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THE ONLY QUESTION WORTH ANSWERING: DID YOU BECOME YOURSELF? MICHAEL MEADE What we truly seek is hidden within us, although we may have to travel far into the world and face many other questions before we learn that. THE KALE EFFECT: A WHISPERED GREEN LOVE LANGUAGE ALICE BAIN The Kale Effect is more than just recipes. Within its 80 pages, the 8x11 glossy softcover book, self-published by two women with local connections, is a handbook for building a healthy life style and a healthy culture. IN THE GARDEN: FALL WORKS KAY DENTON Your garden still offers you a long list of reasons to go outside and play in the dirt.

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ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Tar sands protests, Rolling Stone says “Pardon Tim,” solar Salt Lake, NW Quadrant news, rec industry decries anti-wilderness attitude.

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SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP Autumn or fall?

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OUTSIDE THE BOX: WHY CONSUME WHEN YOU CAN MAKE? ALICE BAIN Makers make Corporate Entities quake.

ANIMALIA CAROL KOLEMAN Ideas, profiles, products & news for all things animal. CATALYST CALENDAR

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JERRY RAPIER A comic mash-up of Shakespearean proportions 31

THE WELL-TEMPERED BICYCLE COMMUTER STEVEN CHAMBERS Cargo bikes: From food to furniture to mail

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Leaf fall from the family tree BY GRETA BELANGER DEJONG come from a family of writers. My brother Jerry writes books; several of his offspring produce magazines. My dad, in his late 70s and after a stroke, wrote an interesting autobiography. My sister exerts a Madame Grammarian influence on the family, which is good; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all the better for it. Her kids are quick-witted, and natural-born storytellers. Polly Mottonen is CATALYSTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime art director. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also my niece. Every month she makes this magazine look special. She wears a few other hats, too, including mom to Miles, 13 and Max, 10; any careful reader will have noted their names over the years, as we have quoted, photographed, and otherwise celebrated them. She sent this email late one night recently: Just got rid of our old couch. It has been through so much! Mark and I bought it maybe even before we were married. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been covered and recovered many times. The kids and I got it out to the curb and spruced it up with a cover and some pillows. We had a nice starlit snuggle one last time on it and made shadow puppets and doughnuts of light with our arms looped over our heads as the light from the house shot past us onto the road. We giggled and laughed till it hurt. Miles pretended to be embarassed as cars drove by. Then we were quiet for a while and watched the trees blow and the stars twinkle, the crickets in unison and other more maverick bugs clicking out of time. We told stories of when they were babies on the couch and who fell off when and the things we had watched on tv over the years on that couchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9/11, Olympics in Utah and around the world, all the football and basketball games; how it used to be called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedâ&#x20AC;? because Mark slept on it when the kids were little. Miles made a sign, Free Couch, Just take it! (For a good home) We staged it with a solar light for easy reading from the road, complete with Mylar pinwheel. Max decided to write something, too. Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note in big tired boy writing said, Dear ? I hope you lave are couch as much as we did. Please take Care of our couch. Love Max Mottonen

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Where I'm From I'm from basketball, from shoes and the bounce sound the ball makes I'm from my bedroom where I have spent countless hours playing video games I'm from the blue spruce that was bought to represent my age and growth as a person. I'm from the peach tree that glimmered with bright red and orange colors. I am from cookies and amazing friendships, From Doug and Myrna I'm from the jocks and geologists From the â&#x20AC;&#x153;let's goâ&#x20AC;? and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;go fight wins.â&#x20AC;? I'm from a nonreligious family that gives me a choice. I'm from Bob and Bonnie's branch, brats and cheese From the finger my mother nearly lost, and the extra jobs my parents work to support my family. Under my bed was a box of old legos with endless possibilities, Memories of what my brother used to create. Spending countless hours into the night building them. I am from those moments. Leaf-fall from the family tree. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Miles Mottonen,13 Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher of CATALYST.


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or a subject as dry as water policy, the Executive Appropriations committee meeting room on the east end of the Utah State Capitol building was packed last month. The big attraction: Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD) was pitching its plan to build a 69-inch pipeline 139 miles from Lake Powell to St. George for a mere $1.170 billion—that’s $420 for (rather, from) every man, woman and child in the state of Utah. In the peanut gallery, water lawyers outnumbered the fifth estate three to one. As the state senators and representatives drifted in, they greeted each other and gave out not a few “hale-fellowwell-mets” to the assembled lawyers. You usually don’t use a steam roller to build pipeline projects but the wording in the Washington County Water Conservancy District’s nice (less than a dozen slides with eye-catching graphics) PowerPoint presentation made it sound like it was a fait accompli. Give them $30 million in 2014 and again in 2015, then jack it up to $370 million for the next three years and, sooner than you can spell Bella Lughosi, they’ll be sucking 80,000 acre feet of water a year out of Lake Powell to make the Dixie desert bloom.

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Pipeline Ponzi scheme Dixie developers want to tap Utah’s taxpayers’ wallets to pay for their water system.

If there ever was a project for Tea Baggers to sink their fiscal responsibility/free market/slash taxes teeth into, the Powell Pipeline is it. The only hitch in their scheme is that $1.17 billion is much more than Dixie’s developers and land speculators can afford to pay for water for their desert developments. So, they’ve decide to try to foist the expense on Utah taxpayers. While the WCWCD is open to other financing arrangements, their preferred plan is soaking Utah taxpayers for the bill. Of course, that’s not how they characterized it. They’d like the state to commit 30% of sales tax

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growth or a similar increase in the tax rate to finance a statewide water project fund. The money would be repaid by the water users over a 50-year time frame, at a modest 3-4% interest rate. But that’s okay. It’s a slowly revolving fund that will eventually be paid back to taxpayers, Or rather the taxpayers’ great-grandchildren. It wouldn’t so much be a taxpayer-financed investment scheme as a taxpayer-financed Ponzi scheme. Taxpayers will always be tapped for more funds. The first water district to borrow money will repay that money over 50 years, so the fund will be essentially empty for a dozen years unless taxes continue to be assessed for the fund. Which is where the other major water districts in the state come in. Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties all have planned water projects that will require another $3-5 million to build and they will all want a piece of this taxpayer pie. The upshot is that taxpayers have as small a chance of getting their money back as someone in Bernard Madoff’s lowest tranche. Zero. The wild card in all of this is the construction cost estimates. If the economy continues to tank, the WDWCD could save money. If the economy takes off, the cost of foreign steel alone could add a couple of hundred million dollars to the cost (a rough calculation puts the amount of steel in a 69-inch diameter pipeline 139 miles long as 139 metric fucktonnes). The construction cost estimates put out by the WCWCD are sort of a variation on the good

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news/bad news joke. The good news is that at $10,000 per acre foot of capacity, construction will only cost $800 million—the other $370 million is for rightof-way acquisition, engineering and management costs. A lowball estimate, by the WCWCD’s own admission. The bad news is that the estimate is so low that a substantial cost overrun is almost a certainty.

A short history of grand projects in Utah

The Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project was projected to cost $302 million. It has cost taxpayers $2 billion so far and is only $1 billion away from completion. The Legacy of Debt Highway, originally estimated to cost $451 million, came in at $685 million. Why is it that big projects go so bad? Often, because that’s the plan. The voters, legislators, county commissioners—whoever is making the decision—would never approve most (any?) of these projects if they knew in advance how much they were really going to cost. Lowball cost estimates make these projects appear to have marginally positive returns on investment but, when the true costs are paid, they frequently yield negative returns on investment. The other bad news is that no state or local agency keeps track of such embarrassing statistics. The good news, if you’re in the construction industry, or you otherwise stand to benefit at the taxpayers’ expense, is that most of these projects get built.

Where’s the Utah Taxpayers Association? If there ever was a project for Tea Baggers to sink their fiscal responsibility/free market/slash taxes teeth into, the Powell Pipeline is it. So far, the Utah Association of Corporate Tax-Evaders has not spoken up on this subject. Orrin Hatch had the balls to complain about the Obama administration zeroing out a $40 million appropriation for the Central Utah Project. Didn’t Hatch vote for all the budget cuts? Was he just playing politics with those votes? u John deJong is the associate publisher of CATALYST.


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ENVIRO-NEWS Rolling Stone says, “Pardon Tim”

D.C. tar sands protests: The Utah connection

A Rolling Stone Magazine list of “Ten Things Obama Must Do” for the environment says “Pardon Tim DeChristopher.” Item number nine on the list reads, “Obama has since declared many of Bush’s last-minute leases invalid. Now he should make a small but important symbolic gesture by pardoning DeChristopher, sending a signal that a citizen-activist should not be singled out for punishment when the government itself disrespects the rule of law.”

