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The Change you wish to see Gifts That Matter!
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INTERVIEW: BYRON KATIE JEANNETTE MAW Regular contributor and Law of Attraction coach Jeannette Maw r ecently took advantage of a chance to pick the brain of Byron Katie: spiritual leader, best-selling author and founder of The Work Byron Katie will be holding a workshop in SLC F eb. 25-26. STATE OF THE UNIVERSE ADDRESS SWAMI BEYONDANANDA The shift has hit the fan... and all heaven has broken loose. A WISE SA CRIFICE KATHERINE PIOLI Water and public health at the heart of Becker ’s Parley ’s plan. AN UNFINISHED LIFE JANA LEE FRAZIER Calling Monty back: A meditation on a dog gone too soon. WHY GRETA WILL ALWAYS BE A CAPRICORN CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM Do we need a new astrological sign? Here’s why not—sussing out the susurrus around Ophiucus.
MOVEMENT: SHOW UP NAKED DANIEL SCHMIDT The honesty and intimacy of staying present.
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THE YEAR OF LIVING VIRTUOUSLY (WEEKENDS OFF) TERESA JORDAN Please pass the peppermints: Temperance and its pitfalls.
THEATRE: FROM KIVA TO THE STAGE JERRY RAPIER Creating Mesa Verde by Matthew Ivan Bennett.
YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH CHARLOTTE BELL Pranayama: Conscious breathing is a simple, safe practice to calm the nervous system.
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Smoke and diesel. We landed on Indian soil at 5 a.m. The streets are lively in the dark. Traffic is a jumble of cars, bikes with no lights, motorcycles and auto-rickshaws. John sees an elephant idling. Strings of LEDs everywhere, in colors I’ve never seen before. We stop along the road for cups of chai. Sunrise is coming, and the birds are so loud, I mistake them for monkeys. India was not on my bucket list. But when, after a pranayama class at Avenues Yoga, yoga teacher Peter Francyk mentioned that he was returning to the Aditya Ayurveda Clinic in Kerala to work with Dr. Satya and would take eight students along, my hand shot up. I knew nothing about this south Indian state, and little about ayurveda. I had never been east of Germany. But from that moment I knew I was going to be here. We pray up the sun each morning, watching the jungle awaken. There’s a day of strenuous resting activities, capped with two hours of yoga at sunset and another meal of nourishing food. One night, kathakali dancers reenacted a scene from the Mahabarata. Another night, area families gathered on the property to dedicate a recently restored snake temple. The snake culture here is said to be 6,000 years old, predating Hinduism. But mostly, we rest. The description “unwind” seems literal. Mountain and jungle. No other westerners around. On their walk to school, small girls in sequined dresses share the rutted road with motorcycles, auto-rickshaws, loaded trucks and an occasional car and bike. Everything is foreign—which is not to say I don’t feel at home.
Dr. Satya says it’s hard to grow a garden here, what with the wandering cows and wild pigs. Still, there’s jackfruit and an abundance of coconut on the property, and produce from surrounding lands. We eat like vegetarian healthy people. What this land does grow is the plants used to make the ayurvedic formulas in Satya’s two-room factory. Dark, pungent liquids simmer in
We pray up the sun each morning, watching the jungle awaken. There’s a day of strenuous resting activities, capped with two hours of yoga at sunset and another meal of nourishing food. cauldrons on propane-powered burners or over a wood fire. Before each meal I drink kashayam, a powerful-tasting brew that surely ought to produce visions. I presume it relates to digestion, though. Afternoon and night I partake of arishtiam, which tastes a lot like Jagermeister and puts me right to sleep. So far India seems more like Bali. I know we are in a bubble: Kerala, birthplace of yoga and rich with music and dance, is its own country. Twelve days at Aditya, then on to another view of India. But that’s for another month. u Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher of CATALYST Magazine. She will return from India on February 10. GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET
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t the end of the year I like to gather the scraps of paper littering my pockets and flat surfaces in my houseâ€”little snowflakes of ideas that never quite came together into snowballs. Some are original modern-day aphorisms, others just random caffeinated thoughts.
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football players had long hair. Even in the '60s, when everyone had long hair, football players were rednecks. Maybe the extra padding will prevent some concussions. 6. Stop using the word â€œNaziâ€? to describe everything from President Obamaâ€™s health care plan to people who demand correct spelling. It diminishes the true horror behind the word. 7. Mousetraps donâ€™t allow the executed to fully enjoy their last meal. 8. My grandfather used to drive around with a gun under his seat and wave it when people cut him off in traffic. He was ahead of his time. Luckily so, because lots of people would shoot back at him now. 9. In the world of Facebook, your last words may go on forever. I have two Facebook friends who are now dead, but I still get notices for their birthdays. Itâ€™s going to be a weird future for us baby boomers using social media. â€œCanâ€™t tell if Dennis is dead or if the Internet is down. He hasnâ€™t posted a thing in hours.â€? 10. If you find yourself getting angry about a parking spot, you are too dangerous to drive. 11. The guru goes to the mountaintop not to find truth, but rather to escape from it. 12. Remember call waiting? The fact that it has nearly disappeared shows at least a small return to civility. Likewise for the lack of cell phones going off in theaters. 13. When you say â€œyou donâ€™t get it,â€? what you really mean is â€œI canâ€™t communicate it.â€? 14. I still have parts of the ashes of both my parents and their last dog and I canâ€™t tell them apart. u
â€œCanâ€™t tell if Dennis is dead or if the Internet is down. He hasnâ€™t posted a thing in hours.â€? in public office until they reach national office, which has to require some skills not easily cultivated by being an actor, professional athlete or CEO of a company. I hope. 2. I hate our government, but the scary thing is, itâ€™s still better than anything else. 3. The same people who tell you to â€œget a Macâ€? any time you complain about a PC problem are just as dogmatically stupid as the people who want everyone to speak English. 4. We only rent dogs. Really, nobody owns them; they will leave you for anybody who has a pocket full of liver and a warm couch. 5. I never thought Iâ€™d see the day
Dennis Hinkamp wishes everyone a healthy 2011 and hopes to come up with a name for this decade soon. Art Director/cheesehead Polly Mottonen finally got the Packers in CATALYST.
ENVIRO-NEWS BY AMY BRUNVAND to protest Secretarial Order 3310. Lee campaigned on a radical anti-public lands platform, promising to promote oil- shale strip mining and to privatize public lands in order to increase Utah’s tax base. Lee was profiled in the New York Times Magazine (Nov. 26, 2010) as having a “truly radical vision of the U.S. Constitution” that views much of what the federal government does, including public lands management, as unconstitutional.
