Editor’s Notebook, Regulars and Shorts

Editor’s Notebook

By Greta Belanger deJong

We did it! And now we really need your help.
by Greta Belanger deJong

Everyone seems to agree: CATALYST is too good to die. It just needs a new financial model to continue and to grow. And so we took the plunge. CATALYST applied for nonprofit status!

We’ve already received our registration from the state for our new corporate name, Common Good Press. As our friend Naomi Silverstone says, “CATALYST covers a lot of diverse topics. But what they have in common is an interest in the common good.”

If you would like to see CATALYST remain a healthy contributor to our community, please go to our website, www.CatalystMagazine.net, and hit the “Donate” button. It will direct you to our fiduciary partner, Com­munity Foundation of Utah, which is accepting tax-deductible contributions on CATALYST’s behalf until our federal application is accepted. If you or someone you know is considering a major donation, please contact me (email address and tel. below). Thank you all from the bottom of the big CATALYST heart!

Last month we were thrilled to bring back Diane Olson and the much loved “Urban Almanac” column, p. 30) as well as Marla Dee and her new column, “Life Matters,” p. 21. This month we introduce the quick-witted and altogether lovely Paul Duane, with “Catalysts”—a monthly list of social and political issues upon which you can have a positive impact. Paul is our first card-carrying Libertarian. This is going to be interesting.

We’re also beginning a series called “Aging Gracefully.” (Actually, it secretly began last month with Katherine Pioli’s “Rude Awakening” story—about why, for most people, drinking alcohol becomes more difficult after 30.) This month, read about “conscious eldering,” as well as a fun essay about skiing after 50.

Kate Kelly of Ordain Women is on our cover and in the news again as new legal eagle for Planned Parent­hood. Read the interview.

And to put everything perspective, there’s the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Valerie Litchfield promises there will be some fun.

Greta Belanger deJong is editor and publisher of CATALYST. Greta@CatalystMagazine.net. 801.363.1505.

This article was originally published on December 30, 2015.