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Last Updated Nov 25, 2014 07:00AM

Time for an important Thanksgiving warning. By offering this tip, I hope to help families avoid one of the major holiday mistakes — seating. When should a child be allowed to move from the small/kids table to the adult or big table? Correct answer: Depends on the kid. For example, considerable thought should go into what a kid might do with food cooked by an eccentric (loony) relative. Suppose a well-meaning but visibly demented aunt brings a casserole that looks and smells like rat heads baked in hemorrhoid ointment. When …

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  • Kirby: The ghost of turkeys past
    I just got back from the grocery store where my wife sent me to get 90 pounds of potatoes. Thanksgiving is four days away, and she wants to make sure ...
    Updated Nov 23 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The parable of the easily distracted Mormon
    One of my great spiritual failings — and there are lots — is the complete inability to not carry gospel analogies to their full and logical end. Refe...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: The touch of 20 years
    The Thursday evening gala for my 20th anniversary with The Salt Lake Tribune went well. Makes sense. I didn't have anything to do with the organizing....
    Updated Nov 21 2014 01:44 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Working with the best for less
    Assuming that you have one, do you like your job? Are you happy going to work, or does the thought of showing up fill you with dread? I like my job. P...
    Updated Nov 16 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share


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    We held our last family fireside of the year Saturday night. The entire clan — eight adults, nine hyperactive kids and four of the dumbest dogs in the...
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    The deed is done. Time now to pick through the political litter and decide if what we did to ourselves on Election Day is good or bad. As I see it, t...
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    On Sunday, I was presented to my LDS Church ward for official sustaining as a nursery worker. The bishop — and only divine inspiration could have prom...
    Updated Nov 11 2014 05:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    I didn't run for public office this time. Too many personal things got in the way of my desire to become a public servant. A sensible wife, lack of m...
    Updated Nov 13 2014 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Nov 01 2014 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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