Arts, Enjoy

On the cover: Dig by Rebecca Campbell

Native Utahn Rebecca Campbell received her MFA in painting and drawing in June 2001 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited nationally and internationally …


Enjoy, Resources

What you’ll find in this issue.

It’s not as if all the regular shenanigans and triumphs that usually make the news are nonexistent, now that pandemics and social injustices and awakenings command the headlines: T …


Politics, Think

Health and Racism: Covid 19 and Black Lives Matter have forced us to reexamine our society’s basic assumptions of what is fair and unfair. What is just and unjust. What we need and what we don’t really need.

Economic discrimination and racism are needed by tyrants big and small to perpetuate their unfair and unjust dominion. Locally, two of the most egregious unfair, unjust and unneces …


Live, Nature, Resources, Think

July 2020 Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond.

July 1  Average temperatures today: high 90º, low 64º. Sunrise: 6:10am. Sunset: 8:56pm. July 2  Garlic at a glance: Hardneck and softneck (Allium sativum) and elephant (Allium ampe …


Environmental Politics, Think

Environews roundup for July 2020

Central Wasatch stewardship The Central Wasatch Commission is the governmental entity that emerged from the Mountain Accord process, which focuses on  transportation, economy, recr …


Environmental Politics

Something good comes from Covid: Air pollution decreased dramatically during lockdown

From March through April when Utahns were asked to “stay home, stay safe” as much as possible to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) s …


Community, Connect, Social Justice

From France to the USA: Two different takes on being biracial

January, 2019, Utah. I traveled 5,000 miles to a foreign country that would be my home for the foreseeable future. I’d left France, my country of birth, to marry the love of my lif …


Politics, Social Justice, Think

A budget is a reflection of our values. Decarcerate Utah co-founder explains the Defund the Police movement.

When I was first getting into prison abolition in 2016, I wrote a future manifesto for 2021 titled “WE HAVE PEACE! NO MORE POLICE!” to commemorate 50 years since the September 1971 …


Alternative Therapies, Heal, Health

Ajna the third-eye chakra: the key to vision

CHAKRA SIX Location: between the eyebrows. Governs: circadian rhythms. Main issue: intuition. Externalizes: as the pineal gland. Element: light. When balanced: we feel imaginative. …


Garden, Live

A novel approach to extending the gardening season: August 1st is the time to plant for your fall garden!

I’m a huge fan of risky behavior in the garden. The edge is where the action is. Our seasonal weather in Utah is a wild ride to be sure, and you never quite know what the next week …


Community, Connect

Stay Safe, Stay Active Streets

Salt Lake City’s transportation response to Covid-19 challenges us to reconsider what it means fora street to be “Open” In the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in late March, …


Community, Connect, Resources, Think

Essential: Local libraries meet evolving needs during the pandemic

An estimated one million people pass through the doors of the Main City Library every year, logging on to the library’s public computers, checking out the latest display of new boo …


Health, Yoga

Ground yourself: Going stir-crazy? Try walking meditation

As an introvert, I’ve been spared the particular COVID – related hardship that comes from quarantine. Still, certain necessary sacrifices have recently proven to be bittersweet. Fo …


Astrology, Expand, Intuitive Arts

July: Get ready for some “divine lightning”

Osho Zen Tarot:  Turning In, Inner Voice, Postponement Medicine Cards: Turtle, Turkey, Whale Mayan Oracle: Manifestation, Cauac, Portal of Transcendence Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Two …



That’s news to me: Print will go away

I’m far more concerned about journalism. I’ve debated abortion with evangelicals and politics with demons of all afflictions, but I have never seen the hate, sarcasm and shaming as …


Connect, Expand, Heal

Mantras for Sanity: Quarantine Staff Picks (Part 5)

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been losing it a little bit the last few weeks. Even though Utah has entered the “orange” phase, our state has yet to reach its projected peak in …


Community, Local Harvest

Seeds and sheep: finding solutions in the ways of the ancestors

If you live many dusty miles from a decent grocery store (and in the midst of a pandemic, in which your county has the second highest case rate in the state), you might find the no …


Community, Social Justice

This time they can see our pain

Salt Lake City’s recent protests and perspectives from a young black student. You can call the protest violent. By the end, it was. But understand that when you do so, when all you …