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CYCLOPS: I’m sensing a slight ripple in the way people celebrate the holiday
by BRYAN GRAY
Dec 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people I know have a complicated relationship with Christmas. They dislike the hustle and bustle and stress, they enjoy the season but wish society would reflect on its “true meaning,” and the...
CYCLOPS: How about a complaint-free holiday this Christmas season?
by BRYAN GRAY
Nov 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
At a restaurant on Thanksgiving Day, I saw an angry woman corralling a hostess. “Our reservation was for 15 minutes ago and we still haven’t been seated,” she argued loudly. “How much longer do we ...
Senate election in Alabama will show if sterotypes are true
by BRYAN GRAY
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Few of us in Utah know much about Alabama. Most would confuse it with Mississippi or Arkansas on a map.
CYCLOPS: Obituaries tell stories of ordinary people’s interesting lives
by BRYAN GRAY
Nov 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
I am an avid reader of newspaper obituary pages. As I get older, I see more of my friends appear there, but, as I’ve written in the past, the obits are fascinating since they tell the stories of or...
CYCLOPS: Take it from me classical music fans, you’ll survive
by BRYAN GRAY
Nov 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
When I was born, the culture gene was not passed on. Regarding classical music, for instance, I am an admitted Neanderthal. I would rather play darts than listen to a symphony orchestra. I think an...
Another way to look at the dreaded property taxes
by BRYAN GRAY
Nov 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 288 288 recommendations | email to a friend
“I hate paying property tax,” said a neighbor. “You can never own your own house or your own land since the government can take it away if you don’t give it more money – and taxes never go down eit...
CYCLOPS: The issue of ‘white privilege’ is a political football
by BRYAN GRAY
Oct 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
A colleague is upset with anyone who has the idea that Caucasians have an easier road to success than Blacks or Latinos. When her daughter presented a college paper rejecting the idea of “white pri...
CYCLOPS: Here’s my view of the best baseball-themed movies
by BRYAN GRAY
Oct 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
The Boss asked me to write about my favorite baseball movies. It made sense for two reasons. First, it’s baseball’s post-season. Second, the Boss signs the checks.
CYCLOPS: The lesson from Vegas – ‘We won, we’re still here’
by BRYAN GRAY
Oct 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
My son and daughter saw Evil up close this month. They both live in Las Vegas. My daughter is a manager of a Mandalay Bay upscale restaurant located two floors above the room where Evil rented a ro...
CYCLOPS: The reasons why I stand for the National Anthem
by BRYAN GRAY
Oct 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick says that if he stood and placed his hand over his heart during the national anthem he would be “showing pride for a country that oppresses black people and people of c...
CYCLOPS: Both sides have argument over gay couple’s wedding cake
by BRYAN GRAY
Sep 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 404 404 recommendations | email to a friend
Some things seem simple. In Bountiful City, for instance, an election flyer has been passed around accusing a city council candidate of having a different religious view than the majority of his ne...
CYCLOPS: Wake up in the morning, smell the coffee and head to work
by BRYAN GRAY
Sep 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
Specific birthdays represent milestones.
CYCLOPS: Without tax loopholes, sales tax is actually fairest tax of all
by BRYAN GRAY
Sep 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 300 300 recommendations | email to a friend
Democrats generally oppose the sales tax on food, a position which puts them favoring a select class of people – the poor who naturally spend a greater portion of their income on food. While I unde...
CYCLOPS: What happens when lies become common knowledge?
by BRYAN GRAY
Sep 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
Will Rogers was wrong. So was Franklin D. Roosevelt.
CYCLOPS: Utah legislators – please don’t sweat the small stuff
by BRYAN GRAY
Aug 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
This column comes under the category of “People with too much time on their hands worrying about things they should ignore.” Or, put another way, don’t sweat the small stuff!
CYCLOPS: Confederate statues have no place on public lands
by BRYAN GRAY
Aug 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 306 306 recommendations | email to a friend
This past month I changed my mind on an issue of historical/societal/political importance. My wife said I finally came to my senses, although I struggle admitting she might have been correct all al...
CYCLOPS: Don’t honor prejudice by labeling it as ‘free speech’
by BRYAN GRAY
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
I see and read the news. It is so easy to lose faith and patience. But then I read the comments of an author who has compiled a guidebook for men and women who wish to attend a retreat at one of th...
CYCLOPS: It’s time to list my personal favorites
by BRYAN GRAY
Aug 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
The lead host on KSL Radio asks listeners to name their favorite French fry while a music host solicits nominations for the best songs of different eras. It has to be the dog days of summer when se...
CYLOPS: My stint as Trump’s press secretary
by BRYAN GRAY
Aug 03, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 275 275 recommendations | email to a friend
After a series of columns on serious matters, I intended to “cool off” this summer with a more light-hearted topic. Well that will have to wait until next week!
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