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The Wilderness Society lauds BLM achievements The Wilderness Society BLM Action Center has announced the 2010 CAPE awards for the best achievements in conservation for public lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. CAPE winners are rated from one to five superhero CAPEs (with five on the high end of the scale). Here are some achievements of the BLM that are especially important for Utah’s public lands: • Secretarial order calls for protecting our National Conservation Lands (four CAPEs for Ken Salazar) • Long overdue reforms to BLM’s Oil and Gas Program (three CAPEs for the BLM Washington DC Office) • Evaluation of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Plan 10 years later (three CAPEs for the GSENM Implementation Assessment Team) • Division of Recreation and Visitor Services: BLM sets new guidance for implementing travel plans (two CAPEs for the Division of Recreation and Visitor Services) WILDERNESS.ORG/FILES/CAPE-AWARDS-2010.PDF
Salazar offers wilderness Xmas gift Just before Christmas, the U.S. Department of the Interior gave Utah wilderness a gift tied with a red ribbon—a reversal of the “no new wilderness” policy implemented in 2003 by the Bush Administration. On December 22, Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar issued Secretarial Order 3310 which affirms, “the protection of the wilderness characteristics of public lands is a high priority for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and is an integral component of its multiple use mission.” That means BLM can protect the wild character of federal lands, even if they have not yet been officially designated by the U.S. Congress as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Utah Governor Gary Herbert responded to the announcement with veiled threats that responsible federal action to protect wild lands might undermine progress that has been made on reaching common ground in Utah’s wilderness debate. In a news release, Herbert said, “ The ironic fallout of this decision is that it could stifle our ability to resolve wilderness issues through cooperation and compromise, like we saw in Washington County and are beginning to see throughout the State.” In January, BLM Director Bob Abbey visited Utah at the Governor ’s invitation to address the Balanced Resources Council. Anti-wilderness activists disrupted the meeting with noisy jeering and clapping. Nonetheless, Abbey held firm in support of the new wilderness policy. WWW.BLM.GOV/WO/ST/EN/INFO/NEWSROOM/2010/DECEMBER/NR_12_23_2010.HTML
Lee attacks Utah public lands Despite Governor Herbert’s praise of the Washington County wilderness bill, Mike Lee, Utah’s new Tea Party-endorsed senator, made it clear that he intends to singlehandedly damage what Herbert termed, “the good will that we have work ed so hard to build between the state, local governments, the environmental community and federal officials.” Rather than continuing work started by former senator Bob Bennett with the Washington County bill, Lee’s first official action as senator was to demand wilderness-related documents from Interior secretary Ken Salazar in order
Kennecott Utah Copper (wholly owned by Rio Tinto) is conducting a public relations campaign to dismiss environmental concerns about its Cornerstone Project to expand the Bingham Canyon Mine, already the world’s largest open pit copper mine. Utah Physicians for a Healthy Enviro nment says that currently Kennecott contributes one-third of the county ’s airborne pollutants and mine expansion will significantly worsen air quality in Salt Lake County.
SLC northwest quadrant— Open space or sprawl? In response to public concerns about the Northwest Quadrant Master Plan, Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker has asked Envision Utah to prepare materials comparing the proposed development to both “no-action” and “complete land preservation” scenarios. Despite this small progress, preserving Great Salt Lake shore open space in the northwest quadrant from sprawl development will be an uphill battle, since the land is privately owned.
Fishlake comments The Fishlake National Forest is preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement for forest-wide oil and gas leasing, due in April 2011. The original comment period was in 2006, but due to the time that has passed new comments will be considered through February 17. Send written comments to Shelly Dyke, Team Leader, Fishlake National Forest, 115 E . 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701; phone (801) 597-7633; fax (435) 896-0374; e-mail: FOREST_SERVICE_ACT2@FS.FED.US. Comments may also be sent via e -mail to SDYKE@FS.FED.US. Include “Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis’’ on the subject line.
More power lines across the wilderness? The BLM is preparing an Enviro nmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Line. The project begins in south-central Wyoming, crosses northwestern Colorado, crosses Utah diagonally from northeast to southwest and ends south of Las Vegas. Look on the website for Utah scoping meetings to be held throughout February. WWW.BLM.GOV/PGDATA/CONTENT/WY/EN/INFO/NEPA/DOCUMENTS/HDD/TRANSWEST.HTML
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INTERVIEW JM: What’s new with The Work? BK: I just completed a master class for people in The Institute for The Work that are being certified. What came out of that is the same worksheet worded differently. So I’d love for everyone to go to the website to see the new old worksheet. Also, the Department of Education in Hong Kong wanted copyright permission to link to THE WORK.COM. And The Work is finding its place in very important places
you’re awake to them, you’re awake. You refer to me as an enlightened person. I consider anyone who is believing something that is stressful —they question it, they no longer believe it, there’s less stress—they’re enlightened to what is true and what is not. Do I see the world evolving? Oh yes. Yes, I do. JM: Can we ever land on the truth when we’re constantly questioning what’s true? Does an ultimate truth exist?
If you’ve done The Work, it becomes a kinder world. It’s like your world becomes a kinder world every time you do The Work, because the world is just a projection of your mind. in psychology. The School is full of not just those of us who want to end our own suffering, but some very prominent people in psychology who want to end suffering. Isn’t that what we’re all interested in? JM: Are you noticing changes in mass consciousness? Is humanity evolving?
ATALYST contributor and Law of Attraction coach Jeannette Maw recently took advantage of a chance to pick the brain of Byron Katie: spiritual leader, best selling author and founder of The Work. The Work is an inquiry process designed to end suffering by questioning one’s painful thoughts. While interested in an update on what's new in Katie's world, Jeannette was also keen to explore Katie's take on intentional manifesting through the power of thought, and the role of The Work in that process. Byron Katie will be holding a workshop in Salt Lake City February 25 and 26. See Calendar this issue for more info. WWW.BYRONKATIEINSLC.COM, WWW.THEWORK.COM.
