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Simonson Says: Parents, NONE of you owe the world an explanation

I agree with Utah Facebookers’ boyfriend, Matt Walsh, once in a while, like about how rude and insensitive it is to ask couples why they don’t have kids yet. And actually, I agree with his general point in his post “Stay-at-home moms: you don’t owe the world an explanation.” I agree that stay-at-home moms have […]

Most of us have probably heard by now about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, widely known as one of the best character actors of our time. If you hadn’t heard of him before this, let me assure you he was a big deal. He won an Oscar for the iconic lead role in 2005′s […]

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At the end of last year, right in the thick of the giving season, KSL ran an expose of sorts on panhandlers that is probably still making its Facebook rounds. The story by Mike Headrick discussed the “business of begging,” exposing multiple panhandlers whom reporters investigated and found were not homeless or even poor. For […]

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Christmas music is a divisive genre. I know people who love it and people who hate it. I’m somewhere in the middle: Even though I’m not a big fan of most religious-themed music outside of actual hymns, I love Christian Christmas carols. Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit like “Angels We Have Heard on […]

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I’m open to the possibility that those who haven’t read the “Hunger Games” books might not get what’s so great about the new movie, “Catching Fire,” but as a fan of the books, I can tell you that it’s not only a great movie, but the best adaptation I’ve ever seen. There’s a huge difference […]

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I keep wanting to call myself a horror film buff, but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. I guess I’m not so much a horror buff as I am a slightly prudish horror romantic: I have to have good reason to believe a horror film will satisfy me before I will take the time to watch […]

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