Issue Section: Editor's Notebook

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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Editor’s Notebook

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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Editor’s Notebook

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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Editor’s Notebook

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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Editor’s Notebook: Congratulations CATALYST Winners!

On June 26, the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists had their awards ceremony. It’s been maybe 10 years since we participated. This year we decided to step up t …

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Editor’s (Assistant’s) Notebook

Antidote to a Mexican circus fall: a CATALYST spring.—by Sophie Silverstone As I head to Washington, D.C. for the summer, I embrace how fortunate I am to have worked at CATALYST th …

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Editor’s Notebook: March 2014

—by Greta Belanger deJong Years ago, CATALYST art director Polly Plummer (not yet Mottonen) and I attended the Talking Gourds Poetry Festival in Telluride, Colorado. There, we met …

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Editor’s Notebook: January 2014

Introducing CATALYST’s “Love Your Lungs” campaign.—by Greta Belanger deJong   The symbol of the brain is well-known: You see a drawing of it and think: ideas. intelligence. Sm …

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Editor’s Notebook: November 2013

From cosmomimicry to kraut chee.—by Greta Belanger deJong   I’ve just returned from the Bay Area, where associate publisher John and I attended the 24th annual Bioneers confer …

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Editor’s Notebook: October 2013

Job changes at the Salt Lake Tribune—and at CATALYST.—by Greta Belanger deJong Shift happened for a lot of Salt Lakers last month. You probably read or heard about the massive staf …

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Editor’s Notebook: September 2013

—by Greta Belanger deJong It all started on August 12, when I started looking at photos online of last year’s Burning Man event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. I had made a firm dec …

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