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IN THIS ISSUE Volume 28 Number 2 • February 2009
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READING BETWEEN THE LINES SCOTT COONEY What does Obama’s inaugural address mean for the Green Economy?
UNIONS GREAT AND TINY Of nations and friends
DIRTY POWER, DIRTY AIR A new power plant planned for West Bountiful.
ARTIST PROFILE: SUNLIGHT AND STEEL The green art of Scott Whitaker.
BLUE BIN DIVING WITH MITCH KATHERINE PIOLI Contamination is a problem, but the city has a solution: Division of Sustainability intern Mitch Davis.
BLOCK 8: A QUESTION OF LOYALTY JERRY RAPIER Plan-B Theater Co. tackles the Japanese internment with "Block 8."
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DON'T GET THE PUBLISHERS STARTED Through the Smog Darkly
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GREEN BEAT: PROFILE: IT'S ALL CONNECTED KATHERINE PIOLI Laura Briefer, Salt Lake County special project manager for Public Utilities, protects—and cherishes—our watershed.
HOLISTIC HEALTH: THE QUEST FOR VISION LUCY BEALE Many of us can improve our eyesight. Here's one woman's personal journey from myopia and astigmatism to seeing clearly again.
CHEF PROFILE: GIOVANNI BOUDERBALA KATHERINE PIOLI Full of love, for food and planet: Katherine chats with One World Café's new head chef.
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SHALL WE DANCE? AMY BRUNVAND It's a marvelous night for a moondance: Amy visits the women's full moon dance circle.
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Through the smog darkly A decade ago CATALYST recorded the ongoing philosophizing of a group of friends who frequented a Salt Lake bar run by Ray Cinik. Ray has since retired but his brother Ralf has taken over the business. Let’s check in with the new crew at the Cinik Grill and see what’s on their minds. This manuscript was found stuffed between the seats at the Egyptian Theater in Park City after this year’s Sundance film festival. Scene: the Cinik Grill, somewhere on South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah Circa: about tea time, if this were the Beehive Tea Room, but it isn’t Dramatis personae: in order of appearance (those whose appearance is better than others are listed earlier). Ralf Cinik, new owner & proprietor, The Cinik Grill. Graduate, Provo MTC (class of Feb. 1969). Ward Clerk, 173rd Ward (Mar. 1, 1972-Mar. 13, 1972). Senior Goat Wrangler, Hill Cumora Pageant (1972). Sweet Militia: woman of the afternoon, resting her dogs after unsuccessfully walking up from 1700 South State; former USO Donut Dolly. Dr. Nedra Bishop-Smith, PhD., LS/MFT, lecturer in Environmental Philosophy at BYU, scioness of the Oakland California Smiths. LaJohn Dwayne, associate engineer, Amalgamated Defense Industries PLC. Proud father of five (and counting) precious daughters; husband of LaMerkin Velveeta. Fredricksan Watanabe Wannabe III, CEO, Nomura Cash Bank, scion of Sapporo Watanabes Wanabes; in town to check out real estate for his bank’s new North American headquarters. “I was gonna call it Ralf’s Pretty Good Bar, but some guy back in Minnesota has Ralph’s Pretty Good every-flippin’-thing trademarked,” Ralf Cinik explains to Nedra BishopSmith as he pours dry-roasted cashews into shallow bowls. “So I gave Ray an extra $500 for the Cinik Grill name and saved the $1,000 I
was gonna use for a new sign.” “Are those ashtrays?” asks Nedra. Ralf nods. “I’m a big fan of reduce-reuse-recycle,” he says. “And you know we don’t need ashtrays any more.” Ralf Cinik is the proud new owner of his brother Ray’s bar, the Cinik Grill. Ray’s emphysema finally got out of hand and he has left town in search of a cleaner climate. “I don’t understand why I get all the horny guys in Hummers comin’ on to me,” Sweet Militia says absently from her seat at the far end of the bar where she nurses a
John takes off his MSR ‘Three-Ninesand-a-Seven’ HEPA respirator. “When you say ‘flips up the product’ what exactly do you mean?” asks Sweet, sweetly. “I mean,” LaJohn says, pausing to quench his thirst, “that the clean rooms down at the plant can’t keep up with the pollution. We can’t make high-sensitivity hydrodynamic sensors when the air in the valley is this dirty. Can you imagine what would happen if one of our submariners on the front lines in our fight against Albert Kaeda can’t get a reading off his sonar because of
Ralf looks at Nedra disbelievingly. “Those Consolidated guys—and the DAQ, too—must be nuts if they think our legislature would let’em get away with that. Heck, those folks up on the Hill care so much about our air that they very considerately banned indoor smoking for us; sure smells better in here lately, don’t you think?” Keystone Lite. “Has it occurred to you that it might have something to do with your camo fishnets, dear?” Nedra asks in her rhetorical way. A shaft of dirty yellowish light brightens the room as the front door swings wide. LaJohn Dwayne strides in. “What are you doing in here at three in the afternoon, LaJohn?” Ralf asks, pushing a PBR draft across the bar. “Oh, they shut down the clean room at the plant because the air is so dirty it flips up the product.” La
dirty air in Salt Lake City? Clean rooms up and down the Wasatch Front are closed.” “That could be good for heavy industry,” Ray muses. “How’s this for a Utah Industrial Commission promotional slogan: ‘Loose Laws, Bad Air—Come to Utah!’” “Not good for children who have to breathe that air,” Nedra Bishop says. La John nods. “I spent my last paycheck on HEPA filters—one for each of the girls’ bedrooms; I’m getting one for Gordan B’s doghouse, too; he’s been wheezing lately.”
“What about you and your wife?” Ralf asks. “Well, with six HEPA filters at a 99.97 % efficiency, and six little pairs of lungs with 100% efficiency, I figure Merkie and I have nothing to worry about, as long as we stay inside.” “And you think your ‘ThreeNines-and-a-Seven’ HEPA respirators will take care of you when you’re out and about?” Nedra asks pointedly. “99.97% efficiency means that .03% of the ‘merde,’ pardon my French, they put into the air gets into your lungs. “That’s okay with oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, they won’t kill you… right away,” she lectures, picking up a piece of chalk and writing a few symbols on the pool tote board, “but that proposed petroleum coke electric power plant at the Holly Refinery in West Bountiful is going to put out some really nasty stuff if it ever gets going: heavy metals with no known safe exposure levels, for which standards have never been established.” “One of those guys at the Department of Air Quality says it’s okay; he told me personally,” Sweet says. “Air Quality, my sore assets,” Nedra sputters. “Dirty Air Quality Board is more like it. It’s all about loopholes. As long as the sharp operators at Consolidated Energy Systems, LLC have found the right loopholes and dotted their I’s and crossed their T’s, the Utah Dirty Air Quality Board is going to give them a permit.” She gestures with her pool cue. LaJohn ducks. She continues: “Loophole #1:Air quality restrictions get stricter at 110 megawatts. So this plant is designed to put out only 109 megawatts.
K â€œLoophole #2: â€˜Non-criteriaâ€™ pollutants: Remember that. No standards. No laws. Pet coke is a devilâ€™s brew of complex carbohydrotangles that the last four Republican administrations have chosen not to study or set criteria for. Those guys get lousy grades in high school chemistry and now look what we get.â€? â€œIs â€˜devilâ€™s brew of complex carbohydro-tanglesâ€™ what scientists are calling Volatile Organic Compounds these days?â€? LaJohn asks as he racks the balls. â€œNo, itâ€™s what I call them so our readers who donâ€™t know a VOC from an SOV will have some idea what nasty merde weâ€™re talking about.â€? Ralf looks at Nedra disbelievingly. â€œThose Consolidated guysâ€”and the DAQ, tooâ€”must be nuts if they think our legislature would letâ€™em get away with that. Heck, those folks up on the Hill care so much about our air that they very considerately banned indoor smoking for us; sure smells better in here lately, donâ€™t you think?â€? Nedra is about to reply, then checks herself. Instead, she leans forward and almost whispers: â€œWhat those sharps at Consolidated are really angling for is one of those licenses to pollute. The whole energy industry is jockeying for position for when the feds hand out a bunch of pollution permits. Even Rocky Mountain Power is gearing up to sell us more electricity.â€? â€œI thought a carbon tax was a more equitable way to allocate the environmental costs of pollution,â€? Ralf says. â€œIt is, but corporations donâ€™t give a flip about â€˜equitableâ€™ when it conflicts with the bottom line. Theyâ€™d much rather get paid for not polluting â€”itâ€™s sort of like bribery â€”than to be fined for polluting.â€? Ralf brightens. â€œSo they really donâ€™t want to pollute? Thatâ€™s so sneaky. Hey, maybe Rocky Mountain Power could give everybody little electricity-o-meters that tell us how much energy weâ€™re using.â€? Nedra nods. â€œIf people knew how much electricity they were wasting, they could easily cut back 10-20%. Why, Rocky Mountain wouldnâ€™t even need that ugly new substation on Eleventh East.â€? She turns to LaJohn. â€œYou got any replacement filter cartridges for a Smog Sucker 6000?
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Iâ€™ve got to drive back down to happy valley after tea time and the air filters in my car are clogged.â€? â€œSorry. Want my gas mask?â€? She waves him aside. â€œBesides, our air isnâ€™t that badâ€” only three times the allowable limit,â€? LaJohn teases. â€œWeâ€™re right in there with Beijing.â€? â€œThree times!â€? Nedra shouts. â€œIf the EPA really wanted to protect our health instead of pandering to the polluting industries, the limits would be a 10th of what they are now and it wouldnâ€™t allow any violations.â€? She grows breathless. â€œPM 2.5s penetrate to the gas exchange regions of the lungsâ€Ś.â€? Another shaft of murky yellow light pierces the darkness as the front door bangs open. â€œHey, youâ€™re letting the flippinâ€™ good air out,â€? Ralf coughs, sliding a third pint of PBR in LaJohnâ€™s direction. Fredericksan Watanabe Wannabe III steps into the relatively clear air as smog billows in past him. The â€œHappy Valley Hour: Tea time till you have to head southâ€? poster on the door flutters. â€œPlease to inform, who is the honored owner of the well tended rice paddies in the middle of your city?â€? He gestures in the direction of the
Merle Holding Memorial Park on Main and Fourth South. â€œThe terracing, the little treesâ€”100 gardeners must toil to achieve such perfection.â€? â€œYou mean the parking lot? Yeah, good old Merleâ€™s got a thing about landscaping,â€? Ralf replies. â€œAm I to understand that the owner of prime downtown real estate is using it as a parking lot?â€? queries Fredricksan. â€œYup, itâ€™s just a parking lot with a little green wash,â€? Ralf replies. â€œYou shouldâ€™ve seen it before Merle prettied it up,â€? Sweet Militia chimes in. â€œIt was gross.â€? â€œI heard that Merleâ€™s holding on to it to sell it to the Skull Valley band of the Goshute Indian Tribe for a casino,â€? Ralf tells the newcomer. â€œFigures if theyâ€™ll go for nuclear waste, theyâ€™ll love a casino. All the Indian tribes are doing it.â€? â€œAre you informing me that real estate in downtown Salt Lake City is of so little value that it can be used as parking lots?â€? Fred asks. Ralf nods. â€œAnd theyâ€™re full of SOVâ€™sâ€”Single Occupancy Vehicles.â€? â€œDoes SOV rhyme with SOB?â€? Sweet asks.
â€œAre you informing me that real estate in downtown Salt Lake City is of so little value that it can be used as parking lots?â€? Fred asks. Ralf nods, â€œAnd theyâ€™re full of SOVâ€™sâ€”Single Occupancy Vehicles.â€?
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“No, it’s ‘shove,’ as in ‘take my dirty pollution and shove it where the sun don’t shine,’” Ralf replies. Since buying himself a little condo half a mile away and taking up walking, he’s gotten pretty outspoken about cars. Nedra sets down the pool cue and pulls out a notebook and pen from the cloth shopping bag she’d hung over the low back of her stool. “Okay, how many of you came here today by car? What, LaJohn, you’ve got one of those SUVs? And everybody, tell me, how many people rode here with you? Only one of you per vehicle? How come? And how many miles did each of you drive? And how come we’re not at our own neighbhorhood bar?” They took that last comment as rhetorical. “Why not take bullet train?” says Fredericksan, trying to be helpful. Nedra looks at her friends up and down the bar: a steady, no-nonsense gaze. Bright lights at the end of dark tunnels may be only rhetoric to begin with; but they just might lead to some pretty interesting places. “We’re going to do something,” she says. “We’re going to clean up Utah’s air.” They gaze back. They feel it, too. They have no idea how, but they know: Change is in the air, and the air is going to clear. [Lights brighten for a moment, then go dim.] u John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST. Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher. Comments? JOHN@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET; GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET
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The December 19 BLM oil and gas lease sale was intended to put sensitive public lands into the clutches of energy developers before President Bush left office, but it has had the actual result of putting Utah environmental issues in the national spotlight. First was the dramatic act of civil disobedience when University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher bid $1.79 million he didn’t have in order to buy 22,500 acres of leases near Arches National Park and Labyrinth Canyon to protect them from oil and gas development. The bold action turned DeChristopher into an instant folk hero, and since then he has done countless media interviews and has been a guest on programs like Democracy Now!, the CBS Evening News and KRCL RadioActive. DeChristopher’s action has opened a spirited public dialogue about the moral requirement for civil disobedience in order to preserve a livable planet. The second unexpected environmental victory came on January 17 when a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order that prevents BLM from cashing the checks to finalize any of the leases that were sold to developers. The decision says in part, “Although the court recognizes that the ‘development of domestic energy resources’ is an important public interest, this interest is far outweighed by the public interest in avoiding irreparable damage to public lands.” Even more extraordinary, the judge’s decision called into question the validity of hastily revised BLM Resource
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Wasatch Front air unbreatheable In January a series of “red air” days pushed bad air quality to levels where not just sensitive groups (people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children), but even healthy people were urged not to breathe out-ofdoors. Cleaning up our air will take a combination of personal and political action. About 60% of Utah’s air pollution comes from vehicle emissions, so you can help simply by tuning up your car and driving less. However, about 90% of Utah’s electricity comes from polluting coal-fired power plants so implementing a moratorium on new coal-fired power as Al Gore suggests will require major political changes. AIRNOW: AIRNOW.GOV. Choose Clean Air: WWW.CLEANAIR.UTAH.GOV. Sierra Club: Stopping the Coal Rush: WWW.SIERRACLUB.ORG/ENVIRONMENTALLAW/COAL/
Washington County Wilderness moves forward One of the first votes by the newly convened 111th Senate passed a public lands bill that will designate new wilderness in and around Zion National Park if it is also approved in the House. The “Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009” included a
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Mayor Becker in top 20 for sustainability “The Department of Environmental Quality has an environmental kindred spirit in Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker,” says the federal agency’s January “Environmental Connections” newsletter. “In his first year at the job, Becker is tackling the types of environmental issues that are at DEQ’s core: clean air, clean water and clean land.” For these efforts, Becker was recently named one of America’s top 20 mayors for sustainability by Our Green Cities Initiative. Our Green Cities: OURGREENCITIES.COM
You bet your life BY DENNIS HINKAMP
eading website news articles, complete with commentary, has become the new car crash you canâ€™t take your eyes off of. At least that was the case for me over the holidays, when too much time off and prurient interest led me down the voyeuristic path of reading all the stories and comments about this winterâ€™s early avalanche deaths. Gauging from the comments, you could come to these conclusions: 1) The snowmobilers were testosterone-driven yahoos who disregarded repeated avalanche warnings and their deaths represent natural culling. 2) The skiers died doing what they love. We obviously have a difficult time dealing with death and risk; attitudes like those are how we â€œdeal.â€? But we all take risks every day. Some can lead to quick death; some imperceptibly slow. My father died watching TV in his favorite chair. He probably died younger than he should have because he ate too much of the wrong stuff and exercised not at all. Iâ€™m pretty sure he died doing what he loved even though that wonâ€™t make any headlines. Itâ€™s absolutely no consolation, but he probably got a lot more years of enjoyment out of his risky behavior than either the risky snowmobilers or skiers. Health warnings are just as clear as avalanche warnings, yet millions of people ignore them. The only difference between my father and the snowmobilers and skiers is that his was a slow, risky activity that led to death while theirs was quick and decisive. Many of the comments said the snowmobilers knew there was a high level of avalanche danger, yet they went out there anyway, thus they â€œdeservedâ€? their fate. There are a few confounding points to remember about risk. First, what seems stupid to you may be stupid only to you. People make their own choices about risk. These may not be the choices you would make, but they are logical to them. There are probably more than 100 books about mountain climbing-related deaths yet people keep climbing Everest and other summits. Every year it is well publicized that the most road fatalities happen between Thanksgiving and New Yearâ€™s Day; yet people keep traveling. Itâ€™s simple to sit behind our computers and pass judgment on newspaper comment boxes, but risk is complex. Secondly, statistics arenâ€™t a 100% reliable way to make decisions about risk. Given hindsight, all accidents are 100% avoidable, but the risk itself is not 100%. Not everyone on those ski and snowmobile trips died; as long as the chance of death is not 100%, people will keep taking these risks. Lastly, your percentage chance of death is not the same as your percentage of death. The chance of becoming a shark snack the minute you step into the ocean may only be one in three million, but if you do get munched, it will likely be more than one three millionth of your body. You, in fact, will likely be 100% dead. Risk is 50% statistics, 50% beliefs and 50% random Sword of Damocles. I know that doesnâ€™t add up; risk never does. u
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What does it mean for the Green Economy? BY SCOTT COONEY eorge W. Bush sat just a few feet behind Barack Obama during the new President’s Inauguration address, delivered on a frigid yet sunny Washington, D.C. day. The former President appeared warmly dressed but must have felt a distinct chill in the stern repudiation he was publicly receiving, however eloquently Mr. Obama delivered it. CNN’s camera showed Bush, wearing his best poker face, flinch ever so slightly when Mr. Obama suggested, “We will restore science to its rightful place.” It was not difficult to rebut the former President and his policies. Indeed, many might attribute the Democrats’ sweeping victories last November to Bush’s final approval rating, which was worse than any outgoing President in history (22%, CBS/NYT Poll). Obama chastised the former President’s policies, in no uncertain terms, on the economy (“Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered”), civil liberties (“we [Americans] reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals”), education (“our schools fail too many”), foreign policy (“each day brings further evidence that the way we use energy strengthens our adversaries...”) and the environment (“...and threaten our planet.”). He criticized Bush’s leadership (“a sapping of confidence across our land”), and his claim now since thoroughly rebuked, to be a “uniter, not a divider” (“we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics”). But what about looking forward? Obama asked that when
future generations look back, they would be able to say of us, “that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon...we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.” And while he acknowledged that “we can no longer consume the world’s resources without regard to effect,” and that we would “harness the sun, winds, and soils to fuel our cars and run our factories,” he made no specific promises or allusions to how he would juggle the desire to green America’s economy and free us from foreign oil with the more than $10 trillion deficit and sputtering economy left to him by his predecessor. Obama has laid out a firm plan for a stimulus. Unveiled in Congress five days before Mr. Obama took his oath, the stimulus package contains money for quite a few green initiatives: $32 billion to update the country’s electrical grid, increasing energy efficiency with ‘smart grid’ technologies, $20 billion in tax incentives for alternative fuels, $10 billion for mass transit and rail construction (although there is $30 billion for highway construction), and several billion for updating public buildings to become more energy efficient. The total stimulus bill? Currently it stands at $850 billion over two years. The stimulus money has two main goals, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “immediate job creation and continuing job creation.” The green portion of this stimulus package will help create some of the green collar economy that we keep hearing about. But perhaps the more important shift from the era of Bush to the era of Obama is the
ongoing policy that we can expect. Obama has talked openly about the green collar economy, and has been linked with FDR for some of his ideologies that rival New Deal politics, with a ‘green’ twist. While Obama slipped with many environmentalists by openly talking about “clean coal,” his rhetoric and sentiment alone show that he understands the connections among foreign policy, the environment, the economy and our health. And rather than dealing with them individually, applying bandages to open wounds, as many would argue the Bush Administration did, Obama has openly acknowledged the need to attack these problems at their root. Perhaps it is his history as a community organizer, where he was able to get to know ‘the common man,’ but regardless, he gets it. He gets that ‘a nation cannot prosper when it favors only the prosperous.’ And that rising tides will raise the ships that many Americans feel will make the world a better place: green jobs, freedom from foreign oil, a fair system of taxation that does not favor the wealthy, smart growth, and personal responsibility to make the tough choices ahead. While Bush’s head was firmly in the sand in blissful ignorance on topics of great importance, Mr. Obama signaled with his first speech as President that his eyes are wide open, and that he is ready to lead us forward. u Former Salt Laker Scott Cooney is the author of “Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur” (2009: McGraw-Hill). Visit his blog: WWW.ECOPRENEURSGUIDE.COM or meet him in person this month at area book stores (see CATALYST calendar).
