My Claim to Fame

Sure I’ve been on TV for decades.  I’ve had stories on major networks and done live reports for CNN.  I have a TV show that reaches 82 million households.  That’s all great. But this.  This is really cool! A picture I took while on an episode made it into a desk calendar!  How cool is…

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I Know More than Stephen Hawking

I never imagined I would say those words. I’m not an intellect. Academia was not on my radar until I decided I would not get far without a college degree after realizing my dream of playing for the Dallas Cowboys would never be realized. Stephen Hawking was one of the most brilliant minds the world…

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Learn How To Interview

I had another great opportunity to speak at a Family History conference over the weekend. I am by no means a genealogical expert, but I am asked to speak, because I know about about story.  The power of story cannot be underestimated, especially when it comes to your personal story and the stories of others.…

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Giving Up or Getting the Great Return

I was invited to speak at the annual fall retreat for a small group today at one of the great gems we have in the state of Utah–Sundance Mountain Resort. This is actually where I grew up learning to ski.  If you are from Utah and you don’t ski you hear about it when you…

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Do You See the Mountain?

Do you see the Mountain? It looms large and is full of obstacles. It’s treacherous and seems impossible to climb. I interviewed an incredible man this week who spoke of the mountain. It was right in front of him at a terrible time in his life. It was all he could see. There was no…

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Hurricane Devastation

Praying for all my friends in North and South Carolina as I watch Hurricane Florence heading her way on shore. I’ve had the sad opportunity to see the devastation in the aftermath of storms like Katrina, Harvey and Irma. I’ve shot shot episodes in these areas that will be devastated by this storm. But it…

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A Day I’ll Never Forget

As long as I live I doubt I will ever forget exactly how I felt on 9/11. It was terrifying and surreal. I knew the world was forever changed in an instant. I was a journalist and it was my day off. I knew it wouldn’t be for long. Although 2,000 miles away from New…

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Stories Don’t Always Have a Happy Ending

I just got word that one of the people we interviewed in Kauai, HI passed away last week. Ikaika Kam was quite simply a stud. That’s how we described any player back in my high school football days who was just plain tough. Someone who could do it all. That was Ikaika. He seemed larger…

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Season Finale!

Tonight brings to an end another season of The Story Trek. Season 12 will officially be in the books.  Can you believe the show has been going that long?! Wow!  What a blessing it has been to have hundreds of people from every state in America welcome me into their lives to share their stories.…

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Miss Jenny!

One of our most talked about episodes over the years has been the one featuring the story of Miss Jenny Mae. What a treat to be able to to back and visit her once again!  I’m not sure who was more excited, Jenny or us. In true southern style she treated our crew to a home…

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