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Last Updated Mar 26, 2015 08:47AM

When you're dead and gone, what sorts of stories will those closest to you tell about you? It's worth pondering while there's still time to do something about it. If you're lucky the stories will be complimentary, about how good …

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Columnist Robert Kirby really shines as grand marshal of the Green River Melon Days parade in 2013. Kirby: Confessions of a disengaged employee
    According to a recent Gallup poll, Utah has one of the highest ratios of “disengaged workers” in the nation. Just “28 percent of Utah workers are acti...
    Updated Mar 23 2015 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Church is finally changing me
    Despite a nefarious reputation, I still work in the nursery of my LDS ward. It’s coming up on five months since the connection between the bishop and ...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Kirby: Honesty is not always safe policy
    Shooting cannons is dangerous business. Not the actual firing, although there is some element of risk to that part. But I’m a lot more afraid of assem...
    Updated Mar 17 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: I can’t wait to not do things because of my religion
    Utah state law now says a government employee can refuse to perform someone’s marriage based on his or her religion and the sexual orientation of the ...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 10:21 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Kirby: Inflexibility is not faith
    Several years ago, I was tapped to “teach” the lesson in High Priest Group. Bad idea, but it wasn’t mine. I merely agreed to go along with it. Anyway...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Moving an important reference point
    The Utah State Prison has been located at Point of the Mountain since before my family moved here in 1970. It was the first Utah landmark I acquired. ...
    Updated Mar 10 2015 04:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Growing up and acting my age
    I recently discovered the first suggestion that I was destined for a career in newspapers. Digging through a box of childhood memorabilia at my parent...
    Updated Mar 08 2015 05:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: My church deal-breakers
    When her excommunication from the LDS Church was upheld last week, Kate Kelly announced that her husband, Neil Ransom, would resign his own membership...
    Updated Mar 13 2015 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Alton Brown and high speed food
    Took my 13-year-old granddaughter Hallie to the Capitol Theater to see Alton Brown’s “The Edible Inevitable Tour” Friday evening. I know what you’re ...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: It’s time for object legislating
    Joseph de Maistre, a French lawyer, wrote in 1811, "Every nation gets the government it deserves." I didn't know it was Maistre who said this before ...
    Updated Mar 01 2015 09:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Death and what comes next?
    My wife says her idea of heaven is where everything that is bad for us here on Earth will be good for us after we die. Skeptical as I am, I instantly ...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Riding out with Bob
    Las Vegas • It’s Saturday night. Mort and I are sitting in the upper reaches of the Mandalay Bay Events Center. A growing storm of 12,000 geezers sur...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:56 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Sharing the blame in police shootings
    In 1972, I attended the U.S. Army's military police school at Fort Gordon, Ga. I was 19 years old and an even bigger idiot than I am right now. Hard t...
    Updated Feb 22 2015 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Suffering the little children
    I went to Catholic Mass last Sunday. St. John the Baptist in Draper was packed. Since the purpose of the Mass was to bless public safety personnel, a ...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Death and what comes next?
    My wife says her idea of heaven is where everything that is bad for us here on Earth will be good for us after we die. Skeptical as I am, I instantly ...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Riding out with Bob
    Las Vegas • It’s Saturday night. Mort and I are sitting in the upper reaches of the Mandalay Bay Events Center. A growing storm of 12,000 geezers sur...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:56 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Sharing the blame in police shootings
    In 1972, I attended the U.S. Army's military police school at Fort Gordon, Ga. I was 19 years old and an even bigger idiot than I am right now. Hard t...
    Updated Feb 22 2015 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Suffering the little children
    I went to Catholic Mass last Sunday. St. John the Baptist in Draper was packed. Since the purpose of the Mass was to bless public safety personnel, a ...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Top 10 presidential mistakes and goofs
    Editor’s note • Robert Kirby took Presidents Day off. This is a reprint of an earlier column. Next Sunday is George Washington’s birthday. The party ...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Working myself to death
    I saw Digger at the grocery store last week. We hadn't seen each other in a while. He was eager to tell me the big news. Him: "Hey, I retired at the ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 07:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Getting out of my own skin
    Earlier this week I experienced a bizarre fold in time. It may have been the Holy Spirit/Ghost that caused it. More likely it was a huge dose of perso...
    Updated Feb 13 2015 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The law is not on your side
    Until my colleague Lee Davidson wrote about it during his coverage of the Utah Legislature, I didn't realize how many of our state laws were outdated....
    Updated Feb 10 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Wisdom from my all-seeing eye
    Check out my new all-seeing eye. I can see into the future with this damn thing. It’s pretty cool unless you’re allergic to bad news. If death stresse...
    Updated Feb 08 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Undressing my church concerns
    In October, the LDS Church announced it was interested in getting feedback from members about temple garments. I say "was" because I just tried to do ...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: In a state of graceless
    On the eve of my first cataract surgery, I received good news. Utah is considered the best state to grow old in. According to the website 24/7 Wall St...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 07:44 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The trouble with getting some sleep
    Editor’s note: Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint of an earlier column. Ever have one of those nights when you just can’t sleep? You w...
    Updated Feb 01 2015 06:47 am   |     |   Share