Unions, great and tiny Of nations and friends BY MIKE PLACE
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. —Abraham Lincoln, March 4th, 1861 Inaugural Address
he first inaugural address of Mr. Lincoln of Illinois was made to a nation in nearimminent peril. Speaking from the steps of the Capitol building on that March day, Lincoln’s voice was—as often reported —high, ringing and shrill. One might imagine a few birds circling the crowd and singing in the spring air, the voice of the new President rising over theirs, sharing their pitch. From that same portico, in the 233rd year of our republic, citizens again stood and watched another inauguration: this one of the 44th President. I was there, too, standing in a crowd of over a million, squinting to see what I could see in the bright sunlight. Watching Mr. Obama take the oath, one could not hear birds as one might have in March of 1861 and the voice heard by the citizens of the world was deep, loud and confident. All around, people held their loved ones and they did the most simple and obvious of things when one doesn’t know how to put into words what they feel. They wept. Old women from Alabama hugged strangers. Shy white men from the Midwest accepted those hugs without reservation, not for a moment finding it unnatural. I want to speak about that day as “witnessing history,” but would one say that
about their own wedding or the birth of their child? From events like those, and this one, one only gets a few impression to carry with them for life: the trembling of even an atheist when the cannons fire after the words “So help me God;” the great roar of outrage, relief and success that rise up from the crowd when the new ex-President lifts off and flies over the Mall; seeing, at the ceremony’s end, 12-year-old girls dancing in a sort of political conga line, waving flags and laughing. Those who were there and perhaps those all around the world were enjoined together—if even for a moment—as countrymen. That’s the idea—that all people might be countrymen—that President Obama spoke to. It’s what I heard and what I saw when standing under the sun of Washington bracing against a cold wind. In 1861 it was of the utmost importance to preserve the Union, and Lincoln worked hard on its behalf. In 2009, we know a different type of Union: tiny unions spread all across this land. They’re out there—hundreds of smaller groups from which the larger is composed—made up of dancing girls and blushing Midwesterners. Unions between this generation and the next; between ourselves and our neighbors around the world and between ourselves and our planet. Those and so many others are the unions we fight our battles today to preserve. I was on the Mall. To be alive and to witness the moment of the inauguration on that day was to be a part of a renewing of these old unions—exquisite relationships which, I hope, with some good luck and plenty of hard work will endure and even flourish for generations to come. u Michael Place is a founder of Utah Free Media (Utah FM.org) and the host of “Make It New,” 3-6 p.m. Mondays.
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Dirty Power, Dirty Air A petroleum coke-burning plant planned for our valley BY KATHERINE PIOLI
A deadly commodity
Utah’s Division of Air Quality says Consolidated should be allowed to add these hazardous pollutants annually to the stew of crap already in Salt Lake Valley’s air: 60.9 tons of PM10s (including PM2.5s) 98.1 tons of nitrogen oxides 97.8 tons of sulfur dioxides 98.0 tons of carbon monoxides 49.0 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Pet coke contains a high quantity of vanadium— considered toxic but so far unexamined by the EPA, so it is not required to be listed.
Major concern revolves around the substance to be burned, petroleum coke, commonly called pet coke. This product is the waste left over from petroleum refinery after all
steady decline of new oil reserves. “The quality of oil that is being drilled is deteriorating,” he explains. “The easy oil has already been extracted and the sweet crude is rapidly disappearing. So the oil companies are resorting to lower quality sources that require more refining and produce more refinery waste. There is thus an increasing supply of this petroleum coke worldwide and companies are realizing that they can burn it to make energy.” This cheap source of energy, however, comes at the cost of health for the communities in which the plants operate. Analysis of petroleum coke reveals a make-up of heavy metals and chemicals including lead, mercury, arsenic (and unregulated vanadium)—all of which are released into the atmosphere during the burning of the coke. These Hazardous Air Pollutants or HAPs are, according to Moench, “among the deadliest compounds that we know of.” Scott Hurst, M.D., anesthesiologist and chair of that department at Intermountain Health Center, like Moench worries about the health effects of the petroleum coke-burning plant. Independently, Hurst has studied numerous populationbased reports on the affects of vanadium (see sidebar). These studies track workers who daily contact the substance as part of their job. “These people have higher rates of cancer. At least one study shows the children of these people also have higher rates of cancer. It shows that a parent who works at a pet coke
Pressure is increasing from oil companies to use pet coke for energy generation as availability of the commodity increases. other useful molecules such as gasoline have been extracted. Medical professionals along with Utah’s residents from ‘refinery alley,’ who already live with the billowing smoke from Holly refinery, worry about the added pollution from this new source. “Pet Coke is much dirtier than coal,” says Moench. “Burning it in the same kind of facility as a coal plant will emit far worse and more toxic emissions.” Unfortunately, pressure is increasing from oil companies to use pet coke for energy generation as availability of the commodity increases. Availability of pet coke, says Moench, correlates directly with the
plant and brings a little of its ashes home day after day puts the entire family at risk.” Moench, whose interest in the correlation between air pollution and illness began when his daughter was diagnosed with cancer, has also looked into the health effects of heavy metals and vanadium. “Studies suggest that metals such as vanadium and nickel are carcinogens. When we track workers with exposure to vanadium they show higher levels of instability in their DNA than the average person. DNA instability is a marker of cancer potential.”
Pollution by numbers In the case of West Bountiful and the surrounding communities, these health hazards related to substances such as vanadium would not exclusively affect workers in the plant. It would affect the entire community over which the emissions plume pours and the entire Wasatch Front through whose air it then disperses. The exact numbers showing how much pollution and of what type residents can look forward to each year is provided by Consolidated Energy itself in their application for
force the plant to comply with stricter government-set EPA emission standards and regulations. Already given the “intent to approve” by the Division of Air Quality and the EPA, yearly emissions listed in the permit would amount to as follows: “60.9 tons of Particulate Matter 10; 98.1 tons of Nitrogen Oxides; 97.8 tons of Sulfur Dioxides; 98.0 tons of Carbon Monoxides; 49.0 tons of Volatile Organic Compounds.” It continues: “Emissions of HAPs shall be limited such that no single non-metal HAP shall exceed 8.67 tons per year John deJong
permit to the Utah Division of Air Quality. The permit reveals Consolidated’s cunning sidestep of national environmental regulations: Their proposed plant would produce 109 megawatts of power per year. Producing 110 megawatts, just one more megawatt per year, would
and no single metal HAP shall exceed 0.92 tons per year and no combination of HAPs shall exceed 9.59 tons per year.” One year ago the Utah Division of Air Quality received these figures in an application for permit submitted by Consolidated Energy
Utah. During the one-year period of “robust review,” the DAQ determined that the projected emissions and the proposed methods engineered to sequester harmful substances would not violate air quality standards. All emissions would be held “below trigger level.” Vanadium is not accounted for in Consolidated’s numbers, nor in the DAQ’s “robust review”: Vanadium, though evidenced as carcinogenic, remains untested by the EPA and, therefore is unregulated.
A communal outcry On January 13th, 2009 over 500 people from Davis and surrounding counties packed into the first and only public meeting, all representing opposition to the plant. Somehow the apparently anaerobic DAQ and the air-breathing public did not see eye to eye. Roger Barrus, state representative and chair of the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee, bravely opened the meeting’s period of public comment. Recalling the state energy policy that he helped to pass in 2006, Barrus spoke of a “balanced” policy giving equal weight to environmental and other concerns. In light of finding that balance, Barrus concluded, “this pet coke plant is not the type of power generation we want. It is the wrong source, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.” State Representative Becky Edwards, Davis County Board of Health member Delane McGarvey and Woods Cross City Administrator Gary Uresk all echoed Roger Barrus’ statement—the wrong type, wrong place, wrong time. Cecily Hewitt, an area resident
The apparently anaerobic Department of Air Quality and Utah’s air-breathing public do not see eye to eye. photo by Sallie Dean Shatz .
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Vanadium Slipping through the cracks “Historically, pet coke has shown large amounts of vanadium,” says Scott Hurst, MD, Intermountain Health Center. If the West Bountiful plant is approved, vanadium will be a significant ingredient in their product emissions. Named after Norse goddess Vanadis, occurs naturally in fossil fuel deposits. But you don’t see it on the list of Consolidated’s anticipated pollutants. That’s because it’s not on the EPA’s list of “Hazardous Air Pollutants” (HAPs), nor identified as a “toxic substance” in the Clean Air Act. However, it’s not because vanadium has been proven safe. Rather, the woefully underfunded EPA is decades behind in the testing of industrial chemicals, including this one. According to many, vanadium overqualifies for this list. A paper from the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley analyzed candidates for inclusion on the Clean Air Act’s HAPs list. Ranking candidates on rate of emission, toxicity for cancer and bioaccumulation among other categories, they determined that 44 candidates qualified as HAPs, and that nine of those ranked in enough categories to give them extra special consideration. Vanadium was one of these candidates. The group of 188 heavy metals and chemicals that make up HAPs are of particular concern because according to the Environmental Protection Agency they “cause or may cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects.” Already on this list are mercury, lead and arsenic compounds. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recommended that “permissible exposure limit be reduced to 0.05 mg/m3 averaged over a 15-minute period.” So while the pet coke plant proposed for West Bountiful limits all HAPs to under 10 tons of cumulative emissions per year, until the Clean Air Act recognizes vanadium as a HAP as recommended by scientists and doctors, it will remain virtually unregulated. The curl of vanadium pictured above was cut from a cylinder. A few percent of vanadium in steel creates hard, tough alloys, but the pure metal has few applications. Traces of it give emerald a green color.
DIRTY POWER, DIRTY AIR
and mother of five, spoke first following the government officials. “This plant will be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back,” Hewitt prophesized. Tom Boyle, a new resident who had fled an industry-polluted town in Texas with his cancer-stricken wife, addressed the panel with his concerns once again about the threat of pollution in his newly chosen refuge. Michael and Sarah Branstein, two siblings of elementary school age, courageously spoke their dissent for the record followed in suit by physicians, nurses, pediatricians, engineers and self-proclaimed non-environmentalists. Still, after a meeting that ran hours over time, it remained unclear how much the public opposition mattered. Regg Olsen, the permitting branch manager at the DAQ, made it clear that the Division’s hands were all but tied. “We cannot address whether or not a project is appropriate,” Olsen said at the closing of his statements. “To us this is only a business decision.” Ironically, Rocky Mountain Power, the potential buyer and distributer of the plant’s power, has not been involved in this “business decision.” Rocky Mountain never asked for the plant in the first place. Moench is one person who finds this absence of communication a little strange. “Nobody is portraying this plant as necessary to keep anybody’s lights on because it isn’t,” he assures. “Rocky Mountain Power has not asked for the plant and it does not figure into their plans.” This missing link may undermine the entire project. “The business model shows the developer intends to sell the power to
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Stop the pet coke plant: What Wasatch Front citizens can do
irst, it is important to remember that this is not an issue exclusive to the residents of West Bountiful. We all breathe the same air; we will all be affected by the pet coke power plant if it gets built. For this reason all comments are valuable. • West Bountiful Mayor James Behunin says, “We simply will not permit the construction of a facility that would threaten the health of our citizens.” Offer him your support in West Bountiful’s opposition to the plant. JBEHUNIN@GMAIL.COM; tel. 560-3944. • Contact your state legislators. Ask them to toughen Utah’s air quality laws, which are among the weakest in the nation, and support building wind, solar and geothermal power plants. State Senate: WWW.UTAHSENATE.ORG/PERL/ROSTER2007.PL State Representatives: WWW.LE.STATE.UT.US/HOUSE/MEMBERS/MEMBER TABLE1ADD.ASP • The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has initially approved the permit for this power plant. Share your thoughts here: JJENKS@UTAH.GOV • Contact Gov. Huntsman: Utah State Capitol, Complex 350 North State St., Ste. 200, POB 142220, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114; tel. 801-538-1000 or 800-705-2464; GOVERNOR.UTAH.GOV/GOCA/FORM_GOVERNOR.HTML At the same time let’s prevent a plant of this nature from being proposed and permitted in the future. Stricter environmental and air quality control laws will help ensure that. Also, a movement is forming to formalize and present a new State House Bill that would require an independent board of medical experts to give their professional opinion on all such issues that pertain to and would affect public health. This is a key check and balance of the system that currently does not exist. For more information contact Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment: Dr. Brian Moench c/o SHAUNAMOENCH@YAHOO.COM or Kira Kilmer, tel. 359-8929.
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It’s all connected Laura Briefer, Salt Lake County special project manager for Public Utilities, protects—and cherishes—our watershed BY KATHERINE PIOLI
hen you work up at the town of Alta and your mayor says you need to spend a little time skiing to know your community....” Laura Briefer laughs, letting her thought trail off. “I did,” she picks up again after a moment, “and I love skiing—it is one of my passions now.” I am sitting with Laura Briefer, the new Special Projects manager for Salt Lake City’s Public Utilities. Her confession, of developing a passion for skiing late in life, comes to me as a surprise. To any casual observer Briefer looks, acts and talks like a woman of the mountains. Her athletic figure seems made for days hiking through the Wasatch. Her sense of style is natural, elegant but without metropolitan pomp. And when she exclaims, “I love living big,” segueing into a loving monologue about the dramatic landscape of the Albion basin, her enthusiasm mimics that of a life-long mountaineer. But for most of her life, Briefer has been a Southern Californian. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, she later moved to Santa Barbara where she earned a degree in environmental studies. “I kept moving north,” she recalls, “and finally settled in the Bay area.”
As Briefer tells it, serendipity, not a love for skiing, brought her and her husband to Utah. Looking for a change, the two had considered a move to the mountains but were looking at Colorado.
Climate change, population growth— the challenges in Briefer’s job are not your everyday pressures. Then, by chance, Laura met Bill Levitt, mayor of the town of Alta for 34 years. Levitt happened to be looking for an assistant administrator for the town. “I had been to Alta only once before and I wan’t a very big skier, but talking with Bill Levitt was so inspiring I took the job; if it didn’t work out, we could always go back to California.” She and her husband moved to Utah in 2002.