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Recreation industry decries antiwilderness attitude

From August 20th-September 3rd, hundreds of people sat-in at the White House to tell President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

“Go try it out in Utah and Colorado and let them make all the mistakes.” —Former WY governor Dave Freudenthal on why he opposed fast-track oil shale mining in Wyoming

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ore than 1,200 people, including some from Utah, were arrested during a two-week-long anti-tar sands protest that took place last month in front of the White House. In a call to action, Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, wrote, “Tim DeChristopher acted for you. And it’s time for you to take the same kind of responsi-

Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta, Canada, across the continent to the Texas Gulf Coast. Canadian tar sands mining has already destroyed an ecosystem the size of Florida, but the climate impact of burning so much fossil fuel could be even worse. As climate scientist Jim Hansen says, “If emissions from coal are phased out over the

“If emissions from coal are phased out over the next few decades and if unconventional fossil fuels are left in the ground, it is conceivable to stabilize Earth’s climate.” bility.” Another organization involved in organizing the protest was Peaceful Uprising, the group DeChristopher founded to combat climate change through empowering nonviolent action. DeChristopher is currently serving a two-year prison term for disrupting a 2008 Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction to prevent drilling in pristine wilderness quality areas. The focus of the D.C. protest was stopping construction of the

next few decades and if unconventional fossil fuels are left in the ground, it is conceivable to stabilize Earth’s climate.” Utahns have a personal interest in any national or international movement to oppose tar sands development since Bush-era energy policy prioritized development of U.S. oil shale and tar sands in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. Many of these socalled “unconventional fuel” deposits lie under some of the

most scenic parts of the state such as the San Rafael Swell, Desolation Canyon and near Canyonlands National Park. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has welcomed with open arms a mining company from the tiny Northern European country of Estonia that is set to start strip mining more than 30,000 acres in Utah. Oil Sands USA (a Canadian company) has so far failed to find enough water to commence mining at PR Springs in Grand County. (See what exploration looks like: WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=QMHU-NPS0C.) In the meantime, Tim DeChristopher’s original act of civil disobedience keeps snowballing. The U.S. tar sands pro test inspired a similar Canadian protest in Ottowa. Tar sands protesters have been dogging Obama campaign events, and a renewed U.S. protest effort is scheduled for October 7 when the State Department has scheduled a hearing on the Keystone XL Pipeline. TARSANDSACTION.ORG,

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An open letter sent from Utah outdoor businesses to Utah’s congressional delegation decries a recent flurry of anti-wilderness bills, saying, “We urge you to not give away the places where we hike, hunt, fish, and recreate and instead protect our iconic landscapes, and support the parks and recreation areas that our businesses rely on.”

after the National Monument was formed the number of jobs in the area grew by 38% and income rose by 30%. The letter refers specifically to the 2012 Interior Appropriations Bill, which would cut funds for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Antiquities Act designations (such as Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument), and the Wilderness and Roadless Release Act, which would eliminate currently existing BLM wilderness study areas and Forest Service Roadless Areas and open them to mining and logging. Instead of boosting Utah’s outdoor recreation economy, Utah politicians keep making false claims that wildlands protection is a job killer. At a recent congressional hearing, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch claimed that when Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument was designated, “with the stroke of the pen, 500 high-pay-

ing jobs in a rural Utah county disappeared.” However, a report from the Headwaters Foundation shows that after the National Monument was formed the number of jobs in the area grew by 38% and income rose by 30%. A recent poll commissioned by Republicans for Environmental Protection found that 69% of Utahns agree that Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is good for Utah. TINYURL.COM/ESCALANTESTUDY, TINYURL.COM/OUTDOORRECLETTER

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Brand spankin’ new bikeways In September, Becka Roolf, Salt Lake City Bicycle/ Pedestrian Coordinator, gave a tour to show off 50 miles of new on-road bikeways. The new bike lanes have innovative features: Lanes are wider so cyclists won’t get “doored” by people exiting cars. Uphill bike lanes combined with shared downhill lanes help cyclists get safely across the steep Wasatch fault scarp. Some business districts have added removable “bicycle corrals” that can be taken away for snow-plow season, and the new North Temple viaduct includes bike lanes so Eastsiders can safely cycle to the Red Iguana. BIKESLC@SLCGOV.COM, SLCGOV.COM/BIKE

What next for the Northwest Quadrant? The LDS Church has traded 3,100 acres of land in the Northwest Quadrant near the Great Salt Lake to Kennecott Utah Copper. It is unclear what this means for the controversial Northwest Quadrant Master Plan, which proposes building a parallel city nearly half as large as existing Salt Lake City in the wetlands and open space west of the airport.


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snow and packing for their winter vacation to our yard. They will spend several months eating everything we tried to grow this summer, including the thorniest of roses. They will poop unceremoniously on everything weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cleaned up or repaired. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tease the dog, scoff at hunters and ruminate all day long like uninvited unemployed relatives that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get off the couch. Neither of which you can legally kill.

The grasshoppers are creeping along like old guys playing basketball; no longer able to jump high or move quickly. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve eaten the yard and laid their eggs. Darkness squeezes out daylight on both ends of the day to be compounded further by the looming end of daylight savings time. This is the transitional period of the year where I shiver in the morning and sweat in the afternoon. Jackets accumulate in my office because I need them in the morning and forget them for the warm trip home. All evidence points to the end of another summer. I guess it is called fall because of the leaves, but autumn sounds less jarring as we brace ourselves for the impact that is winter. u Dennis Hinkamp would again like to thank his backyard pals for the inspiration.

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DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY

Did you become yourself? BY MICHAEL MEADE

Note: Last fall the Jung Society brought Michael Meade to Salt Lake City for a lecture and workshop. CATALYST was present to witness this renowned storyteller, author and scholar of mythology, anthropology and psychology. He combines street-savvy perceptiveness and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals, connecting them to the stories we are living today. Meade returns to Salt Lake City this month to talk about the light inside dark times, and to offer a workshop on “the soul of change.” See calendar, page 26, for more information. n old idea suggests that each person’s life is a question being asked of the world. Each life is a specific question that isn’t completely answered until a person’s last breath goes out. Regardless of the condition of the outer world, the old idea was to enter the question of one’s life fully and become the living answer.

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It’s like the story of the old rabbi who lay on his deathbed as his final hour drew near. His name was Zushya, and he had lived a full life. He was widely known and greatly respected as a holy man and scholar. He had taught others for many years and was loved by his students for his honesty and wit. Now that his time had come, his students gathered to share in his final moments. When a student asked how he felt, the old teacher answered with characteristic honesty. “I am afraid to face God,” he said, “I fear that I will be found wanting in the world to come.” The students were shocked; how could such a thing be possible? Their teacher was an exceptional spiritual leader who had taught them generously and guided them wisely. The students began to reassure the teacher: “Rabbi, you are a pure and righteous man. You have shown the leadership of Abraham, the courage of Jacob, the vision of Moses. What do you have to fear in facing God?”

Death is a great teacher, they used to say, and often a true teacher will use their own death as a final lesson on life. With his failing breath Zushya replied, “I am not afraid that God will ask me why I was not more like Abraham or Moses; I can answer honestly that I did not have the god-given abilities of Abraham or the talents of Moses. But, if God asks me, ‘Zushya, why were you not more like Zushya?’ For that I have no answer at all!” In so saying, Zushya passed into the world that waits beyond this one. The teaching story of Zushya and the final question has been told many times and has travelled all over the world. Although a simple tale, it takes up big questions about life and death. It strongly suggests that at the time of our death the original question of our life returns. The dreaded day of judgment and the final exam turns out to have but a single question that involves the specifics of one’s life rather than generalities of either religion or philosophy. In seeking to find “the meaning of life,” many people miss the finer point. Since each life is unique, the essential question might be: What is the meaning in my life? Saint or sinner, rabbi or banker, rich or poor, there will be but one thing in question when the time for living comes to an end. Did you become yourself? Have you lived the life intended for you or did you substitute some one else’s ideas or settle for abstract rules? Having received the gift of life, did you learn the nature of your own gifts and the purpose of them? The students may have expected a display of piety or the reassurance of a man of faith meeting his maker; but the holy man had the true gift for teaching and used it even at the last moment. He turned the attention of the students not to some divinity outside themselves, but toward the seeds of the divine within them. Those who believe that all the answers are “out there somewhere” are in for a shock when the final question asks who they are within themselves. For this conversation, god is simply the shortest way to refer to the divine; the god-given gifts and talents are seeds of the divine planted in each soul before each person is born. In the end, it turns out that the divine is most interested in what we do with the unique gifts and precise challenges we each are given. That is what was meant by the old idea that “inside people is where god learns.” When people become uniquely themselves and a life becomes fully lived, everyone involved learns something. Being a true teacher, Rabbi Zushya revealed an essential truth about life at the moment of his death. His death became a gift of life for others. He kept giving from the gifts given to him, and the tale of facing god’s question has carried his name throughout the world. The most revered figures in all the wisdom traditions became memorable because they were uniquely themselves. Their behavior was uncommon, exceptional; even radical in some way. Whether a spiritual teacher or an artist, a healer or a leader, they are


What we truly seek is hidden within us, although we may have to travel far into the world and face many other questions before we learn that. the eternal already placed within each soul. Call it the inner spirit, the soul’s genius or the deep self. It has many names, but each refers to the deeper, wiser self that waits to be discovered throughout our lives. Wisdom, like love, depends upon the specifics of a person and of the situation they are in. What is wise for one person can be foolish for another. The wise old woman or wise old man that dwells in the soul already knows the way our lives are aimed and styled and inclined to go. Amidst rapid changes and increasing uncertainties, the older, wiser parts of the soul try to catch up to us at each critical juncture in our lives. Whether fate deals us a tragedy or a great awakening, the question being asked is whether we will become a bigger or a smaller person. In all cases, the wisest thing is to become more fully one’s unique self. u Michael Meade is the author of several books including Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul upon which this article is based; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and editor of Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Meade is founder of a nonprofit network of artists, activists and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples. For more information visit WWW.MOSAICVOICES.ORG.

