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Last Updated Mar 26, 2017 09:55AM

Editor’s note • Robert Kirby is off this week. This is a reprint of an earlier column. It’s no secret that Mormons believe in eternal marriage. The big mystery to a lot of people is why anyone would want to …

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  • Kirby’s Disturbing History: Butt-dialing used to mean something else
    Editor’s note • Robert Kirby is off this week. This is a reprint of an earlier column. In 1885, if you lived in Salt Lake City and wanted “fresh”...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: I’m not a doctor, but ...
    Editor’s note: Robert Kirby is off this week. This is a reprint of an earlier column. For health care, I rely on the opinions of close friends. Th...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:34 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   People vote at the polling station at South Jordan Founders Park LDS Church in Daybreak-South Jordan on election day Tuesday Nov. 8. Voting was a breeze.  No waiting in lines and children friendy too. Kirby: I owe apologies to lots of people, but Trump is not one of them
    I didn’t vote for President Donald Trump. I thought I’d get that out right now given that I’m supposed to feel humbled and repentant by the fact that ...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 08:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby’s Disturbing History: When hunters make grisly discoveries, solving Utah’s mountain mysteries
    Editor’s note • Every Saturday, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby digs into the state’s past to enlighten or, at least, entertain Utahns in the...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 09:37 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Robert Kirby Kirby: You can find me on Wikipedia, too, so go ahead and have at it
    Thanks to state Rep. Mike Winder, who stands accused of self-promotion on Wikipedia, I thought I better check to see if I’m on there. I am. The diff...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 10:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Dead man stalking? Resurrection may not live up to expectations
    One of my ancestors is buried in a peaceful Utah cemetery. Ironically, Great-great-great-grandpa Korihor Kirby rests just a few yards from the person ...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah State Historical Society  This photo, taken from the Vermont Building, shows a crowd gathering to attend the 1912 LDS Conference on Temple Square. Kirby’s disturbing history: Close encounters of the bizarre kind at Mormonism’s Temple Square
    Editor’s note • Every Saturday, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby digs into the state’s past to enlighten or, at least, entertain Utahns in the...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 08:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Want to cut health care costs? Hand me a scalpel or even an ax
    First, let me admit that I don’t know anything about health care beyond the basics of pill swallowing, X-acto knife self-surgery and not getting blood...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 10:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Closeup of the 1841 Book of Mormon printed in Liverpool, England. Kirby: Truly heeding the 12th Article of Faith is hard for even the best Mormons
    Mormonism’s basic doctrines are described in what is known as the Articles of Faith. These 13 points were first spelled out by LDS founder Joseph Smit...
    Updated Mar 05 2017 06:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby’s disturbing history: Check out these short, but not-so sweet, news briefs
    Editor’s note • Every Saturday, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby digs into the state’s past to enlighten or, at least, entertain Utahns in the...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: How can I keep my grandchild from becoming a cop?
    One of the things parents hope for is that our offspring will do better than we did in life. For example, my eldest daughter will graduate from the Un...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake Tribune columnist and former police officer Robert Kirby delivers the morning prayer in the House of Representatives at the Utah Capitol on Friday. Kirby: See me pray at the Legislature — yes, me, and, yes, that Legislature
    I believe in the power of prayer. Before you think “hooray” or “yuck,” please know that I also believe just as strongly in the power of wishful thinki...
    Updated Feb 26 2017 05:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy Utah Historical Society A parade honoring Charles Lindbergh makes its way through Liberty Park in 1927. Kirby’s Disturbing History: Cop chomped by lions not so lucky during Lindy’s Utah visit
    The format for “Kirby’s Disturbing History” has changed. Many of you have asked for more than just glimpses of the state’s less-flattering past. Start...
    Updated Feb 25 2017 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Why get a jump on idiocy with trampoline law? Just follow the bouncing Kirby
    I was 5 years old the first time I knocked myself unconscious. I don’t recall the incident beyond a dim memory of the world blowing up. My family was...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: How can I keep my grandchild from becoming a cop?
    One of the things parents hope for is that our offspring will do better than we did in life. For example, my eldest daughter will graduate from the Un...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake Tribune columnist and former police officer Robert Kirby delivers the morning prayer in the House of Representatives at the Utah Capitol on Friday. Kirby: See me pray at the Legislature — yes, me, and, yes, that Legislature
    I believe in the power of prayer. Before you think “hooray” or “yuck,” please know that I also believe just as strongly in the power of wishful thinki...
    Updated Feb 26 2017 05:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy Utah Historical Society A parade honoring Charles Lindbergh makes its way through Liberty Park in 1927. Kirby’s Disturbing History: Cop chomped by lions not so lucky during Lindy’s Utah visit
    The format for “Kirby’s Disturbing History” has changed. Many of you have asked for more than just glimpses of the state’s less-flattering past. Start...
    Updated Feb 25 2017 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Why get a jump on idiocy with trampoline law? Just follow the bouncing Kirby
    I was 5 years old the first time I knocked myself unconscious. I don’t recall the incident beyond a dim memory of the world blowing up. My family was...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Never mind the blessings — curses have been handy
    Editor’s note • Robert Kirby took a little time off last week. This is a reprint of an earlier column. Following last week’s column, a woman wrote t...
    Updated Feb 19 2017 10:28 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby’s Disturbing History: A waitress gets spanked with a meat cleaver
    Editor’s note • Every Saturday, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby pulls out long-forgotten pieces of history to give readers a glimpse of life,...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: This column is my protest
    One of the reasons I like writing — especially when it comes to hotly debated issues — is that only one person gets to “talk” at a time. Expressing s...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • ((Ryan Galbraith | Tribune file photo)  ) Police and emergency vehicles flood 500 South after the deadly shooting spree at Salt Lake City’s Trolley Square in 2007. Kirby: A decade after Trolley Square shooting, it’s what happens now that matters
    I’ve seen a lot of terrible stuff in my life, things I’ll never be able to un-see for the simple reason that they insist on periodically revisiting me...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby’s Disturbing History: Utah sees its first drive-by shooting
    This week in 1917: Two unidentified women speed past the Nelson Café, 15 W. 200 South, and fire a bullet through the front window, which barely misses...

    Updated Feb 13 2017 12:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Love should trump Trump feud
    When I got married (shortly after the Louisiana Purchase), the possibility that I might one day get divorced never even occurred to me. Perhaps I wasn...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 01:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: The church dance floor is the devil’s playground
    When I was a teenager, we routinely had dances after “Mutual,” which is what Mormons back then called the weekly youth gathering every Tuesday evening...
    Updated Feb 05 2017 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby’s Disturbing History: Death and destruction — but the cat is OK
    This week in 1967: More than a year after losing their beloved cat in Kanosh while moving to Salt Lake City from California, the Rosvall family receiv...

    Updated Feb 13 2017 12:28 pm   |     |   Share