Her immediate connection to the Wasatch through her job plugged her into a unique Utah scene. She says the work and the place fit her perfectly. Levitt drew on Briefer’s environmental sensibilities, taught and nurtured from an early age by her parents and grandparents. “Levitt is the person who really inspired me to work in the public sector and to work on environmental issues,” explains Briefer. His guidance also led her to her current position. “When I worked for the town of Alta, my work was very similar to what I do now for the City, dealing with watershed projects.” As special project manager for Public Utilities, Laura Briefer’s responsibilities now span numerous environmental sustainability projects for Salt Lake’s public water supply—encompassing drinking water, storm water and sewer water. “I was hired to integrate our work with the sustainability planning that is going on with the City and making sure that we’re meeting and exceeding those goals while also developing our own sustainability plan.” Challenges in Briefer’s job are not your everyday pressures. Climate change is a huge concern in her work. Each year the slowly decreasing snow pack in the mountains affects the City’s year-round water supply. Pressure also comes from population growth both in the valley and the canyons. “As a water department we feel very strongly that we need to adapt to those changes. Right now we need to know how that might affect our infrastructure and sustainability planning.” For the time being, while studying how the Public Utilities might have to react to changes in the future, Briefer also works with groups such as Save Our Canyons to come up with current solutions to these pressures. “We believe as a department that wilderness protection is probably the best longterm protection of our watershed,” says Briefer. “Longterm protection [through expanding the wilderness bill in the Wasatch] is for us purely a watershed issue; that being said, it also supplies other benefits with respect to open space and a more wild experience for the future.” What will be left for future generations, whether there will be enough water to support the state’s growing population, are questions many Utahns ask. Again, her concern for wilderness and the Wasatch shows that Laura Briefer can think like a Utahn. Will her own children, ages one and three, be able to ski the powder that she and her husband now enjoy? Laura is confident that her work for maintaining a healthy watershed will ensure a happy future. “My kids are going to grow up to ski Alta. I am excited that they have that opportunity.” Katherine Pioli is a CATALYST staff writer.
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Salt Lake City’s E2 programs educate and support businesses, individuals and students who take steps to address “climate change and ensure a health sustainable future for Salt Lake City” through reducing energy consumption, conserving water and contributing to community environmental education. In the development phase is a new E2 Events category covering events of all sizes from local concerts to Salt Palace-style conventions. The idea for green events is not new, but the people in Salt Lake City’s division of sustainability are developing an inventive new system using levels and points. Like the LEED system which rates the environmental sustainability of buildings, the E2 events program will have gold, silver and bronze levels to indicate the level of sustainability attained by the event. The points system will rate individual efforts towards sustainability. If, for example, an event drastically reduces the waste generated by venders and guests by providing recycling containers and educating vendors on their options and alternatives, the event might earn a high points rating. Ideally, the points will translate into certain advantages, reduced cost for waste removal or expedition of the event application process. The Division of Sustainability hopes to work closely with events planners throughout the entire planning process, giving information and suggestions on attaining E2 status. WWW.SLCGREEN.COM
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Sunlight and Steel The green art of Scott Whitaker BY KATHERINE PIOLI
ho knows how long Scotty Whitaker has projected his current persona—young, anti-establishment, playful, curious. We are kicking around his west side studio, looking at tractor grills and giant seahorses. Whitaker, tall and handsome, moves through his space in faded jeans and multi-colored knit cap looking 10 years younger than his actual age. Hours later, after conversing about his life and art, I still can’t find a concise way to describe the man. Digging through the layers of Scotty’s life reveals seemingly starkly different people. Only two and a half years ago he worked as a computer programmer in Silicon Valley, professionally hacking into companies’ systems, helping them correct weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Fifteen years before that he was a college student pursuing a fine arts degree with the help of a painting scholarship. Before that he was a priest in the LDS church, serving his two-year mission in Amsterdam. Before reforming for his mission, Scotty smoked with friends under the rides at Lagoon in his hometown of Farmington. “There is your little block and your ward and the pecking order starts in kindergarten,” Scotty recalls of his childhood, sitting on the floor of his workshop. I am relaxed in a piece of art, a dentist chair outfitted with a pair of kaleidoscope glasses
that allows one to “see a different reality,” as Scotty puts it. “You were set and you had your space,” he continues. “If you tried to break out of that space and be something different they would say, ‘yeah, you can’t fool us, we know exactly what
you are and where you go.’” But try as he might, Scott Whitaker never quite fit the mold provided by his childhood community. Today his ‘family’ is an amalgamation of blood relatives, close friends, artists and even a
professor of the science of sleep at Stanford University. The diversity of the company he keeps attests to his openness to the world and people around him. It is an openness often reflected in and encouraged through his art. Like the altered dentist chair, and a strange alien-like helmet with which the wearer can look upon the world through blue, orange and multi-celled lenses, Whitaker’s art
encourages an open mind. “The heart of what I am doing,” says Whitaker, contemplating his own work, “is reusing stuff that people throw away and showing them that it is beautiful and useful.” The usefulness of discarded objects is a green philosophy that extends not only to Whitaker’s art, I soon learned, but also to his numerous other projects, businesses and engagements.
As predictably unpredictable as this artist can be, Whitaker a few years back picked up some light reading while vacationing in Guatemala. His book: a solar energy field manual explaining the basics of the trade. Then, in November of 2006, Whitaker created Sol Systems, an alternative energy design and consulting firm. “Matt Murry the electrician does the technical stuff and I
cover the business side of talking with people.” This summer Sol Systems installed an 8-kilowatt rooftop solar system for HawkWatch International. Not only did they install the system, they also helped the nonprofit group apply for various grants, which covered nearly 50% of the cost. Returning to his art, Whitaker proudly calls the solar saucer—his most publicly visible piece—the perfect union of his art, solar work and his green philosophy. As art, the saucer is an impressive piece made from recycled metal, lights and knick-knacks all constructed over a boat trailer making it easily transportable. As green art, the six solar panels radiating out from the center turn the saucer into a functional DJ booth and power generator. “In the summer of 2008,” Whitaker recalls, “I drove the saucer over 15,000 miles from Salt Lake to Denver, Austin and Santa Barbara.” Crash-landing at events like Salt Lake’s Earth Jam, the Live Green Festival and neighborhood Obama inauguration parties, Whitaker uses this piece especially to inform, educate and give a healthy boost to any gathering. Walking into the back bay of Whitaker’s art space at the end of my tour, I catch myself from tripping over a giant scrapmetal fish only to stumble upon couches and light fixtures. At this point Whitaker introduces me to his “building materials thrift store,” the ReStore. “Say someone remodels a kitchen, and they pull out a perfectly good sink and cabinets just because they want a new design. Now they can bring those to the ReStore and someone else can buy and use them. “It all ties back into my art,” says Whitaker. “Everything I do is trying to improve the place we live in, make it cleaner, find the beauty in things.” I nod to myself, realizing that it ties into much more. Sol Systems, the ReStore, the saucer, are all elements of a person who never stops reinventing who he is and what he will do next. u
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The quest for vision Many of us can improve our eyesight. Here’s one woman’s personal journey from myopia and astigmatism to seeing clearly again. BY LUCY BEALE
’ve always hated wearing eyeglasses. Since my first pair at age 5, glasses felt like a screen that closed me off from the outside world. My vision was worse at every annual eye exam. Over time, of course, I adjusted; like everyone else, I assumed I was powerless to do anything about it. Then, about 10 years ago, my eye doc told me I needed reading glasses. I cried. I already wore trifocals when I wasn’t wearing $350/pair contact lenses with a minus 13 diopter rating and an extreme correction for astigmatism. Reading glasses were the final straw. Emotionally I couldn’t go there. As a public speaker, my vanity wouldn’t permit me to pop on reading glasses to see my notes on stage. I refused to change my chosen selfimage. I asked for a way to improve my vision, not another set of glasses. The eye doc said there was noth-
ing he could do. But it just didn’t seem like a reasonable answer to me. If one could improve posture, or health, or muscle tone, why couldn’t a person improve his or her vision? After all, eyes were connected to muscles. I started asking around to my “alternative” friends. At the time I lived in Colorado, and after a couple months of asking, someone suggest that I go see Cleve. So I did. Dr. Cleve Armstrong, a behavioral optometrist in the Denver/Boulder area, had exactly the information I
If you can improve posture, or health, or muscle tone, why can’t you improve your vision?
wanted. He knows how to make eyes better, and we’re not talking surgery. Within four months of following his suggestions, I was out of trifocals, down to -8 diopter regular disposable contacts. The astigmatism was—poof—gone. I no longer needed reading glasses, but used a pair of regular glasses—no bifocals or trifocals—for nighttime reading after I took my contacts out for the evening. I was astounded. I was in charge of my vision. Some of the benefits were tangible. I could see well enough at night to get out of bed for water or to check on temperature settings without needing glasses. My disposable contact lenses cost only $50/year. I had more clarity about life. My creativity strengthened. Since then, I’ve authored nine books on weight loss and wellness, including three cookbooks. After 15 years of being
uncomfortably single, I met and married the love of my life. I started oil painting and won third place at the Utah State Fair in 2006. Were these due to having better vision? I suspect there’s a link. I’m far more social now, perhaps because I see the world around me with less effort than before. In a sense I took my blinders off and saw myself and my environment with more clarity. Now you may be wondering what in the world happened in those four months. Let me tell you, nothing magical at all. Dr. Armstrong simply taught me how to use my body and muscles differently. With a couple lifestyle changes added in. Upon embarking on my vision project, I wrote an affirmation, “I can see clearly now. My natural vision is 2020.” It was my way of formally asking for what I wanted. I’ll tell you some of the exercises I used, but you’ll want to consult with an optometrist, preferably one who specializes in vision therapy. (WWW.BETTERVISION.COM/SRL4.HTML provides state-by-state lists of behavioral optometrists but none are listed for Utah yet.) Dr. Armstrong slowly decreased my prescription as I progressed to encourage my eyes to make the improvements. Since moving to Utah, I’ve been working with Dr. Tina Martin in Midvale who has studied with Dr. Armstrong and my vision continues to improve. Today I wear contacts with a correction of 5.50 diopters in one eye, -6.0 in the other. The exercises assigned to me may or may not work precisely for you, based on your vision and emotional and physical needs. Muscle tension, poor posture, muscular misalignments, repetitive movements and stress are some causes of poor vision. Also, limiting your eyes limits your vision. When I’m writing a book, I spend countless hours looking at the computer screen, about 16-18 inches from my eyes. At those times, my eyes spend days at one focal length. This inhibits the natural movement of my eyes to focusing near, then far. This is true for folks who work at computers for hours, but also for anyone who logs lots of screen time on video games, watching television, reading books, or doing closein handwork. In Dr. Armstrong’s words, stay loose. As a way to start loosening up my muscles, I used Pilates and yoga stretches almost daily. An excellent book that contains hundreds of stretches for specific muscle groups
Move your body, improve your vision! Muscle tension, poor posture, muscular misalignments, repetitive movements and stress are some causes of poor vision. Here are exercises that may encourage clear seeing: Near-sightedness is held in the hamstrings up through the back erector muscles. Do exercises that stretch all or any of these muscles.
Astigmatism is held in the muscles up the sides of the body into the neck and shoulder muscles. Use lateral standing and sitting stretches, twisting stretches and lots of variation. To reach shoulders tightened from too much computer time, do the yoga pose, eagle, while seated. Try neck rolls, shoulder shrugs and seated twists. Again, refer to your book to learn how to do all exercises correctly. Far-sightedness: People who are far-sighted often hold muscle tension in the front of their thighs. Stretching takes time and devotion. And, of ourse, you will find that better vision is only one benefit. Stretching has a power in itself to refresh, renew and calm one’s entire being. is “Stretching,” by Bob Anderson. You’ll need to learn the correct way to stretch, so buy some books or take some classes.(See sidebar for excercises related to vision.) At times I would do a new stretch and find that it vastly improved my vision on the spot. I figure that part of my body was just waiting for me to find it and let it release and relax. What was most amazing was the vision improvement was permanent. Other ways to stretch and realign your body are with cranio-sacral massage, foot reflexology, chiropractic adjustments and body rolling as described in the book, “The Ultimate Body Rolling Workout,” by Yamuna Zake. Feldenkrais, Rolfing and structural integration are helpful, too. Next comes focusing exercises for the eyes. They are easy to do and easy to incorporate into daily life (for instance, while waiting at traffic lights). Focus at a car or building or sign in the distance, then focus at the dials on your dash board. Read the license plate in front of your car clearly, then quickly look at your dashboard and focus on one letter or number clearly. Do this repeatedly to encourage your eyes to adapt quickly between far and near. To stretch your eyes: Without moving your head, look up, then to the side, then down, then to the other side, making a circle with your eyeballs. Do this three times in one direction, then reverse the direction for three circles. For another stretching exercise, called “temple eyes”: Look hard to the left, then straight ahead, then to the right, then straight ahead and so on as you stretch the muscles at the sides of your eyes.
When your eyes feel tired from any activity, switch focal lengths. After reading or screen time, look up and out the window. Do the same for any close-in work. Your eyes will regain the ability to focus at all distances and in the available light, be it bright or shadowy. On my visit to Dr. Armstrong about two years ago, he looked in my eyes and observed that my body was flooded with toxins that had not been there previously. He saw what I didn’t want to see: My hobby of oil painting wasn’t beneficial to my health in general, and my vision in particular. I already knew that simply opening a tube of paint or a jar of solvent stung my eyes and made my skin itch. I left with new assignments: Stop painting with oils (I now paint with watercolors), do 30 seconds of jumping jacks hourly to pump toxins out of my lymph nodes along with 30 seconds of sitting pushups. It’s impossible to adequately describe in writing what a sitting pushup is, but it helps move lymph fluid from underarm nodes. Upon doing some additional research, I added hot baths with Epson salts and homeopathic drops for petrochemical detoxification. Again my vision improved. I don’t suppose vision improvement is for everyone. I wanted freedom after decades of feeling imprisoned and constrained. But if it sounds like it’s for you, go for it. You’ll love your new freedoms and your new experience of life. u Lucy Beale is a nationally recognized wellness coach and the author of several health-related “Idiot’s Guide” books. She lives in Sandy, Utah. WWW.LUCYBEALE.COM; LUCYBEALE-WEIGHTLOSS.BLOGSPOT.COM
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Blue bin diving with Mitch Contamination is a problem, but the city has a solution: Division of Sustainability intern Mitch Davis BY KATHERINE PIOLI Tagging bins The tags are long yellow strips of paper listing sanitation programs, problems and rules and giving phone numbers for people seeking additional information. If there is a problem with your recycling and the contents cannot be picked up, a tag will be left stapled to the can and marked to indicate the exact problem. The user of the bin is then responsible to fix the problem indicated. Although there is no violation fee, the city holds the right to re-appropriate a blue bin after continued misuse.
“Yes, I recycle these all the time!”—items that can be recycled: Newspaper and inserts, magazines, phonebooks, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, all plastics 1-7, plastic grocery bags, plastic coated milk and juice cartons, aluminum beverage containers, tin (steel) food cans
“I didn’t know you couldn’t recycle that”— items that can’t be recycled: Glass, clothing, diapers, wood, yard waste (leaves, twigs, etc), electronics, bathroom waste (Q-tips, toilet paper), scrap metal, food
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Weekly waste collection programs: There are more options than just using the standard 90-gallon trash and recycling bins. The city offers green garbage collection bins in 90, 60 and 30-gallon sizes with reduced service fees for each smaller size. In addition, a brown yard waste bin, with service offered MarchNovember, is for weeds, leaves, lawn clippings, vegetables and fruits. The blue bin for recycling, along with pickup service, is included free of charge for anyone with weekly garbage service.
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he recycling program in Salt Lake City is plagued by the problem of contamination. It is not unusual for non-recyclable items such as glass, dryer lint and yard waste to get tossed in with perfectly good recycling. Even worse are the baby diapers, animal waste and food scraps. Mixed in with paper and plastic, these items
“Salt Lake is unique [in Utah] in that we have a lot of ethnic diversity. Often, recycling problems are a result of a language barrier or cultural difference.” can contaminate a whole bin or even an entire truckload, requiring it to be dumped into a landfill. To combat the problem of contamination, Salt Lake City is embarking on a new campaign of education and outreach. Without fining offenders, but by literally going from house to house and bin to bin, the city hopes to educate enough residents to significantly improve recycling. At the front of this movement stands one man, a recycling detective and city
ambassador, Mitch Davis.
A long-held passion On pickup day, people keeping a close eye on their blue recycling bins might see him. Tall, bearded and personable, Mitch is especially unmistakeable in his official orange vest. He is also quite possibly the only person to look happy digging through a pile of recently discarded items. His concern with waste, after all, is not only part of his job—it is a passion that first began when he was 12 years old. “When I was 12, I was working on my environmental merit badge for the Boy Scouts. Part of the project was to take on a challenge; I chose to concentrate on recycling.” Later on that year, young Mitch read an announcement in the local newspaper. The city of Layton, where he lived, was looking to create a new committee to explore the possibilities of starting a recycling program for the town. “My mom encouraged me to participate in it and I sat on that committee for almost three years as the youth representative.” Nearly a decade later, Mitch Davis is an undergraduate student of environmental studies at the University of Utah and a very important intern for Salt Lake City’s Division of Sustainability.
Extent of the problem One autumn day, I met with Mitch at City Hall to join him on one of his routes around the city. Exiting the building, Mitch decided to glance inside a recycling bin standing near the door. As if a premonition of what we were to find, there on top of the newspaper and plastic bottles sat a bag holding half eaten take-out food. Based on earlier conversations with Mitch I was surprised to find a case of bad recycling in the heart of the city, at its very governing center. “Different areas of the city show greater contamination problems,” Mitch had told me. “Salt Lake is a unique place [in Utah] in that we have a lot of ethnic diversity. Oftentimes recycling problems are a result of a language barrier or cultural difference.” Lazy or ill-informed practices, however, are not contained to specific places and people. As Debbie Lyons, recycling program manager for the Division of Sustainability, explains, “Some people also don’t understand the impact when they put in just one bag of trash. That bag could break and if it has food in it anything the food touches can no longer be recycled. In some areas of the city, as much as 30% of the total weight collected is contamination.” When we arrived on our chosen street for the day, Mitch prepared for work. He put on his official uniform, a day-glow orange vest of the type worn by crosswalk guards and a city badge complete with mug shot. He grabbed an all-weather surveyor’s clipboard filled with yellow violation slips, informational sheets listing recyclable and unrecyclable items and magnets with the same information. He pulled out a stapler, his self-proclaimed one and only weapon, with which he attaches the information and violation notices to the blue recycling bins. Finally, he put on his gloves. “It only took one time of not wearing leather gloves to make sure that those gloves were always on,” he told me. “I licked my finger one day after work turning the page of a book and that was it. Now I won’t even lift the bin lid without them on.”
Diplomacy in action After working half way down the block with fairly little incident, we came to a trouble can. Before starting, Mitch had told me, “If you can smell a blue bin, then you know something is wrong. Nothing that is
recyclable should have an odor. So if it does, you are likely to find packaging covered in food particles or something else.” This particular can gave off a distinct odor of coffee grounds. Delicately, Mitch reached in to begin his investigative digging. Before he could find the food, he discovered other problems: metal dog food and water bowls, a red plastic hand basket from Harmon’s. Mitch began to explain that the basket, although plastic, would only be thrown out by the sorters at the recycling plant, when a young man, slightly embarrassed, stepped out onto the front porch of the house. “Hello,” Mitch said to him, in a disarmingly friendly yet firm voice. “I’m out here from the city,” Mitch explained. “I am checking up on the recycling bins in your neighborhood to make sure that people are following correct recycling practices and I noticed a few problems with your bin.” The young man seemed interested and surprised. He quickly accepted Mitch’s offer to go through the bin together and to learn about the offending items. Holding up the dog bowl set with the letters G-U-S written across the front Mitch said, “I hope that you didn’t loose Gus.” “Nope,” responded the man, “I don’t even know why we threw that out.” Mitch explained that even though the recycling center can take certain kinds of scrap metal, they prefer those items to be left out of the recycling. It was a similar story with the grocery basket. “If plastic doesn’t have a recycling symbol and a number,” he urged, “don’t try to recycle it.” After talking for a minute, Mitch handed the man a list of recyclables and non-recyclables. “If you have any questions,” he said pointing to the bottom of the sheet, “just call that number.” The young man thanked Mitch and we moved on our way. Mitch Davis and Debbie Lyons hope that positive encounters such as these will lead to visible reforms in how Salt Lake residents recycle. It all starts with gentle reminders and face-to-face meetings. Letting people know that the city actually cares and that their recycling, if properly maintained, really does get recycled. With the help of residents who are willing to learn and change old habits, recycling in Salt Lake can certainly be a success. u Katherine Pioli is CATALYST Magazine’s staff writer when she isn’t off fighting fires in national forests.
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Whey is rich with lactic acid and lactobacilli, assuring a good batch of fermented vegetables. Below you’ll find a simple ricotta cheese recipe. Please eat the cheese, but our purpose here is the whey, which you’ll want for the following fermented vegetable recipes. Later columns of the Alchemical Kitchen will look more closely at cheese making, but this will get you fermenting.
Fermenting vegetables Grow your own low-cost, high-nutrition probiotics BY REBECCA BRENNER few years ago, I began the practice of fermenting the end-of-season vegetables from the farmer’s market. The idea came to me as I wandered through my local health food store. I examined a small jar of expensive pickled vegetables and thought, “I can do this at home, for a fraction of the price.” Fermenting my local produce preserves it through the winter as well as adds natural sources of probiotics, lactic acid and digestive enzymes to my diet. Fermenting vegetables is an artisan craft that you, too, can easily do in your own kitchen.
Fermenting with salt or whey Before the days of mass-produced vegetables and fruits, people were unable to buy fresh produce all winter long. Many depended on their
own gardens and local farmers. Without refrigeration and canning machines, the fermenting of vegetables became a safe way to store produce till next harvest. The process of fermenting begins with washing and cutting vegetables and fruits and mixing them with salt, herbs and spices. The vegetables are pounded until some of their juices are released, then pressed tightly into an airtight container. The salt inhibits the growth of putrefying bacteria until the vegetables release enough lactic acid to continue the preservation process. The starches and sugars in the vegetables are converted into lactic acid. Lactic acid is a natural food preservative and promotes the growth of the healthy bacteria lactobacilli. Many fermented vegetable recipes call for whey instead of salt. Whey is the liquid by-product of cheese making (remember Little Ms. Muffet?).
Benefits of fermenting Health studies are beginning to reveal the importance of good bacteria in our inner ecosystem. A delicate balance must be kept between healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the digestive system. Focused efforts on building the healthy bacteria in the gut are revealing positive results for individuals with chronic digestive and immune issues. Fermented vegetables are rich with lactobacilli. Lactobacilli are health-promoting probiotics. You may have heard the hype recently around probiotic-enhanced yogurt or yogurt-like drinks and supplements. Fermented vegetables are a natural, unprocessed source of lactobacilli at a fraction of the cost. The lactic acid created by the fermentation process is a natural preservative. The body produces lactic acid through metabolic processes and exercise. When eaten, lactic acid lines the intestines, promoting the growth of healthy bacteria. The lactic acid also increases the digestibility of foods that are eaten with fermented vegetables. Digestive enzymes also abound in fermented vegetables; they break down and assimilate the foods you eat. The increased digestibility supports the absorption of vitamins and minerals present in food. They also have a soothing effect on the tissues of the stomach and lining of the intestines.
An artisan craft you can easily do in your own kitchen Simple Ricotta Cheese (and Whey) You’ll need: 1 gallon of milk (raw, whole organic milk if possible) 1 teaspoon citric acid 1 teaspoon of salt Place milk, citric acid, and salt in nonreactive pot. Slowly heat to 195 degrees. Curds and whey (the liquid) will separate. Turn off the heat and let set for up to 10 minutes. Line a colander with cheese cloth and ladle the curds into the colander. Tie the cloth into a bag and hang to drain for ½ hour or more. The liquid is whey. KEEP THE WHEY. When drained to desired consistency, your cheese is ready. Make approximately 2 pounds. Pour whey into Mason jar, refrigerate, and use to ferment your vegetables.
Cultured Carrots, Garlic and Ginger (yields 1-3 qts.) You’ll need: 6 cups of finely chopped carrots 2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons of finely grated ginger ¼ cup of whey Mix carrots, garlic, ginger and whey in large bowl. Thoroughly hammer mixture with a meat tenderizer until juices from vegetables are released. Place mixture in 1-quart Mason jars, tightly packing down with fist or tamper. Leave an inch of room at top of jar. Screw on lids tightly. Allow to ferment for 4-14 days at room temperature.
Cultured Greens and Seaweed You’ll need: 3 large heads of cabbage finely chopped (save six whole leaves of cabbage) 1 large bunch of kale, finely chopped 2 cups of soaked and drained wakame, chopped 1 tablespoon of fresh dill ¾ cup of whey Mix cabbage, kale, wakame, dill, and whey in large bowl. With a meat tenderizer, thoroughly hammer mixture until juices from vegetables are released. Place mixture in 1-quart Mason jars, tightly packing down with fist or tamper. Leave an inch of room at top of jar. Tightly roll cabbage leaves and pack 1-2 at the top of each jar. Screw on lids tightly. Allow to ferment for 4-14 days at room temperature.
Old Fashioned Sauerkraut You’ll need: 3 large green cabbages, finely chopped (save six whole leaves of cabbage) 3 tablespoon of fresh dill 3 tablespoon sea salt ¾ cup of whey Mix cabbage, dill, sea salt, and whey in large bowl. With a meat tenderizer, thoroughly hammer mixture until juices from vegetables are released. Place mixture in mason jars and press down tightly, leaving an inch of room at top of jar. Roll large leaves of cabbage and pack one or two at the top of each jar. Tightly screw on lids and allow to ferment for 4-14 days at room temperature. Note: No whey? Use an extra tablespoon of salt or a culture starter. I like the culture starter from WWW.BODYECOLOGY.COM.
The practice of fermenting vegetables can be found in the food history of almost all cultures The most familiar fermented vegetable is sauerkraut. The Austrians coined the term – sauer (sour) and kraut (plants). Dutch seamen would carry fermented vegetables on long voyages to protect them from scurvy. (A large supply of pickles is said to have played an important role in the successful journey of Christopher Columbus’ famous voyage.) In Korea, the making of kimchi (cultured cabbage and roots) has been practiced for thousands of years. In Indonesia, soybeans are fermented to create tempeh. In Japan, we see the fermenting of umemboshi plums. In Russia and Poland tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce were commonly fermented. In Africa, fermented millet is made into porridge.
How do I know I’ve fermented my vegetables correctly? Each of the following recipes will yield five to nine one-quart Mason jars of fermented vegetables. The quantity that each recipe creates makes the fermenting of vegetables a great group activity. Invite your friends over and make several versions. Everyone will go home with a winter’s worth of fermented vegetables. Once the vegetables are in the jars, leave them at room temperature (72 degrees) for 4-14 days. During summer months, I leave them on my kitchen counter to ferment. During the fall and winter, I snuggle my jars into towels and place them in an insulated picnic cooler. How long you allow them to ferment depends on how tangy you like your vegetables. I suggest opening a jar after three to five days but if you like the tanginess, allow them to ferment a bit longer. After 14 days, you can place all the jars in the refrigerator for up to eight months. It is important to note that fermented vegetables have a very distinct smell and may bubble and fizz when first opened. When done correctly, they have a strong sour smell. I recommend eating your fermented vegetables at home. Your co-workers may not appreciate the strong aroma in the lunch room. Try a few different recipes and have a few tablespoons with each meal. They make a nutritious and tasty condiment. u Rebecca Brenner, Ph.D. is a nutritionist and owner of Park City Holistic Health. WWW.PARKCITYHOLISTICHEALTH.COM.
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32 February 2009 catalystmagazine.net Art, Health, Spirit, Natural World, Music, Events/Festivals, Meetings, Exhibits, Education/Workshops. See the full list of events and the ongoing calendar at www.catalystmagazine.net/events
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Come hear what leaders think about the possibilities and opportunities, locally and beyond, to building a stable economy based on sustainability, efficiency, and clean energy. Join the University of Utah Office of Sustainability for this open and lively discussion, followed by audience questions. What are the barriers that government, business, and nonprofits face in making this transition? How can students and community members help? Free. Tel. 585.9352; WWW. SUSTAINABILITY.UTAH.EDU/CLIMATETEACH INEVENTS.HTM. Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building Rm. 101, 215 So. Central Campus Dr. Healthy Planet Mobilization Committee’s Winter Conference Feb. 13-14, All day. Join HPMC on Friday the 13th for a special screening of Stuart Townsend’s directorial debut “Battle in Seattle,” about the 1999 World Trade Organization protest that took place over the course of five days and eventually escalated into a full-scale riot. Followed by commentary by Tim DeChristopher. Join them again on Saturday with films, panels and workshops on the gay rights movement, the war in Gaza, activism in the Mormon community, and the economic crisis. WWW.UTAHJWJ.ORG. U of U, 200 So. Central Campus Dr.
Sustainability and Urban Agriculture “Heat” Screening Feb. 4, 6:00-7:30p Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, fires, floods and droughts. “Heat,” a PBS Frontline documentary by Martin Smith, investigates how the world’s largest corporations and governments are responding to Earth’s looming environmental disaster. Smith traveled to 12 countries on four continents to investigate whether major corporations and governments are up to the challenge. The report paints an ominous portrait. Despite increasing talk about
“going green,” across the planet, environmental concerns are still taking a back seat to shorterterm economic interests. Come see an excellent presentation from a global perspective about the challenges we face and the solutions that are needed. Discussion follows. Free.Tel. 585.9352; WWW.SUSTAINABILITY. UTAH.EDU/CLIMATETEACHINEVENTS.HTM. Olpin Union, U of U, 200 So. Central Campus Dr. Building a Green Economy: A panel discussion with local government leaders and other experts Feb. 5th 6:00-7:30p
Scott Cooney Talks Green Feb. 17-20 Utah native-turned-San Franciscan Scott Cooney returns to talk about his new book, “Build a Green Small Business.” Cooney’s advice comes from experience. While in Salt Lake City, he created several green businesses. He wrote the book to teach others how to start an earthfriendly business or green an existing one. Talks and times are as follows: KRCL, RadioActive with Troy Williams: Tues., Feb. 17, 6-6:30p Sam Weller’s Bookstore: Tues., Feb. 17, 7-8p Golden Braid Bookstore: Thurs., Feb. 19, 7-8:15p Barnes & Noble, Ft. Union: Wed., Feb. 18, 7pm The King’s English Bookstore: Fri., Feb. 20, 7p
Fabulous Fruit Trees Feb. 26-Mar. 5, 6:30-8:30p. Apples, cherries, apricots, pears, plums —how do you get the best from your fruit tree each year? Learn to care for your existing trees and give new ones a healthy start. This University of Utah Lifelong Learning class covers planting, pruning (with hands-on experience), thinning, pollination needs, and recommended varieties. Tuition: $51. Tel. 587-5433; WWW.CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/ LIFELONG. Co-sponsored with Red Butte Garden.
Coops de Ville: How to Raise Backyard Chickens Mar. 4-11, 6:30-8:30p. There is a world of difference between right-fromthe-hen eggs and those that come from the store. Sounds good, but where there are eggs, there are chickens; and where there are chickens, there is responsibility. Find out how to do it right from start to finish in this class. Instructor Celia Bell will cover preparation; breed selection; housing, food, and water; chickens and your garden; legalities and your neighborhood; hazards and health management; raising chicks; and collecting and storing eggs. The class will also review the ageold question: Which came first? Tuition: $51. Tel. 5875433; WWW.CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/ LIFELONG.
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Stegner Center Fourteenth Annual Symposium
Wallace Stegner: His Life & Legacy Celebrating the centennial of Wallace Stegner’s birth
Friday & Saturday, March 6-7, 2009 Marriott University Park Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
Register by February 15 for discount $175 early/$210 General admission $140 early/$175 Seniors (62+) & University faculty & staff $95 early/$130 Students
Tanner Lecture on Human Values: “Order and Disorder in the Emotional Brain” Feb. 4, 7:30p; Feb. 5, 9a (See interview, “Training the Brain,” in the January 09 CATALYST.) Richard Davidson, director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of WisconsinMadison, will deliver this year’s pretigious Tanner Lecture on Human Values. Davidson, whose research focuses on emotion and affective disorders and is a close associate of the Dalai Lama, was named by Time magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. A Thursday morning panel discussion will also include Daniel Siegel of the Mindsight Institute and Yurgelun-Todd of the Brain Institute at the University of Utah. WWW.THC.UTAH.EDU. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Dumke Auditorium, 410 Campus Center Dr. Panel discussion: “The Experts Respond.” Thurs., Feb. 5 910:30am. Carolyn Tanner Irish Building, Room 109.
Music Folk Vespers Concert Series Feb. 8, 15, 22 –March. 1, 7:30p. Join the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City for a concert series of folksy proportions. Folk Vespers builds on the success of the church’s Jazz Vespers series by bringing a different musical style and flavor. Fiddler Kate MacLeod kicks off the series on the 8th. A sought-after performer and studio musician, Kate has since been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows such as “A Prairie Home Companion” and “River City Folk.” Her songs find new life through other musicians at jam sessions and performances throughout the country and have been recorded by artists from California to the Czech Republic. Tel. 5828687; WWW.SLCUU.ORG. First Unitarian Church, 569 So. 1300 East. Arvo Part’s “Te Deum” Feb. 21, 7:30-9:30p Expansive and inspiring, this work in Latin by Estonian composer Arvo Part takes a single moment and spreads it out, encouraging unity from the complex. It’s an expression of praise, both majestic and humble, mysterious and profound, universal and personal. In collaboration with the
University of Utah Singers, Salt Lake Choral Artists performs this uniquely scored work with women’s choir, men’s choir, mixed choir, strings, wind harp and prepared piano. $18.75; students $12.75. Tel. 587-9377; WWW.SALTLAKECHORALARTISTS.ORG. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, U of U, 1375 E. Presidents Circle.
“Wallace Stegner was perhaps his region’s greatest teacher: its greatest storyteller, historian, critic, conservator and loyal citizen.” –Wendell Berry
Speakers include: Bruce Babbitt, Former Governor of Arizona & Secretary of the Interior Wendell Berry, Author Philip Fradkin, Author Page & Lynn Stegner, Authors Terry Tempest Williams, Conservationist & Author Patty Limerick, Center of the American West
Charles Wilkinson, University of Colorado
Richard White, Stanford University
All The Radio You Need
Sweet Honey in the Rock Feb. 27, 7:30-9:30p Kingsbury Hall continues its commitment to Black Awareness Month at the U with the delicious harmonies of six African-
American women singing a special blend of blues, jazz, and gospel woven into musical stories. The Grammy award-winning group was founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon, known for her social injustice songs during the civil rights movement with the Freedom Singers. With every song of hope, joy or struggle, you can hear echoes of these musical roots. Tel. 5817100; WWW.KINGTIX.COM. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle.
