On the Cover: December 2017

In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos by Ruby Chacon. Through a collaborative practice this cover art is part of a series that draws from feminist scholarly research by Dr. Sony …

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Slightly Off Center: Death and Taxes.

The curse and blessing of living six decades and having serviceable memory skills is that you notice patterns in everything. That and clichés become more irritating. “Death and tax …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: December 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. The more we examine the special properties of the quaking aspen, the greater our fascination with the beauty, complexity, and …

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Environmental Politics, Transportation

VW Deception Redux (and Come-Uppance)

Thanks to an allocation of about $35 million from the Volkswagen Settlement, Utah has a unique opportunity to replace some old dirty diesel equipment with new, cleaner models. You …

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Community

Past and Present Collide at Warm Springs

In its heyday, the scarred landscape of Salt Lake City’s Beck St. area was a site of physical and spiritual healing. No one dreams of this place anymore,” the city employee told me …

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Expand, Spirituality & Mysticism

Honoring the Elements

Meditation on a home altar. As the bright days of summer fade to soggy, gauzy grey, I wrap my sweater close for warmth and desire to be safely home before early darkness falls. Wit …

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Expand

Constantly Expanding, Unfathomably Small

Intersections of science, art and faith. So much of mankind’s history is defined by the scientific discoveries, artistic creations and sacred traditions of faith that have nurtured …

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Live, Outdoor

Aging Gracefully: Lessons in Courage

Sometimes the saying is true: We teach what we most need to learn. I’ve taken ski lessons since the age of seven, and have always hated them. I’ve been led down chutes, over precip …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: Dec. 13-19

‘Tis not quite a jolly season, so don’t be surprised if celebrating seems slightly out of sync with the zeitgeist—festivities could feel forced or even manic in their need to be jo …

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Arts, Enjoy, Entertainment

Sackerson’s The Little Prince Review

  Amy Ware (Snake) & McKenzie Steele Foster (Little Prince) Sackerson’s production of The Little Prince (adapted from the children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, script by …

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Connect, Entertainment

Briefly Noted: RadioActive on KRCL 90.9FM

Last month CATALYST was a guest on KRCL’s RadioActive, a show for grassroots activists and community builders, weeknights at 6, hosted by Lara Jones and associates. This is the bes …

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Community, Garden, Local Harvest

Briefly Noted: Winter Market at Rio Grande

You may be surprised at what edibles grow in Northern Utah in the winter. Salt Lake City’s Winder Market offers grass-fed, organic locally raised meats. There are eggs like you’ve …

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Environmental Politics, Nature, Outdoor

Can We Save Pando?

Pando, the Earth’s largest known living organism by mass, is dying for lack of large predators in the ecosystem. Pando, an exceptionally beautiful male quaking aspen clone, is loca …

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