the failing grades that come with getting high every night. Tail tucked firmly...

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