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n January, the first full moon of 2009 was the biggest one we are going to see all year (though it happens that the last moon of 2008 was even bigger). The moon doesn’t actually change size, of course—it just gets closer to the Earth and looks bigger. Nonetheless, that evening there was a huge, round, luminous orb staring through the city lights as a reminder that the cycles of Nature keep on turning no matter what. Seeing the moon up there also reminded me that I was planning to check out the Women’s Full Moon Dance Circle that meets each month on the Saturday nearest the full moon at the Red Lotus School of Movement. I had been getting invitations by e-mail for several months, but the sight of the moon confirmed my intention to actually go. “That’s how a lot a lot of us remember that the dance is coming,” says Sylvia Nibley, who helped start the dance six years ago. “When we originally started, several friends and I did kind of a guided meditation. A common theme was that we would dance around the time of a full moon so at some kind of primal level our energy knows we are naturally connected to those cycles.” The group also decided that they wanted a women-only dance, in part because the moon is a powerful symbol of the divine feminine as it waxes and wanes in harmony with women’s monthly fertility cycles, and in part because many women feel safer and less selfconscious without the mating dynamic present. Men can come sometimes, but only when they are specifically invited. To Nibley, dance is an ideal way of reconnecting body and spirit with natural cycles. She says, “I think there’s a deeper relationship that modern women feel but don’t articulate. It’s a wonderful space to explore that connection. How do we really relate to cycles and seasons? Over the years I’ve got from where I didn’t know if the moon was waxing or waning to where I feel the moon. The more you dance, the more you connect to nature in ways that really can’t be articulated.” Nibley is a graceful woman with a long Rapunzel braid. When she lets her hair loose to dance it swings about her like the fringe of a scarf. She describes herself as a “living room dancer,” and when I asked
SHALL WE DANCE?
It’s a Marvelous Night for a Moondance Amy visits the Women’s Full Moon Dance Circle BY AMY BRUNVAND
her if she had any formal dance background she replied, “Not at all. I think I just have a dancing soul. I did belly dance, and African, but choreography felt too limiting. When I felt how the music wanted to move me, it was different from proscribed steps.” At the Full Moon dance the freeform style of dancing is what Nibley calls “authentic movement” or “free dance.” It’s part of a growing movement that inspired other Salt Lake events such as Dance Church and Barefoot Boogie. Nibley says,
“When we are moving to music and our bodies do things that surprise us, that’s mystery and life moving through us in unexpected ways. I love looking around the room and seeing the real experience and how it’s different in everyone. That is so perfect and so beautiful. There is no expectation about what you are supposed to look like. The theme of the full moon dance changes each month, because as Nibley points out, “the energy of every moon is different.” Each month someone takes on the
The dance organizer decides on the feel/intention for the dance, selects music, holds the sacred space and leads any special experiences or rituals.
task of holding the space sacred and developing the theme. Last year’s themes included “21 phases of Tara,” “Birthing dance,” “Carnivale,” “Honoring the crone” and “There is still time.” The dance organizer decides on the feel/intention for the dance, selects music, holds the sacred space and leads any special experiences or rituals. In January, Nibley herself was acting as host for a “whole body dance” in order to invite all the parts of ourselves to join the dance of the New Year. Before the dance began she taped banners on the mirror to remind us that our bodies consist of more than just dancing feet. The words on the wall were thought provoking: How, I wondered, could someone dance with their teeth, jaw, bladder, nerves, ovaries or aura? When it was time to gather the circle, Nibley asked each of us to say a bit about why we were there. Several women were first-timers like me, drawn by the moon or some other impulse. Two women said that they wanted to reconnect with their bodies, and a third laughed and said that she felt exactly the opposite—she felt too grounded and needed to dance in order to reconnect with her spirit. The music started, and created a soundscape to let body, mind and spirit to join in dance. Then, after dancing for a little over an hour, the women joined arms in a tight circle and spontaneously began to sing a resonant, beautiful harmony of tones. It felt perfect. The evening ended with a potluck feast that included fragrant spiced rice, juicy clementines, dark chocolate and roasted vegetables. As the women ate, they talked about other dances in other months and what some of their future dances might be like. The mood was communal, peaceful and connected. The Women’s Full Moon Dance Circle has been going for six years now and Nibley says it feeds her need for community, “I’ve kept it going all these years. The original circle has come and gone and evolved and there are always new people coming in.” Then she adds, “But I still dance in my living room.” u Contact: SYLVIAN@OURCOMMUNITYCONNECTION.COM to be on the invitation list. Website: WWW.OURCOMMUNITYCONNECTION.COM/MOONDANCE. Red Lotus School of Movement, 740 South 300 West, SLC.
and acrylic paint on panel helps creates a modern feel to the artwork with pop culture overtones. Tel. 484-6641; WWW.LISACARLSONART.COM. Patrick Moore Gallery, 2233 So. 700 East.
Dance Classes for Adults
MOAB Itching to get away... but not too far away? Moab in the winter might be just your thing. And while youâ€™re there, check out these community activities.
Reiki for the Earth Feb. 20, 7-9p Monthly gathering for Reiki practitioners of all levels. Tonightâ€™s topic: â€œEnveloping the Earthâ€™s Peoples with Unconditional Love.â€? Amplify your experience of romance and love in the purest definition of those words. Fall in love with the Earth and all of her people. Let us together hold a vision of open hearts, kindness, and compassion for all peoples. Bring photos of those you love, and symbols of love. Tel. 631-9825; WWW.SACREDMOUNTAINHEALING.COM. Inner Light Center, 4408 South 500 East.
Spirit Dances of Universal Peace Feb. 14, 7-9p. Celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day with an evening of cultural and spiritual dance. The Dances of Universal Peace celebrate the words, melodies and movements of the planetâ€™s spiritual traditions. The dances are a joyous, multicultural way to touch the spiritual essence within others and ourselves. They use sacred phrases, chants, music and movement from the many traditions of the earth to promote peace and integration within individuals and groups. There are no performances, no audience; new arrivals and older â€œhandsâ€? form the circle together. The dances come from Jewish, Islamic, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Native American traditions. No partner or experience is needed. Tel. 461-5011; WWW.UTAHDUP.ORG. Inner Light Center, 4408 So. 500 East.
Visual art Lisa Girls: Close-ups, Portraits and Pin-ups Feb. 13, 6-9p, reception; exhibit runs through Mar. 6 Digital collage, photography and other mixed-media techniques fuse together to create the body of art in the Patrick Moore Gallery solo exhibition â€œLisa Girls: Close-ups, Portraits and Pin-upsâ€? by Utah artist Lisa Carlson. The artistâ€™s imaginary portrait series investigates the erotic aspects of the ideal female face and figure. Carlsonâ€™s use of pigment ink
Chocolate Loverâ€™s Fling Feb. 7, 6p Join the Youth Garden Project for the 13th Annual Chocolate Loverâ€™s Fling, a fundraiser for the youth oriented educational program. Roaring 20s theme: Costumes encouraged. Jazz music, dancing and delicious chocolate desserts. $10 ($5/kids). Free with a homemade dessert. Dessert guidelines and information: WWW.YOUTHGARDENPROJECT. ORG. Moab City Gym, 203 East Center Street, Moab, Utah. Cowboy Poetry and Concert Feb. 13-15 The Moab Arts and Recreation Center welcome all to the Western Stars Cowboy Poetry Gathering. This yearâ€™s gathering features a cutting horse clinic, a buckaroo clinic demonstrating vaquero techniques, and ranch roping. Western cowboy poets and musicians, with headliners Suzy Bogguss and Don Edwards. Tel. 435-249-6272; WWW.MOABWESTERNSTARS.COM. Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 East 100 North, Moab, Utah. WabiSabi Fashion Show Feb. 24, 6-11p Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with Wabi Sabiâ€™s Moab fashion show. View incredible recycled fashions on the runway by local Moab designers. This Moabbased nonprofit organization supports the health and wealth of the Native and Hispanic communities, low-income people and nonprofit partners. Tel. 425-259-9114; WWW.WABISABIMOAB.ORG.
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HISTORY MADE ART Late that year, I happened upon a shelf of books about the Japanese internment in the City Library. I discovered an internment camp named Topaz had been located in Utah during World War II. The internment was something I had known about peripherally at best. And although I knew I was of Japanese ancestry, I had never really thought about that as a part of me. Until that day in the library when I realized that, had I lived in a West Coast state during World War II, I would have been interned.
A question of loyalty Plan-B Theatre Company tackles the Japanese internment with “Block 8” BY JERRY RAPIER
What are you?” That was the most common question asked of me when I moved to Salt Lake City 15 years ago. Well, I am half Japanese. My natural mother, Harue Ueda, was a child in Nagasaki when the bomb fell to end World War II. I was adopted into a Caucasian family at the age of 8, so I really never thought about myself as anything but, well, white. And I grew up in a heavily Mexican Utah’s Topaz (public domain).
community in southeastern Arizona, so the idea that my skin might be darker than someone else’s never crossed my mind. “What are you?” The question suggests something out of balance, a problem to solve. At first I didn’t really understand the question. But it kept coming and I realized I just might be differentlooking from the average Salt Laker, circa 1994. “What are you?”
On February 19, 1942, following the December ’41 bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the creation of internment camps on U.S. soil. According to the 1940 census, there were 127,000 persons of Japanese ancestry living in the United States. The vast majority (120,000) lived in West Coast states, predominantly in California. Those 120,000 were “evacuated” from their homes. About 10,000 were able to voluntarily relocate to inland states. The remaining 110,000 were interned in 10 camps in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. From there it gets complicated. Two-thirds of those interned were U.S. citizens—the first generation born in the U.S. (Nisei). Their parents (Issei) had immigrated to the U.S. but were barred from becoming citizens due to a 1922 Supreme Court ruling upholding the 1884 Exclusion Act, which excluded per-
extraordinary degree of loyalty to the U.S.” and that “immigrant Japanese are of no danger to the U.S.” The findings were quietly disregarded. By the fall of 1942, 10 internment camps were in operation on U.S. soil.
Topaz Topaz opened on September 11, 1942. Located 16 miles west of Delta, the camp was populated with over 8,000 Japanese Americans from the San Francisco Bay Area, who arrived with only what they could carry. In January of 1943, President Roosevelt announced that volunteers from the internment camps would be accepted into the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an allNisei combat unit. Residents 17 years of age and older in all the camps were given a questionnaire. Two questions troubled internees: Question 27 asked, “Are you willing to serve in the armed forces of the United States on combat duty wherever ordered?” Question 28 asked, “Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States of America and faithfully defend the United States from any or all attack by foreign or domestic forces, and forswear any form of allegiance or obedience to the Japanese emperor, to any other foreign government, power or organization?” Nonetheless, the 442nd became the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service, receiving more than 18,000 individual citations for bravery and nearly 9,500 Purple Hearts. Topaz closed on October 31, 1945.
A 1941 government study found “immigrant Japanese are no danger to the U.S.” Yet 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry (two-thirds of them U.S. born) were ordered to internment camps in seven western states where they were held for 3.5 years. sons of Asian ancestry from becoming citizens. In 1940, Japan had signed the Tripartite Pact, creating an alliance with Germany and Italy. That prompted President Roosevelt to engage Curtis Munson to conduct a study to determine the sympathies and loyalties of Japanese Americans living in California in 1941. The Munson Report found that “Japanese Americans possess an
Each internee was given $25 and a train ticket to their former homes, where the majority returned to find they had lost everything. It took until 1988—53 years from the end of World War II—for the U.S. government to issue a formal apology.
Block 8 The question of loyalty lies at the heart of Plan-B Theatre Company’s world premiere production of
Day of Remembrance events February 16-March 13 DOROTHEA LANGE & ANSEL ADAMS photography exhibit. Humanities Building, University of Utah, 215 S. Central Campus Drive, Carolyn Tanner Irish Gallery.
Thurs., February 19, 4pm Free public lecture by Gary Y Okihiro, PhD, Columbia University. Humanities Building, University of Utah, 215 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 109.
“Nick, what are these?” A question is asked unfolding a mystery that takes us beyond the world of cyberspace. Directed by Tobin Atkinson Starring: Gabi Caro, Brenda Sue Cowley, Michael Gardner, Jesse Pepe and Jay Perry
Thurs., February 19, 8pm Preview performance of Plan-B’s BLOCK 8 benefiting the Topaz Museum. To reserve tickets: RICKOKABE@COMCAST.NET. Anita Booher & Bryan Kido
BLOCK 8. Since that day in the library in 1994, I’ve wanted to find a way to create a play about the Japanese internment experience. When I discovered playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett’s mutual interest in Topaz a little over a year ago, the creation of BLOCK 8 was inevitable. BLOCK 8 is a simple, two-person drama about an unlikely friendship. Ken (played by Bryan Kido) is a young Nisei internee at Topaz grappling with whether to enlist in the military to prove his loyalty to the United States. Ada (played by Anita Booher) is a Caucasian librarian at Topaz whose son is fighting in the Pacific. The tentative relationship between Ken and Ada offers insight into the paranoia, distrust and xenophobia that led to the existence of Japanese internment camps.
With Barack Obama in the White House, his pledge to dismantle Guantanomo Bay and his pick of Japanese General Eric Shinseki to lead Veteran Affairs, the future seems brighter for race relations in the United States. But in a post9/11 world, could it happen again? “What are you?” u Jerry Rapier is the producing director of Plan-B Theatre Company, and a longtime contributor to CATALYST. “Block 8” is presented in partnership with ACLU of Utah; American West Center/Ethnic Studies/Asian Pacific American Studies at the University of Utah; Japanese American Citizens League, Utah Chapters; High Road for Human Rights; Human Rights Campaign of Utah; KUED; Salt Lake City Film Center; Salt Lake City Public Library System; Salt Lake Film Society and the Topaz Museum. February 20-March 8. Studio Theatre at Rose Wagner, 138 W 300 S. Tickets: 355ARTS or PLANBTHEATRE.ORG
“Block 8” Show art by Greg Ragland/rdicreative.com
Fri., February 20-Sun., March 8 (times vary) “Block 8,” Studio Theatre at Rose Wagner, 138 W 300 S. Tickets: 355-ARTS or PLANBTHEATRE.ORG
A modern day coming of age love story for mature audiences.
SLAC Celebrates the Inauguration Fights the Recession No more Depression All tickets Sundays @ 7pm - $20
Sat., February 21, 11:30am Free screening of THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI. Main Library Auditorium, 241 E 400 S.
For tickets call 363-7522 or www.saltlakeactingcompany.org
Sat., February 21, 1pm Free screening of TRANSCENDING: THE WAT MISAKA STORY. Members of the Misaka family will be on hand for discussion after. Main Library Auditorium, 241 E 400 S.
Tues., February 24, 7pm Free screening of the documentary “Topaz.” Historic Tower Theatre, 879 E 900 S.
Sat., February 28, 9am-11pm Fundraising book fair benefiting Plan-B Theatre Company. (mention Plan-B at the register). Sugar House Barnes & Noble, 1104 E 2100 S.
The pain of watching people we love struggle with chemical dependency is overwhelming...you wonder where to seek help.
CHOICE Choosing Healthy Options: Intervening, Connecting and Engaging A class offered by Neuropsychiatric Institute clinicians Mondays, 6:00-7:00 PM at the Institute, 501 Chipeta Way. The class is free and focuses on information, resources and tools of change to assist family members seeking answers about chemical dependency treatment. For additional information, call 583-2500.
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Dear Mama Donna,
A question of self-nurturing How to begin again, when you’ve lost your sense of self BY DONNA HENES
I have been caring for other people for so long that I don’t think I know how to take care of myself. Whenever I think of some self-care rituals, I fly off to some nebulous airy mental space and lose my resolve. I need to be able to root myself in the physical plane and know that I can keep my feet on the ground. This seems to be really scary for me. How can I learn to nurture myself in a real way that is healing? In need of mothering
Dear Mom, The physical plane connects us with the here and now—it is the world as we perceive it through our five senses, the life that we embody. Real Life. The most effective way to nurture ourselves, body and soul, is to treat the minutiae of our dailiness, the mundane and the profane parts of our life, in a consciously celebratory manner. When we practice the art of approaching all facets of life with the same dedicated devotion that one would apply to an important ritual occasion, and the craft of making every detail matter and every minute really count, we are validating our own worth and importance. It is this constant presence in the present that ultimately nourishes, energizes, and heals us. I have a simple philosophy. Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. And scratch where it itches. -Alice Roosevelt Longworth 1884-1980 Time spent in the bath,
with a good book, exercising, and even doing domestic routines, can feel like holy rites of devotion if we perform them with the focused intention of Selfcare and concern. Our concentration = consecration. Meals, for instance can certainly be more than the mere rushed intake of calo-
brunch, or breakfast, or high tea, or midnight snack. Create an out-of-theordinary menu that might include your favorite culinary treats, or foods that you have always wanted or meant to try. You may want to create a fantasy feast or recreate a memorable meal from your childhood
A normal supper can be one of life’s most agreeable ceremonies if we establish a comfortable, leisurely, aesthetic, emotionally safe environment in which to enjoy food and convivial company even—especially— if it is “only” our own. ries, nutrients, television news and bickering. A normal supper can be one of life’s most agreeable ceremonies if we establish a comfortable, leisurely, aesthetic, emotionally safe environment in which to enjoy food and convivial company even—especially—if it is “only” our own. I invite you to concentrate on feeding yourself as the first step in your efforts to mother yourself in concrete ways. Nothing is so real as food. It represents love at its most primal, basic level. When is the last time someone cooked a special meal for you? More to the point, when is the last time you cooked a special meal especially for you? What are you waiting for? If you are never alone at dinnertime, do lunch. Or
The most effective way to nurture ourselves, body and soul, is to treat the minutiae of our dailiness, the mundane and the profane parts of our life, in a consciously celebratory manner.
ortravels or reading. Cook with the intention to nourish and please yourself, purposefully infusing the food with love, just as you would in anticipation of any honored guest. Set your table with all of the special things that you love, but never use. Use your grandmother’s plate or vase, cloth napkins, and your good stemware. Create a centerpiece that honors and celebrates you. Place fresh flowers or foliage or your favorite houseplant in the center of the table. Set out some of your amulets or holy items that represent your intention to treat your Self well. Light candles to ignite your intention. Pour yourself a libation and offer a toast to you — your health, your happiness, your life. Serve your Self! To your health, xxMama Donna Are you cyclically confused? In a ceremonial quandary? Completely clueless? Wonder no more. Send your questions about seasons, cycles, and celebrations to Mama Donna at CITYSHAMAN@AOL,COM.
