September 2015

Editor’s Notebook

BY Staff

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September 1, 2015

The First World Parliament of Religions was held in 1893, in Chicago. People from various religious and spiritual traditions sat down together to affirm their commitment to cooperation and mutual understanding and appreciation. This October, the Parlia …

BY Katherine Pioli

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September 1, 2015

Reasons to take up this month’s Eat Local Challenge Utahns’ hearts are in the right place when it comes to local food. Last year of the 52,845 state residents who participated in the Envision Utah poll, answering questions about their ideal vision for …

BY Alison Einerson

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August 30, 2015

It’s melon season! My grandfather was a wonderful gardener. From melons to tomatoes to sky-high corn, he could grow it all beautifully. One of my earliest and best memories of summer at my grandparents’ home was picking a perfectly vine-ripe cantaloupe …

BY Maximilian Werner

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August 30, 2015

When wildlife biologists or other researchers are out in the field doing science and gathering data, they are trained not to project, emote, or intervene when, say, they see a malnourished fox sitting by a stream or a wolf pack take down and devour an …

BY Jane Lyon

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August 30, 2015

The brains behind the eclectic structure going up on the site of the old T Street Market in the Avenues is ShruDeLi Ownbey, a woman so talented a teacher and harpist she twice received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on …

BY Ann Larsen

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August 30, 2015

We asked residential designer Ann Larsen to share with us the books that have most informed her work. Here, she tells us about her two favorites. When we walk into a new space, we usually get an immediate visceral impression. Depending on the light, vi …

BY James Loomis

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August 30, 2015

Summer garden, I have a confession to make. I’m no longer in love with you. I can’t take it anymore. You’re just so demanding, always needing me to water you and weed you, all while it’s HOT outside and my friends are leaving for rafting trips and fest …

BY Charlotte Bell

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August 30, 2015

Opening the Door of Compassion: A response to the tragedy of Cecil. I grew up in a mini menagerie. At various times my family shared our homestead with parakeets, a goat, a horse, chickens (pets named Sam and Henry), tropical fish, rabbits, turtles, mi …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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August 30, 2015

Music was my first meditation,” says Charlotte Bell, as she serenely reflects on her youth, when she was first learning to play an instrument. “It was as if I was returning to something I was missing when I found [Buddhist] meditation later in life.” B …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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August 30, 2015

Explore your depths. Osho Zen Tarot: Suppression, Healing, Sharing Medicine Cards: Swan, Turtle Mayan Oracle: Resolution of Duality, Organic Balance, Caban Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Nine of Cups, The Hanged Man, King of Cups Aleister Crowley Deck: Adjust …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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September 1, 2015

Applauding parents, however they came to be The software is not yet coded to diagram the meandering and defoliated branches of my family tree. When I go into the church genealogy library, the “gone to lunch” or “server updating” signs go up. I may have …

BY Staff

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September 1, 2015

The First World Parliament of Religions was held in 1893, in Chicago. People from various religious and spiritual traditions sat down together to affirm their commitment to cooperation and mutual understanding and appreciation. This October, the Parlia …

BY Amy Brunvand

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September 1, 2015

Support our troupes Buy season tickets now! Even if you aren’t wealthy enough to be in Ballet West’s “Mr. C’s Club” (donors of $5,000-$19,000) you can still be a patron of the arts by buying season tickets. Being a season subscriber automatically makes …

BY John deJong

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September 1, 2015

On the verge of banishing the long, dark shadow of fossil fuels The future of renewable energy sources has never been brighter. New developments in solar technology over the last three years have cut the cost of solar arrays by 20% per year, while at t …

BY Amy Brunvand

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September 1, 2015

Toxic mine spill points to need for regulation reform Utah politicians often gripe that mining is over-regulated, but we recently found out what happens when pollution from mining is under-regulated. On August 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc …