Issue Section: Editor's Notebook

Let’s Talk About Death (and Sustainability)

As nature pulls its life force underground and darkness descends a few minutes earlier each evening, we call upon our readers to engage in the ancient spiritual practice of Memento …

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Editor’s Notebook: September 2017

The joy of feeling small. August reminded me, twice, of this famous exchange between sister and brother in Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play, Our Town: Rebecca: I never told you about a …

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Editor’s Notebook: August 2017

The Old Men’s Club. When I die and someone writes an obituary listing my lifetime affiliations, there may not be a whole lot to say. But one group whose membership I am eternally p …

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Editor’s Notebook: May 2017

Racoons and rallies. 1:47am. I am awakened by a “thud!” near my head. Hm. Something on the roof. Scratching sound at the window. Malia the little dog is barking her head off. I rai …

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Editor’s Notebook: Transformative Change

Reimaginating the systems we can control. Given enough time, Earth will be fine. Our ultimate environmental concern is about saving the people—who, after all, require a healthy pla …

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Editor’s Notebook: March 2017

Dandelions: Good for everything. When I was in high school, I placed an order for dandelion seeds from my small town’s nursery. The store manager called my mom to make sure this wa …

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Editor’s Notebook: February 2017

Fri, 1/20: Inauguration. I conjure appendicitis, resulting in emergency surgery. Good day for anaesthesia. Sat, 1/21: Big blizzard; 8,000 people march down Park City’s Main St. in …

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Editor’s Notebook: December 2016

A note about last month’s cover. It began with the idea, “What might the Oval Office look like with a woman at the helm?” We imagined flowers, family photos, a certain grace not co …

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Editor’s Notebook

Tip-to-tail, root-to-fruit: A new (old) way of eating. We were at our corner coffee place, Coffee Noir. Jude Rubadue, friend and neighbor, said, “I woke up in the night, thinking, …

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Editor’s Notebook: Rats—Finally Foiled?

This month’s CATALYST feels dense and juicy to me. We’re having more fun these days; I think it shows. One caveat: The page with the Table of Contents went to press before most of …

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