Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lost Friend

Great Value of Even Small Things By Ken K. Gourdin I contributed to commentary about a story at SLTrib.com about Tracie Dolim, a young autistic woman who lost (that is, she misplaced) one of her best friends, Sparky the Pokemon … Continue reading

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Stolen Innocence Review

Review – Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story (Authored by Jan’s mom, Mary Ann Broberg), Pocatello, Id.: 16th Place Publishing (2003) By Ken K. Gourdin I recently read Stolen Innocence (after stealing it from my aunt, whom we were visiting … Continue reading

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A Message of Hope on 9-11

A version of this was cross-posted at Mormon Dialogue & Discussion Board, available here and last accessed today: http://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/61751-91101/ Though I do like to think I’m capable of reaching out to those around me who might need whatever succor I can … Continue reading

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Tales of RUI

Tales of Riding Under the Influence (RUI) By Ken K. Gourdin The on line edition of The Salt Lake Tribune of September 10, 2013 contains the story of a man who was arrested for, among other things, riding his horse … Continue reading

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On the 12th Anniversary of 9-11

On the 12th Anniversary of 9-11-01 By Ken K. Gourdin Shortly after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, I submitted the following letter, which was published in The Utah Daily Chronicle, the University of Utah’s student newspaper: http://www.greatgourdini.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/america-galvanized-on-911/ I … Continue reading

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Sgt. Derek Johnson and Pretrial Publicity

Sgt. Derek Johnson and Pretrial Publicity: Law Enforcement is “Damned-if-it-Does-Damned-if-it-Doesn’t” When Attempting to Balance the Public’s Supposed “Right-to-Know” Against the Defendant’s Right to a Fair Trial By Ken K. Gourdin I posted the following at SLTrib.com in response to criticism … Continue reading

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“The Butler” Unfair to Reagan

Daniels’ Inaccurate Portrayal is Unfair to the U.S.’s 40th President: “Hollow-Weird” Gets it Wrong (Surprise, Surprise) — Again By Ken K. Gourdin I recently saw the film Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which is loosely based on the life of African … Continue reading

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End of Watch: Sergeant Derek Johnson

In Memoriam: Sergeant Derek Johnson, Draper, Utah P.D. –  End of Watch, September 1, 2013 By Ken K. Gourdin It appears that Draper P.D.’s Sergeant Derek Johnson was ambushed and shot dead while on routine patrol when he checked on … Continue reading

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For Labor Day

Perceived Drawbacks and Misgivings Notwithstanding, I Still Must Give Credit to the Labor Movement Where It’s Due By Ken K. Gourdin In a recent op-ed that appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune, Kate Rubalcava says the following about Labor Day: … Continue reading

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