March 21, 2010

A little more than two years ago, in view of the capital’s iconic capitol dome, several Utahns sat around drinking cocktails and complaining about the Utah Legislature.  Not about every single legislator; there are many who are sensible and well-meaning.  Just the noto...

March 8, 2009

I loved newspapers long before I began writing for one.  I was one of those kids perched on a bar stool, feet dangling, reading the paper at the kitchen counter.

I'd pore over articles, Ann Landers and columnist Dan Valentine, and I’d puzzle through the unintelligible...

July 20, 2008

I’ve waited a year to write today’s column.

When diagnosed with breast cancer last July, I talked with friends who went before me.  They offered an informal orientation.  They said for the next year my life wouldn’t be mine.  They said it takes one year to get through...

July 22, 2007

We tick errands off our list as we accomplish them and we feel so satisfied.  Credit union, tick.  Grocery store, tick.  Haircut, tick.

The other day, instead of the pleasant tick of an errand completed, my routine mammogram yielded a thud; I flunked it.

I'...

February 26, 2007

A one-line e-mail greeted me last Thursday after lunch.  It said, “Your voice is not a miracle.  Your voice can be heard.  Divine Strake is dead.”

It was from Pete Ashdown, an opponent of Divine Strake who lives in Salt Lake City.  The message was to Pete’s...

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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.

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