March 2015

BY Staff

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February 28, 2015

I don’t trust anybody with clean fingernails in spring. The people I trust can’t help but thrust their winter-weary hands into the rich, living soil as soon as the sun begins to warm it. The people I trust are out as early as February, pulling mats of …

BY Katherine Pioli

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February 28, 2015

In some circles, people wanting to avoid GMOs are being lumped together with climate deniers as enemies of science. So be it. I still want to know if my food has been genetically altered in a lab. Same goes for my beer. With­out any labeling requiremen …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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February 28, 2015

Elephant Revival, a folk quintet from Nederland, Colorado, is back in town, almost. This time they’ll be packing the house at Park City Live. The Utah scene has an infatuation with Elephant Revival. As it turns out, Elephant Revival has a special devot …

BY Staff

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February 28, 2015

I’ve never been to Chez Panisse. I’ve only read about it, imagined it. Its food is legendary, but just as vital as its revolutionarily simple yet divine menu is the philosophy of the great Alice Waters: from local farm to table with a focus on communit …

BY Staff

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February 28, 2015

The room was abuzz with excitement. On an otherwise ordinary Thursday night, more than 300 fine folks had assembled for the second gathering of “The Bee: True Stories from the Hive,” an evening of lovingly competitive storytelling. The lights of downto …

BY John deJong

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February 28, 2015

Too, too Soon. Is there a doctor in the house? —by John deJong It’s funny how the same word can have such different meanings in different contexts. Take the word doctor. In one context it means learned, ethical; in another it means falsified, faked or …

BY Staff

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February 28, 2015

Air quality crusades: 2015 roundup. —by Clare BoeRigter Warmer weather combined with a lack of snow in the valley kept the worst inversions at bay this winter. And—out of sight, out of mind—the debates about improving air quality along the Wasatch Fron …

BY Amy Brunvand

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February 28, 2015

Environmental news from around the state and the West. At present, too ignorant to know how ignorant we are, we believe that we are free to impose our will upon the wand with the utmost power and speed to gain the largest profit in the shortest time, a …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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February 28, 2015

Contrary to unpopular beliefs. —by Dennis Hinkamp The unexamined life is not only worth living, it is better; so just gag on your hemlock, Socrates. And, actually there are two constants; change and the likelihood that someone will drag out that lame q …

BY Alice Toler

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February 28, 2015

The key to succeeding at persistence. —by Alice Toler Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education …

BY Charlotte Bell

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February 28, 2015

Genes and fancy poses. —by Charlotte Bell For the past two years I’ve had the privilege of attending retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center led by Joseph Goldstein. Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Gold­stein has written or co-written—w …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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February 28, 2015

Draw anything!—by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: The Outsider, Laziness Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Coyoter Mayan Oracle: Universal Movement, Measure, Adventurer’s Quest Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Swords, Four of Wands, Ace of Cups Aleister Crow …