BK: From my point of view, humanity evolves every time I do The Work. If I get clear, there’s less suffering in the world. If you’ve done The Work, it becomes a kinder world. It’s like your world becomes a kinder world every time you do The Work, because the world is just a projection of your mind. So if I see an unkind world, then that is being projected from an unkind mind. So I work with my own mind and the world becomes kinder. JM: How do you move through the world differently as an enlightened person? Do you still experience a full range of human emotions? BK: I experience all emotions as love. Any story we put on them, how could they hold up? Once
BK: Let me know (laughs). Any time you feel angry or resentful, then you’re simply believing your thoughts about that person or situation. We can question those thoughts, and who knows where that will take you? But my invitation is to find out. We either believe it or we question it—there is no other choice. As long as we believe anything negative, that is the creation that we’re responsible for. That is the reality we are creating. JM: Do you suggest we question only negative thoughts or to question everything? BK: Put your thoughts on paper and question them. In that you have a kinder life, a clearer mind. And eventually when there are no negative thoughts in your life, and you’re just happy, then why not question the positive thoughts? Because positive thoughts can be very stressful. Because you’re dealing in a world of apparent duality. If you think it’s a wonderful world, then soon there is an opposite. So we question the negative sides until we’re just left with the positive. But it’s a language—until there is no opposite and it’s com-
ing out of us honestly, completely 100%. In other words, no more lies. JM: Is it possible for one to be passionately engaged in creating change (such as the health of the planet or animal rights) without interpreting something “wrong” with the world? BK: If you see something in the world that needs to be changed or something you want that matches your heart, anything your mind would tell you that would keep you from gifting that to yourself and the world, question. Put those thoughts on paper. And anything that would frighten you into such a small position that you could not help and serve…anything that would stop you, anything that you fear, such as if you want to work in Africa with children with AIDS, anything that would stop you, put on paper, question and work with those babies. It is as simple as what would stop me from doing the dishes or brushing my teeth? If it’s fear that would keep you from doing something, identify that fear, question it and then what’s to stop you? Nothing can stop me from living my life fearlessly as a loving, caring human being—and that’s it.
Preferences shift radically after The Work. I used to smoke and was doing prescription drugs and was so harmful to my head and body . And then after The Work, these things quit me. It was really a radical transformation. JM: What about questioning the thought: “We’re ruining the planet?” If we don’t believe that, won’t it drain our passion for change? BK: That is definitely something to question. Is it true? Can I know that it’s true? Notice how I react and what happens when I believe that thought. And the depression that sets in. Who would I be without that thought? In that space I can see the beauty we do have, the amazing now that we do have. So we turn it around from “we are ruining the planet” to “I am ruining the planet.” Now I need to make a list of where that’s true. And when I can see that specifically, my behavior starts to shift because I’m more aware. JM: Do you have preferences? It seems like in fully embracing The Work we would just accept r eality as it is and not desir e anything to be different.
ne of the beautiful things about The W ork is that this process for self-realization provides answers that bring clarity, relief and freedom from limitations arising from within. The practice can be effectively utilized on one’s own, without any expert, because in fact, the only person who really knows what’s best for you is you. “ You are the teacher you’ve been looking for ” is a quote from Katie, and a very powerful concept to consider. Have you ever noticed how when you open your packages on Christmas or birthdays it is rare that someone gives you exactly what you’ve asked for, try as they might? They may get the right color of shirt and sleeve length, but the fabric or brand just doesn’t measure up to what you had in mind. This is because no one really knows what you want or what will make you happy except yourself. Only you can give yourself what you need. The Work helps you to discover and deliver it. The Work couldn’t be more simple and straightforward. However, since as humans we have a tendency to believe what we think (and why wouldn’t we?), it can be very helpful to have a facilitator assist you as you begin to question beliefs
BK: Preferences shift radically after The Work. I used to smoke and was doing prescription drugs that were so harmful to my head and body. And then after The Work, these things quit me. The smoking quit me, the prescription drugs quit me, my choices, they all quit me. It was really a radical transformation. Preferences absolutely change until one day we just notice the thing in our hands is our preferences because it’s in our hand. This goes along with the heart’s way, close to the earth and as organic as it can possibly be. It’s not destructive as we know it, it enhances. As our hearts open, our minds open, and our preferences show us they’re a match.
Some people have other ways that are more palatable for them. We all find our way. The Work is just one way. There are so many ways in the world and they’re all necessary. JM: Is it appropriate to use The Work to achieve an end goal or make something happen? BK: The Work doesn’t have a motive built in—so once you do The Work with a motive, you’re not doing The Work. It’s becoming so popular that coaches want to say it and psychiatrists and psychologists—but The Work isn’t something you can say you’ve got. It’s not something I can give. The Work is something you can only give yourself. JM: How does The Work work with Law of Attraction?
JM: Why would someone who is familiar with The Work not engage it? What’s the resistance?
BK: Let’s just say this: the Secret is about wanting the things that you don’t have. And The Work is about wanting what you do have. And that’s the simple difference. When you are no longer living fearfully, there is nothing to stop you from having or doing anything in your life. A sane mind is only going to reach for what is kind. u
BK: Because they don’t need it. Some people aren’t interested.
Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lak e City. WWW.GOODVIBECOACH.COM
and common presumptions you’ve been holding as true for years. The potential for freedom is as unlimited as one’s willingness to question preconceptions, and an objective facilitator type person asking the questions can add some perspective to the experience that might not be available otherwise. While you don’t need a facilitator to do The W ork, it sure can be nice sometimes, especially in the beginning or when you find yourself stuck in a pattern that hurts. —Kathryn Dixon Salt Lake City has five facilitators certified through Byron Katie’s “Institute for The Work,” a two- to four-year training curriculum. They are listed below in alphabetical order: Carol van der Meulen Phone: 801.641.1237 Email: CAROLCVM1@GMAIL.COM Kathryn Dixon Phone: 801.487.7621 Email: CLARITYCOACHING@MSN.COM WWW.CLARITYCOACHINGINSTITUTE.COM
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URGYEN SAMTEN LING GONPA
he shift has hit the fan. And all heaven has broken loose.You say, “Heaven?? Where the hell do you see heaven?” And yes, if you look at the news headlines from the past year, you’d have a hell of a time finding any heaven. It’s a dogma-eat-dogma world out there, and everyone seems caught up in the bipolar insanity. Even Poland is polarized— the North Poles and the South Poles. We talk about peace in the Middle East and we can’t even make peace in the Middle West. Here in America, we have a deeply divided body politic. Half the population believes our election system is broken; the other half believes it is fixed. In 2010, political anger became all the rage as town hall meetings turned into “I scream anti-socials,” and enlightened discourse into heated detestimonials. The Tea Party Movement, a coalition of civil and uncivil libertarians, provided an ideal cover for mining interests (as in, “that’s mine … that’s mine … that’s mine”) to throw barrels of anonymous money into Congressional races to defeat
Democratic candidates. Of course we all know that when it comes to defeating Democratic candidates, no one does it better than the Democrats themselves. In the area of self-defeat, the Democrats are simply unbeatable—somehow, in just two years they turned a mandate into a man-who-can’t-get-adate.
