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Community, Connect, Gender Equality

#MeToo musings & a feast

The #MeToo phenomenon has sparked a lot of intimate conversations around the country. Women of all ages are sharing stories with their friends—stories they may have never told anyo …

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November 2018 Almanac

November 1 All Saints’ Day. Sunrise 7:58am. Sunset 6:23pm. High: 50°F. Low: 31°F. Precipitation: 0.64 in. For the next couple weeks, we lose an additional three minutes of daylight …

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Arts, Culture

Stony Mesa Sagas

Librarian-activist-essayist Chip Ward can write fiction, too I know Chip ward personally as a librarian and as an environmental activist. He wrote the non-fiction Canaries on the R …

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Change, action, movement!

Osho Zen Tarot:  Playfulness, Projections, Going with the Flow Medicine Cards: Antelope, Hawk Mayan Oracle:  Three of Wands, Three of Cups Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Three of Disks, T …

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Community, Environmental Politics

As the climate shifts…

Our city and county officials are gearing up for change. We can plainly to see that already climate changes are impact­ing our everyday lives in northern Utah. Over the past three …

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Making peace with our differences

Cultivating equanimity in relationship It’s been a full year since a dear friend succumbed to cancer. A longtime yoga student and generous soul, I was privileged to know her for 20 …

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Arts, Culture

Seeing the Sacred at Urban Arts Gallery

“The artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible.” Alex Grey At the end of each year, Urban Arts Gallery places a call for submissions and creates exhibits for the following y …

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Want to be a mentor?

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you Apollo Burgamy’s story with Big Brothers Big Sisters starts in 2003. His undergraduate advisor was a mentor in the program and encouraged Burgamy …

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Innocent after proven guilty

When courts of law forbid the truth I started out writing about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recent report on the challenges in keeping global warming bel …

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Putting the well in wellness

The Artesian Well Park has a past – and a future On any given day in Salt Lake if you pass by a little park just one block north of Liberty Park you may notice people lined up with …

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Mindfulness

Walking to work

Soften your gaze, empty your mind and the loud city will go quiet Most mornings, I step out my front door and wonder how the world has changed shape from the day before. I feel the …

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Can you recycle that?

Keep food out of landfills When it comes to the zero waste movement, the recent buzz locally has all been associated with food waste. You might be thinking, food waste just decompo …

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Anatomy of a landfill

A visit to “away” (where things are thrown) Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of air quality. CATALYST worked wit …

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Environmental Politics

Alternative is becoming mainstream

November is Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month in Utah. “Alternative” means a fuel other than gasoline or diesel for powering motor vehicles. Manufacturers currently offer ov …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Climate change window narrows to 12 years

Someday, perhaps not long from now, the inhabitants of a hotter, more dangerous and biologically diminished planet than the one on which I lived may wonder what you and I were thin …

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