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Medical school nearly broke Kyle Bradford Jones. Throughout his residency training, Jones ‘05 was caught between the conflicting pressures modern medicine espouses: be fast but thorough with patient exams, prescribe tests but not overly so, be compassionate but work 30 hour shifts without sleep, and most importantly, beat death—an impossible goal.

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Quinn Grover wasn’t exactly studious in college. He often skipped class to go fly fishing up Logan Canyon in search of wild spaces. It was a different kind of education than one finds on a syllabus. “What was I looking for, and did I even know it when I found it?”

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War, genocide, infanticide, gang violence. These subjects often filled Matthew LaPlante's notebooks while reporting for outlets like the Salt Lake Tribune and CNN. But the daily dose of bad news wore him down. “I was sad and angry and I didn't like me very much, but I felt what I was doing

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Excerpt from The Traveling Feast: On the Road and At the Table with My Heroes by Rick Bass '79  Rick Bass spent four years on the road paying homage to literary giants the best way he knew how: by preparing a home-cooked meal. He visited writers such as Doug Peacock, Gary Snyder,

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Book Cover Father unto many sons

Rod Miller ’75 studied journalism at Utah State, graduated to a career in broadcast, and found his creative footing in advertising. But the former USU Rodeo Team member never lost sight of his Western roots. Miller began crafting cowboy poetry in the mid-1990s and later writing fiction. He’s won four

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