Issue Section: Editor's Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: February 2016

There’s a lot of info packed into this little magazine. Want more? sign up for the CATALYST Weekly Reader, arriving by email every Thursday. You’ll find a little note from me, alon …

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Editor’s Notebook

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 g …

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Editor’s Notebook

In October, Pax Rasmussen wrote about CATALYST receiving a special status from the State of Utah, the L3C (low profit/limited liability corporation). This means we have a mission b …

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This is the Harvest Issue. I’m glad other people are harvesting be­cause, through the blessing of farmers markets and friends, I won’t starve. My own garden was just plain dumb thi …

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Editor’s Notebook: Our Family Table

Eating is a practical matter. We all need, in some fashion, to do it. Under the guise of family management, it also becomes culture. My mother arose to make me breakfast every morn …

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Editor’s Notebook: Tooting Our Horn

Attending this year’s Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism’s banquet at Frida Bistro was as gratifying as it was inspiring. We walked away with an ever-increasing …

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Editor’s Notebook: A Conversation with John Gray

In a cardboard box full of books at a Sugar House yard sale last Saturday, I noticed a copy of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray, a best-selling book about inna …

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Editor’s Notebook: From Bridesmaid to Officiant

My first foray down the aisle was when I was nine years old. My only sister, 11 years my senior, was abandoning me for some guy. It was a consolation, the honor of being a junior b …

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Editor’s Notebook

I wrote text for this column last night. Then, with one thoughtless keystroke, it was gone. I wrote a note to the production manager: “I lost everything.” Then I crumpled up the no …

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Editor’s Notebook: Compassion Challenge

Humor has traditionally been a safe haven. But on January 7 in Paris, two masked men gunned down the editorial staff at the French satire publication, Charlie Hebdo. They killed th …

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Editor’s Notebook

The stuff-reduction business is booming. Books, magazines, blogs and websites are devoted to getting organized. Space-saving gizmos for the office, home and car fill entire stores, …

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The boiler in this big ol’ house that is home to CATALYST, and to me, too, heaved its last sigh in late fall. Why the new one hasn’t been installed yet is a boring story I won’t te …

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We probably all have personal signs that tell us, yep, the season has changed. For me, fall begins when I wake up, look west out my bedroom window and see in the distance the Oquir …

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Editor’s Notebook: The Cat Who Ate Roses

If you ever visited CATALYST during the 12 years we had our office downtown on Broadway, you’ve met Spalding. He and his brother, Wilson, were our official greeters. Their names we …

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After wrapping up production for last month’s issue, I drove cross-country with my niece, CATALYST art director Polly Plummer Mottonen, and my two great nephews, Max (13) and Miles …

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