A Wolfowitz in Sheepowitz’s clothing? There is one prime cause of disillusionment, and that is illusionment, and in these challenging times, it’s understandable how a population can get strung out on hopium. America has been going through a dark night, and who wouldn’t want a white knight on a dark night—albeit a slightly darker white knight? But a lad and a lack. So far, our lad seems to lack the will or the power to stand up to the forces of endarkened self-interest. Barack Obama’s neo-liberal foreign policy looks pretty much like George Bush’s neoconservative one, and disheartened progressives who believed in Obama’s election rhetoric are beginning to think they fell
for the old “debate and switch,” and that we ended up with a Wolfowitz in sheepowitz’s clothing. On the other hand, how can we expect a President to stand tall when the body politic is so sickly and out of shape? After all, we’re still suffering from the lingering effects of Mad Cowboy Disease and chronic electile dysfunction, not to mention irony deficiency and truth decay brought on by weapons of mass distraction. And let’s not forget the Deficit Inattention Disorder that led to our near-debt experience.
American middle class tops Endangered Species List To add injury to insult, the American middle class continues to top the Endangered Species List, caught between the lowly criminal at the bottom and the highly criminal at the top. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I’m nostalgic for the good old days when people robbed banks, not the other way around. Once again in 2010, Chase chased us, Wachovia walked over us, and the name Goldman Sachs tells us all we need to know: We
In 2010, political anger became all the rage, as town hall meetings turned into “I scream anti- socials,” and enlightened discourse into heated detestimonials. The Tea Party Movement, a coalition of civil libertarians and uncivil libertarians, provided an ideal cover for mining interests (as in, “that ’s mine … that ’s mine … that ’s mine”) to throw barrels of anonymous money into Congressional races to defeat Democratic candidates.
have been sacked by the gold men. Gold-collar criminals have overruled the Golden Rule with the Gold Rules Rule: “Doo-doo unto others before they can doo-doo unto you.” And let’s be honest. Not just the people at the top, but rather everyone, seemed to buy into the boom that could never go bust. And then… BOOM! The bubble popped, and just like that, we’re busted. So, the moral is: Don’t put your faith in false profits. Sadly, the financial fleecing didn’t awaken the body politic, but it was harder to sleep through the alarming oil spill in the Gulf last spring.
As a cautious optimystic, I say that contrary to the way things appear, the sky is not falling. It only looks that way because we are ascending. So perhaps it takes a pillage and a spillage to wake the village to stop the drillage and wildlife killage. The upwising continued to gather esteem in 2010, and the irony curtain is becoming more and more transparent. Wikileaks emerged to challenge our official media, WeakyLicks, to help end the other “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy—the one where the American people promise not to ask what the government is doing to “keep them safe,” and the government promises not to tell them. When the people choose to not see what is too uncomfortable to look at, the inevitable result is Not-Seeism.
Time to gather under one big intent But enough about our small world down here. This is, after all, the State of the Universe, and there’s a big, big Universe out there, which is pretty much purring in perfection—which is to say there is a hell of lot of heaven out there. So, you are asking, why the hell isn’t heaven here already? Everything seems to be crashing down, and heaven is nowhere to be found! As a cautious optimystic, I say that contrary to the way things appear, the sky is not falling. It only
looks that way because we are ascending. Thanks to the evolutionary upwising and the recently declared state of emerge-‘n-see (where we emerge from fear and separation and see how we are connected), we humans are better able to rise to the occasion than ever before. And when it comes to rising above whatever has been bringing us down, nothing works like levity. Now I certainly would never want to impose my spiritual faith on anyone else, but I must declare that I am a FUNdamentalist, accent on the FUN. While some of the less fun fundamentalists believe that heaven is above us, we FUNdamentalists believe that heaven is where we make it. FUNdamentalists are strictly non-dominational, so we have no commandments. But we do have One Suggestion: “Let’s go for heaven on earth, just for the hell of it!” “Ok,” you protest, “that’s the ideal, but how do we deal with the real deal?” It’s simple, although it may not be easy. If the uncommonly wealthy have hijacked the commonwealth, we the people must higher-jack it. And we do so by acting on another FUNdamentalist suggestion: We’re not here to earn God’s love, we’re here to spend it! That is how heaven is breaking loose, with people spending their love like it’s going into style. Think about it. Someone overflowing with love comes into a room, and 300 people leave with that love…and pay it forward somewhere else. Love, joy and laughter—these are the loaves and fishes of spiritual nourishment. Yes, heaven has broken loose and we are here to put it together. Each of us—if we so choose—brings a piece of heaven. You have a little piece here, a little piece there, and before long, you have one big peace everywhere. Now is the time for all those heaven-bent on planetary transformation to gather under one big intent that reflects the heart core values shared by humans the world over: “We are here to re-grow the Garden, and have a heaven of a time doing it.” And when the cosmic beings ask, “Oh, by the way, how did the human race turn out?” the answer will be, “They won. They achieved Oneness and won.” This is the true second coming. The human drama achieves a pleasurable climax, as everyone comes together. u Swami Beyondananda is the alter ego of author and uncommontator Steve Bhaerman, and can be found online at W AKEUPLAUGHING.COM.
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Water and public health at the heart of Beck er’s Parley’s plan BY KATHERINE PIOLI
ooking out on Salt Lake Valley, across the gray concrete of highways and the green of human-planted trees, it is easy to forget that Salt Lake is, underneath it all, a desert. But for our city and county officials charged with keeping Salt Lake a safe and desirable place to live now and into the future, this single fact is of utmost importance. In this desert, water and water quality is perhaps the most important issue for our local government. Decisions and sacrifices will be made to assure a constant supply of safe water to our growing population, even at the risk of losing popular public opinion.
