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SELLING THE FARM

SELLING THE FARM

We are selling Rockspring Farm. That’s a line I never thought I’d write. In fact, when I telephoned my mother to give her the news she was literally speechless. I thought my cell phone had cut out. Then she finally whispered, “I never imagined you’d leave that place.”

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WE’RE NOT GAY, BUT …

WE’RE NOT GAY, BUT …

You’re about to read a partial transcript from a private phone conversation between a college senior and her mother. The call took place just a couple weeks ago from the campus where I teach. It began like this: “Mom, do you promise me that you will still talk to me and still love me if...

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UP AND UP

UP AND UP

(March 21, 2016) It’s late at night and I’m standing beside the stage at the Neptune Theater in Seattle. Other than a few roadies packing up guitars, the hall has emptied. Lydia and I are waiting for David Crosby to emerge from his dressing room after his two-hour acoustic performance....

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TIGER

TIGER

News from SIMON & SCHUSTER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Cary Goldstein, VP/Executive Director of Publicity, 212-698-1122Cary.Goldstein@simonandschuster.com Simon & Schuster to Publish In-Depth Biography of Tiger Woods by Bestselling Journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian

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A SORT OF HOMECOMING

A SORT OF HOMECOMING

Friday, February 12, 2016Tonight I’m speaking to a few hundred lawyers at the annual meeting of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. As I write this post I’m on a plane. The woman beside me is watching “Downton Abbey” on an iPad (Mrs. Patm...

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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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