February 2015

Editor’s Notebook

BY Staff

|

January 31, 2015

-By Jonathan G. Jemming                                                                                                                                    February 2015 On January 8, 2015, James Barker, upon request of his partner Heidi, took advantage …

BY Teresa Jordan

|

January 31, 2015

A couple of years ago, a few months after my father’s death, I attended a retreat with Byron Katie, whose work had been recommended to me by a psychologist friend as being particularly effective when dealing with both anxiety and grief. The re­treat to …

BY Alice Toler

|

January 31, 2015

I’ve been following the development of 3D printing for a few years now, but until recently it seemed like all it was good for was printing out fun plastic trinkets. The age of the tchotcke, however, is coming to a close for 3D printing. More and more p …

BY Staff

|

January 31, 2015

M y handcuffs tightened with every bump and jolt as the van barreled down the 85-mile road to Vernal, Utah, the heart of oil and gas country. The workers’ cries of alarm still rang in my ears. Like scared insects they’d fled from their bulldozers and b …

BY Staff

|

January 31, 2015

A Marine Corps friend of mine defines resilience as the ability to take a gut punch and come back swinging. More formally, it is said to be the capacity to maintain core functions and values in the face of outside disturbance. Either way, the concept i …

BY Katherine Pioli

|

January 31, 2015

A science teacher steps with her students out through the doors of their school and into a garden. Just imagine how her science lesson is transformed. Suddenly, things that were, moments before, just words in a book and diagrams on a page are happening …

BY John deJong

|

January 31, 2015

It’s good for business (and good for the environment). —by Rachel Silverstone Much like what New York is to the fashion industry, twice a year Salt Lake City becomes the hub of the outdoor equipment and apparel industry. The Outdoor Retailer trade show …

BY Amy Brunvand

|

January 31, 2015

Environmental news around the state and the West. —by Amy Brunvand Utah hunter mistakes wolf for coyote (feds do nothing) In December a Utah hunter shot and killed the female gray wolf named “Echo” that was recently seen near Grand Canyon National Park …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

|

January 31, 2015

Viper pit of humor. —by Dennis Hinkamp Although humor is said to be healing and a photo finish second to money as the most desired component of a lasting relationship, it’s hard to pin down exactly what humor is. Most recently, cautious people have beg …

BY Staff

|

January 31, 2015

Plan-B Theatre serves up work by two Utah playwrights. The world premieres of Mama (Carleton Bluford’s celebration of mothers and motherhood) and A/Version of Events (Matthew Ivan Bennett’s claustrophobic road trip about healing at different speeds) ar …

BY Amy Brunvand

|

January 31, 2015

Growing the urban dance scene in Utah. —by Amy Brunvand Ya but can you dance —Bboy Federation t-shirt “In the beginning…there was the DJ and the music,” says Joshua “Text” Perkins, executive director of the non-profit Bboy Federation in Salt Lake Cit …

BY Staff

|

January 31, 2015

What’s new around town. We Are Yoga moves Saturday, February 7 is the final day at We Are Yoga’s old location (2065 E 2100 S). They will be open at their new digs, just a few blocks away, the next day. Check out the new space as early as Sunday, Februa …

BY Suzanne Wagner

|

January 31, 2015

Cultivating your inner Earth Keeper. —by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Guilt, Slowing Down, Integration Medicine Cards: Crow, Beaver Mayan Oracle: Caban, Lamat Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Cups, Four of Disks, Eight of Disks Aleister Crowley Deck: …