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Last Updated Jan 31, 2015 05:11PM

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 wake up at 2 a.m. and nothing short of hitting you...

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  • Kirby: Mormon reality. It shows.
    Given their popularity (and controversy), the LDS Church should get into the business of reality show TV. What better way of spreading the message abo...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Coping without the Internet
    My wife and I were involved in a head-on crash earlier this week. It happened inside a grocery store at low speed. The only injuries were feelings. W...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Rush hour traffic northbound on I-15 in Farmington. To meet the state's transportation needs, legislators are seriously considering big hikes in sales taxes, fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees and perhaps more. Kirby: The shared liability of buckling up
    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 ...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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 30 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share


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  • 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 26 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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
  • 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