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remembered because they managed to manifest the “uniqueness” within them. Each had to awaken to a vision already in them so that the tale of their life could become instructive to others. One of the open secrets of life on earth is that the answer to life’s burning question has been seeded within one’s soul to begin with. What we truly seek is hidden within us, although we may have to travel far into the world and face many other questions before we learn that. That’s the final lesson, the last word, and the essential wisdom that the good rabbi was honest enough to communicate with his final breath. It is easy to forget that the divine is most interested in the spark of


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OUTSIDE THE BOX

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Why consume when you can Make?

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tools of creation of the objects that define our culture and that define our lives…and to say ‘this is mine, I choose what I do with it, and I’m not going to let an institution (whether that’s government or a corporation or whatever) tell me I can’t do this with it.’” Our creative identity has been given short shrift by a culture that tells us we are only important inasmuch as we consume, and we’re seeing a groundswell of reaction rising to that now. Consumerism tells us that we have no business making anything any more. Want dinner? Go to a restaurant. Want clothes? Buy them at a store. Broken DVD player? Buy a new one. Corporate Entities exist to take care of our every need and whim. But what if my need is to create things for myself? We are all “Makers” of some sort, even if we would not classify ourselves as techies, hackers, artists or inventors. Everyone makes something—whether it’s food for the family, landscaping for the garden, scrapbooking memories, or simply arranging a house so that it’s a comfortable place to live. We find our joy in these actions, and when we collaborate with others to do these things we build love and trust among

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fruit juice. I am overwhelmed and out of patience. Go away. I’m not the only person who feels like this. Crushing sense of futility? Bet you can relate. Despair over the continuing grinding economic downturn? Absolutely. When I watch the news, what I hate most is the sense I have of good effort wasted. I look around me and I see brilliant people’s lives and inspiration wasted in corporate cubicle jobs that treat them as numbers to be crunched or beans to be counted, to be struck off the roll when it’s convenient for the Corporate Entity. Or, much worse, I see people who, despite their best efforts, are semi-employed or unemployed, living hand to

and celebrated throughout the year at Maker Faires worldwide. The sheer joy of creation is universal to the human species; as Dash notes, it crosses political and cultural lines. At a Maker Faire, it doesn’t matter who you voted for or what church you go to—all that matters is that you are bonding with other humans over the things that you have each created. When we share our inspiration with others, we become truly human and truly alive. When we feel empowered by our ability to create, we are also empowered socially and politically. Dash knows this. Even though the Maker movement is not political, he says “there is a political aspect to taking control in your hands of the

us. This is why “show” houses often feel sterile and intimidating—the design is there and may be very pleasing to the eye, but there is no sense of the family that should live inside that space. We yearn for contact with each other, and we intuitively seek a sense of the personalities of other people within the environment around us. “Apathy happens in the environments where people feel like they have no agency; they have no control,” Dash says. How true. The default way of living now dictates that you trade your life energy (your time, attention and health) to a Corporate Entity in return for money, which you will then turn around and give to another Corporate

Entity in return for prepackaged resources that will nourish your body, entertain you, and provide you with a sense of personal identity. Humans are tricky little monkeys, though, and we do not like being made to feel apathetic, and we are not so easily herded around en masse. For every supposedly uncrackable piece of software, there is someone who will formulate and publicly post a way to crack it, usually within a day or so of release. For every hermetically sealed electronic device, there are dozens of ordinary people who take it upon themselves to deconstruct it, figure out how it works, and to help others do the same. For every corporate logo that demands our respect, there’s someone who will cleverly parody it. Corporate culture says these actions are wrong, and that we are wrong for not being good little automatons with predictable and universally governable behaviors. I’m with the Makers on this one: I think that there is something in the act of tinkering so fundamental to our nature it can’t be snuffed out. Corporations and lawmakers ignore this to their detriment. On the days I can’t stand to watch the news, here’s what I do with my life: I make stuff. Sometimes I play around with electronics or UV cure resin or papier mâché, or maybe I simply make a meal for my family at home. It feels good to do that. I’m not driven by politics and I don’t support any political party, but I suspect Anil Dash may be right: “[Making] solves every class of problem. Across the board, it’s jobs, it’s education, it’s defense, it’s health care, you can only Make your way out of it, because we’ve tried everything else.” To hell with politics, I’m fed up to the back teeth with it. Let’s go make stuff! u Alice Bain is a Salt Lake-based artist. Look for her blog updates, appearing several times a week, at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET.

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In addition to Brussels sprouts and broccoli, the genus Brassica also includes cabbage, cauliflower, mustard, kohlrabi, turnips, kale, rutabagas, collard greens, arugula and bok choy. Over the years, I’ve developed a penchant for hard, bitter greens like collards and kale. Kale in particular makes me swoon, and I am thus an easy mark for the wonderful new cookbook by Emily Miranda and Christina Bandaragoda, The Kale Effect. Looking for reasons to eat more kale? How about the fact that it’s richer in vitamin C than an equal weight of oranges and provides vitamin A, phosphorus, calcium, and iron as well. Not persuasive enough? Then let Bandaragoda and Miranda woo you gently over to the green side. “For us, eating kale is about more than a multivitamin boost. It is a love language we whisper to our friends and family

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as we watch them enjoy the food we have prepared. It is the warm fuzzy feeling we get when people ask for a recipe.” And what recipes! Kale is such a universal vegetable, and is included in so many native cuisines around the globe, that the soup section of this book alone contains recipes of American Southwestern, Russian, Asian and Italian provenance. Kale has been a staple food in countries as diverse as Brazil, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Kenya, Germany, Scotland and Portugal. For the flavor adventurer, there is no reason to ever become bored of kale. For the kale-averse, there are more different and creative ways of manipulating both its flavor and its physical properties in this book than I have ever seen collected into a single document. Go on, try a little and see what you think. I am particularly fond of the salads in this book. Kale is not traditionally thought of as a salad green, but did you know you can soften it without cooking by massaging oil, vinegar or lemon juice into the leaves by hand? The result is a double-zingy, goodness-packed salad master, which you can use as a base by itself or include in lettuce salads for an extra “wow” factor. Bandaragoda and Miranda have also included more traditional recipes such as Irish colcannon (“kalecannon!”), made with potatoes and eaten


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individually and to our species as a whole planetwide. At the intersection of Self and Earth, at the point where the Economy and the human Mind meet, where Society interacts with Environment, and where the human Body connects with the Soil we grow our food in, is the question central to all life: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for dinner?â&#x20AC;? What we eat, and how we acquire it, affects all life on Earth. Luckily for us, organic kale is both easy to buy and easy to grow! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can eating healthy give us both food security and sustainability? Is eating kale both â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dangerousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and heroic?â&#x20AC;? For Bandaragoda and Miranda, the answer is a resounding yes. Try a little kale in your diet, and pick up a copy of this cookbook. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the heroic thing to do. u

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Eden Full, formerly a student at Princeton, came up with a device that, instead of using motors to turn solar panels to follow the sun, uses different metals that expand in the sun at different rates. It’s about 1/60th as expensive as traditional solar trackers and so simple kids in developing countries can use it. Rock on, Eden! —PR TINYURL.COM/NEWSOLARTRACKER

Germany ups the ante on renewables Last year, European leaders signed a binding European Unionwide target to source 20% of the region’s energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Germany, though, recently passed the 20% mark and has gone even further: They’ve pledged a 100% conversion by 2050—and most of the nation’s leaders think it a very feasible goal. If heavily industrial Germany can hit 100% renewable with their northern European climate, what’s holding us back? —PR TINYURL.COM/GERMANY100PERCENT, TINYURL.COM/GERMANYPASSES20PERCENT

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Bikeways popping up In Salt Lake City, people continue to embrace your favorite late 1800s mode of transportation—the bicycle. Salt Lake City and the University of Utah are both beefing up their number of bikewaysand bicycle-specific paths or lanes on local roads. Last month, the city announced that 50 miles of new or renovated on-road bikeways will be activated by the end of the year. Parkingbuffered bike lanes are in the works for 2012 and shared lanes, or “sharrows” are still a possibility for 2011. Also, the University of Utah has added an off-road, on-campus bicycle-specific byway to supplement its HPER Highway redesign (a shared sidewalk cum bike path leading from the HPER building complex through to lower campus), geared toward promoting alternative transportation for a sustainable future. Plans are being discussed to integrate the U’s on-campus network with Salt Lake City’s in the future. Also really cool: The DMV now offers a “Share the Road” license plate with which you can show your support of biking. Let’s just hope

