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MAKE A CHOICE

MAKE A CHOICE

Ever feel beaten down by life? Ever been betrayed? Wounded? Bitter? We’ve all been there. I have a new book called MAKE A CHOICE features 7 short stories about ordinary people who fought through extraordinary hardship to find happiness.

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VICTORIA’S NOT SO SECRET

VICTORIA’S NOT SO SECRET

A few days ago the Victoria’s Secret Swim 2016 catalog arrived in our mailbox. At first I thought we had received an advance copy of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. In other words, the swimsuit models aren’t wearing swimsuits. There’s a topless model drinking...

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BEAUTIFUL BOY

BEAUTIFUL BOY

This post is about John Lennon, guns, and my 19-year-old son’s decision NOT to go on a Mormon mission. This month is the 35th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. I remember where I was when I got the news – lying on the couch around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, 1980. I was 14 and...

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WITH GAY MORMONS

WITH GAY MORMONS

The last time I wrote a blog post I was in route to San Francisco to speak to a gathering of gay and lesbian Mormons. The event -- known in Mormon parlance as a “fireside” – was organized by bishop Jeff Wise, whose teenage son recently came out as gay. After an opening prayer, Sta...

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TRUE RELIGION

TRUE RELIGION

  Today I’m flying to San Francisco to speak to gay and lesbian Mormons in the Bay Area. The gathering will be Sunday night at a chapel in Menlo Park. Here’s a link to the invitation: LINK I give a lot of speeches to a wide variety of audiences around the U.S. Rarely do I spend as m...

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LOVE AND MERCY

LOVE AND MERCY

  It was hard not to feel sad. Lydia and I entered the lobby of L’ Hermitage, a boutique hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. We’d been living there for a week in an apartment while spending our days on the movie set for Little Pink House. But the real fun happened at night. Roamin...

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TICKLED PINK

TICKLED PINK

I spent the past week on the movie set in Vancouver, British Columbia, where “Little Pink House” is being filmed. A strange sensation came over me when I first arrived. It was 7 a.m. and the sun had just come up. Actors milled around. But my eyes went immediately to the pink house &ndas...

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GOLDEN RULE

GOLDEN RULE

  I’m on a plane headed for Seattle. By the time this blog posts I’ll be in Pullman, Washington, introducing Hollywood screenwriter Adam Mazer to Washington State head football coach Mike Leach.

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BOYS OF SUMMER

BOYS OF SUMMER

  Today I’m in San Francisco working on a film about Steve Young. But my mind is on a memory my wife and I created last weekend. This is a story about friends, loyalty and love. Here goes. For the past 22 years, softball teams – lots of ‘em, good ones – have come to Buen...

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COOL TO BE 50

COOL TO BE 50

  “There’s Bono!” I said to my son. It was 8:20 on Sunday night and we were standing at one end of Madison Square Garden, near a small circular stage. The house lights were dark, but hundreds of iPhones lit up like fireflies. All eyes were on the massive rectangular stage at t...

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LEAVING THE WORLD

LEAVING THE WORLD

Crescent Beach, CT In Harper Lee’s intoxicating new novel Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch’s daughter Scout is 26 when she visits home from New York City. A friend asks if she likes living there. “When you live in New York,” Scout says, “you often have the feeling that...

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BROWN EYED GIRL

BROWN EYED GIRL

(June 30, 2015) There is no woman I’d rather go places with than the one who takes my breath away every time she paints her toenails or weeds the garden in a bathing suit. But Lydia’s as busy with her career – managing our farm, running an ice cream business, and opening a store &...

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WHEN I WAS YOUNG

WHEN I WAS YOUNG

  (June 11, 2015) The San Francisco Airport Marriott has been my home away from home this week. It’s a great hotel with a vibrant lounge that features 40-foot high, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the water.

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MY BIGGEST FEAR

MY BIGGEST FEAR

  (June 3, 2015) I have a bedtime routine with my daughters Maggie May, 13, and Clara Belle, 9. After tucking them in and turning out the light I lay on the bed and we each pick a mellow song from my iTunes library. One night it’s Roberta Flack, The Association, and Paul McCartney; anothe...

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MORE THAN A FEELING

MORE THAN A FEELING

This picture of Steve Young emphatically spiking the ball after scoring the game-sealing touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1994 NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park is among my all-time favorites. It marks a magical era in sports and captures a defining moment in his career and in hi...

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