Articles

Think

Welcome to our second all-digital issue!

Her are some clues to the treasures you’ll find this month. I was introduced to the mandala-like ”impermanent earth art” of Day Schildkret several years ago by Ron Johnson, one of …

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Nature

Meet the Cat Avenger: Julie Davis

The following is one of three collective stories (see “Community Cats” and “Monica’s Story”) on feral felines and the women who love them.  Julie Davis has helped trap colonies fro …

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Culture, Mindfulness

Urban Almanac: May 2020

May 1  Average temperatures today: high 67º, low 45º. Sunrise: 6:25am. Sunset: 8:24pm. May 2  Stuck in the house with a well-stocked pantry but out of ketchup? Make your own: https …

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Memoir

Welcome to the first-ever totally digital  edition of CATALYST.

Frankly, it’s an idea we’ve been pondering. Nothing like reality to help one make decisions.  You can click on ads and they will take you to that organization’s website. Links in s …

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Eat, Food & Health

Building a better food system, one bill at a time.

Citizen lobbyists bring home the raw cream and butter. Symbria and Sarah Patterson of Red Acre Center in Cedar City are a mother and daughter team who founded the Utah Farm & F …

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Community, Connect, Dining Out, Health

Clean Air Solutions Fair 2020

Last grand gathering for a while. Saturday, March 7, 2020 seems like a dream, now. It was the day of our 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair, held at The Gateway. We expected an ex …

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Expand, Mindfulness

Almanac April 2020

April 1  Average temps today: high 58º, low 38º. Sunrise: 7:10am. Sunset: 7:53pm. April 2  Red cedar is not a cedar, Norfolk pine is not a pine, Douglas fir is not a fir and Austra …

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Local Harvest, Politics

Local food advocates on the hill:

Symbria and Sarah Patterson In early February, we headed south to Cedar City for three days of the Fourth Annual Utah Farm and Food conference, produced by Red Acre Center. We took …

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Connect, Energy, Environmental Politics, Gatherings, Health, Think

Utah’s 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair

Saturday March 7th, 11am-4pm The Gateway, South end of the Union Station Come with questions, leave with solutions On one hand, the longterm prospect for the Salt Lake Valley’s air …

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Urban Almanac for March 2020

Mar 1  Average temps today: high 49º, low 32º. Sunrise:  7:00am. Sunset:   6:19pm. Mar 2  The National Pest Management Association predicts that our wetter winter will be followed …

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Love, Memoir

Catalyst says goodbye

to several longtime friends who have enriched our pages in various ways through past decades I like to read biography and autobiography. That, paired with a good dose of ADHD, make …

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Entertainment, Expand

Almanac February 2020

Feb 1  Average temps today: high 39º, low 25º. Sunrise: 7:24am. Sunset: 5:59pm. Feb 2  Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, live in Utah. The most common of the many species here …

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Mindfulness

Urban Almanac

Jan 1 Average temps today: high 32º, low 22º. Sunrise: 7:51am. Sunset: 5:10pm. Here’s a timely spiritual practice from Bulgarian philosopher and mystic Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (190 …

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Expand, Think

December 2019 Almanac

DECEMBER 1  Average temps today: high 43º, low 28º. 20% chance of precipitation. Sunrise: 7:32am. Sunset: 5:00pm. DECEMBER 2  Red Butte Garden in the winter is especially fetching. …

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Resources

November 2019 Almanac

NOVEMBER 1  Average temps today: high 57º, low 38º. 18% chance of precipitation. Sunrise: 7:58am. Sunset: 6:24pm. NOVEMBER 2  Write a novel this month! Find tools, resources and su …

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