August 2015

Editor’s Notebook

BY Greta Belanger deJong

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August 1, 2015

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 respect for our peers in the publishing world and with a boatload of aw …

BY Debbie Leaman

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August 1, 2015

Halfway into our silent seven-day mindfulness retreat my husband and I had a whopping argument. At least in my mind. One-sided fights are a challenge when you can’t talk. Howard and I had been meditating for over a year when our instructor suggested we …

BY Katherine Pioli

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August 1, 2015

When it comes to precipitation, Utah’s trees are always living on the edge. Fifteen inches of rain is the norm. A year or two of drought makes the situation more precarious. As more Salt Lakers quit watering their lawns or switch to xeriscape in an eff …

BY Alice Toler

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August 1, 2015

As the reputation of the annual Burning Man festival in northwestern Nevada has expanded, the international media is now flooded once a year with imagery of its architecture, art and citizenry. The art of costuming has been brought to a pinnacle in Bla …

BY Staff

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August 1, 2015

As I write this article, I am sitting under a 300-ft.-tall canopy of old growth redwoods just off the coast of California. With more biomass per acre than anywhere else in the world, this environment is flush with fertility and almost overwhelming in i …

BY Staff

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August 1, 2015

Ah, the lovely tomato—so beautiful in its simplicity, elegance, versatility and nutrition. This is the garden prize we wait all summer for—whether we meticulously planted, fertilized and trained our plants on cages and twine, or we carefully select eac …

BY Lucy Beale

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July 31, 2015

Every once in a while, without warning, my joints and muscles would get stiff and ache once in a while. When that happened, I would stumble around for a few days and then the pain would go away. But in a couple days or a week, it would return. I was to …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 17, 2015

Just setting foot in Water Wellness Center will make you feel more aligned. The store offers much more than distilled, reverse osmosis and ionized alkaline water. Like chakra glasses. -by Sophie Silverstone Align your chakras with these different color …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 11, 2015

Don’t want to wait until Saturday to buy your fresh produce at the downtown farmers market? Alas, there are more than one.   No need to stop at the supermarket for produce just because it’s a Tuesday! (And there’s free yoga and a beer garden at th …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 7, 2015

A change in the way we vote -by Lori Mertz The days of waiting in line at your local polling place to cast your vote for elections seem to be coming to an end. The 2015 primary election on August 11 and general election on November 3 mark the first tim …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 5, 2015

-by Amy Brunvand Utah is an ecological debtor July 14 was “Ecological Deficit Day” for the United States according to the Global Footprint Network. On that date the U.S. used up more ecological resources than U.S. ecosystems could regenerate within a f …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 5, 2015

– by Amy Brunvand Rain barrels help conserve water The first round of Utah Rivers Council’s RainHarvest rainwater collection project was such a big success that they are expanding the program into Sandy City, Park City and Ogden. Residents of these cit …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 5, 2015

Environmental news from around the state and the West. —by Amy Brunvand Public comments due on Alton Coal Mine Alton Coal Development LLC operates a strip mine near Bryce Canyon. Uncovered coal trucks from the mine rumble though the town of Panguitch c …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 5, 2015

—by Amy Brunvand Energy development vs. clean water You’d think the State of Utah would require water quality and air quality monitoring as a matter of course when they issued permits for expansion of a tar sands strip mine at PR Spring in the Book Cli …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 5, 2015

-by Amy Brunvand A new national monument for Utah?   In July, President Obama was busy creating three new national monuments under the Antiquities Act —Basin and Range in Nevada, Berryessa Snow Moun­tain in California, and Waco Mammoth in Texa …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 5, 2015

Environmental news from around the state and the West. —by Amy Brunvand Mountain Accord reaches a deal The Mountain Accord process has led to a signed agreement, though one without any force of law behind it. Wasatch Mountain ski resorts have agreed to …

BY Amy Brunvand

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August 1, 2015

Environmental news from around the state and the West. —by Amy Brunvand Anti-federalist weirdness out of control The political circus surrounding San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman keeps on getting weirder. In May 2014, inspired by the anti-federa …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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August 1, 2015

Utah trip advisor. —by Dennis Hinkamp Dang you, Internet! I write a couple motel reviews for Trip Advisor and I am forever hounded with follow-ups and requests for more. So here is my review of Utah, citing common myths about Utah for out-of-staters. * …

BY Katherine Pioli

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August 1, 2015

Landscaped parking strip at historic residence gets to stay. —by Katherine Pioli The pioneer house on the southwest corner of 10th East and Third South, known as the George Baddley house after its first occupant, is the site of some encouraging coopera …

BY Amy Brunvand

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August 1, 2015

Too much dancing: Scientifically proven methods to feel good and get what you want. —by Amy Brunvand Why do people dance? Scientists in Hungary wanted to know so they developed a “Dance Motivation Inventory” which determined that people are seeking Moo …

BY Staff

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August 1, 2015

Quick news from around town. Trending: color therapy “chakra” glasses at Water Wellness Center Just setting foot in Water Wellness Center will make you feel more aligned. The store offers much more than distilled, reverse osmosis and ionized alkaline w …

BY Staff

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August 1, 2015

What gives life is always unique to the moment. —by Carl Rabke Many years ago, my first meditation teacher was giving a talk at a bookstore and he said, “Truly, I consider myself less of a Buddhist and more of a life-ist.” That line really stuck with m …

BY Charlotte Bell

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July 31, 2015

A lotus pose for everybody: Supta ardha padmasana. —by Charlotte Bell In 2001, I co-taught a teacher training with Donna Farhi in Vancouver, BC. The 50 attendees were experienced yoga teachers and bodyworkers from all over the world. Much of the traini …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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July 31, 2015

Time to get down to work. Take responsibility now. —by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Celebration, Breakthrough Medicine Cards: Rabbit, Elk Mayan Oracle: Muluc, Adventurer’s Quest Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, Queen of Cups Aleister Crowley D …

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