Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mark Twain

"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. "

Brad Roghaar, instructor and editor of Weber Studies at Weber State University, as Mark Twain.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Why do people always donate food to homeless shelters that they themselves would never eat?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

In-N-Out Burger the only fast food I actually enjoy and am willing to eat. The formerly only-in-California/Nevada chain has several locations open in Utah now. Despite the 25 cars in line at the drive thru, I still only waited about 10 minutes to get food.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hurray for Chick-fil-A

From left, Eric Allen of Logan, Trevan Reeves of Ohio, Brent Allen of South Ogden, Charles Schrock of Garland and Matt Lorimer of Logan play darts outside the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Riverdale Road in Ogden Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. Chick-fil-A encourages fans to camp out the night before restaurant openings and first 100 people to receive coupons for a free meal each week for a year.

Apparently, some people need their chicken sandwiches (and lemonade).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Don't eat and drive.

Jacob Roper, right, hugs his wife, Rebekah, at the scene of a six-car traffic accident at Washington Blvd. and 36th Street Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Roper choked on french fries while driving and passed out, swerving into oncoming traffic.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beautiful Disaster

Firefighters work to clean up a garage fire in west Warren. Burning leaves caught a garage on fire at 490 North 6700 West in Warren Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fight Night

I reconstructed my website.

This is an unpublished and ongoing story about mixed martial arts culture. The rest:

Fight Night

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mr. Gardner, I presume

Funeral director Marshall Gardner poses at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary at Friday, Oct. 2, 2009.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

No faces

Six graders at Polk Elementary School made Egyptian "death masks" by applying plaster strips to their faces...and waiting for the plaster to dry. It was an interesting experiment in sensory-deprivation for the kids.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mooch returns

Georgia, a self-proclaimed "cat lady" came and took Mooch and his girlfriend (the stray cats that live around our building) to get shots and get fixed. She kept them for a couple weeks until they were recovered and returned them to us. Mooch is happy as Larry to be back.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Mr. Samsa greets me in the morning in Alan's bathroom, the gypsies prepare for Punk Rock Prom, some way too hip girls and Zach and Sonia are lit bright red (it was the only light at the prom), and Guido contemplates Jesus at a late night Frontier visit.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


My family is pretty great.

On the beach in Talkeetna:

...And some guy, probably a model for Calvin Klein jeans, takes photos of Denali atop trash cans.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Mooch, one of two stray black cats who live around our building. Takes his name from the "Mutts" comic strip.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Eva-Marie Avis, 19, sits at her home in Hooper Thursday, August 20, 2009. Avis' mother Vicky passed away in the fall of 2008 after struggling with epilepsy for about a year. Vicky was a single parent and Avis an only child, so she spent most of her senior year of high school caring for her mother. She is now mostly on her own and is studying criminology and zoology at Weber State University with a $4,000 scholarship from Executive Women International.