Environmental Politics

Largest climate protest in history

Mother Earth isn’t asking nicely any more, and neither are we On September 20, 2019, four million youth worldwide marched out of their classrooms, skipping their lessons to teach t …

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Culture, Holidays

Thoughts for Columbus Day

Giving thanks to the original innovators of the Americas I  am no fan of the Columbus Day holiday that is still unfortunately observed in the U.S. (this year on Monday, October 14) …

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Astrology, Intuitive Arts, Spirituality & Mysticism

Metaphors for October

Osho Zen Tarot:  Aloneness, New Vision Medicine Cards: Skunk, Rabbit, Blank Shield Mayan Oracle: Oc, Ix Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Swords, Ace of Cups, Two of Cups Aleister C …

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Memoir, Think

Thoughts while walking the dog

If this is such a great economy, why do we see so many young women who can’t afford pants without holes ripped in them? The young men seem to be able to afford belts now; I don’t s …

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Mindfulness, Yoga

The sleep puzzle

It’s not so simple Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or staying asleep? If so, you’re not alone. According to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 30-35% of Americans …

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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Social Justice

Oda Might

New Plan-B play explores the perils of existing in a black body (and what happens next) There are some times when the bottom doesn’t seem low enough. Then, after surviving a car cr …

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Eat

Slow Food Utah

Microgrants, awards and the Feast of Five Senses I  began my love affair with Slow Food Utah maybe 10 years ago, when I attended my first Feast of Five Senses. I was drawn in by th …

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Mindfulness

The deep ecology of the sacred

Francis Weller on the five gates of grief, and the joy that lies beyond Psychotherapist Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of …

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Nature

The Overstory, a novel

Pulitzer prize-winning author to speak in SLC Oct. 17 By Richard Powers. W.W Norton & Company, 2018 What you make from a tree should be at least as miraculous as what you cut d …

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Dining Out, Memoir

“Lamb’s Good Food”

The patrons of Salt Lake’s iconic Main Street restaurant seen through the eyes of a young employee Way back in 1992, I worked as a cashier at Utah’s oldest restaurant, Lamb’s Grill …

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Garden

City gardening: Should you be concerned?

No! Just follow these simple rules (and always wash your produce!) The motivation for fresh, clean, organic food gets me out into the garden as soon as I’m off work, and often befo …

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Community, Education, Memoir

Shaping dancers and model citizens: A reflection on the life of arts educator Pearl Wagstaff Garff

A dance, like any great story, has a beginning, middle and end. It begins in stillness. There is a starting shape. Then the story unfolds through sequences of movement with varied …

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Transportation

Cold starts

Tips on how to avoid that moment when cars produce the most pollution Did you know that 75% of the pollution coming from your tailpipe occurs in the first 50 seconds your car is ru …

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Community, Resources, Social Justice

Salt Lake hosts U.N. Civil Society Conference

The goal: to achieve inclusiveness and sustainability at the grassroots level in our communites This August, as a board member-representative of U.S. Servas (pronounced Sir-vahs), …

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Garden

Root cellar alternatives

How to store your crops for winter The last time I went house hunting I had a long list of requirements and even longer list of desires. Where those two lists melded into each othe …

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Environmental Politics

October 2019 EnviroNews

There are no sacred and unsacred places. There are only sacred and desecrated places. — Wendell Berry What if Great Salt Lake dries up? As Great Salt Lake levels fall, more than 75 …

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Aquarium Age: October 16-22, 2019

This week, Mars moves into a square with Saturn, and right after that Mars will also square Pluto. As these three kings face off, they inflame all manner of interactions, producing …

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Connect, Enjoy, Entertainment

Dirtwire Interview – Preview of Oct. 5 show

Photo by Mika Gurovich Dirtwire can be considered the originator of the “Swamptronica” genre of music that draws from rock, blues and world instrumental music. Think desert America …

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