Looking at this evidence, it is clear that something needs to be done to restore the creek’s health. Parley’s is not just a place to get away from the city; it happens to provide the third largest annual average water yield of the seven creeks. Such is the case with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s recent changes to Parley’s Historic Nature Park. After three years of unrestricted dog access to all of Parley’s Hollow, Becker’s new plan limits dogs to certain areas and, on some trails, puts dogs back on leash. City and county dog owners overwhelmingly call the new plan an unjustified redistribution of access to public open space. It is a step backwards, they say, in an outdoors-loving community with already limited dog-friendly areas. From the perspective of water quality and public health, however, Becker’s decision is based on increasing the common good for all of Salt Lake’s citizens. My own sympathies, to an extent, align with the urban dog owner. My mutt, Ranger, came into my
life unexpectedly one night, appearing on my doorstep in rural Idaho. We are lucky to reside in rural America, where “exercising” the dogs some days is as easy as letting them run out the door to chase magpies (don’t worry, they have never caught one and never will). But, Ranger and I have also experienced the difficulties of city life. Familial visits take us occasionally out of the country and into Sugarhouse, the center of the city. Here, unsupervised wandering through the neighborhood is no longer an exercise option. Walks take on a more thought-out, time-consuming nature. Should we drive up to the hills behind Red Butte or stroll onleash down to the tiny neighborhood dog park? If we decide to go to Parley’s Historic Nature Park, we’d better bring the leash. Reinstating the leash laws comes after careful consideration of information provided by the Utah Division of Water Quality, the Salt Lake Department of Public Utilities and the Salt Lake Valley Health Department. Since 1995, water sample data has shown spikes “in coliform counts, an indicator of bacteria in canyon streams.” These forms of bacteria, found abundantly in the feces of warm-blooded animals, are mostly attributed to dogs. In order to protect the watersheds, a 1999 Watersheds Management Plan cracked down on dogs and dog owners by not allowing the domestic animals in watershed areas, closing mountain lakes to swimming (by both humans and dogs) and toughening up permit requirements for dog-owning residents in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Parley’s Creek, under a tangle of highways and hidden deep in a hollow, remained overlooked. Perhaps because of its lack of visibility, a management plan for Parley’s similar to the other creeks was not created in the 1999 plan. As a result, Gary
Edwards, executive director of Salt Lake Valley Health Department, has some disturbing news. Edwards reports that year-round samples taken in Parley’s Creek during 2010, from sites extending from Mountain Dell Reservoir to 1300 East, still show high levels of total coliform bacteria and E. coli. Based on these samples, Parley’s water quality was subsequently listed as impaired by the EPA. After searching for and ruling out other bacteria sources such as defective septic tanks, homeless camps and illegal dumping, the Health Department placed most of the blame, again, on dog activity. Looking at this evidence, it is clear that something needs to be done to restore the creek’s health. Parley’s is not just a place to get away from the city; it happens to provide the third largest annual average water yield of the seven creeks. It reaches its highest flow in mid-May, just as E. coli and coliform counts peak due to increased human and animal activity. Mayor Becker’s plan takes into account the sensitivity of Parley’s Historic Nature Park as a riparian area and a major component of Salt Lake’s watershed. His proposal also considers dog owners who, since a 2007 ruling, have been allowed to run dogs off-leash in portions of the park. Under the new plan, dogs will still be allowed in the Hollow. They will not be allowed access to the spring sources south of the creek, or allowed offleash in the creek’s riparian corridor. However, the new plan retains 15 acres of dog-friendly offleash open space and 1.5 miles of on-leash/offleash trail. Becker reminds his constituents in his veto letter addressed to the City Council that this area still “represents the largest off-leash dog park
in the Salt Lake Valley and doubles the off-leash dog park acreage in the Salt Lake County.” In the end, it is hard to find beautiful places like Parley’s. We all want to experience the out-ofdoors right in our city and share that with our animal companions. Seeking a true compromise, Becker doesn’t sell his plan as a silver-bullet solution. Instead, he calls the new master plan an “experiment,” acknowledging room for change and improvement. Becker also concedes a need for more dog parks in more appropriate areas. Next time I am in Salt Lake, I will take my cowdog mutt Ranger to walk through Parley’s Historic Nature Park. I imagine he will feel right at home. u Katherine Pioli lives and writes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming . She is more often found outside skiing with her dogs than working in front of her computer.
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BY JANA LEE FRAZIER
he fallen apples smell like cider in the hot yellow autumn air, as I move back and forth along the line, hanging clothes and calling his name. “Montgomery! Montgomery!” The wind whips the words right out of my mouth. The other dogs, his mother among them, look at me, wide-eyed and confused. They bolt away, the bright light bronzing their sleek sinewy backs, their ears awry, fast-moving feet making confetti out of the freshly cut grass. I put down a sodden shirt and begin to walk. Wet leaves skim my forehead, kiss my lips, stick to my tears. “Montgomery!” I look for him under the grape arbor, behind the old chicken coop where his beloved bone still lays, all these days later. I search in the shadows in the shed. Will he just materialize out of the blackness; take form from the gauzy dark? I startle at a sudden movement in the glass of the long window. Was that
his reflection that just shimmered across the surface of the pane? Is he a ghost now? Does his spirit infuse the last lonely hummingbird that has lingered behind all the others, though the nights have gotten so chilly? Or has he disguised himself as the crafty raccoon that raids the birdfeeder at dusk or the doe who leaves her droppings behind at dawn? Is he haunting the pond where the wood ducks rise from the impossibly glossy surface through the morning mists? Yesterday I asked him to send me a sign that he was alright, that he was just fine and not caught and cut off by himself somewhere and missing us, mourning our lost company just as we are mourning his. I wanted a clean white bird to descend like an angel from the deep indigo sky. Instead I looked up to find a flotilla of dragonflies, at least three dozen of them dancing iridescent above me, their jeweled wings coruscating in the sun. I never thought he could die. Not
so young, his life unfinished. Not in his prime, ripe and robust, the gregarious and gorgeously incorrigible creature that he was. We were not the best of friends. I was never sufficiently strong to bend his vibrant will to mine. I was never enough attraction to call him to my side. Mine was not the voice he longed to hear. Yet inexplicably, miraculously, he looked me straight in the eyes and kissed me full on the mouth the day before he died Monty was a beautiful beast. Oh, I wish you could have seen him. He was a dog made in heaven, meant to drink moonshine on the front porch of some whiskey-loving hillbilly in the Ozarks, all heavy ears, jumbo paws, oversize nose and velvety jowls with a howl to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. His coat was coarse and crawled along his spine and flanks in short swirls and he smelled like oiled leather. He was as brown as a buckeye before time and weather faded it; his breath could take yours away. He was clumsy and clueless. His long legs loped, he drooled from his meaty lips; his life was all about
in the woods of this rental house, a shriek cut through the almostautumn air. I heard it through the open window. By the time I ran downstairs and outside, he was dying. A dead dog walking, frantic to reach his master, his big heart, ruined and rent, pierced by a sharp spruce snag, winding down like a broken clock. I have never heard a man cry like that before, nor seen one. I don’t want to hear or to see it ever again in my life. He looked up at me, his face crumpled. “Call 911, please call 911!” he pleaded with me. But all I could do was stand there listening, watching the life drain away, all that vivid, volatile, shuddering energy, all that irrepressible affection he felt for all of us going, going, going, like fire to smoke, from dazzling light to smoldering sizzle and then cooling down calm and evaporating, just some pretty steam on the wind. If he was going to die, I thought it should have been the day the porcupine got him when it took hours and hours to remove the thousand quills from his ears and eyes and
Monty was a connoisseur of fine rawhide, strong coffee and cheap beer, a lover of a long snuggle in a good patch of soft heat or the bottom of a canoe. I could describe him as a nefarious slayer of porcupines, affable and amiable with people and other dogs and, yes, notorious. peeing on trees and licking his privates in very public settings. Monty was a connoisseur of fine rawhide, strong coffee and cheap beer, a lover of a long snuggle in a good patch of soft heat or the bottom of a canoe. I could describe him as a nefarious slayer of porcupines, affable and amiable with people and other dogs and, yes, notorious. Both for his jaunty, joyous sojourns after his frequent escapes from the yard and for his classic airborne dives into the water to retrieve bumpers and Frisbees and bottles and bones. People would often gather on the shore of whatever lake or pond or river where we trained to watch Monty fly. I always felt like we were at the circus. He was never as interested in food as he was just snoozing in the truck, that man-who-was-his-master’s truck, or sitting for hours on the floor in that man’s arms. In fact that is where he died. After a romp
chest and snout. I never anticipated that he would die here in this house I had come to love so much, in the glorious spruce forest, all shades of glowing green, alive with ferns, festooned with lichens and moss, riotous with purple aster, full of birds who use it for choir practice, die in a flash with a stake through his heart. I am tired of walking for now. Tonight, because I won’t be able to sleep, I will stand out in the grass under the great fireworks show of stars in the same spot where I stood when a comet streamed across the heavens the evening that he died. Everything is so very terribly beautiful to me now, now that he has died. It’s so much more beautiful, I know, just because he lived. u Jana Lee Frazier is a former zookeeper and wildlife rehabilitator. In recent years she has written a series of essays for the Washington Post and is currently working on a novel.
