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May 6, 2012

After you’ve seen an 11-year-old pallbearer shouldering his best friend’s casket, and after you’ve heard the story of his friend’s suicide, how he hanged himself in the closet of his family’s home, you can'’t really get the image — or the story — out of your mind.

I j...

October 10, 2010

You are the only you that there will ever be.  You are unique and irreplaceable.  You are beautiful and rare and exceptional and the world is better because you’re in it.  You are gay because God made you gay and he loves you very much.  All of us love you, too....

March 22, 2009

I never meant to join Facebook.  From time to time people invited me to sign up for the Internet social-networking site so I could become their “Facebook friend.”  I always thought, “Good grief, I’m already your friend; why should I join some cockamamie Internet thingy...

December 10, 2008

I don't know why everything looks like war to some people.  What Sen. Chris Buttars sees as a war on Christmas I see as an effort to be polite.

What is the “smart bomb” the Utah state senator worries will land on Christmas?  The innocuous greeting "happy holidays."


April 13, 2008

Two teenagers, a 16-year-old female and an 18-year-old male, vandalized a local church, causing $1 million in damage.  They broke in and ran amok, destroying things with a baseball bat, spray-painting epithets and sacrilegious symbols on the walls, and, finally, lighti...

February 18, 2008

I’m looking at a photo of Chris Buttars and he looks like he has just been served a dog poop burrito.  Really, like he has just taken a big bite of it.  I can't recall a nastier expression on a human being.  He’s wearing a look of pure, thorough disgust.  If you don't...

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All of Barb Guy's columns appear here. There are 159 of them, beginning in 2003 and ending in 2013. The newest one is on top and you can work your way backwards if you like.