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Guest Writers Blog

This blog presents the ideas and creative thinking of some of Utah's talented older adult writers. Their submissions are to inform and entertain, not to present policy or opinion positions of the Utah Commission on Aging.  Enjoy. 

The Double-edge Sword of Technology

One of my favorite movies is Contact, the story of a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The film, an adaptation of Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name, stars Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway, the film’s protagonist.

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Voting in Utah

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As this year's election season is winding down, many of us are hopeful that the rancor, divisiveness, and fear mongering surrounding it will give way to a more hopeful and optimistic future. The endless stream of political ads, email solicitations, and phone calls are exhausting as well, making it seem attractive to just unplug everything and go into a news black-out.

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Last Updated: 11/18/21