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Leo to sun: Keep it coming The Leonardo—Salt Lake’s new science, art and technology museum at Library Square—recently got 148 solar panels installed on its roof. These panels will provide 30 kilowatts of electricity for the newly redesigned building, offsetting much of its yearly energy costs. This was made possible by a $125,000 award from Rocky Mountain Power Co.’s Blue Sky renewable energy program, which promises that for each block of renewable energy a customer purchases, a similar amount of energy derived from renewable energy sources (wind farms, solar panels, etc) will be purchased by RPM to be added to the regional power grid. —JA TINYURL.COM/LEOSOLARPANELS

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building that will have solar panels in Salt Lake. When the Salt Lake City Public Safety building opens (scheduled for 2012), rooftop solar panels will help power it. The building will be the first “net zero” (meaning it produces as much power as it consumes) public safety building in the U.S. By 2015, the city hopes to produce as much as 10 megawatts of renewable energy per year. Weber State University and the University of Utah are also going solar. Weber State already has 84 panels and plans to install 150 more on the Student Union Building. The U has solar plans, too, but in a more artistic fashion—solar ivy. These solar panels will be printed on recycled plastic and will look like ivy growing on the side of Orson Spencer Hall. —JA TINYURL.COM/SOLARPUBLICSAFETY, TINYURL.COM/UOFUSOLAR

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In Utah, just over half a degree (which is average for the country), according to a new report and map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report shows the shape of the future to come—with new normal temperatures across the country creeping up; in some states, more than full degree. —PR TINYURL.COM/HOTISTHENEWNORMAL

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ow that we have passed the fall equinox, nights are getting longer and darker which means it is time once again to get excited about going out to the theater. Unless you are a zillionaire with a charitable foundation, buying season tickets is one of the best ways to keep local arts organizations healthy and happy. If you have not already ordered your season BY AMY BRUNVAND subscriptions, it is not too late. My mom has the excellent habit of buying two tickets for her favorite companies so she can invite one of her many grandkids or grownup kids to come along. (Thank you, Mom). OK, I’ll confess that this approach has a few pitfalls. A few years ago I went unprepared Artists of Ballet West to a Salt Lake Acting Company in the Utah play that turned out to be about premiere of genocide in Rwanda. It still gives Ben Stevenson’s me nightmares. On the other “Dracula.” hand, without the season tickets the topic might have scared Photo by me off, and I’m really glad I saw Jesse Coss. the show. Every company with a good artistic director has a mission to introduce you to fascinating and wonderful new things. You can trust them to keep things interesting. Here are some of my picks for the upcoming dance season: Ballet West is dancing Dracula (October 21-November 1, 2011). I can hardly think of a more perfect story for ballet: The dangerous and seductive vampire Count in a fluttering opera cape! The Transylvanian peasants dancing horas! The beautiful vampire brides draped in white shrouds, hungry for blood! To add to the aura of gothic romance, the ballet is set to music by Franz Liszt (think Hungarian Rhapsody). Ballet West BALLETWEST.ORG In conjunction with the Dracula Children’s Dance Theatre: ballet, the Salt Lake Film Society TANNERDANCE.UTAH.EDU held a Dracula short film contest, and you can see the winners at Repertory Dance Theatre: RDTUTAH.ORG Open Screen Night at Broadway Ririe-Woodbury: RIRIEWOODBURY.COM Center Theatres on November 9. Salt Lake Acting Company: In October you can also see SALTLAKEACTINGCOMPANY.ORG Repertory Dance Theatre perform Salt Lake Film Society Merce Cunningham’s work, which is SALTLAKEFILMSOCIETY.ORG bound to be fun. “Modern dance Utah Symphony & Opera: USUO.ORG had been notable for its earnestness; Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson Mr. Cunningham’s work was often (Salt Lake City, Energy Solutions characterized by humor,” says Cunningham’s 2009 obituary in the Arena, Nov 28-29, 2011) New York Times, comparing his wit Blue Man Group: (Salt Lake City, to the jokes in a Haydn symphony. Kingsbury Hall Dec 6-11, 2011) The Merce Cunningham Dance Momix: (Park City, George S. & Company plans to disband after Dolores Doré Eccles Center, Jan 14.

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their Legacy Tour (alas, it is not coming to Utah). After that, repertory companies like RDT will be the only place to see these historic influential works. Speaking of legacies, RirieWoodbury is thriving under artistic director Charlotte BoyeChristiansen. This season the company is presenting two programs of Alwin Nikolais’ multimedia stage magic: the family-friendly Kaleidoscope (February 3-4, 2012) and Iridescence (April 2628, 2012). It’s hard to exaggerate how innovative these dances were and still are. You can see Nikolais’ influence written all over companies like Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, or Momix (all performing in Utah this season). Last year I went to see Momix at Kingsbury Hall, and after a piece that was pret-

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Multimedia WATCH: Another unlikely friendship between two very different species: Dolphins and cat. TINYURL.COM/DOLPHINANDCATVIDEO READ: Dawn Light by Diane Ackerman. Ackerman deftly weaves mythology, history, photography and poetry in this meditative novel on the natural world at dawn. While Ackerman touches on all aspects, from plants and water to planets and wind, she spends much of her time musing on the animal world in the early light. Her beautiful prose certainly inspires this true night owl to experience dawn, and all the beauty it wakens. WEB: CESARSWAY.COM. OK, I confess that I love this guy! This is Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer. His website covers everything from dog behavior, care and training to dog news and articles.

Events Second Chance for Homeless Pets will hold their fundraising gala dinner on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. Asian Star Restaurant, 7588 South, Union Park Ave, Midvale. Four-course dinner, silent auction, wine/drinks, prizes, and gifts. UTAHPETADOPTIONS.ORG Cause For Paws second annual Art For Animals Howl-O-Ween Benefit, Saturday Oct. 15 at the Depot. A spooky evening of music, drinks, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffle, art by local artists, canine trick-or-treating, and costume contest. CAUSEFORPAWSUTAH.ORG

Sweet Allie This smiling girl is an 11 year old Bichon/Maltese mix. What a darling face! She needs a quiet home with loving companions. Allie is house trained, spayed and up to date with all her shots. She’s so excited to find a home and can’t wait to love on someone of her own. Pet ID: F2011129

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Did you know? In the wake of the many floods, hurricanes and tornadoes in the past few months, thousands of pets have been left homeless. Do you have a disaster preparedness plan in place? Because animals tend to be on the bottom of the emergency assistance list, it is important to be prepared for your animal’s sake. Here’s what you can do: • Always bring pets indoors at the first sign of a storm. • Make sure all pets wear collars and ID tags (micro-chip would be great, too) with up-to-date identification. • Obtain a rescue alert sticker, which will let rescuers know that pets are inside your home. (Available at ASPCA.ORG.) • Prepare a pet kit that includes: a week’s worth of water and canned (pop-top) or dry food (rotate every two months), disposable garbage bags, feeding dishes, travel carrier, flashlight, towel (for scooping up a fearful pet), recent photos of your pets. Especially for cats: Pillowcase or EvackSack, scoopable litter, disposable litter trays (e.g. aluminum roasting pans). Especially for dogs: leash, chew toys, litter bags.

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. —St. Francis of Assisi

How do you think he got this name?! This cutie pie is a three-year-old male Chihuahua. Mouse is a little shy, but once he gets comfortable with you he’s a love bug. He enjoys playing with other dogs and older kids; he gets very attached to his people. He is house- and doggy door- trained and is up to date with all his shots. Mouse is anticipating lots of love to be exchanged. Pet ID: F2011523 This month’s animals come to you from the Adopt Me Society, which rescues dogs from shelters and fosters them until a home is found. Their animals are listed on PETFINDER.COM, and you may also find them on Facebook.

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Fall works Your garden still offers you a long list of reasons to go outside and play in the dirt BY KAY DENTON

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here’s still plenty of good fall weather left, the inspiring kind that begs you to come out and play in it. Gardens need attention before winter settles in.

Planting and thinning You can plant spring bulbs as long as the ground isn’t frozen (this may be as late as December). Tulips and daffodils are the most common, but by no means the only choices. Ground cover is also a possibility for fall planting as long as the plants can establish roots before a freeze. Ensure that they’re watered regularly, but wait to mulch them until after the ground freezes. Plant any new deciduous trees by mid-October to provide a chance to get them established before hard freezes. When buying a new tree, doublecheck that the trunk and branches are strong and uninjured, and that it hasn’t been damaged by overpruning. Evergreens are also candidates for fall planting. They will winter over well with plenty of initial watering coupled with good mulching. Many bulbs need periodic thinning. Every three or four years is good for larger varieties such as daffodils, while five or more years works for smaller types like crocus-

es. Lilies could use yearly attention. Overcrowded bulb beds fail to bloom profusely as the plants compete for scarce nutrients.