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Only by being willing to risk showing our spills and thrills can we truly pursue intimacy. ingful way intimidate all of us, even when we are not shopping for a mate. My work as a Feldenkrais practitioner demands that I learn how to connect, often with people in serious pain. That challenge has taught me to follow the logic of apparently casual statements and search for hidden clues. Letâ€™s look closer at that punch line. â€œNakedâ€? is direct, sexy, fairly easy to read. It also is unhidden, exposed, vulnerableâ€”both physically and emotionally. â€œBring beerâ€? clearly implies party-time celebration, embarking on an adventure. Now we have vulnerability and celebration. Or we can say a sense of your own pain and a sense of your own adventure. When I am at work, these are significant requirements in the therapeutic relationship. The requirements are less specific
in normal social interaction, but they are still present. If we are to get what we want, we need to step out of our comfort zone. Only by being willing to risk showing our spills and thrills can we truly pursue intimacy. Some sense of our pain and our adventure must be present, or we drift into empty fantasy (no pain) or sodden drama (no adventure). These elements keep it real. They form the ground for the relationship. Obviously most situations go better when I donâ€™t show up sans culottes. However, without grounding into a sense of my own pain, I lack empathy. My actions will be based on abstract choices, rather than anchored in compassion. Likewise, I donâ€™t come into work carrying a six-pack of Old On Sale. But if all I have to offer is pain, who needs me? Masochists aside, most of us want some sense of possibility, some thread of hope, and some enthusiasm for the challenges we face. I canâ€™t tell you what your life holds, but a sense of my own adventure makes me a much more valuable companion on the journey. Clothing and sobriety are good choices for my work hours and sometimes useful otherwise. But pain and adventure are inseparable and invaluable. They donâ€™t need to dominate, but if I want to live richly, I need to keep a taproot into the deeper well of my experience. u Dan Schmidt is a Feldenkrais practitioner, bodyworker and dance instructor in Salt Lake City. He teaches classes for the public and for massage therapists. OPENHANDSLC.COM.
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was chatting with some friends when one asked about getting the attention of a man in whom she was romantically interested. I replied, â€œShow up naked, and bring beer,â€? the punchline from an old joke about the different challenges of seducing women and men. Humor often contains the truths we find scary. The challenges of connecting with others in a mean-
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Ways to protect your pet in cold weather
1. Provide proper shelter. Structures should not rest directly on the ground. P rovide clean, dry bedding materials. Younger and older animals should be kept inside.
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“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” —Groucho Marx Clipping. With your cat facing away from you, take a toe in your hand and press the pad until the nail extends. Trim only the sharp tip of one nail then release your cat ’s toe and give a treat. If your cat didn ’t notice, clip another nail. Clip only a couple of nails in the first few sessions until your pet gets used to it. Be sure to reward her with a treat afterward. If your cat resists don ’t raise your voice or punish. Schedule. A nail-trimming about every two weeks is a good routine. If your cat refuses to let you clip the claws, ask your vet or a groomer for help. Do not declaw . This surgery involves amputating the end of a cat’s toes. Instead, trim regularly, provide your cat with scratching posts, and ask your vet about plastic claw covers. —Adapted from ASPCA
3. Clean paws, legs and stomach to remove salt and chemicals, which can be toxic. Watch out for antifreeze spills; animals love the taste & it ’s deadly. 4. Animals that spend more time outdoors need more food to keep their temperature up. Also make sure they always have access to unfrozen water.
Trimming your cat’s nails Set the atmosphere. Sit with your relaxed (even sleepy) cat on your lap in a quiet room with no other pets around. Pet the paw. Gently take one of your cat’s paws between your fingers for a few seconds. If your cat pulls the paw away , don’t squeeze, just gently follow the gesture. When your pet ’s still again, press the pad to extend the nail, then release the paw and give your pet a treat. The clipper. Before actually cutting, your cat should get used to the sound of the clippers. Sit the cat on your lap and put a piece of uncooked spaghetti into the clippers. Gently press the toe pad and when the nail extends, clip the spaghetti with the clippers while still holding your cat ’s paw. Release the toe and give your cat a treat. Watch the quick. The pink part of a cat ’s nail, called the quick, is where the nerves and blood vessels are. Do not cut this sensitive area; snip only the white part of the claw . If you accidentally cut the quick, any bleeding can be stopped with styptic powder.
2. Trim the hair around pads to help k eep paws free of snow.
5. For short-haired breeds, only allow your animal outside for short periods when the temperature is below freezing. A pet sweater can provide stylish warmth. 6. Keep your pet ’s I.D. updated. More dogs are lost during the winter because ice and snow doesn’t hold their scent to help them backtrack home. 7. Outdoor cats are attracted to the heat of an engine and often sleep under the hood. Bang loudly on your hood before starting the engine. 8. Never leave a pet alone in a car during cold weather. It becomes a refrigerator, and the animal can freeze to death.
