Community

SLC Arts Council hires new visual arts and community outreach manager

New energy arrives at the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with Sarah Hobin taking the place of Kandace Steadman, who retired last fall to pursue her own art career. Hobin relocated to …

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Community, Connect

Changes at Red Lotus/Urgyen Samten Ling

Salt Lake’s Urgyen Samten Ling Buddhist Temple and its movement school, Red Lotus, have moved to a new address, not too far from its last location on Third West. They are now in Ro …

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Education, Resources, Think

Libby, the free audiobook app from your library

The age of smartphones has led to the introduction of subscription services for just about everything. Bibliophiles who are on the go are likely familiar with services such as Audi …

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Community, Urban Planning

SLC Sustainability department hellos and goodbyes

  Bridget Stuchly has left her position as Salt Lake City Department of Sustainability’s program manager, and now lives in Spain. Supreet Gill, the former Program Manager of t …

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Think

September 2019

September 1 Average temperatures: high 86º, low 61º. Sunrise: 6:54am; sunset: 8pm. Chance of precipitation: 14%. September 2 Labor Day now means mostly back-to-school sales. But th …

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Astrology, Intuitive Arts

September

Osho Zen Tarot:  Experiencing, Morality, The Master Medicine Cards: Antelope, Moose Mayan Oracle: Etznab, Unity, Transformer Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ten of Wands, Five of Disks, Pr …

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Mindfulness, Yoga

The “if only” trap

Finding contentment in your life as it is In 1996, I attended a 30-day silent Insight meditation retreats. As with many retreat centers, the cabin where we practiced was designed t …

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Think

Walking the walk

For most of my first six decades on this planet I routinely dismissed walking as some lesser form of exercise. I belittled even “jogging” because it seemed too recreational and sil …

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Arts, Culture, Enjoy, Entertainment

Flora meets a bee… and discovers the value of a good friend

Morag Shepherd I was born in Scotland and my entire family still lives in the United Kingdom. I have lived in America so long that I feel (mostly) American. But I’m not; I’m a perm …

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Memoir

SCArRED: Concerning the life of a gay LDS missionary

SCArRED Concerning the life of a gay LDS missionary I sat, seatbelt tight across my body, steering wheel wondering if I would reverse and drive away. Eyes aching and bloodshot from …

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Expand, Nature

Re-imagining Nature: A conversation with Julia Corbett

In Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday (University of Nevada, September 2018), Julia Corbett invites her readers to reimagine nature by changing where and how we see it …

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Enjoy, Nature

An ode to home

An interview with Craig Child on his new book Virga & Bone, a meditation on the beauty and value of the untouched corners of the Southwest CATALYST: You’ve turned out two books …

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Expand

“The groove is the thing”

Merry Prankster Ken Babbs, merry still, talks Cronies, the evolution of the counterculture and unshackling the mind with CATALYST Ken Babbs, one of the original and leading Merry P …

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Culture

Little Free Libraries

10th anniversary finds the movement 90,000 strong and growing The non-profit Little Free Library (LFL) was started in 2009 by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. Thinking of his mother, …

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Culture

Shaped by Snow by Ayja Bounous

Ayja (pronounced Asia) Bounous always knew that snow played a role in all her relationships. As an adult, as she started peeling back the layers of her family history and learning …

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Arts, Culture, Enjoy, Entertainment

Celebrating science and nature

Rendezvous with a poet and a bee keeper To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. —To make a pr …

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Connect, Move, Think

Peace without Fear, Boundaries without Violence: The Work of Paul Linden, Ph.D.

Think of a time when you felt challenged, threatened, or in conflict. Let it settle into your body a little bit. (If you’re feeling delicate as you read this, don’t overdo it.) Tak …

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Culture, Enjoy

“The groove is the thing”: Talking Cronies, the evolution of counterculture, and unshackling the mind with Merry Prankster Ken Babbs

Ken Babbs, one of the original and leading Merry Pranksters and participant in the famous (or infamous, depending on who you’re talking to) ‘Acid Tests’ will read excerpts from, Cr …

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