Plant any new deciduous trees by mid-October to provide a chance to get them established before hard freezes. Go down six to eight inches and carefully lift out the bulbs with a spade. Brush or lightly wash away the dirt to distinguish one bulb from another. Break them apart at the joints by gently twisting and then inspect each one for signs of damage or disease. Keep only the largest and healthiest bulbs for replanting. The new sites should be three times the width of the bulb and several inches apart. Share any leftover bulbs with your friends, or bring some of them inside for forced winter blooming.

Pruning Pruning promotes plant health by removing dead or diseased limbs as well as branches that rub against each other. It maintains the plant’s shape or purpose in the garden, encouraging flower and fruit growth. Controlling plant size and removing unwanted branches, suckers and undesirable fruiting improves the plant’s appearance. Pruning ensures safety by eliminating dead limbs that might fall and branches that block walkways. Most vines actually warm to pruning. Grapes can tolerate cutting into late winter and as far down the main stem as possible. This encourages them to grow

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more. Cut at an angle to increase circulation and air flow. Raspberries can acquire diseases and die out if left to grow large and bushy. They need light and air for the fruit to grow. Cut back the canes that bore fruit because they won’t yield in the future; these canes are grayish with peeling bark. Then thin so that only the hardiest canes remain within each row. Blackberries are easier to care for. Pinch the tops off the tips of new canes to encourage side shoots where the new berries will grow the following year. Cut out canes that produced fruit this year. How to prune clematis depends on the type. Spring-blooming varieties are better cut back after the first flowering in late April or early May. Varieties with small flowers require only light pruning after blooming ends in fall. Large-flowered varieties needs a light pruning when summer blooming is over, and more intense pruning in fall following the last flourish, trimming down to the healthy stem. You can prune Virginia creeper in early winter, mostly to keep it within bounds and remove dead, diseased or loose vines. Cut at an angle above the leaf bud.

October notes Ornamental cabbage and kale add color to the fall garden. (And just because they’re pretty doesn’t mean you can’t eat them, too!) Consider planting pansies and violas now. Both flowers thrive in cooler weather, and can develop strong root systems to survive the winter cold while the weather remains mild. They provide interesting texture and variety, tucked in near spring bulbs. Continue watering any annuals or biennials that are still growing. Collect seeds from the annuals you want to continue next year. Make cuttings for plant propaga-


Ornamental cabbage and kale add color to the fall garden. (And just because they’re pretty doesn’t mean you can’t eat them, too!)

tion and place them in a plastic bag with a little potting soil near a sunny window. Repot the cuttings once they sprout roots. Make sure to water the spring bulbs you’ve planted regularly if the autumn weather is dry. Dig up late summer bulbs such as dahlias and gladiolus. You can separate any new offshoots, or clump them together in a cool, dark place to winter over. Wooden crates or styrofoam coolers filled with sphagnum moss or sawdust work well. Check on bulbs monthly for rotting (too damp) or shriveling (too dry). Plant and water perennials any time until the ground freezes. Remove dried and dead leaves and stems, especially after the first hard frost. I usually cut back my ornamental grasses, but leaving them intact generates interesting textures in the winter landscape. Remove any diseased or dead branches from trees and shrubs and provide deep watering. Trees lose water through transpiration, even during the cooler weather, and need the reservoirs to help them through the winter. Wrap upright evergreens to prevent branch breakage during heavy snowfalls. Pot up herbs from your garden and place them inside along sunny windows. Once the danger of snow and freezing passes in the spring, you can replant them outside or keep them in the pots as accents on decks or other spots in the garden. Harvest winter squash once the

hard frost hits. If you want to keep them through the winter, store them(no cuts or bruises, please) in a cool, dry place. You can extend the season for vegetables such as leaf lettuce, endive, escarole and radishes in a cold frame. Bring in green tomatoes and fry them. Or place them in a shallow cardboard box in a cool area to ripen. Keep the compost pile moist, but not soggy since that will slow decomposition. Use completed compost to amend the garden soil this month and move any leftover veggie stems into the pile to maintain the process. Turn the compost into the soil to a depth of six to eight inches. Don’t bother smoothing down the soil; the whorls and trenches will collect valuable frost and snow for future moisture. Finally, if you haven’t kept a garden journal, now might be a good time to start one while the season is still fresh in your mind. It’s helpful to indicate what worked and where and what didn’t; what might be moved in the spring to a better location; and where and when you purchased plants, shrubs and trees. If you remember them, make a note of the Latin plant names as these are universal while common references aren’t. Enjoy your October and happy gardening! u Kay Denton writes and gardens in Salt Lake City. She is a longtime CATALYST contributor.


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your living and workspace influence your business, wealth, health, finances and wellbeing in this four-week course. Learn about each of the directions and the energies and elements that correspond with them. This course will cover the form of the home/apartment/business, each room of the house and its ideal location inside of the home, furniture placement, and colors as well as many other aspects of interior and exterior decoration.

Psychology Michael Meade presents The Light Inside Dark Times Whether it be the fear of financial crisis or the uncertainties of climate change, the world has become a more fearful and uncertain place. Yet, soul often awakens in the darkest hours as something deeper and wiser stirs within us. Michael Meade returns to the Jung Society for a weekend of exploring the soul—the light hidden inside the dark that secretly holds things together within each of us and within the world. Meade is the author of Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul and The World Behind the World. Micheal Meade at the Jung Society, Lecture Oct. 7, 7p; Workshop Oct. 8; 5p. University of Utah Union Building Saltair Room, 200 South Campus Drive. Lecture free, workshop $125. JUNGUTAH.COM

Spirit Buddha Path practice Learn and practice Buddha Dharma— beneficial thinking and the cause of all happiness, according to the Dzogchen tradition. Group meets once a month to learn, discuss and practice. Buddha Path practice, Oct. 9, 1:30-3:30p. Salt Lake City Main Library, conference room D (lower level), 210 E 400 S. SALTLAKEBUDDHAPATH.WORDPRESS.COM

Vaastu Shasta: The ancient art of design Vaastu is a complex knowledge regarding how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and wellbeing of those living and working there. Discover how

Vaastu Shasta course, Oct. 24-Nov. 14, Mondays 6-8:30p. Shiva Centre, 2065 E 2100 S. $120. SHIVACENTRESLC.COM

Intermediate Tarot with Margaret Ruth

Kids on a field trip experiment with the Phillip Beesley installation at The Leonardo.

The Leonardo grand opening On October 8, The Leonardo will open its doors to the public—this time permanently— for the first time since BODY WORLDS visited Salt Lake in 2008. Much like the earlier traveling exhibition, the goal of the museum is to push visitors right into the deep end, asking big questions and exploring innovative concepts in a way impossible to tell where the science ends and the art begins. Once open, visitors can participate in an authentic scientific study examining connections between genetic make-up and cognitive function (in other words, the brain function behind traits and abilities like multitasking) as part of the exhibit “Identity: What makes you, you?” Visitors will come at this big question from multiple directions: genetics, genealogy, the art of aging, and the role of web-based social phenomena. In “Render,” visitors can use cutting-edge media creation tools, and explore the concept of animation and the evolution of digital methods for expression. Visitors can jump in on some community-created 2-D and 3-D works, or dig in at a deeper level. The Lab @ Leo focuses on art and invention as forms of both inquiry and problem solving. Visitors will interact with “makers” in all fields—cool people doing cool things. Some of the initial “makers” in this space include the lead shoe designer for Nike, local artists Shawn Rossiter and Trent Call, and designers of the new smart phone video game, “Catball Eats it All.” The Leonardo aims to be a hub for creatives of all stripes (and they’ll assure you that this means you, whether you know it yet or not) right in the heart of Utah’s urban core. The team at The Leonardo wants to help build relationships between bold new ideas and the people curious enough to enter its doors and explore these ideas. Can’t wait? Check out CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET for a my web-only article that will take you behind the scenes at the Leo. —Adele Flail The Leonardo grand opening, Oct. 8. 209 E 500 S. THELEONARDO.ORG

For Tarot readers who wish to continue their studies, this fun, enlightening and interactive class will enhance the development of personal reading style and heighten intuition. Drawing upon the best array of Tarot authors, experts and resources available, this course will give you a highly individual, yet groupinteractive experience that will generate the skills necessary to be an advanced Tarotist. In-depth explorations of elements, symbols, numerology, colors and layers of meaning will contribute to further knowledge, deeper skills, and stronger personal intuition. Please bring either a Waite-based or Crowley-based tarot deck (along with your personal favorites) to the first class. Intermediate Tarot, Oct. 20-Nov. 10, Thursdays 6:30-9p. 5282 S 320 W, Ste. D-110. $144. CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/LIFELONG

Festivals & Fundraisers 14th Annual Book Festival This year, the Utah Humanities Book Festival will be statewide (with the Main Library downtown as the central hub). Don’t miss authors Robert Fulghum, Marilynne Robinson, W.S. Merwin, Craig Childs and more. Book sales, workshops, panel discussions, readings and signings happen all over the state. See their website for full schedule. Book Festival, all month long. UTAHHUMANITIES.ORG/BOOKFESTIVAL.HTM

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Red Lotus Festival Come watch martial arts demonstrations in the traditional Chinese and Japanese styles of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, Iaido swordsmanship and Kendo at the eighth annual Lotus Festival. There will be dance performances and a holy relic exhibition of rare and inspirational Buddhist artifacts. Red Lotus Festival, Oct. 7, 5-9p. 740 S 300 W. REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM

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the following day for Isis Fest: workshops, ceremonies and discussions about the goddess Isis.

