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Aquarium Age: February 24-March 2, 2021

Mercury is direct. The Saturn/Uranus square continues. Mars trines Pluto, providing a hardworking, concentrated, and persevering attitude toward getting “it” (whatever that may be) …

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Aquarium Age: February 17-February 23, 2021

Endurance is the key word for this week and for oh so many weeks going forward. We’re under the influence of a Saturn/Uranus square that is exact and separating today, but because …

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Culture

Breaking the Wall of Silence Around Unintended Pregnancy with the Audio Play, “P.G. Anon”

Julie Jensen’s latest play, “P.G. Anon,” opens Plan-B Theatre’s 2021 Audio-Only Subscription Series, streaming February 25-March 7. One day a friend of mine was complaining, “You d …

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Astrology

Aquarium Age: February 10-16, 2021

There is always something interesting hidden in the frustrating snafus of a Mercury Retrograde and it’s worth searching through the details, even if your computer decides to have a …

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Astrology

Aquarium Age: February 3-February 9, 2021

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and because I am writing this column a couple of days before the actual event, I have no idea whether the groundhog saw his shadow. (Talk about a time …

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Astrology

Aquarium Age: January 20-January 26, 2021

It’s a disquieting week—I want to call it discombobulating, which would set a lighter tone, but that would be too superficial and wouldn’t really address the deep and in most cases …

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Environmental Politics

Utah Bioregional Reader #4: Where Does Our Garbage Go?

If you’ve got pollution, we’ve got the solution Just ship it to Utah, we’ll keep it for you. We’ll take plutonium, depleted uranium. It’s a no-brainium, we’ll keep it for you. –Ke …

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Astrology

Aquarium Age: January 13-January 19, 2021

Growing up with Marxist parents, “come the revolution” always meant that eventually all the workers of the world would unite, overthrow their capitalist bosses, and make them pay, …

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Astrology, Expand

Aquarium Age: January 6-January 12, 2021

It’s hard to embrace the optimism of a new year, with all its promise of a fresh start, when pandemic fatigue exacerbated by Trump fatigue sucks the oxygen out of almost every expe …

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Astrology, Expand

Aquarium Age: December 30-January 5, 2021

The year changes at the stroke of midnight tomorrow, but unfortunately 2020’s issues won’t disappear like Cinderella’s coach and gown. The problems that were revealed in greater sc …

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Memoir

Now it’s time to leap: Greta says goodbye (1982-2020)

“You can type. You can get a job with the phone company!” My dad, troubled that his almost-40-year-old daughter was making minimum wage at a job with no traditional benefits, was t …

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Memoir

One last (print) run: reader comments on the news of Greta’s retirement and the end of CATALYST in print

In mid-October we launched our campaign inviting you, the reader, to help us financially to bring this final issue to print. We also invited readers to leave memories and reflectio …

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Memoir

Soul sisters: Greta Belanger deJong and Kate Edwards

Greta and I have certainly been soul sisters since before time began, but in terms of this particular lifetime, we actually did manage to find our way to be born on the very same b …

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Nature

Sacred places and protected land: The Utah Bioregional Reader series, Part Three

I came to realize that one factor in particular—the search for something beyond normal experience—characterizes life in the Great Basin. Many people don’t just find themselves livi …

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Community Profiles, Memoir, Nature

Obituary for Great Salt Lake: Even lakes are not immortal.

Great Salt Lake experienced her final glimmering sunset today, succumbing to a long struggle with chronic diversions exacerbated by climate change. She was born 13,000 years ago to …

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