John deJong

John deJong is hard to pigeon hole (at six foot three and 240 pounds, he really wouldn’t fit into a pigeon hole). John married into the business 31 years ago. Boy Friday is the best all-around description of his job at CATALYST through the years. Chief Enabler of the CATALYST Infomaniac in Chief (aka Greta) is another apt title. Since 1992 he has written "Don't Get Me Started," a column covering politics, environmental issues and whatever is stuck in his craw this month. With Hillary Clinton's eminent election he decided to lay off politics. You know how that came out.


Articles

Environmental Politics, Think

Don’t get me started: Monsanto’s side of the story

While researching this month’s feature, I Googled Monsanto to hear their side of the story and soon got to their “Background” page. On it were Monsanto’s takes on many of the serio …

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Eat, Environmental Politics, Food & Health, Think

Glyphosate Marketing Organizations

They may be more dangerous to our health than Genetically Modified Organisms. —by John deJong For 10,000 to 50,000 years (depending on which archeologist you listen to), mankind ha …

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Energy, Think

Don’t get me started: Here comes the sun

On the verge of banishing the long, dark shadow of fossil fuels The future of renewable energy sources has never been brighter. New developments in solar technology over the last t …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Dont’ Get Me Started: Here Comes the Sun

On the verge of banishing the long, dark shadow of fossil fuels. —by John deJong The future of renewable energy sources has never been brighter. New developments in solar technolog …

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Think

Don’t Get Me Started

Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi: “On the care of our common home.” —by John deJong Full disclosure: My last two years of high school were spent at the now-defunct St. Franci …

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Astrology, Expand

The Timing of Eternity: Electional Astrology

You might marry for time and eternity, but it doesn’t have to seem like eternity. If you get it right, you’ll be amazed to find that 20 or 30 years have passed and you still love y …

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Environmental Politics, Politics, Think

Don’t Get Me Started

Sixty-five years ago, the Ameri­can Southwest was at the beginning of a uranium boom that left lasting scars on the landscape and the population—men lost to deadly jobs in the uran …

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Environmental Politics, Politics, Think

Don’t Get Me Started

Too, too Soon. Is there a doctor in the house? —by John deJong It’s funny how the same word can have such different meanings in different contexts. Take the word doctor. In one con …

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Move, Outdoor

Don’t Get Me Started, Junior: Get Outside!

It’s good for business (and good for the environment). —by Rachel Silverstone Much like what New York is to the fashion industry, twice a year Salt Lake City becomes the hub of the …

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Don’t Get Me Started

So, Anyway… by John Cleese.—by John deJong The Argentine writer and eloquent wielder of Occam’s razor, Jorge Luis Borges, famously asked, “Why write a book when you can write a b …

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Don’t Get Me Started

Transit-disoriented development: Legislative audit of UTA reveals serious conflicts of interest.—by John deJong One usually thinks of vast open spaces when one thinks of antelope. …

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Don’t Get Me Started

The Hundertwasser haus: A progress report.—by John deJong For as long as I’ve been going to Burning Man—this will be my 12th time—I’ve tried to figure out how to camp comfortably a …

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huntone

Don’t Get Me Started: No More Toy Trolleys

Mass transit that serves the masses.—by John deJong My memories of trolleys extend back to the 1950s cartoon. The Toonerville Trolley, a character in a nationally syndicated featur …

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Don’t Get Me Started

Wealth in the 21st Century: Piketty economics.—by John deJong I admit I’m having a hard time reading Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century (2014: Harvard University …

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Publisher’s Notebook: Travels in Spain

John checks in from his adventuring in Spain. Dispatches from Spain: John shares a trip celebrating the memory of his mother with Greta, Sophie and Rachel When John deJong was very …

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