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Best way to share a Coke – EVER

October 18, 2012

Mental health break – absolutely nothing to do with politics. Enjoy!

Share it, maybe

August 15, 2012

Just for fun….

Today’s learning moment

August 20, 2011

In the spirit of “back-to-school”, check out this video optical illusion. How do our brains DO that?!

Facebook a CIA conspiracy

March 26, 2011

Watch this very important video from The Onion.

(It’s not serious, btw – The Onion is satire…..)

Christmas Eve Daily Fix

December 24, 2010

Just one-link today – the NORAD Santa tracker!

Help Salt Lake win $1 M to fight hunger

December 21, 2010

With just a click of the mouse, Utahns could help Salt Lake City win $1 million to help Utahns at risk of hunger. Walmart and GiftCard Bäks are working together to bring awareness to Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together campaign which will award funds to non-profits fighting food insecurity in the city that records the most votes on Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together website.

Walmart, GiftCard Bäks and Utah Food Bank are encouraging all Utahns to vote for Salt Lake City from a list of 100 communities where hunger rates are the highest. The city with the most support will receive $1 million in grants and the next five cities with the highest support will receive $100,000 each. Salt Lake City is currently in 4th place (up from 46th place only a few days ago).

Right now, 1 in 7 Utah children is at risk of hunger. Salt Lake City has a food hardship rate twice the national average with 18.2 percent of families not able to afford regular meals. Utah Food Bank, which serves 150 food pantries statewide, would receive a significant portion of the funding if Salt Lake City earned the most votes.

“We have increased our food distributed by over 30% in the last year in response to the growing need,” said Jim Pugh, CEO of Utah Food Bank. “Unfortunately, this is not a trend that we see reversing and the $1 million would go a long way to helping individuals and families in need. Utah Food Bank touches every county in Utah, so every vote for Salt Lake City is truly a vote for those we serve throughout Utah.”

Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 150 emergency food pantries and agencies statewide. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 30.8 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 23 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served 221,237 Kids Cafe meals, delivered 26,472 senior food boxes and answered 114,994 calls through its 2-1-1 Information & Referral service. For more information about Utah Food Bank call (801) 978-2452 or visit http://www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.

This holiday season, a simple click of the mouse can make a real difference. Get out there and do it, then spread the word and ask others to vote for Salt Lake too. Together, we can help make sure no one in Utah goes to bed hungry. The voting deadline is only 10 days away – so get ‘er done now while you are thinking about it. Let’s do it!

You’re Invited!

December 16, 2010

Remember to RSVP on Facebook! We’d love to see you there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

There is so much to be thankful for this year. Permit me a moment of personal indulgence. I’ve had a remarkable year and I am so grateful. I also am keenly aware that many are struggling. Those of us who are so blessed have a responsibility to reach out and help others.

I have a family that I dearly love. Support from them is what allows me to do what I do. I couldn’t ask for a better husband. Mr. Hill or Mr. on-the-Hill, as he is fondly called, is the greatest cheerleader ever. My kids are a close second.

I have so many dear, dear friends. Some have been friends for a while and some are new. All are fabulous! (And yes, I mean you.) What a ride this year has been! Thank you for blessing my life.

I have so enjoyed blogging – and I am very grateful that so many of you are willing to read what I write. Thank you for sharing your views with me and letting me share mine with you. I like to think I have grown as a blogger. I am excited to launch the new, improved “Holly on the Hill” blog at the beginning of the year. I am also grateful that I can be a political activist, be involved in campaigns, in issues and in movements that are important to me.

I am beyond grateful for the ability to spend my time doing what I love. I know how blessed I am to live in a country where we can continually create new opportunities for ourselves – and that if I fall on my face, I can pick myself up and try again.

This year has been one of learning and growth. Some of the lessons were hard – really hard – but in the end, the knowledge gained was worth it. I am grateful for those who stood by me while I was learning.

I am grateful for the Pilgrims who crossed the ocean “not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls”, who dug more graves than built huts but still worked hard and found reason to give thanks.

I am grateful for Founding Mothers and Fathers “who more than self their country loved,” who were willing to risk everything for the “grand experiment” we call America.

I am grateful for the blessings of liberty. I am grateful to live in this country where I can express dissent with my government and not worry about disappearing in the middle of the night. I am grateful for the opportunity to cast a vote for the person I believe best represents me and for the ability to recall them when they no longer do. I am grateful for a process that allows “We the People” to hold our elected officials accountable. I am grateful for openness and transparency. I am grateful that so many men and women are willing to invest so much to get this country back on the right track. I am grateful that SO MANY good people ran for office this year – and that many, many more were actively involved in those races.

I am grateful for social media – and the Internet in general – and the fabulous tools they are.

I am grateful to our military – the greatest in the world. I am grateful to be from a military family and proudly claim the title of “Air Force brat.”

I am thankful to live in Utah. I am grateful to be surrounded by people who want to help their neighbor, who believe in leaving this world a better place than they found it – and who know we don’t need some onerous, expensive government program to do it. I am thankful for a state that balances its budget, that is business-friendly and family-friendly.

I am also grateful for those who realize there IS a proper role for government.

Finally, I am grateful to that God who watches over us all, who loves us and wants us to live lives of joy and service. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Southern Utah Basket Brigade

November 9, 2010

The holidays are upon us and it’s time for all of us (but especially conservatives) to show we really mean it when we say the government should not be responsible for “charity”. One opportunity to reach out and serve those who are in need is by participating in the Southern Utah Basket Brigade. Their goal is to put together Thanksgiving baskets to deliver to families in the St George area.

The inspiration for the Anthony Robbins Foundation’s International Basket Brigade was born in the imagination of a child. Tony was in the 6th grade when his family was “gifted” with a huge basket of Thanksgiving food, which they couldn’t afford to buy themselves. The unconditional expression of love impressed the young Tony and he swore that he’d do well enough in life to return the favor.

Basket Brigade isn’t like any other food drive, participants get to see the results of their efforts; unlike most food drives where you donate food never knowing where it went. The result of that one act of kindness years ago has now blossomed into 3 million families being served every year.

The Southern Utah Basket Brigade can use cash donations, in-kind donations of food, toys or clothing and your time as they put the baskets together on November 20th. Join them from 9-2. Check out their webpage for more information. Just $30 fills an entire basket and donations made through the website are tax-deductible. Now get out there and get involved.

Happy Trick-or-Treating!

October 30, 2010


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