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ARTS, MUSIC & LANGUAGES instruction, galleries, for hire Able to Speak French? 582-6019. Vive La France School promises you can. Learn French faster naturally. Now offering classes & tutoring in Salt Lake City and Utah Valley. All levels taught. Also yearly French tours. Director Catherine Thorpe is a Sorbonne (Paris) graduate. VIVELAFRANCESCHOOL@GMAIL.COM, WWW.VIVELAFRANCESCHOOL.COM Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 571-0723. P.O. Box 26203, SLC UT 84126. International cultural organization conducts French language classes. Beginners through advanced levels taught by experienced, native teachers. Three semesters, 10 sessions each. Monthly social gatherings. We also sponsor French related concerts and lectures. WWW.AFSLC.ORG. Artful Heart Center 467-7530. Jan Henderson. Sugar House. See your soul’s desire with new eyes. Weekly classes with most materials provided. Reveal innate creativity and trigger therapeutic expressions. Open up to composition, color theory, shapes and techniques from a widely published artist and experienced instructor. Beginners welcome. Let me bring out the artist in you. WWW.JANHENDERSONART.COM.
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BODYWORK massage, structural integration (SEE ALSO: Energy Work & Healing) Alternative Health Care 533-2464. Ardys L. Dance, LMT Practicing the art of therapeutic healing since 1988. Specializing in visceral manipulation: organspecific myofascial release of scar tissue around internal organs damaged through surgeries, illness or accident. Craniosacral therapy, neural mobilization of the brain, an amazing new therapy. Advanced Visionary and Biodynamic Craniosacral work 801-414-3812. Linda Watkins, BFA, MEd, LMT. Going beyond still point to find the dynamic and profound stillness that resides there. Visa, MC, Amex. www.LINDAWATKINS.COM.
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Bodywork by Mark 801-604-6895. Mark Freeman, CRP Compassionate, intuitive healing touch. Bodywork that is soothing, relaxing and stimulating. Designed to be nurturing and habit forming. Convenient Murray location; out call available. You deserve to be pampered. Be touched right with a client-centered approach. Discounted rates and first session specials. Body Alive! 801-414-3812. Linda Watkins, BFA, MEd, LMT. Offering the very real possibility of release from chronic or acute pain resulting from injury, illness or the aging process. Specialized work in deep tissue full body sessions, structural and visceral work, craniosacral therapy (Milne certified), Jin Shin Jyutsu. Tailored to meet your specific needs. “The pain of everyday life” does not have to be your reality! Visa, MC, American Express. WWW.LINDA-WATKINS.COM. Michelle Butler, LMT 801-879-5411. At Meridian Massage, 1245 East 8600 South, Sandy, Utah 84094 Acupuncture and Chiropractic also available. You deserve it. Your body needs it. Mon, Fri, & Sat 1-6 by appointment. Tue & Thur 1-5 on site. Charles Forshew, LMT 870-5809. In the Graystone Office Bldg, Sugarhouse area. Affordable massage therapy for optimal wellness and treatment of pain. Feel better, sleep better, perform better, live stronger! Techniques include body centered therapies: Spa Massage-Deep Tissue-Hot Stones-Sports Massage. As well as healing energy works: Reiki-Polarity-Shiatsu-Reflexology. Experienced
with older clients and their concerns. Outcall available. Call for an appointment.
Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP 671-4533. Somatic Education and Bodywork. Feldenkrais®, Structural Integration and massage. Offering a unique blend of the 10 sessions with Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Discover the potential for learning and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM. Rocky Mountain Rolfing® 671-9118. Becki Ruud, Certified Rolfer. “Expanding your potential for effortless living.” If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing®. Located in Riverton. WWW.ROCKYMOUNTAINROLFING.COM. Rolfing® Structural Integration Certified Rolfers Paul Wirth, 638-0021 and Mary Phillips, 809-2560. Rolfing improves movement, eases pain, and brings about lasting change in the body. Addressing structure together with patterns in movement and coordination, we help people find ease, resilience, efficiency and comfort. Free consultations. WWW.ROLFINGSALTLAKE.COM. Soma Libra, LLC 801-792 9319. Ingrid Bregand, LMT, KMI. Innovative Kinesis Myofascial Integration. Unfold into greater innate balance and alignment via a systemic manipulation of your body Anatomy Trains (groundbreaking myofascial meridians theory). Dynamic and attentive structural therapy. Lasting significant work with anatomical precision. WWW.ANATOMYTRAINS.COM SpiritWolf Healing Arts 870-5613. 1390 S. 1100 E., Ste. 107. Margaret Miller, LMT, Transformation Catalyst. Ignite your inner work! Create more joy now. Experience major shifts and lasting change through a full spectrum of body work, innovative energy work, and shamanic healing. Each session tailored and aligned to your needs. Sunflower Healing & Massage 801-828-7273, 600 North Rose Soaring WhiteEagle, Massage Therapist/Healer Discover the Best Massage in the Valley! Mind, Body, Spirit & Soul! Swedish & Deep Tissue, Reiki Master-Teacher, ThetaHealing, CranioSacral, & Shiatsu 7 Days Week - Swedish $50 / Deep $65 582-2275, Bill Wagner, LMT. Therapeutic massage & bodywork integrating various modalities such as shiatsu, craniosacral, acupressure, reflexology & injury massage. Relax...repair...rejuvenate. Reasonable rates & discount packages available. Healing Mountain Massage School. 355-6300. Time Out Associates. 530-0633.
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EDUCATION schools, vocational, continuing education A Voice-Over Workshop 359-1776. Scott Shurian. The Salt Lake City voice-over workshop teaches the art of voicing commercials and narrations for radio, TV, multi media and the World Wide Web. Personal coaching and demo production also available. WWW.VOSCOTT.COM Canyonlands Field Institute 1-800-860-5262. P.O. Box 68, Moab, UT 84532. Authentic nature and culture. River and hiking trips and camps for schools, adults and families. WWW.CANYONLANDSFIELDINST.ORG Healing Mountain Massage School 355-6300. 455 South 300 East, Suite 103, SLC, UT 84111. Morning, evening, & weekend programs. Graduate in as little as 7 months. 8 students in a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice in a live day spa. ABHES accredited. Financial aid: loans/grants available to those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG
Suzanne Wagner Psychic, Lecturer and Author Sego Lily School. 274-9555. WWW.SEGOLILYSCHOOL.ORG Elaine Bell. Art Instruction. 201-2496. Red Lotus School of Movement. 355-6375. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM
ENERGY WORK & HEALING energy balancing, Reiki (SEE ALSO: Bodywork) Buddha Maitreya Soultherapy Center 349-2639, see ad. Discover more vitality, happiness, peace and wellness. Private and group healing/meditation sessions. Soul Therapy retreats. For sale: Buddha Maitreya meditation and healing tools you can use to support your spiritual practice and to assist others in awakening the Soul and heal the personality. WWW.SOULTHERAPY.COM/SLC Healing & Channeled Guidance Karen Burch-Facilitator. 801-313-0692. During one hour telephone session receive spiritual Energies and Channeled Insight, assisting release of stress and old programs; enhancing inner peace, higher purpose, and decision making. Uplift your life! A special Reiki Attunement included. $50.00. KAREN1115@COMCAST.NET
Lilli DeCair 533-2444 or 577-6119. Holistic health educator, certified Thought Pattern Management practitioner, coach, shamanic wisdom, Medicine Wheel journeys, intuitive consultant, mediator, minister. Usui Reiki Master/teacher offers all levels complete in 10 individual classes, certification & mentoring on request. Visit at Dancing Cranes Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons for psychic sessions. Cafe Alchemy and Mayan Astrology, nutritional nudges, stress relief hospital visits, fundraising. Send a psychic telegram. On the board of directors, Utah Mental Health Assn. Elizabeth Williams APRN-BC 486-4036. 1399 S. 700 E. Elizabeth Williams, RN, MSN. Traditional Usui Reiki Master. Reiki is a gentle, easy technique with remarkable results. Offering a safe environment for healing/balance on physical, emotional, spiritual levels. Everyone can learn Reiki. Classes & sessions available. Supervised student sessions available for reduced rates. Energy Work for Home, Office and Health Sherrie: 205.6460. Clean house for 2009! Now is the time to shift the mood in your home or office. Release your space of stale, negative energy with an energetic cleansing. And for your body: Huna results in simultaneous, multi-level energetic healing; does not involve physical contact. The practice of HUNA is
rooted in the Polynesian culture of the South Pacific Islands. Remote appts. also available. Questions? Please call.
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Integrated Quantum Healing 801-252-1556. Lynne Laitinen RMT, ECRT, MC. 25 years of experience. Access to unparalleled key guidance into your spiritual, emotional and physical challenges; releases stress naturally. Offering core emotional release techniques, cranial-sacral, polarity, Quantum-Touch, Reiki and workshops. Credit cards accepted. Reiki & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher; Sound Healing and Meditation Teacher 359-2352. Carol A. Wilson, Ph.D., CHES, or INFO@CAROLWILSON.ORG. Registered, International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP) and International Center for Reiki Training. Individual Reiki, Karuna Reiki and sound healing sessions. For more info or Reiki I, II, III/Master and meditation class schedules, see WWW.CAROLWILSON.ORG Sheryl Seliger, LCSW, Cranio-Sacral Therapy 556-8760. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) Powerful healing through gentle-touch energy work. Infants and children: sleep issues, feeding difficulties, fearfulness, bonding, birth trauma, pre- and perinatal therapy. Adults and teens: head injuries, accident recovery, PTSD, chronic pain, stress reduction. Enjoy deep relaxation and peace. MonFri 8:00a-12:30p. SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Start With Love Empowering, encouraging, and supporting individuals as they re-learn, re-turn, and reconnect with their own innate healing intelligence. Facilitates clearing and charging of the energy field, release of energetic blocks, and patterns held in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies that may lead to dis-ease. www.startwithlove.com. Theta Healing & EFT 435-843-5309 Theta DNA I & DNA II certified by Vianna’s Nature’s Path. Resolve physical & emotional pain. Limiting beliefs dissolved quickly. Leave your pains from years past & create lasting peace in your mind and body, call or e-mail today! HEALINGSWITHGENNA@COMCAST.NET Theta Healing with Darcy Phillipps 916-4221. Are you free to be who you really are? Changing your beliefs changes your life. Doors open to instant healing. Love is unconditional. Dreams to reality. Come and play. DARCYPHILLIPPS.COM. Kathryn Wallis 394-4577. Evenings 4-7. Be healthy regardless of your age and what you hear. Your body is a chemical lab reflecting formulas by thoughts, illnesses, aging, mindsets, lifestyle. Just living offsets chemical balance. I change your balance by remote only. 30 years experience. WWW.WHOLEBODYBALANCETUNING.COM
$15.00/person 6:30-9:00 PM Each person will be allowed to ask two to three questions of Suzanne
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Or visit www.suzwagner.com Call (801) 359-2225 for more information. Channeling Sex, Love, Intimacy, Numerology Class & Relationships Class March 7-8, 2009 Feb 7-8, 2009 Jan 17-18, 2009 INTEGRAL TAROT BOOK
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PSYCHIC FAIR EVENING Melanie Lake (801) 451-8543 Tarot, Kinesiology, Essential oils.
Suzanne Wagner (801) 359-2225 Numerology, Palmistry,Tarot, and Channeling
Ross Gigliotti (801) 244-0275 Tarot, Past Life Regression, Intuitive Coaching, NLP, Hypnosis.
Wade Lake (801) 451-8543 Numerology and Tarot.
Adam Sagers (801) 824-2641 Tarot, Numerology, Astrology Art. Shawn Lerwill (801) 856-4619 Channeling, Intuitive Arts, Clairvoyant.
Krysta Brinkley (801) 706-0213 Horary Astrology, Tarot Palmistry, Numerology. Larissa Jones (801) 424-1217 Tarot, Intuitive Essential Oil Readings, Healing with Essential Oils.
Nick Stark (801) 394-6287 Tarot, Clairvoyance, Shamanic Counseling, Numerology.
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HEALTH, WELLNESS & BODY CARE Ayurveda, beauty supply, birth services/ prenatal care, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, chiropractics, colon therapy, dentistry, health centers, health products, homeopathy, naturopaths, nutritionists, physical therapy, physicians, women’s healthcare Abundant Health of Ogden 801-782-7491. Linda Hallmark, I-Act Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, FDA-approved closed system. Colon hydrotherapy is a safe & gentle way to cleanse, hydrate & tone your body. Discover why so many clients love this practice. Diet and nutritional support also offered. Make a step toward your health and wellness goals today.
A.I.M: Frequencies – Balance – Self-Healing DaNell 801-680-2853, David 558-9340, Dixie-(Ogden) 458-1970. Everything is energy, therefore everything has a frequency. Imbalances have a frequency that can be brought into balance and neutralized by applying a balancing energy 24/7. Sanctuary, The Path to Consciousness, by Stephen Lewis tells of this technology – here now. Self-heal inherited predispositions, physical & mental illnesseses & environmental toxicity–24/7 using this tool. Pets too. www.infiniteconsciousness.com.
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Almarome® Organic Essential Oils 1.866.392.6909. Based in Sugar House and Provence, France. Home of The SHIELD™, unique blends of 100% certified organic essential oils to protect your health all winter long, reduce exposure to bugs and maximize immunity. WWW.ALMAROME.COM Lori Berryhill, L. Ac. MSTOM Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine 670 7th Avenue 355-3076 / 554-5913 Offering a full range of health/wellness care. The philosophy of my clinic reaches for healing, restorative and preventative therapies including all acute and chronic diseases, sports injury, pediatrics, and emotional issues. Cameron Wellness Center T.W. Cameron, BSN, ND. 486.4226. 1945 South 1100 East #202. You can enhance your healing potential! Naturopathic medicine with emphasis on treatment of chronic illness. Services include: education in mind/body connection, thyroid, adrenal and hormone balancing, diet and lifestyle counseling, neural therapy and intravenous nutrition treatment. Colon Hydrotherapy—Massage 541-3064. Karen Schiff, PT. Licensed physical therapist, certified colon hydrotherapist, I-ACT member, FDA approved system. Clear out old toxins & create the environment within you to realize your health goals. Gently soothe, cleanse,
hydrate & tone your body’s primary elimination channel. Enhanced results with nutritional guidance & abdominal massage. This ancient work is a gentle, external method to relieve digestive distress, PMS, menopause, infertility, more! WWW.KARENSCHIFF.COM DNFT Chiropractic With Lacey Picard, DC. 505-8189 Directional Non-Force Technique offers specific, gentle adjustments for long-term correction. No cracking or popping. TMJ, knees, shoulders and spine are addressed as well as previously hopeless concerns. This technique focuses on minimal visits. Enjoy your life now! POWERFULLIFECHIRO.COM. Five Element Acupuncture LLC Pamela Bys, RN, BSN, L.Ac. (Dipl Ac.) 2670 South 2000 East, SLC; 256 Historic 25th St., Ogden. 801-920-4412. Five Element Acupuncture focuses on getting to the root cause of all problems. It treats symptoms as well as causes. Live Healthy and Live Long. WWW.ACUPUNCTURE5E.COM Forever Fit - Mind & Body 707 W. Genesee Avenue, SLC, UT 84104. 801-355-0137. Combine the elements of nutritional cleansing, exercise, and meditation to create a lifestyle of health and wellness. Free classes on nutritional cleansing and natural weight loss. Free meditation instruction. For more information, call or visit our website at: WWW.FIT.ORG Maharishi Ayurveda Self-Care Programs and Products 801-446-2999. Schedule a Maharishi Ayurvedic Personal Self-Care Program or Register for the next free Lecture on Maharishi Ayurveda. Maharishi Ayurveda herbal supplements are ancient, authentic, time-tested formulas for promoting health and well being, without negative side effects. www.mapi.com 800 255 8332. Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center 531-8340. 989 E. 900 S., Ste. A1. Dr. Mangum is a family practice physician who uses acupuncture, massage, herbs & nutrition to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM NeuroDynamix 801-209-2005. 150 S. 600 E. Suite 1A, SLC, Utah 84102. Unlock your brain's potential! Train your brain to respond the way it is designed to respond. EEG biofeedback assists resolution of depression, anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, attentional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, trauma, and substance abuse, among other concerns. Function at your optimum best. Free consultation. Linda Rhees L.C.S.W. WWW.NEURODYNAMIX.ORG
Leslie Peterson, ND Full Circle Women’s Healthcare 746-3555. Offering integrative medical care for women of all ages. Natural hormone replacement therapy; annual exams; evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of many gynecological health concerns; natural medicine preferentially used. Gentle, safe, whole-person care. WWW.FULLCIRCLECARE.COM
Planned Parenthood of Utah Call 1-800-230-PLAN to reach the Planned Parenthood nearest you. Affordable, confidential health care & family planning services for women, men & teens. Abstinence-based education programs for children 532-1586. Many volunteer opportunities 532-1586. Precision Physical Therapy 557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 4568 S. Highland Dr., Ste. 140. Licensed PT specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy works to identify sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. BCBS and Medicare provider. Rising Sun Renewal 435-640-5020. Cleanse, Rebuild, Renew! Denise Walz, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Reiki Master, Wellness Education. Serving Park City/Summit County. Gentle cleansing to remove built up toxins that create illness, with a focus on rebuilding your body thru nutritional support based on The Body Ecology Diet. Renew your life! WWW.RISINGSUNRENEWAL.COM Wasatch Vision Clinic 328-2020. 849 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake across from the 9th East TRAX stop. Comprehensive eye care, eye disease, LASIK, contacts and glasses since 1984. We accept most insurance. WASATCHVISION.COM Trina West, Integrated Physical Medicine 801.685.7700 or 801.363.9393. 308 East 4500 South, Suite 175, SLC. Trina West, Family Nurse Practitioner, specializes in family health, bioidentical hormone therapy, and neurotransmitter evaluation and modulation for the treatment of chronic conditions with over 23 years of experience. Her unique approach to wellness is directed at one’s core including an examination on the physical, energetic and spiritual level. Most insurance plans accepted.
