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Last Updated Jan 24, 2015 10:36PM

Before I get to the point of explaining why I support HB79 (Safety Belt Law Amendments) I should disclose a few things. First, the bill’s sponsor is Rep. Lee B. Perry, R-Perry. Rep. Perry and I are friends. This despite …

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  • Kirby: Selling out my unbeliefs
    April Young Bennett recently had to leave her position as a board member of Ordain Women in order to keep her LDS Church temple recommend. Under pres...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: So, have you heard the one about two brothers and a chainsaw?
    Robert Kirby is off. This is a reprint of an earlier column. My daughter called with a weather report. High winds had knocked over the pine tree i...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Men pray at the Alrasool Islamic Center in Taylorsville earlier this month as Shia Muslims celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Kirby: A Mormon faces toward Mecca
    I signed up for a religion class this week. Shocking, I know. Why would someone like me — a confessed opponent to boring church — intentionally listen...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Mormon home teaching at the Big House
    I got my home teaching done and it isn't even close to the last day of the month. That's some kind of record for me. Home teaching, of course, is the...
    Updated Jan 17 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share


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  • Kirby: A decision of respect, not fear
    In support of the outrage over the massacre of French journalists who allegedly insulted the Prophet Muhammad, I could run a picture of him in this co...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The hazy view from here
    William Shakespeare, who I never knew personally, wrote, “The eyes are the windows to your soul.” Sounds romantic. So last week I paid an attractive ...
    Updated Jan 17 2015 06:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Reality show — consider the source
    I'm no stranger to TV reality shows. Twice now Sonny and I have been shopped by Hollywood companies desperate for fools to film. Both times they want...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Back to the basics
    I used to sling newspapers. Against the better judgment of everyone involved, including myself, I had a paper route. It's where I learned the value of...
    Updated Jan 06 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Common ground in the spirit prison
    I went to prison in November. I'm probably not an ex-convict though. My "sentence" was only for a couple of hours, time enough for me to speak to a gr...
    Updated Jan 04 2015 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Taking orders from stake President Dorothy Butterfield
    My LDS stake gets carved up tomorrow. Word came down from on high that we're to be "redistricted." Our congregations will get divided, reorganized, an...
    Updated Jan 05 2015 10:35 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby, playing Miss Ginger, lifts his hoop skirt and members of the Kirby: Going to the dogs — in a dress — for a good cause
    It’s nice to have friends, but sometimes they’re dangerous. Friends will get you to do things against your better judgment. On the bright side, they c...
    Updated Dec 29 2014 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Merry flu season
    It started the Friday before Christmas. In the middle of a funeral service for Dixie Salm, a backup mom for my siblings and me as we grew up, my skull...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  KUTV 

Groups of cop supporters and police shooting protesters both gathered outside of Salt Lake City Hall on Friday. Kirby: Fake tree brings real Christmas peace
    Editor’s note: Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint. Take your tree down yet? Mine’s in a box by the door. I tore it down five minutes ...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby, playing Miss Ginger, lifts his hoop skirt and members of the Kirby: Going to the dogs — in a dress — for a good cause
    It’s nice to have friends, but sometimes they’re dangerous. Friends will get you to do things against your better judgment. On the bright side, they c...
    Updated Dec 29 2014 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Merry flu season
    It started the Friday before Christmas. In the middle of a funeral service for Dixie Salm, a backup mom for my siblings and me as we grew up, my skull...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  KUTV 

Groups of cop supporters and police shooting protesters both gathered outside of Salt Lake City Hall on Friday. Kirby: Fake tree brings real Christmas peace
    Editor’s note: Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint. Take your tree down yet? Mine’s in a box by the door. I tore it down five minutes ...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 10:29 pm   |     |   Share