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LIFE INTERSECTION

LIFE INTERSECTION

I got up in the middle of the night to write this post. I know a guy who has spent his whole life swinging a hammer. His thumb nails are purple. The skin on his fingers is permanently cracked. He’s not comfortable in church. Prefers to spend his Sunday mornings walking the beach, looking for...

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OUR DOORS ARE OPEN

OUR DOORS ARE OPEN

Last summer I founded the Institute for Writing and Mass Media at Southern Virginia University. One of its purposes is to bring together aspiring writers, videographers, editors and photographers with top professionals in those fields. Our facility is a post and beam building a few miles from campu...

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A LITTLE GIRL’S PERSPECTIVE

A LITTLE GIRL’S PERSPECTIVE

This post is written by my 10-year-old daughter Clara Belle. She keeps a journal and when I read her entry from our trip to New York City earlier this week, I asked her permission to share it with my readers.

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I BELIEVE

I BELIEVE

  Note: Steve Young and Jeff Benedict will sign books in Salt Lake City at the Fort Union Deseret Book store from 4PM to 7PM today (Friday). They will sign books at 12 noon on Monday (12/19) at “This is the Place” bookstore in Kensington, Maryland). For the past nine years Santa Cla...

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TAKING PICTURES

TAKING PICTURES

When I was a boy, you could find me outside most afternoons, playing baseball, football or basketball. My 16-year-old son Clancy is equally predictable. Only he’s not into sports. He’s into photography. Every day at sunset he grabs his camera and heads outside. It’s a habit he for...

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HEAVEN FOR ONE NIGHT

HEAVEN FOR ONE NIGHT

REMINDER: Steve Young will be signing books in Denver on Monday, and in Salt Lake City and Orem, Utah on Tuesday. For details, click here. I visited heaven last week. It happened one night in New York City.

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HAPPY ON-SALE DAY

HAPPY ON-SALE DAY

Today is the on-sale date for Steve Young’s autobiography QB: My Life Behind the Spiral. I’m in New York to accompany Steve on a full day of media interviews – Fox & Friends, USA Today, Mike Francesa on WFAN, Peter King’s podcast, The Rachael Ray Show, Sports Illustrated...

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HOLD HER CLOSE

HOLD HER CLOSE

In less than one week, Steve Young’s autobiography will finally go on sale. I say “finally” because it’s been a L-O-N-G time coming. As Steve’s collaborator, I’m as thrilled as I’ve ever been about the publication of a book.

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THE LAUNCH

THE LAUNCH

  Last week twenty-five students from Southern Virginia University gathered at my farm for a workshop with NFL Films filmmaker Chris Barlow. Chris and I worked together on “Steve Young: A Football Life,” which will debut on the NFL Network on October 7th. For two hours, Chris took s...

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WE WANT TO WRITE

WE WANT TO WRITE

Today Southern Virginia University is announcing that I will create and direct a new Institute for Writing and Mass Media. I’m thrilled by what this will mean for our students. And I’m grateful to my colleagues in publishing, television, print journalism, filmmaking and photography that...

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BELONGING

BELONGING

I’m sitting on an outdoor patio at a pizza joint overlooking the ocean in southeastern Connecticut. Sun-tanned pedestrians pass by in flip flops and tank tops. My wife and children are with me. We’re waiting for Susette Kelo to arrive for dinner.

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ALMOST HOME

ALMOST HOME

  It’s late on a Sunday afternoon and I’m backing a rental car full of teenagers into a tight space in the sprawling parking lot of MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. A guy wearing a Rolling Stones baseball cap and talking on a cell phone is using his free hand to motion me back, back,...

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FEELING GRATEFUL

FEELING GRATEFUL

A few years ago I received a phone call from Sheri Dew, the publisher and CEO ofthe Deseret Book Company. She reads my blog and suggested it might make for an inspiring book to expand some of the blog posts I’d written about people who had wrestled with pain, loss, and hardship. She didn&rsqu...

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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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