Acupuncture Associates. 359-2705. Natalie Clausen. Center For Enhanced Wellness 596-9998. 2681 E. Parley’s Way. Dr. Michael Cerami, Chiropractor. 486-1818. 1550 E. 3300 S. WWW.DRCERAMI.COM Dragon Dreams. 989 E. 900 S. 509-1043. WWW.DRAGONDREAMSGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM Millcreek Herbs, LLC. Merry Lycett Harrison, RH, CAHG. 466-1632, WWW.MILLCREEKHERBS.COM Millcreek Wellness Center WWW.MILLCREEKWELLNESS.COM 486-1818. 1550 E. 3300 S.
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he month we celebrate Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to focus on our own hearts and our innate ability to create life as we want it. The heart is an awesome energy center that, when consciously directed, has the potential to bring all our dreams to life! Here’s how.
Our energy structure In the Sanskrit system of the body’s energy centers, the base, sacral, and solar plexus chakras are associated with emotion; the crown, forehead and throat chakras are associated with thought. The center of this system, the heart, is where thought and emotion combine to create heart-based feelings and beliefs. (Which makes sense since we often refer to our beliefs as something we “know in our heart.”) When it comes to deliberate creation, what we believe in our heart is the energy that dictates what unfolds in our lives. In “The Spontaneous Healing of Belief” (2008: Hay House), Gregg Braden explains that emotion is the power source (think of it as the fuel) and thoughts are the guidance system (like the steering) that combine to direct the unfolding experiences in our lives. Braden and other manifesting experts tell us that while thoughts are important, they have little power by themselves. Without emotional fuel, these thoughts are the equivalent of empty “wishes.” In other words, to think the thought or just say the words is not powerful in and of itself. It’s when strong emotions are included and we believe the thought that things happen. By using thought to harness and direct the power of emotions, we create feelings in the heart chakra— what we think fueled by the emotion associated with that thought. While there are only two basic emotions—love and its opposite (hate or fear)—these two emotions combine with thoughts to create a wide variety of feelings: compassion, empathy, envy, appreciation. Make sense so far? Our heart-based feelings are the key to what we attract in life; it’s what drives our creative efforts (whether on a conscious basis or not). By understanding how the process works, we can learn to deliberately direct our feelings in ways that allow us to achieve our greatest dreams and desires. Once we understand the power of belief —that our personal beliefs dictate what can
The power of your sweet heart Using the heart chakra to support your dreams BY JEANNETTE MAW and cannot happen in our world—and learn how to shift our beliefs purposely to support what we want to experience in life, we literally become “miracle makers.” At least, it seems like miracles at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll consider it quite a normal experience. Why is it that so many people who were inspired by cursory law of attraction material like “The Secret” found disappointing results as they practiced holding new thoughts? Often it’s because although their
powerfully take charge of our creative abilities?
Shifting beliefs Some experts say that since beliefs are just habits of thought, we can create new beliefs by simply repeating new thoughts. We just choose an affirmation (the thought we want to be true) and repeat it until it becomes a belief. Many people have success with this practice (I am one); others conclude it doesn’t work. A likely reason is that they
Once we understand that our personal beliefs dictate what can and cannot happen in our world —and learn how to shift our beliefs purposely to support what we want to experience in life, we literally become “miracle makers.” thoughts may have shifted, their beliefs didn’t. You can say the words, but if you doubt them, the feeling of doubt overrules the words. As we see in the chakra system, it’s not the thought alone that creates our unfolding reality. It’s the belief, the combination of thoughts and emotions leading to heartbased beliefs that direct what happens next in our lives. We would do well to learn to choose our beliefs purposely in accordance with whatever beliefs best support our dreams and desires. So if belief is the “heart” of it all, and it’s not as simple as just thinking a new thought, how do we
didn’t commit to spending enough time with the new thought before giving up, or they chose words that didn’t “click” to create new feelings. My personal belief is that this can be an effective approach, but it does require commitment and possibly a significant investment of time. (Those who believe affirmations and mantras are not effective would of course have that experience, since that’s what they believe!) Fortunately, there are additional methods for shifting beliefs. Many of my coach colleagues use a technique known as Psych-K, where the brain is rewired with new neural connections in a process that
takes 20 minutes or so with a trained facilitator. The process includes giving three answers to each of four different questions, then utilizing the body’s physiology to reprogram for new beliefs. Kinesiology is also involved to test and confirm the effectiveness of the work. (Katherine Moyer teaches a basic workshop on Psych-K in Salt Lake. Visit WWW.ENHANCEDPOTENTIAL.COM for details.) My experience with this technique is that even using just the first half (giving the three answers to four questions) can make a dramatic shift in one’s feeling state. Try it yourself—give three answers to each of the following questions:
1) What will I see that proves my goal is achieved? 2) What will I hear that evidences my success? 3) What will I say that shows I got what I wanted? 4) What will I touch/feel that shows my successful results have unfolded? Coming up with those responses takes your brain to a place it may not have been before, which creates new neural connections and is the beginning of new belief in your ability to experience what you want. Other methods for altering your beliefs are offered by Braden in “The Spontaneous Healing of Belief.” One tool he describes is a “logic patch,” to circumvent faulty programming that keeps you stuck in a reality you don’t want. A logic patch involves the mathematical proof formula of “If, And, Then” statements. In order to rewrite our reality, according to Braden, we have to give ourselves a reason to believe something new: “We can convince our conscious minds of a new belief through the power of logic. Once the mind sees a reason to think differently about the world, it will allow the heart to embrace that possibility as a new belief—that is, to feel that it is true.” Regardless of the approach employed to shift beliefs, what matters is that we get conscious of our heart-based vibrations that either limit or empower our success—and then make adjustments as called for. Regardless of technique, once we take charge of what we’re flowing from that center chakra, we can experience the sweet benefits of deliberate, conscious creation. u Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lake City. www.GOODVIBECOACH.COM
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Meditation group in Sugar House 915-6795. Facilitated by Clinton Brock, this organic contemplative meditation approach emphasizes relationship with the Divine through devotion, will, surrender, fluidity and Love. Call Clinton for more details. 1104 Ashton Ave. (2310 S.), #204. Stephen C. Paul, Ph.D. (801) 3552526. Change is happening! Personal sessions to align yourself with new world possibilities. Offering guidance to release limiting beliefs and attachments, open your heart, simplify your life, harmonize with Earth and Spirit, express your life purpose, and accept and live in profound grace. WWW.CIRCLEDANCER.COM, STEPHENPAUL@CIRCLEDANCER.COM Salt Lake Buddhist Temple 363-4742. 211 West 100 South. Shin Buddhism for families. Rev. Jerry Hirano and the sangha welcome you to our services Sundays, 8:30 a.m. tai chi /qi kung, 9 a.m.meditation service, 10 a.m. dharma school service, 11 a.m. study class. Naikan (self-reflection) retreats
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of every month. Everyone is welcome, and encouraged to use bicycles, feet, carpooling and public transportation to arrive at the ever-changing event sites. There is never a charge to participate, and cash drinks are available. There will be a small area to display business cards, brochures and other eco-resources you may wish to share with like-minded folk.
hybird installation, solar hybrid feasibility, green home inventory, wood deconstruction and custom wood plaques. 4R Innovations, tel. 466-9866 www.4RInnovations.com
Tuesday, February 24. Green Drinks frequently meets at the Woodshed Bar and Grill, 60 E 800 S. 5:30-8pm. Become a Green Drinks friend on Facebook by searching “Salt Lake City Green Drinks” where you can verify this months meeting place.
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Lotus Leaf for Heber yogis Until four months ago the yogis of Heber, Utah had to drive to Park City or go to the gym for their yoga fix. Now, thanks to Natalie Gildersleeve and her husband Lyf, they don’t have to. The new Lotus Leaf Yoga Studio offers classes in power yoga, flow, harmony (a cross between power and flow) and other styles. You can also make an appointment for Thai yoga therapy with Lauren Lockey or consult with a holistic nutritionist—CATALYST “Alchemical Kitchen” columnist Rebecca Brenner. Lotus Leaf is also offering a 200-hour teacher training course beginning March 6. Natalie says she is living her dream, and gives humble thanks to her teachers and inspirations including D’ana Baptist and Adam Ballenger. Lotus Leaf Yoga Studio. 150 N. Main Street, Suite 201, Heber, Utah.
SLC named “Fittest City” Men’s Fitness magazine has named Salt Lake City America’s ‘fittest city’ of 2008. Salt Lake City gained the distinction due to its abundance of park space, athletically motivated residents and below-average obesity rates. While not mentioned specifically, certainly the abundance of yoga studios must have been of significant benefit to this score. The report, based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) surveys, found that residents also watch 23% less television than average cities. CATALYST questions two items, however: The survey gives Salt Lake air a C+. Perhaps—if they average the best days with the worst days. Second, according to the story, “Health-food stores are plentiful
We all know about the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But Eric Aragon takes it one R further: Rethink. The owner of the new business 4R Innovations will soon be engaged in sustainable remodeling and home energy solutions. For now, recycled wood is captivating his attention.
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in Salt Lake City: There’s one for every 2,867 residents, handily beating the national average of one store per 12,118.” Would that were so. Colorado Springs and Minneapolis came in second and third for the ‘fittest’ award while Miami, home of the South Beach diet, earned the title of ‘fattest city.’
Here’s a toast: Happy green birthday In January the Salt Lake chapter of Green Drinks celebrated its two-year anniversary. Green Drinks is a fun, informal opportunity for people interested in sustainability to get together over drinks and talk “green.” Green Drinks meets on the 4th Tuesday
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“70% of all wood pallets are made of reusable quality hardwoods like oak and ash,” says Eric. Usually pallets are junked after one or two uses. 4R Innovations reclaims these once “junk” items and restores them to be used as dimensional lumber, flooring and laminate products. Eric will also “deconstruct” your old wood structure and haul it away for free. You can visit 4R’s website or call to request more information re. solar and
Last month CATALYST reported on the murder of Amos Supuni, a sculptor whose work was seen by thousands of Salt Lakers visiting Red Butte Garden several years ago. Later we received this note from Roxanne Kulakowski of Red Butte Garden: “Those of us fortunate enough to have known and worked with Amos will remember him as a gifted sculptor and artist who held great respect for each stone he carved. “Among his many virtues was his ability to connect with people and leave a lasting impression. Highlighting this virtue is the fact that several of his students, none of whom had ever carved before working with Amos, returned to Red Butte Garden to display their own stone creations in the sculpture exhibit ‘Cracking Open the World’ held this past summer. That such an impressive display of art could be created by individuals with no prior experience is certainly a reflection on the masterful skills Amos possessed. And it is in deference to his skill with both stone and people that Red Butte
Beverly Hill with Iron Chef America winner and trailblazing restaurant maverick Kerry Simon.
Beverly’s baking takes off Local support for Beverly Hill’s Sugar House bakery of homemade delights has been strong. So good in fact, the bakery is extending its hours. Beverly is also thanking customers with a special Appreciation Day on—what better day to visit a bakery?— February 14th. New and old customers alike are invited to stop in for a buffet of minidesserts. Of course, you’re also welcome to peruse the bakery’s Valentine’s Day offerings. If that’s not convenient, a number of grocers now carry a selection of Beverly’s baked goods. Look for her frozen dessert line at all Harmon’s Grocers in Salt Lake, Ogden and Orem, Dan’s Food in Salt Lake and Layton, The Market in Park City, Emigration Market, Kickers Backcountry Market and other locations. Beverly Hill’s, 902 E. Logan Ave.: tel. 746-4454. New hours: Thursday-Saturday 9am-6pm. Customer Appreciation Day, Feb. 14th, 9am-7pm.
Garden expresses a sincere hope that his art will continue to bring peace and light into this world and that his memory will forever be carved in our hearts.”
Huna for health; energetic space cleansings for the new year Sherrie Kimball has been practicing the work of Huna in the Salt Lake Valley since 1996. Huna, an ancient healing and spiritual practice, comes to us from the Hawaiian islands, but some believe it is much more ancient, reaching back to the early Egyptians. Sherrie uses her work with Huna to help people focus their energies for health and wellbeing. “The work is integral,” Sherrie says. “It’s done without physical contact. In fact, it is equally effective from a distance.” Sherrie says she has successfully worked with clients who were at a crossroads in their life as well as those suffering from pain. Most appointments are 40 to 45 minutes. For the month of February Sherrie is offering her services to newcomers for a reduced fee of $40 for their first visit. Sherrie recently moved her office, but says most of her work is done at the client’s space. Sherrie also offers energetic cleansings for the home and office, releasing past-
time energy from their home, office or other space. “Clearing out old, stale or possibly negative energy is a wonderful way to begin the new year,” says Sherrie. Sherrie Kimball, tel. 205-6460.
Get (and stay) well: clean your colon More than 25 years ago, Linda Hallmark found herself diagnosed with an ‘incurable’ disease. Years later, the diagnosis has helped her, and others through her work, to overcome the finality of such diagnoses. As a colonic therapist, Hallmark has studied at the cancer preventive program at the Livingston Wheeler Clinic in San Diego, worked at the Optimum Health Institute of Texas and had her own practice in Portland. She provides nutritional guidance to support the process of cleansing. She now brings her work to Ogden, Utah. Hallmark looks forward to starting anew closer to her family and helping people in Utah make lifestyle changes that are positive for body, mind and spirit. Abundant Health of Ogden: tel. 782-7491. Linda Hallmark, I-Act certified colon therapist, bio-feedback therapist.
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â€œBucking the Trendsâ€? Small Business Awards
Your downtown thrift alternative: â€œOur Storeâ€? Without Toni Johnson, Our Store, a new alternative thrift shop in downtown Salt Lake, would not exist. Director of the People With AIDS Coalition of Utah, and now the director of Our Store, Johnson is a hero in the life of the Coalition. An AIDS survivor, Johnson did everything to give back to the organization that helped her. She walked from bar to smoky bar asking for donations and tabled at Pride events. Then, one year ago, the idea for a thrift store blossomed. The windows of the small storefront are dressed to allure, with artistic arrangements and lighting. Jewelry and trinkets in glass cases distract oneâ€™s attention before the hallway is noticed. Follow it into a high-ceilinged cavern of second-hand treasures. Suitcases, televisions, furniture and racks of clothes from Gucci to Old Navy line the walls and crowd every inch of the floor. Eighty percent of the proceeds from Our Store goes directly into the budget for the People with AIDS Coalition, where it helps people with AIDS rebuild their lives. Our Store is looking for the following items: Appliances, Art prints and frames, Artwork, Books, Clothing, Electronics, Estate Items, Furniture, Glassware, House deco items, Housewares, Jewelry, Kitchenware, Knick-knacks, Linens, Music (CDs, cassettes & records), Musical instruments, Shoes, Sporting goods, Tools, TV and Movie Memorabilia, Videos (DVDs & VHS). If you would like to donate, please visit their website for dropoff directions. Our Store, 358 S 300 E: tel. 819-7884. WWW.YOURTHRIFTALTERNATIVE.ORG
The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce recently announced this yearâ€™s Small Business Awards. The Mandarin in Bountiful has been named the Small Business of the Year. The restaurant (in Zagatâ€™s Top 10 for Chinese) has been run for 31 years by a GreekAmerican family with a passion for great food. The Entrepreneurial Success Award goes to Sam Wellerâ€™s Zion Bookstore. Sam Wellerâ€™s, now 79 years old, has found rare success as a small local bookstore competing in the world of super chains. A vital part of the economic and financial education in our schools since 1955, Junior Achievement of Utah has received the Community Service Award. Manuelâ€™s Fine Foods is the winner of the Minority Small Business Award. Manuel Torres opened Manuelâ€™s Fine Foods in 1938; the operation is run today by three of his grandsons.
develop a healthy appreciation for fresh, malty, sophisticated brews. This winter Schirf and Wasatch Beers delivered two new-comers to the micro-brew scene, White Label and Winterfest. White Label is a smooth, Belgian-style witbier. Its makers recommend pairing this beer with lighter foods such as fresh pears, grapes and cheese which bring out the brewâ€™s subtle coriander and orange peel flavors. The Winterfest, by contrast, is a rich, amber ale with caramel malt flavors and â€œgenerously hopped,â€? making it more suitable for heartier meals. Schirf himself recommends enjoying the ale alongside roasted pork, turkey and â€œanything with gravy.â€? Speaking of local microbrews: The Sunday, January 25 edition of the New York Times contained an excellent article on the brewpubs of Utah. It was written by someone who should know: Salt Lake Tribune food writer (and occasional CATALYST contributor) Vanessa Chang.
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Available in liquor stores and at the Wasatch Brewery and Utah Brewers Cooperative.
A new scholarship has been created for first-generation college students who demonstrate a commitment to their schools, family and community through service. Beginning with the high school graduating class of 2010, seven two-year scholarships will be awarded. The money, up to $2,500 per year, is designated specifically to aid in tuition and course material costs. Recipients will be chosen from high school seniors continuing their education locally and who have participated in the Summer Youth Leadership Conference. The Service in the City Scholarship is funded by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Salt Lake City School District Education Foundation, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring and the Salt Lake Mayorâ€™s Office.
