April 2014

 

BY Marjorie McCloy

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March 30, 2014

I’m trying very hard to feel good about what happened in the Legislature regarding air quality this session. After all, eight bills designed to reduce emissions passed into law—seven more than last year. In an era where it’s hard to find bipartisan sup …

BY Jennifer McGrew

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March 30, 2014

For cosplayers, creating and wearing the costume of their hero is an act of holy devotion. I know this because, at a quick pace and for a fee, I am sometimes employed in making these costumes. Just ahead of Salt Lake’s first Comic Con last September, I …

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 30, 2014

I had come home broken-hearted and crying. My best friend had just announced that she didn’t want me talking to her. We were in middle school and I wasn’t cool enough anymore. Upon hearing the news, my mom responded with an irritating nugget of motherl …

BY Diane Olson

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March 30, 2014

Hey all you conspiracy theorists, I’ve got news for you. We’re not being controlled by the U.N., I.M.F., FBI, CIA, LDS, Illuminati, Comcast, or Fox News. Nope, it’s much bigger—and smaller—than that. As it turns out, our thoughts, actions and emotions …

BY Greta Belanger deJong

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March 30, 2014

CATALYST was conceived in the Spring of 1981. It hit the newsstands in April of ’82. You are holding in your hands the 33rd April edition of CATALYST. You’ll see some of those 33 covers in this issue. Perusing all these Aprils, we see some perennial st …

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 30, 2014

From above, the ponds on the south end of Great Salt Lake look like pink and purple cuts of stained glass. From the ground, they look like fields of snow and ice. But the true identity of the lake is not immediately apparent until one slips into its wa …

BY Alice Toler

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March 30, 2014

Have you ever wondered about that cheerful upside-down basket that represents the Beehive State? Everyone recognizes it as a beehive, but I can bet you’ve seen it only on Utah Highway Patrol cruisers, the Great Seal of Utah and a lot of old Salt Lake C …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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March 30, 2014

A Dog’s “Howl,” with apologies to Allen Ginsberg.—by Dennis Hinkamp I find exercise, especially bike riding, to be an excruciating use of time that is sometimes compressed to a fast spinning clock and other times seemingly lasting longer than a retirem …

BY Amy Brunvand

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March 30, 2014

Utah legislature cleans the air (a little bit, maybe); Sierra Club rates 2014 legislature; ski industry launches new bid to grab Wasatch; civil disobedience highlights plight of Yellowstone bison; Ogden pro- motes the business of bicycling.—by Amy Brun …

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 30, 2014

You see those voluntary contribu-tion list on your state taxes every year. Which ones to say yes to?—by Katherine Pioli Every year, filling out your state taxes, you see it: the list of voluntary contributions options. Contributions will be reduced fro …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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March 30, 2014

What’s new around town.—by Sophie Silverstone and Katherine Pioli Honoring the aspenFor the first time since 1933, the Colorado blue spruce is no longer Utah’s state tree. Thanks to new legislation proposed by fourth-graders from Monroe Elementary and …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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March 30, 2014

Garage on Beck and Stoneground owner advocates for the community.—by Sophie Silverstone “Third space” is a term sometimes used to describe a place separate from our homes (considered our first space) and our workplaces (second space); it’s a place to s …

BY Greta Belanger deJong

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March 30, 2014

Depth psychologist Theresa Holleran to speak at April’s Jung Society.—by Greta Belanger deJong Theresa Holleran can’t be old enough to be a wise woman; after all, we’re the same age. But the truth is I knew her at half this age, and she was wise then. …

BY Jane Laird

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March 30, 2014

The omnivore’s solution.—by Jane Laird Redmond Heritage Farm in Redmond, Utah, was founded with the aim to supply the most healthful, nutrient-dense, natural and wholesome meat, dairy, eggs and poultry possible. Employing humane, low-impact and sustain …

BY Charlotte Bell

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March 30, 2014

Time to fly.—by Charlotte Bell Last month I wrote about Garudhasana (Eagle Pose), a pose that honors Garuda, the eagle god whose 40-mile wingspan caused hurricanes and dried up the oceans whenever he took flight. Garudh­a­sana spreads our wings (should …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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March 30, 2014

Allow the storm of April to change out the old for the new.—by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Clinging to the Past, The Master, CompromiseMedicine Cards: Beaver, Turtle, FrogMayan Oracle: Dissonance, Chuen, AkbalAncient Egyptian Tarot: The Universe, Ac …

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