Check out Utah’s best raw food chefs at this fundraiser for Summer Bear Life Balance Education. Chefs will challenge the clock, their skills and their creativity to create tasty dishes without the use of recipes and no knowledge of available ingredients before the challenge. Audience picks the winner.

Trance journey, Oct. 14, 6:30-8p; Isis Fest, Oct. 15, 10a-5p. Crone’s Hollow, 2470 S Main St. Isis Fest $25. CRONESHOLLOW.COM

Raw Food Challenge, OCT. 7, 7-9P. Crystal Inn, 230 E 500 S. SUMMERBEAR.ORG

Centered City Yoga’s 8th anniversary Centered City Yoga is celebrating their eighth anniversary in Salt Lake City and the grand opening of their new rEvolution studio. Free classes and info during the day (9:30a-8p), yoga dance party at night (9p) featuring DJ “Dances with Wolves” (Lindsay Heath). Centered City Yoga’s 8th anniversary, Oct. 8. 918 E 900 S. CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM

Isis Fest and trance journey Join Lady Olivia Robertson for an evening of trance journey—preceded by a short ceremonial by the Temple of Isis. Robertson is a psychic, artist and priestess of Isis and lives in Huntington Castle in Enniscorty, Ireland. She is the cofounder of the International Fellowship of Isis. Come back

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Fall Book Sale Pick up great books, videos, music and more at the twice-annual Friends of the City Library Used Book Sale. Materials for any taste and topic: science fiction, travel, cooking, romance, mystery, international languages, children’s books and more. See website for full schedule. Friends of the City Library Fall Book Sale, Oct. 1518. Salt Lake City Library, 210 E 400 S. SLCPL.ORG

Writing & Lit “Some Men” Join the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center for Salt Lake’s premiere of “Some Men,” a play by Terrence McNally, benefitting the Utah Pride Center and Courage Campaign. “Some Men” chronicles the lives of gay men in the U.S. over the past 80 years, examining this history through the prism of love and marriage. Terrence McNalley will be joined in this reading of the play by a celebrity cast. “Some Men” reading, Oct. 10, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. $50-$125. ARTTIX.ORG

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7pm-9pm October 1, November 5 Prana Yoga Trolley Square 602 East 500 South 7pm-9pm October 15, November 19th Columbus Community Center 2531 South 408 East

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Writing for Change Does change in democracy require civic dialogue? If so, where is it and who gets to talk (or write)? Join the Community Writing Center, libraries and guests to learn techniques of writing for change, such as letters to editors and public officials. Come with a concern or topic for upcoming elections and stay to write a letter with the help of CWC writing coaches. Writing for Change, Oct. 11, 6-9p. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W 1000 N. Free, but registration req. 801-957-2192, SLCC.EDU/CWC

Putting Life in Your Fiction Writers@Work is offering a full-day reBoot Camp writing workshop with Judith Freeman, author of The Chinchilla Farm. Freeman will talk about how she incorporated research into her writing. The idea of working with fact in novels will be the focus of the morning’s workshop, while the afternoon session will focus on the novelist’s approach to writing nonfiction. Putting Life in Your Fiction, Oct. 15, 9a-5p. Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E 400 S. $150. WRITERSATWORK.ORG

Kids Parade of Raptors Join Hawkwatch International at Swaner EcoCenter as they show some impressive birds of prey and talk about their natural history, personal stories, and conservation efforts in our own community. Parade of Raptors, Oct. 22, 11a-1p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive, Park City. $8/$4 members. SWANERECOCENTER.ORG

Fall Harvest Festival TreeUtah is celebrating the fall harvest season with a community harvest festival in Rose Park. This will be a day filled with fun games and activities for the whole family to

Prose writer trio Westminster College will host a free reading by prose writers Jacob Paul, Stephen Trimble and Maximilian Werner as part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. Poets & Writers counted Jacob Paul’s debut novel, Sarah/Sara, as one of the season’s five best first fictions in their July/August 2010 issue. Originally a New Yorker, Paul now lives, writes, cycles, teaches and skis in Salt Lake City. Excerpts from his second novel, A Song of Ilan, have won the Utah Writers’ Contest and the Richard Scowcroft Prize. His essays have appeared in many national magazines. The author of 22 books, Stephen Trimble has received a broad range of awards for his photography, nonfiction and fiction, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation, the National Cowboy Museum’s Western Heritage “Wrangler” Award and a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellowship at the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center. His books include Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America, The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin, Words from the Land: Encounters with Natural History Writing, and The People: Indians of the American Southwest. Trimble lives in Salt Lake City and in Torrey, Utah. Maximilian Werner is the author of the award-winning essay collection Black River Dreams, whose primary subject is fly-fishing, and the novel Crooked Creek. His poems, fiction, creative nonfiction and essays have appeared in many journals and magazines. A book signing sponsored by Sam Weller’s Bookstore will follow the reading. Prose writer trio, Oct. 6, 7p. Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium, Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E. WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU

enjoy. Activities will include face painting, relay race, scavenger hunt, pie eating contest and live entertainment. Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 22, 2-6p. DayRiverside Library, 1575 W 1000 N. TREEUTAH.ORG

Health/Food Herbs for our nervous system Learn how herbs and other natural thera-

pies can play a vital role in the health and well being of our nervous systems. This class will cover not only the nutritional and medicinal value of herbs, but also how they form a direct link with cosmic consciousness and higher intelligence. Also, learn which herbs can strengthen your ability to deal with the stresses of everyday life. Taught by Wendy Parker. Herbs for our nervous system class, Oct. 12, 6:308p at Earth Goods General Store, 1249 S 900 E; Oct. 15, 10:30a-12p at Traces, 1432 S 1100 E. EARTHGOODSGENERALSTORE.COM, TRACESGARDEN.COM.

Weight management through yoga and ayurveda This lecture will offer practical advice from yoga and ayurveda on how to gain and maintain a healthy weight. Learn basic guidelines on diet, herbal supplements, life style and exercises, as well as the proper use of ayurvedic products, spices and yoga poses. Yoga/Ayurveda weight management lecture, Oct. 12, 7-9p. Shiva Centre 2065 E 2100 S. $25/$20 in advance. INFO@SHIVACENTRESLC.COM

Fall Garden Maintenance Halloween Hoot Trick-or-treat through Tracy Aviary while solving the mysteries of birds; watch a spooktacular bird show; indulge in story-time that will scare your kids’ socks off and let their creativity flow while making Halloween crafts, including face paint! New this year, take a tour through the Haunted Owl Forest. For a full schedule of activities each day see website. Halloween Hoot, Oct. 22-23 and 29-31. Tracy Aviary, 589 E 1300 S. $7/$5 kids. $1 off for those in costume. TRACYAVIARY.ORG

Get a jump on spring gardening now with this class at Red Butte Garden. Simple garden clean-up along with dividing, transplanting, pruning and mulching will leave you ahead of the game come spring. Learn which perennials to cut back and which to leave until spring, healthy fall transplanting, dividing irises and bulbs, which trees and

shrubs to prune in fall and how to protect your garden through mulching. Fall Garden Maintenance, Oct. 15-29, Saturdays 10a-12p. 300 Wakara Way. $72/$66 members. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

Preparing for winter with herbs Learn how to use herbs and nutrient-rich foods on a daily basis during the winter months for health and well-being, as well as the healing benefits of minerals and trace elements in foods and herbs and how important they are to our. Class will also cover making lacto-fermented sauerkraut, which is both anti-viral and probiotic. Bring a very clean 8oz glass jar. Taught by Wendy Parker. Immune Support: Preparing for Winter Health with Food and Herbs, Oct. 19, 6:30-8p. Earth Goods General Store, 1249 S 900 E. $25. EARTHGOODSGENERALSTORE.COM

SLC Farm Bill Forum Have you heard of the “Farm Bill” and wondered how it impacts the food system that feeds you? Join the Salt Lake City Food Policy Task Force as they celebrate national “Food Day” with a public forum on the federal Farm Bill. Learn how the 2012 Farm Bill could help cultivate a more vibrant, sustainable and equitable food system that provides healthy food for all. The forum will bring together experts to explore how the Farm Bill impacts local food security, health and nutrition and the ecological and eco-


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Blast! Winner of a Tony Award for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Special Theatrical Event,â&#x20AC;? BLAST! brings together 35 brass, percussion, and visual performers in an explosion of music and theatre. Born on athletic fields across the nation, BLAST! is a thrilling performance of athleticism, musical talent, kaleidoscopic movement and competitive showmanship. Blast!, Nov. 1 & 2, 7:30p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E Presidents Circle. $17.50-$44.50. KINGTIX.ORG Visit or become a fan of UHC on facebook

nomic sustainability of our regional food system. Panelists include Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Utah State University professor Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith and Utahns Against Hunger Executive Director Gina Cornia (among others). Farm Bill Forum, Oct. 24, 7-8:30p. Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E 400 S. SLCGOV.COM/SLCGREEN/FOOD/FPTF.HTM

