Every day is Father’s Day

Every June we celebrate Father's Day, often with cards, gifts, or treats. (Hint: Donuts! Dads really like donuts!) But, the truth is any father worth his weight in salt (whatever that means) knows that the third Sunday in June isn't any more important than any other day. That's because every single day is worthy of celebrating when you're a dad....

It’s spring in Utah – or maybe still winter

It's spring in Utah! The sun is shining. The temperature is nice. It's time to put away all your winter coats and gloves and boots. No more long sleeves. Spring is here and it's beautiful. The grass is growing. Flowers are blooming. Popcorn is popping on the fruit trees. (Note: That's not really popcorn! Please don't eat it.) It's a...

One size fits … sometimes

One size fits all. It's a phrase we often hear, but we seldom believe. Really? One size fits all? Have you seen the different sizes people are? Take a look at Mary Lou Retton. Then think of Shaquille O'Neal. (Picture him 40 or 50 pounds heavier than the last time you saw him, because now that he is retired and not...

The vacuum and the ‘one thing’ left on the carpet

There’s always the ONE THING that the vacuum won’t pick up, no matter how good your vacuum is. You’ll see the ONE THING, but you won’t know it’s the ONE THING yet. You’ll just think it’s yet another something that the vacuum will pick up. You’ll run the vacuum over it, and be surprised the ONE THING is still there....

What to get your man for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. And we know what that means: men buying flowers and chocolates for their sweethearts. But, what do women get for their men on Valentine’s Day? Flowers and chocolates don’t really cut it. Well, maybe they’d be okay with the chocolates, but in all honesty most men would rather have a 12-pack...

New Year’s resolutions that we can all keep

It’s January! It’s a brand new year, and that means it’s time for a fresh start. Many of us use the new year as a beginning point to resolve to be better people. New Year’s resolutions can be big business. If you’ve ever been to the gym to workout during the first two weeks of January, you know what I...

Christmas tree showdown: Real tree versus artificial

Christmas Tree
The whole idea of the Christmas tree seems rather odd, doesn’t it? We go out into the forest and kill a tree. Then we bring it back to our house, where we plant the dead tree in our front room in order to commemorate the birth of a very important baby. (It’s a good thing we don’t do this for...

The 5 best and worst things about Thanksgiving

By Joe Capell It will be Thanksgiving again before you know it. There are a lot of wonderful things about Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad things about Thanksgiving too. Here’s five of the worst, then five of the best: Worst #5: Shopping — It used to be that Black Friday started at six in the morning. Then it...

Who do you want to be for Halloween?

By Joseph Capell My son wants to be a doctor. That’s a good thing, right? I would be very happy if my son were to become a doctor. Unfortunately, he’s only talking about his Halloween costume. A doctor? That shouldn’t be too hard. We should be able to make him a nice doctor costume out of stuff we have around the house. (And...