Two new micro-brews Greg Schirf, founder of Wasatch Beers, brought his love of beer from Milwaukee to the unlikely state of Utah over 20 years ago. Since that time he has helped this stateâ€™s isolated counterculture
Local First Utahâ€™s new website Local First, the nonprofit coalition of 1,500 local small businesses and supporters, has a new website. Designed by Third Sun (the same folks who did CATALYSTâ€™s website), the site is â€œeasier to navigate, has much better search capabilities, and is visually delightful!â€? according to Local First executive director Alison Einerson. One particularly pleasant feature is the rotating gallery of member businesses on the home page. From there you can access the directory and search for members alphabetically or by category. What we learned from their website: 1) There is no charge for member businesses; if you have a small business and are not currently a member, read up on how you can join. 2) The organization is looking for an intern. 3) And if you want one of their cool little bumper stickers, theyâ€™re available for a contribution of $5 or more. (See how handy those websites are?) ALISON@LOCALFIRST.ORG; LOCALFIRST.ORG
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February 2009 Pay attention, but do not fret BY SUZANNE WAGNER Arthurian Tarot: The Hermit, Five of Spears, Ten of Shields Mayan Oracle: Transparency, Universal Movement, Dissonance Aleister Crowley: Ace of Swords, Sorrow, Princess of Cups Medicine Cards: Mouse, Fox, Dragonfly Osho Zen Tarot: Turning In, Playfulness, The Miser Healing Earth Tarot: Eight of Feathers, Two of Shields, Wise Old Woman Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Cups, Four of Wands, King of Disks Words of Truth: Original Cause, Support, Expansion
avigating these challenging times may feel like canoeing down big rapids. You need the strength of a buffalo and the agility of an antelope. And teamwork. Obama coming into power gives everyone an opportunity to shift energetically to a new possibility. It is time to put blame
methods and plans throughout the year. The way through is to consistently and calmly direct energies toward a common goal that will work for everyone. Know that everyone is in the same boat; no one is without the experience of loss and regret. This global material loss will put everyone under comparatively tight budgets. Self-discipline regarding spending is becoming the norm. Pay attention, but do not fret. Step out of the old illusion but do not allow your heart to lose its generosity toward others. Staying open may be painful, but this is what’s required for us to expand and grow toward a new humanity. Instead of requiring the world to revolve around you, you now have the opportunity to reconnect to the spirit of community and humanity. Fulfillment lies in the ability to step out of “getting what I want” and instead considering what we have to give others. This may change moment by moment; we must be awake and aware of our changing environment and world. This does not have to be a
Breathe into your heart and ask what it needs at this time. Then find others who feel the same, and share that connection with them. aside and find a way to work together as a country and embrace a more aligned and unified worldview. Expansion is at hand. With that comes renewed public support and truth revealed. In the context of the economy, this requires dismantling broken systems. New movement may feel painful and challenging. We must let go of old illusions, what we thought our life was going to look like, and move forward with a more practical and informed perspective. Fortune expands. This heralds a time when a wise person may come to your aid with answers to your questions, though ultimately the answers come from within. Only by looking into yourself can you fully realize wisdom in your external environment. Old systems break down under the tremendous stress of emerging patterns. Things appear disorganized and we see moments of mass confusion. Huge losses for the lower and middle class fuel upheaval and conflicts. Expect to continually reassess
problem. It can be a grand adventure into a new world perspective, and we have the opportunity to contribute to the bigger scheme of life. I am always amazed at how little we need to survive. In our materialistic world we forget that life can be very simple. When I was a child, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was the most fabulous thing. It can still be, if I let go of what my mind says I need and listen instead to what my heart needs. My mind will always want more, but my heart just wants to feel loved, acknowledged, appreciated and nurtured. These assets are not costly. Take a moment to breathe into your heart and ask what it needs at this time. Then find others who feel the same, and share that connection with them. The greatest gift you can ever provide is the gift of your full love and attention to what ever calls to your heart. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City. SUZWAGNER.COM
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February 2009 Catalyzing what’s stagnant: This is a highly creative time BY RALFEE FINN joyful desire to be of service fills February days and nights with a poignant and powerful sense of community so don’t be surprised if you and those around you respond to life’s vicissitudes with harmony and understanding. The planets are singing “This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius” which means internal and external soundtracks here on Earth are sure to attune to a hopeful spirit. Put simply, we’re in a midwinter change of air. And while it’s perfectly clear there is an overwhelming amount of work to be done, enthusiasm is no longer scarce, which makes commitment to doing whatever it takes to get the job done possible. February begins with three planets in Aquarius, and by the 4th, it’s four planets, as Mars joins the Sun, Jupiter and Neptune. On Valentine’s
Day, Mercury makes it five planets in Aquarius. (Chiron and the North Node are also in Aquarius all month long; more about that later.) Aquarius is best known for its egalitarian approach to life. This is the sign of the zodiac that symbolizes humanitarian concerns, social justice and philanthropy. But the riddle for those born under this sign is how to balance those altruistic leanings with the very human desire to be special. We all have Aquarius somewhere in our birth chart, which means all of us wrestle with this issue in some area of life. It may be that the organic response to that need is what impels Aquarius toward invention and innovation. It may also be what inspires its reputation for being more than a little eccentric. Of course, not every Aquarius marches to the beat of a different drum or lives an I-gotta-be-me-I-
gotta-be-free quirky, iconoclastic life, but almost all are adamant about everyone’s right to personal happiness. And as the planets concentrate in Aquarius, most of us are likely to join in that conviction. But holding fast to cherished ideas is challenged this month by the second exact Saturn/Uranus opposition on February 5th. (The first opposition was on November 4, 2008, the third will be September 15, 2009, the fourth is on April 26th, 2010, and the final opposition is on July 26, 2010.) Saturn signifies the status quo, as well as social structures—government, corporations and the like. Uranus symbolizes revolution, and it always catalyzes what’s stagnant—even if we’re comfortable in a dormant state. Oppositions represent the tension inherent in the push as well as the pull of polarization.
If you know your ascendant and/or your Moon sign, read that, too. rate, but you might be surprised Aries March 21-April l9 Virgo August 23-September 22 at how easy it is to facilitate a
Don’t be shy about being social, for despite a desire for seclusion, you are in the spotlight this month. And the spotlight includes lots, and lots, and lots of people. So dust off your dance card, and be prepared for several rounds of invigorating, inspiring interactions with others.
April 20-May 20
A surge of ambition motivates a wide range of professional interactions, as well as an increased scope of vision about your future. Use this energy wisely, not only to make new contacts, but also to feel optimistic about your ability to seize the moment and make the most out of your opportunities.
May 21-June 21
There’s potential for an entirely new attitude toward old, moldering situations if you’re willing to put aside disappointment and have faith in your ability to negotiate new alliances. I’m not saying all the negativity will evapo-
June 22-July 22
I can hear Obi-Wan whispering in your ear, “The force is with you.” And you’re likely to believe me, especially as you work your way through a multitude of changes with grace, ease, and (dare I say it) skill. And while there may be moments when you question your ability to handle another shift, most of the time you will be amazed at your capacity to grow.
Leo July 23-August 22 While the emphasis is clearly on relationship, you may be experiencing life as a magical mystery tour, especially as a series of interactions with significant others shifts your attention away from the future and into the moment. So pay no attention to the man behind the curtain and instead handle what’s right in front of you with as much compassion and kindness as possible.
It really is all about work, but that’s no reason to work yourself into a frenzy and collapse from exhaustion. Harness this concentration of energy into a reservoir of strength, but taking prioritizing your goals, organizing your time and energy, and by making a reasonable schedule that also includes plenty of time for fun.
September 23-October 22
It is about love…that’s right…all month long, which should be a dream come true for you, dear Libra. And it is, but only if you’re able to figure out how to share the love in a variety of ways, not just the risky business of romance. I’m not suggesting you avoid l’amour; I’m simply advising you not to lose your balance.
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21 The very deepest part of your chart – what I like to call the “psychic pond” is bubbling with activity. So much so, that your internal universe might resemble a geyser at Yosemite waiting to
While I don’t want to make myself obsolete, we don’t need astrology to tell us that the structures of our society have and are continuing to shift radically, daily. But although this series of opposition is disruptive, it’s important to understand the power inherent in this celestial activity. From a transformational perspective, we are in a highly creative time. For as we seek solutions to the crumbling structures, we have the opportunity to reach past normal, standard responses: Social Band-Aids based on a lack of vision about the future won’t work. There’s nothing left for hedge funds to hedge their bets on—banks, credit cards, oil production, and climate change are all emblems of uncertainty, now. The situation demands personal and collective consciousness if we are to find viable, creative alternatives.
blow. But because this sector of the chart also represents your external home, you could find yourself channeling this intensity into any number of home improvements.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21 It’s a talkfest, and while that’s nothing new for you, so much energy is concentrated in interesting conversations with so many people you could wind up with laryngitis. Pace yourself – you don’t have to tell everyone the same story or repeat what each person has to say. What’s more, if you remember to listen with equally intensity, you’ll gather a wealth of information.
Dec 22-Jan 19
The focus is financial and the emphasis is on creative solutions to several situations. Use this concentration to brainstorm on a variety of ways to not just alleviate fiscal tension, but also to repair and restore your self-confidence and self-esteem. Remember, whatever we focus our attention on becomes our
reality; so be optimistic and you’ll create a positive outcome.
Jan 20-Feb 18
You are in your element and you couldn’t hold back even if you wanted to, so don’t waste a moment of this precious energy. Share your ideas, insights, quips, humor, and concern for your fellow travelers. And then let your example inspire others to be concerned as well as participatory in finding creative, transformative remedies that bolster the heart as well as the soul.
February 19-March 20
Anticipate your dream life – sleeping or waking – to be rich and fertile with ideas and visions about the past, present, and future. Please keep a notebook with you or a little recorder, because some of these images will move through your imagination so quickly you’re likely to forget about them unless you take notes. © 2009 by Ralfee Finn
As the tension of this second opposition releases, it collides with a lunar eclipse on February 9th. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth overshadows the Moon, which astrology interprets as an event that puts the emphasis on the concrete rather than the ephemeral. Which wouldn’t be such a bad focus, given the personal and collective need to find very real solutions to our very real problems. A Venus/Pluto square from the 1st-13th spices up the month with intense and powerful urges for sexual, sensual pleasures. Allow yourself to fall madly and deeply in love, but don’t push too hard if the object of your affection doesn’t share the attraction. And if you’re not inclined toward the amorous, this square also powers extraordinary artistic vision. Aim it at creative endeavors and you’re sure to surprise yourself with the intensity of your work.
Allow yourself to be inspired, and find channels for that inspiration by seeking the company of fellow travelers who are as exuberant as you about making a difference in the world. A Mars/Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius from the 8th-27th amplifies February’s powers of concentration, as it simultaneously ratchets up the ambition to succeed. This conjunction is a non-stop singular desire to “make it” (whatever that is) happen. So be prepared to feel highly motivated, again, inspired by the idea of community. Remember, this is the year when the notion that needs of the one are the needs of the many transforms from an idea into reality. A community is only as strong as its weakest link, which means we must work together to help those in need. As February unfolds, allow yourself to be inspired, and find channels for that inspiration by seeking the company of fellow travelers who are as exuberant as you about making a difference in the world. u Visit Ralfee’s website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or email her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM.
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FEBRUARY 16 LAST QUARTER MOON. Porcupines are active all winter, coming out at night to eat bark and look for salt. Salt-craving porcupines will eat plywood cured with sodium nitrate, some types of paint, and tool handles, shoes, clothes or anything else coated with salty sweat. They often frequent roads where rock salt is used, and have been known to gnaw on tires or wiring coated in road salt. If you live in an area frequented by porcupines, it would be nice if you to put out a salt lick to keep them away from the road.
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FEBRUARY 17 Antares, a red supergiant star in the Milky Way galaxy, is next to the Moon this morning and next.
IN THE HOME,GARDEN & SKY BY DIANE OLSON
FEBRUARY 1 The Sun rises today at 7:38 a.m. and sets at 5:46 p.m. The average maximum temperature this month is 43° and the average minimum 24°. Average monthly snowfall is 9.3. FEBRUARY 2 FIRST QUARTER MOON. Today is Winter Cross-Quarter Day, the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It’s also celebrated as Imbolc, Candlemass and Groundhog Day. FEBRUARY 3 Bust out the telescope or binoculars: The gibbous (meaning more than half, but not full) Moon passes in front of the Pleiades star cluster tonight. FEBRUARY 4 Next time you’re out in fluffy, fresh-fallen snow, notice how it absorbs sound waves. Conversely, when snow hardens, it reflects sound waves, making even subtle natural sounds easy to hear. FEBRUARY 5 Garden blogger Helen Yoest (gardensgardens.wordpress.com), recommends writing a mission statement for your garden, to help clarify what you are trying to accomplish. Is your primary goal fresh produce? To create a relaxing space for people? A refuge for wildlife? Whatever your gardening goal, describing it will help you get there. FEBRUARY 6 If you get your soil tested now, you can add amendments before planting early crops. Download instructions from www.usual.usu.edu. Or order a do-it-yourself kit from seedsofchange.com. FEBRUARY 7 This would be a good time to build trellises and raised bed boxes. And to clean and sharpen those tools that are still sitting around with last
year’s dirt on them. FEBRUARY 8 Ordered seeds yet? It’s almost time to start the cool weather ones inside. FEBRUARY 9 FULL SNOW MOON. There’s a penumbral lunar eclipse tonight, though we’ll see only a slight darkening of the Moon’s surface here in the West. The shadow of the Earth is divided into two distinctive parts: the umbra and penumbra. A penumbral eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through Earth’s penumbra.
FEBRUARY 18 Getting antsy to plant? Go buy a seed-starting kit from your neighborhood garden or home improvement store. You’ll need it soon.
FEBRUARY 10 Even a forced smile produces beneficial changes in brain chemistry. FEBRUARY 11 In winter, cold fronts move two to three times faster than warm fronts. FEBRUARY 12 Spider mites thrive in warm, dry conditions. Mist the underside of houseplant leaves to keep them at bay. FEBRUARY 13 Pull mulch back from emerging bulbs, but don’t remove it. They still need some protection. FEBRUARY 14 The appropriately named lovebug, a type of midge, mates for over 50 hours at a time. FEBRUARY 15 If the temperature is above freezing, you can prune grape vines, honeysuckle, clematis, holly bushes and fruit trees now. Always undercut large limbs. Don’t prune spring-flowering shrubs, or you won’t get blossoms this spring, but you can cut branches to force inside.
FEBRUARY 19 Snow fleas, also called springtails, rise to the surface of the snow around bases of trees as temperatures warm. They’re not really fleas, they just hop around like them, as they dine on algae, bacteria and fungi.
the ground is clear, get out there and pull those pesky perennial weeds. It’s a lot easier when the ground is saturated. But don’t dig in wet soil! FEBRUARY 23 Look for blooming snowdrops, violets and crocus. Some violets contain a compound that temporarily desensitizes scent receptors in the nose, preventing you from smelling it again until the nerves recover. That same compound is used by some perfumers to prevent scents from being too overpowering. FEBRUARY 24 NEW MOON. Mourning cloak butterflies are emerging from hibernation. Unlike most butterflies, the mourning cloak overwinters as adult. On sunny, late-winter days, its wings act as solar collectors, raising its body temperature high enough to permit flight. Mourning cloak larvae are spiny and black with white and red speckles. They feed on poplar, cottonwood, willow and elm leaves, often in large groups. FEBRUARY 25 Put a barrel or box over rhubarb plants now and you’ll get an earlier crop. FEBRUARY 26 Listen! House finches, meadowlarks, mourning doves and redwinged blackbirds are starting to sing. (Both Stokes and Peterson have audio field guides for the Western region.)
FEBRUARY 20 Time to start cool weather vegetable seeds, including broccoli, Meadowlark FEBRUARY 27 Look for Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliVenus next to the crescent Moon. flower, leeks, lettuce, mizuna, onions, parsStudies suggest that Venus’ atmosphere ley and spinach seeds. Also sweet pea, was much like Earth’s several billion statice, impatiens, petunias and snapyears ago, and that much of its surface dragons. Set flats or pots under grow was covered by water. But a runaway lights, or in a sunny, south-facing window. greenhouse effect, caused by the evaporaFEBRUARY 21 Don’t have a yard? Try container gardening. Grow a salad container, with carrots, radishes, spinach and lettuce, or a salsa one with tomatoes, chilies and peppers.
tion of the original water, generated a critical level of greenhouse gases in its atmosphere. Hmmm.
FEBRUARY 22 If you’re up around 6 a.m., Lovebugs look for a chorus line of the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars. Later, if
Nature is not a place to visit, it is home. –Gary Snyder
FEBRUARY 28 The Sun rises today at 7:01 a.m. and sets at 6:18 p.m.
Diane Olson is a writer, gardener and bug hugger.
Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin FEBRUARY 12, 2009 at the University of Utah
SPEAKER: Dr. Francis H. Brown Distinguished professor of Geology & Geophysics “Time and Life on Earth” A. Ray Olpin University Union Building - Pano East Room 6:00 pm Reception / Refreshments / Exhibits 7:30 pm Speaker / Discussion
FREE Come & join the celebration sponsored by Humanists of Utah PARKING VALIDATIONS AVAILABLE for evening presentation www.humanistsofutah.org
Charles Robert Darwin February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882
FILM “Darwin’s Revolution in Thought” Sponsored by the Marriott Library • Facilitated by Jon Seger 1:30 – 3:30 pm • Room 1120 Marriott Library
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A World Premiere by Matthew Ivan Bennett February 20 March 8, 2009 Studio Theatre @ the Rose Wagner Ten Japanese internment camps were in operation on American soil during World War II. One of them, Topaz, was located sixteen miles west of Delta, Utah. The majority of the internees were U.S. citizens. Could this happen again? Featuring Anita Booher and Bryan Kido. Coincides with the annual Japanese-American Day of Remembrance (Feb 19).
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Published on Feb 1, 2009