Film/Performance Ingredients Westminsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Center continues Food Film Series with a screening of Ingredients. American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise,

food costs are skyrocketing, family farms are in decline and our agricultural environment is in jeopardy. Ingredients explores a thriving local food movement as our world becomes a more flavorless, disconnected and dangerous place to eat. Discovering better flavor and nutrition, the film is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities. Westminster student Carson Chambers will also speak on the Real Food Challenge, a campaign to increase the procurement of real â&#x20AC;&#x153;localâ&#x20AC;? food on college and university campuses. Ingredients, Oct. 20, 7:30p. Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium, Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E. WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU

The Fourth Vajra Throne The Xuanfa Institute will present a lecture by Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche and a special showing of The Fourth Vajra Throne, a film about a Buddhist holy site in central Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the fourth Vajra Throne (bodhimanda) in the world today and the only one in the West. It can be visited by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike and serves as a portal to access various deities and receive their blessings. The Fourth Varja Throne screening, Nov. 1, 7p. Xuanfa Utah Dharma Center, 161 M Street. XUANFAUTAH.ORG

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n 2004, Aden Ross’s play Lady Macbeth was workshopped and received three public readings as part of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s New American Playwrights Project. I drove down to Cedar City to see the final reading. It was hilarious but, boy, was it angry! Aden, like many Americans, was a few degrees beyond angry with then-President George W. Bush and dismayed at the possibility of his re-election. She felt desperate and needed to do something. So she wrote a play with a central character who was “too stupid to come up with her own malapropisms,” a kind of lovechild of Bush and

Lady Macbeth by Aden Ross receives its world premiere October 27-November 6 at Plan-B Theatre Company. Tickets and information at PLANBTHEATRE.ORG.

Mrs. Malaprop (from R.B. Sheridan’s 1775 comedy of manners, The Rivals). The script was chaotic—“more angry than structured”—with a lot of “mean humor.” After the readings in Cedar City, she said to herself, “Okay, I’ve got that out of my system.” Aden has since grown less partisan in her desperation, realizing that the political machine itself is the problem in a nation hell-bent on polarity rather than unity. “For me, there was so much hope in Obama’s election. But now I am completely hopeless about America’s political system as it stands. The Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama machine. We’re almost at civil war. There’s

THEATRE no discourse—it’s us vs. them. But we’re all in the same leaky boat,” she muses. “The most dangerous attitude is the cutting off of ideas. The worst sedition is silence.” So what good is writing a play? “We need an avenue to express our anger, fear, desperation. Theatre is politics. And politics is theatre.” In January 2011, Aden confessed to me, “I really need to get back to the stage.” She’d been consumed with writing a novel for several years. I had thought about Lady Macbeth many times since 2004 and was thrilled to talk to her about producing it. We attacked it full-force with a new draft and a workshop last April. Aden laughs, “Having taught Shakespeare to college students for over 25 years, I should have remembered that he always gets it right!” Aden Ross’ Lady Macbeth, premiering October 27-November 6 at Plan-B Theatre company, employs the Shakespearean themes of the causes and effects of civil war, the contemplation of what makes a good ruler, variations on sexual and political power, the possibilities of redemption or character conversion, theatre as politics and vice versa, the power of love and family, the frightening power of (bad) advisors, and occasional jabs at Providence (Who is in charge? Fate? Fortuna?). The 2011 version allows room for character transformation, which the 2004 version did not. It asks, ‘Is change a possibility?’ and offers hope through comedy because, as Aden sees it, “Comedy is the best revenge.” Lady Macbeth and her sister, Queen Gertrude of Denmark, have both been wid-

tionally. Othello: I needed a hawk, a warmonger and a sexually attractive leader to counterbalance Lady Mac. It also helps that I find Othello consummately stupid (or at least, lacking self-awareness) and hate him so very, very much. Portia: I have always adored her, with the caveat that she should have found someone like Prince Hal, not Bassanio. She’s smarter than she seems in The Merchant of Venice. Iago: I find him to be one of Shakespeare’s most intelligent characters and agree that he is one of his greatest villains. So, I thought, to dramatize the idea of redemption, why not tackle the most unredeemed and unredeemable of all? Malvolio: I always felt he was treated very badly in Twelfth Night —he got such a raw deal!—and I wanted to give him a second chance. I had a lot of fun climbing into his character to ask him why he behaved so pompously. Ophelia: Likewise, I think she got a raw deal, more the fate of operatic heroines, and wanted her to say what was really on her mind. When she told me, I was pretty delighted. Gertrude: I think Gertrude lied to herself most of the way through Hamlet, so she intrigued me; and I needed a wild, connecting link at the end. The Fool: I always love the raconteurs and fools in any play, but particularly in Shakespeare. I modeled this Fool mostly on the one in King Lear. Actress Michelle Peterson, who has previously created roles in two of Aden’s plays

The 2011 version allows room for character transformation. It asks, ‘Is change a possibility?’ and offers hope through comedy because, as Aden sees it, “Comedy is the best revenge.” owed recently under suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, Iago is wandering Birnam Wood in disguise, where he meets Portia, also in disguise; together they spy on Othello, a soldier of fortune whose ship has just been wrecked on the shores of Scotland. Malvolio and Ophelia, members of Gertrude’s court, add to the confusion of mistaken identities, gender-bending crossdressing, twins separated at birth, neardeath experiences, unexpected reunions and, of course, a play within a play. I asked Aden to give us a guide to the Shakespearean characters she’s hijacked for her own use: Lady Macbeth: I wanted a ruler who was also crazy, just like George W. Bush, and I wanted a female lead. I added Bush’s malapropisms, which increased Lady Macbeth’s stupidity and scariness propor-

(K-Mille and FF: The Brontes), is relishing sinking her teeth into the title character of Lady Macbeth. “I find Aden’s female characters intriguing; while extremely strong in nature, they also show deep vulnerability. I love her generosity toward actors.” Donna Land, former general manager at KRCL, calls Aden Ross one of her (s)heroes: “Aden is determined to put truth in her writing with a sense of humor.” Fair is foul, and foul is fair. For theatre is politics. And all politics is theatre. u Jerry Rapier is the producing director for Plan-B Theatre and the director of Lady Macbeth. CATALYST is a sponsor of Plan-B’s 2010-2011 season.

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Cargo bikes From food to furniture to mail BY STEVEN CHAMBERS hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a quiet revolution taking place in the cycling world. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unorganized in every sense of the word. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening in Portland, Oregon, but not Portland, Maine. You can find evidence of it in Berkeley and Queens and a few places in between. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a true grass-roots movement, growing from the bottom up without fanfare and promotion from celebrities or anyone supposedly â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the know.â&#x20AC;? From the bicycleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invention 200 years ago into the early 20th century, bicycles were used for purely practical purpose. After World War II, low gas and oil prices, urban sprawl and the ascendency of the car as the primary mode of transportation forced the bicycle industry to redefine itself as a provider of sporting and recreation equipment. Yet in Europe and much of the developing world, bicycles continued to carry everything from food to clothes to mail. Now bicycling is slowly returning to its utilitarian roots. In Eugene, Oregon, you can even take your final ride in a cargo bike hearse. From transporting themselves and what little they can carry on bike racks or in panniers, people are now starting to think about moving by bicycle anything they can haul in a car. In Portland, Oregon, for example, Adam George recently used a home-built recumbent tandem cargo bike to haul a futon frame home from a yard sale. As he and his partner tied the frame down, they watched another cargo cyclist ride away with a sofa on a Long John cargo bike.

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Bike trailers have been around for years. Nearly 30 years ago we bought a kiddie trailer, a plastic twowheeled carriage that held two children and attached to the seat post of my bicycle. Trailers like this are still available, albeit in safer configurations, along with gear trailers. Coming back from Bear Lake over the Labor Day weekend, we passed two riders pedaling to the summit of Logan Canyon, pulling gear trailers behind their road bikes. While a bike outfitted with a trailer can technically be called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cargo bike,â&#x20AC;? a real cargo bike is a bicycle specially designed and built to haul cargo without a trailer. In 1997 Stanford engineer Ross Evans built the first modern cargo bike, the longtail, which carries cargo on a stretched out rear end. He came to the idea after watching people in Latin America struggle to carry large loads on conventional bicycles. Evans developed a bike extension kit as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;poverty-alleviation tool.â&#x20AC;? Just remove the rear wheel, bolt on the extension, and add a longer chain. The longer rear extension allows a heavier rear rack that can support a variety of loads. Specially designed boxes made of solid material, such as plastic or wood, or constructed of heavy-duty fabric like that used in panniers, can be attached to the racks. The racks can even be adapted to carry people. While the longtail is still a popular design, other styles have popped up. Tricycles are especially popular for seriously heavy loads, in either the tadpole style (two front steering

wheels) or the delta style (one front wheel and two rear wheels, the common tricycle configuration). In either configuration, the load is positioned over the two wheels to make the bike more stable. An Australian manufacturer, Trisled, makes a quad cargo bike, basically a recumbent fourwheel bicycle with the seat mounted at the front of a roughly 30 x 31-inch flatbed which can be accessorized with side panels to keep the cargo from sliding off. Hopworks Microbrewery in Portland, Oregon has perhaps the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only bike bar. A cargo bike carries two standard kegs of beer in front. On top of the kegs is a platform with two working taps attached to the kegs. Over the rear wheel is a cargo platform for carrying pizza. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t entirely clear from their website whether the bike bar is a truly mobile bar that can come to your party, or whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a fixture at the microbrewery. There is certainly no physical reason the bar couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be mobile, but local ordinances may prevent a moving bar. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to see cargo bikes replacing cars and trucks en masse any time soon. But you can expect to see many more utilitarian uses of bicycles. u