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on the fate of America’s wild horses (for a small donation, you may receive a DVD). She is currently working on Healing Power of Horses, a new documentary projected for release sometime next year. Sonya dedicates much of her time and her own resources for the protection of wild horses. She currently leases property for a mother and foal. Her greatest personal desire is to acquire land for adopted horses so they may continue to run free. Please visit her website to learn more about this situation and what you can do to help.
9. Take pets that are sensitive to the cold outdoors only to relieve themselves. Some breeds tolerate longer periods in cold weather, both others do not have tolerance for the elements. 10. Stay current with vet checkups. Cold weather can make certain conditions worse.
—Adapted from Utah Humane Society
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“As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.” —Pythagoras
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Osiris! Look what a good boy he is, so well behaved and the nicest guy; he just wants to please. And he gets along with everyone (people, cats, other dogs). Osiris is very calm and bonds closely with those he loves; he needs a parent who can be with him most of the time as he has a good case of separation anxiety (he just hasn’t had a lot Click for video! of security in his life). Osiris is a seven-year-old Labrador retriever (very youthful without being hyperactive), housebroken, and his adoption fee pays for neutering, vaccinations and a microchip. The pets we highlight each month have gone through a challenging “Carol Interview” process and prove to be the cream of the crop. They have great temperaments, a sparkle in their eye and no behavioral or health problems that we know of. Visit the CATALYST website to see videos by clicking on the pet’s photo. Our pets this month are brought to you by No More Homeless Pets, an organization which rescues dogs and cats from euthanasia and fosters them until adopted. Go to WWW.UTAHPETS.ORG to see all adoptable pets, volunteer opportunities and more information. No More Homeless Pets’ mission is to end euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats statewide and to promote humane alternatives for feral cats.
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Kitty and Walter Kortkamp are very excited about their new ownership of Dragon Dreams, soon to be called Cosmic Spiral. They are making many positive changes such as offering exciting classes and inviting experts to share their knowledge with customers. Kitty and Walter are strong supporters of local artists and vendors and carry their products as much as possible. WWW.DRAGONDREAMSGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM
Our dear Suzanne Wagner has decided to move to California—but don’t worry, she is still available for phone and Skype consultations. She also provides classes on numerology and tarot on Youtube. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM, 707.354.1019
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Flow Yoga has new name—and new intentions Flow Yoga has now become Shiva Centre, which offers a new concept in the approach to practicing yoga. Along with many types of yoga—Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative, Anusara, Ashtanga, Kalari, Jappa (mantra chanting)—Shiva Centre also offers massage, vedic consulta-
tions, retreats, an Ayurvedic pharmacy, and lectures on the Vedic Sciences. Some of the latest lectures include Ayurvedic procedure for liver and gall bladder cleanse, the science of karma, yoga as the way to happy relationships and techniques of tantric sex. WWW.FLOWYOGASLC.COM
Wasatch Community Gardens is partnering with R ed Desert Candy in Torrey to create delicious chocolate truffles. The garden gives fresh herbs to Red Desert and in turn they donate 10% of their bar collection sales back to the garden. Perfect symbiosis! Cathy and Tom Rabb loved Torrey so much that after years of traveling there, they decided to move to the area when they retired. They saw a need for chocolate and coffee, and so began their dream. R ed Desert Candy evolved from tempering chocolate at Castle Rock Coffee & Candy five years ago to having its own retail space and wholesale accounts. Cathy , her son Scott, and chef Kate Chappell are the main ingredients to this yummy enterprise. It’s a small but growing business with about 10 employees in the winter, growing to about 20 in the summer (their busy time). They began simply with their “Desert Collection” which included chocolate bars infused with chili, sage, sweet juniper, or toasted hemp seed (a new exciting addition). Red Desert works closely with each client to create unique and delicious chocolate truffles and bars, often using the clients own product or locally grown ingredients. Nuts and cactus jelly from Fruita, for example, are the ingredients for Capitol R eef National Park’s chocolate. And High West Distillery’s whiskey is added to produce a complimentary whiskey truffle for its restaurant. Red Desert Candy takes good Belgium chocolate, tempers and infuses it with fresh herbs to make outstanding truffles and chocolate bars. They constantly invent new recipes to try out in the retail store, which they share with the rest of Utah when they get a “thumbs up.” You may find Red Desert Candy’s chocolate in coffee shops and resorts around Salt Lake City, but Catalyst wants to see more of them because we know that chocolate is the stuff of life! Until we see these handcrafted chocolates in more retail stores, they can be ordered through their website or you can journey to this beautiful area and try all chocolates yourself in the Red Deserts Candy store (and meet everyone too)!
New monastery in California for SLC Buddha Maitreya A new retreat center and monastery in California is almost complete. The cluster of buildings in the geometric form called a “Buddha Maitreya Shambhala Star,” has a pyramid in the center and six dome buildings surrounding. This spiritual retreat utilizes solar, wind and other sustainable technology. Events in February at the SLC center will raise awareness about the monastery. WWW.BUDDHAMAITREYA.ORG/PROJECTS/MONASTERY. For Salt Lake City center: WWW.SOULTHERAPY.ORG/SLC
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the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for significant achievement in public folklore. Carol has been a folklorist with the division since 1978 and has studied, written and lectured on subjects such as cowboy poetry, Navajo basketry, Utah food traditions, Hispanic arts, Mormon material culture, Southeast Asian refugees, Polynesian immigrants, the folk culture of Sanpete Valley and Utah gravestone art.
A new home for Healing Mountain Massage Healing Mountain Massage in Salt Lake City has moved to a larger building on 363 South 500 East, Suite #201. Healing
New location for the Center for Transpersonal Therapy The Center for Transpersonal Therapy has a beautiful new home they can call their own! After residing in the 9th and 9th area for 21 years, they have moved to 5801 South Fashion Blvd. Suite 250 in Murray. The center’s expanded practice provides psychotherapy, training, support groups, workshops and retreats. In addition, group room rental is available to the community. CTT is also happy to announce the addition of Nick Tsandes, LCSW, who became a full partner in January and now practices at the new location.
Mindful Yoga makes a move Our dear friend and contributor, Charlotte Bell of Mindful Yoga, is relocating to a beautiful new space at the International Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Institute (865 East 500 South) in Salt Lake City on February 1. Charlotte has been teaching yoga since 1986, making Mindful Yoga Salt Lake City’s longest-running yoga community. Mindful Yoga will leave its home of 24 years at the First Unitarian Church and move three of the five classes currently offered to IWKI (the remaining two classes will continue at the Unitarian Church for a few more months). R oz Newmark will also be making the move to IWKI. 801-355-2617, WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.
New beginnings for Utah Sports and Wellness In 2011, Dr. Michael Cerami begins his 26th year in practice. To celebrate, he has transformed his office under the
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new name of Utah Sports and W ellness to better represent his additional training in sports medicine. “ The new name better reflects our services to the community,” says Dr. Cerami. “The past five years has been filled with postgraduate study and learning techniques to help people get well faster. We’ve added additional office space as the practice has grown and we are now ready for the next chapter.” WWW.UTAHSPORTSANDWELLNESS.COM, 801-486-1818
Local folklorist Carol Edison receives national award Carol Edison, folk arts program manager for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, was awarded
Theta Naught In late 2010, Theta Naught released two new albums, Omnium-Gatherum and Naught Christmas. Often described as improvisational, the music inspires the listener to participate in a musical stream of consciousness where a dialogue is created between the music and listener. But don’t expect one performance to be like the next. This talented group is beginning their ninth year of constant growth and reinvention together. In March, Theta Naught and My Education, an Austin-based instrumental group will release a new album titled Sound Mass at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. A national tour and full release of Sound Mass with My Education is scheduled for June 2011. WWW.THETANAUGHT.ORG.
Utah Artist documentary showcase The Utah Division of Arts & Museums now has a database of documentary films about Utah artists produced by Utah filmmakers. Over 70 short clips are searchable by filmmaker, artist and genre. For more information or to view clips, visit the Division of Arts and Museums website. WWW.ARTSANDMUSEUMS.UTAH.GOV.
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omewhere between pulling up a stool in a friend’s wholesome cozy kitchen and dining out at a modern foodie restaurant lies Salt Lake City’s five month old Café Solstice. Comfort food? Sort of. New? Exotic? In a way. Healthy? Yes, but the plates are so artfully arranged with color and texture that you forget about that. Furnished with comfy couches, WiFi and an eclectic assortment of chairs and tables, Café Solstice works both as integrated element of the beautiful Dancing Cranes environment and as a haven all to itself . Nourishing is the word owner Erin Arrigo likes to describe the café’s food, presentation and ambiance. It defines the experience she’d like her customers to have. “My intention was to create a space where they would be feeling comfortable, nourished and that they are doing something good for themselves,” Erin says; “I am totally happy with people wanting to just stay here in the café and in this building for a while.” And so far, it’s all working well for Erin’s first foray into launching an eatery and coffee shop. Relying on her extensive coffee and deli background, Erin opened the café when the Dancing Cranes’ new owners, her friends Carlene and Jimmy, presented her with the chance to sublease the café space and create something of her own. “It was an incredible opportunity and I immediately said yes. Sometimes I walk in here and am just full of gratitude, honestly,” she says. Erin began by thinking about the location and how the café would need
to flow well with the store and fit Dancing Cranes’ clientele. She chose the name Café Solstice because the imagery of the sun and the seasons of the earth seemed to convey the feeling she sought. The tone -setting logo of coffee cups orbiting the sun was then designed by Erin’s husband Joe, a talented graphic artist and also all-around helper at the café. She spent six weeks driving around picking up secondhand tables and chairs—just gathering things that she liked—not knowing how it was all going to come together. “I wanted to create a space that was a little funky and fun, where not everything matched.” laughs Erin, “I wanted it to be comfortable and inviting on a small budget.” Café Solstice is a café in the Euro pean sense. Three chalkboards list a wide variety of coffee, premium loose leaf tea and other specialty drinks. It features Lavazza Tierra espresso, a 100% sustainable choice. Coffee is made by the cup, so it does not sit in pots or thermoses. I ordered a small decaf ($1.50) the afternoon I was there and was happy with its freshness. Muffins, in flavors such as blueberry lavender, cherry white chocolate and lemon matcha green tea, and other baked goods such as scones, cookies, butterscotch bars and biscotti, are made daily. Open only during Dancing Cranes’ hours, the café serves light lunch items, much like its European cousins. However, the menu is recognizably American: tacos, turkey sandwiches, PB&J. All items are made with health considerations and sustainable prac-
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tices in mind. The menu tilts towards dishes made with fresh vegetables. For instance, the popular Solstice Tacos ($7): “miso, sunflower seeds and cheddar cheese toasted on a corn tortilla, topped with shredded carrots, green bell peppers, tomatoes, leafy greens and cilantro zest dressing.” Erin explains that the menu highlights lots of fresh veggies and organic and local products whenever possible. Nevertheless, there are surprises to the small menu and coffee offerings. For instance, the crew at the café rotates the Drip of the Day through local roasters and experiments with different roasts. There is also a daily menu special centered around what is locally available and what inspires the staff; some of these are somewhat experimental, says Erin. Usually the specials are dishes such as “pasta salads, pilafs, curries and soups like Egyptian red lentil, roasted garlic potato, Solstice tomato and more,”she says. The day I was there, the daily special was a vegetable-laden black bean soup over rice ($5). Fans of Café Solstice seek out the daily offering on its Facebook page. Almost everything is made inhouse—such as the salsa, hummus, olive tapenade, chutney, pesto and dressings—and just about everything can be made by all members of the fun- and food-loving crew. They all pitch in to make the food and drinks, plus rotate between jobs. This has engendered a high level of camaraderie at Café Solstice. The feedback to Erin so far has been very good: “It ’s been going really well; I’ve loved talking to the people and community. It is a fun place every day. As we go, I don’t feel like I have to have the business perfect on any given day, that it will evolve on its own and it will be a process. People feel nourished after being here, and I think that as long as this intent remains as we expand and try new things, it will serve as a strong foundation.” u —Jane Laird
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Coffee~Pastries~Deli Sandwiches~Beer Who says you canâ€™t get something for a dollar? Bring your own mug and coffeeâ€™s a buck. Open till Midnight Daily $2.00 Beer Saturdays, $1.50 Thurs
248 EAST 100 SOUTH â€¢ SLC â€¢ 532-3221 5
Veg-Burgers and Fries
â€¢ Beer â€¢ Wine â€¢ Coffee â€¢ Salads â€¢ Burritos
â€¢ Tea â€¢ Shakes â€¢ Drinks %
â€¢ Snacks â€¢ Desserts
2280 S., West Temple â€¢ 484-8378 www.verticaldiner.com