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all is the beginning of the yin cycle. The sun’s yang energy begins to wane as its angle shifts and the days shorten. Yin is quiet, rooted earth to yang’s bright, expansive heaven. In autumn, we harvest hearty root vegetables and colorful hard squash for winter storage. We naturally move inward in autumn. Ancient practitioners of Chinese medicine advised people to “retire early at night and rise with the crowing of the rooster” at this time of year to facilitate the integration and storage of summer’s yang energy into our bodies. In autumn, as daylight wanes and the air becomes chilly, I love to process and store the excess of my summer garden so I can enjoy it during the winter as well. Likewise, I choose poses in autumn that encourage my body to store the brightness of my summer practice—lots of expanded standing poses and backbends—a vitality I can draw upon as the days darken and cool. Forward bends are my favorite poses for containing energy. When I sequence a practice or a class, forward bends always precede the final relaxation. The reason is this: Folding your body inward naturally integrates and stores the energy you’ve generated in the preceding poses—as long as you approach them with a yin (passive) rather than yang (aggressive) intention. This month’s pose is Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend). On the most superficial level, this pose stretches the muscles of the back body at the lower spine, pelvis and legs. In addition, it stretches muscles in the upper back and those around the kidneys and adrenal glands, making it potentially therapeutic for people suffering from adrenal exhaustion—perhaps from a summer of continuous activity. While it’s is relatively simple and straightforward, for most of us—myself included—it is not an easy pose. Because it requires patience, it also teaches patience. Because it is challenging, it teaches humility. When we can truly surrender into our present manifestation of this pose, regardless of whether our head is anywhere near our knee, we discover deep inner focus and peace. Begin sitting with your legs stretched out in front of you. Have an extra firm blanket or two handy. You may also find a strap useful. Now feel your lower spine with your fingers. Is it bowing

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outward so that you can feel the knobby spinous processes? If so, fold a blanket and place it under your pelvis to tilt your spine forward. Now bend both knees and fold your forearms under them. On an exhalation, slide your feet forward and bend your torso forward from the pelvis so that your pelvis and back move together. With your knees still bent, rest your torso on your legs. Don’t worry about how much your knees are bent. Take a few deep breaths in this position, expanding your whole back body with your inhalations. As you exhale, let go of resistance in the shoulders, neck and head. Surrendering into a pose means that you relax into the pose, whether or not that surrender brings your head closer to your knees. Feel free to stay in this position, with your knees bent and your forearms folded under them, for five to 10 breaths. You may slide your forearms out from under your knees and stretch your legs out straight. Reach out and hold your feet or use a strap to connect your hands to them. Maintain slow, deep, continuous breathing. Nothing miraculous happens when your head touches your knee. Inner peace happens in the here and now, not somewhere off in the future when your pose is supposedly “better.” Straining to force your head to your knee only creates struggle and dissipates the very energy you are hoping to integrate. On an inhalation draw the pelvis and torso back to vertical. Be present with whatever sensations are arising. What do you feel? What happened in the forward bend? How did it change you? Paschimottanasana makes us aware not only of the limitations of the body, but of the ebb and flow of thought as we encounter our resistance and attachments to achievement. But in this pose, we realize the deepest benefit of Yoga practice— the choice to relate to challenges with aversion and struggle, or to open to challenge with a sense of ease and curiosity. When we struggle against present reality, we deplete our energies; when we open to present reality, we develop patience, resilience and inner strength. u

This pose also stretches muscles in the upper back and those around the kidneys and adrenal glands, making it potentially therapeutic for people suffering from adrenal exhaustion.

Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.

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Happy Paws Pet Sitting Plus 10/11 801-205-4491. Libbie Neale. Pet sitting in your home for your pets’ comfort and peace of mind. Providing vital home care services while you are away. Bonded and insured. Member, Pet Sitters International. Call for rates. WWW.HAPPYPAWSPETSITTINGPLUS.COM Interior design in two hours 12/11 Help with selection of paint colors and other

finishes, furniture placement or remix of existing pieces and accessories. A two-hour consult is just $125. Full interior design services also available. Over 30 years experience with small and large commercial and residential projects. Rosine Oliver, IIDA. RHOdesigns, llc. 801-971-2136, RHODESIGNSLLC@GMAIL.COM. Residential Design FB Ann Larson 801-322-5122. Underfoot Floors 6/12 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, UNDERFOOTFLOORS@AOL.COM. Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/12 Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes now available for rent or sale. Roommates wanted. Tours 4th Wed at 5p and 2nd Sat. at 1p.m. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG, WWW.ECON.UTAH.EDU/COHO

ARTS, MUSIC & LANGUAGES instruction, lessons, galleries, for hire Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 7/12 801-501-7514. 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. Also offers Children's classes, Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly social gatherings. In addition, we sponsor French related concerts and lectures. WWW.AFSLC.ORG Idlewild 10/11 801-268-4789, WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to six-piece ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and

downloads, traditional and original. IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM

BODYWORK massage, structural integration (SEE ALSO: Energy Work & Healing) Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. 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 MJ Jones LMT 03/12 801-898-0299, 5258 S Pinemont Dr #B-135 Murray Utah. MJJONESLMT@GMAIL.COM. Offering a unique blend of Swedish, deep tissue, stretching, breathwork, energy work. Great for pain and stress relief. I am continually exploring new modalities to fulfill my highest healing potential. It's an honor to share my experience with you. Jennifer Golembeski, LMT. 801-577-8226. Deep tissue therapeutic massage, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Drainage (aids in relief for clients with fibromyalgia and promotes healing from certain surgeries). Make some time for "you"! Leave feeling centered and rejuvenated. Flexible hours. Call today and receive a discount on your first session. 10/11

nous global treasures and gifts. We offer a distinctive variety and nice quality home decor, jewelry, statues, masks, personal accessories and textiles. Handpicked products that showcase the beautiful and creative talents of artists worldwide. Our mission is to connect these artists with the larger world community. Hours Tues-Thurs 12:00- 5:30, Fri-Sat 11:00-6:00. Cosmic Spiral 10/11 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-509-1043 Mystical, musical and metaphysical gifts and resources for every persuasion—in an atmosphere that soothes your spirit. Psychic, Tarot and astrology readings, events and classes. Singing bowls, drums, flutes, incense, books, jewelry, cards and smiles. Open noon-6:30 p.m, Monday thru Saturday. Golden Braid FB 151 S 500 E. 801-322-1162

EDUCATION schools, vocational, continuing education Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 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 Red Lotus School of Movement. FB 801-355-6375. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM

Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300.

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Evolutionary Spirit Shamanic Energy Healing Dee Ann Nichols, Salt Lake City, UT 801-638-0940. A graduate of the Healing the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, certified in Advanced Client Skills and Mastery of Medicine Teachings, Dee Ann provides healing sessions, teachings and ceremonies in the Peruvian tradition of the ancient Inka. WWW.EVOLUTIONARYSPIRIT.INFO 10/12

Venerable Zhaxi Zhuoma

“The Site of the Vajra Throne Empowered by Dorje Chang Buddha and disciple Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche” Join Us November 1st at 7pm for this lecture and video presentation by Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche on the Xuanfa Temple a Buddhist Holy Site and place of enlightenment in central California — the fourth Vajra Throne in this world. 755 East 600 South, SLC. This event is free but please call ahead to register 801-532-4833 www.xuanfainstitute.org/

Heart and Soul Animal Reiki 3/12 801-278-1270. Certified Reiki III practitioners and Animal Reiki teachers Rick and Nancy Bowen. Reiki helps strengthen an animal’s natural healing; aid in pain management; promote relaxation for animals with emotional issues; ease an animal’s journey into a new environment; comfort a dying pet and its owner as your pet makes its transition.

Sherrie’s Sacred Healing Space 11/11 801-205-6460. Home, personal and workplace cleansing that works! Feeling unfocused, anxious, in pain? I can help you. This is body, mind, spirit work, that facilitates the healing process at a cellular level. Distance and in person appts. You will feel better! October special event: Walking Meditation, Spiral Jetty, The Great Salt Lake, October 15. Call or email to reserve your space. SHERRIE@SHERRIESACREDSPACE.COM Sheryl Seliger, LCSW, 6/12 Counseling & Craniosacral Therapy 801-556-8760. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) Email: SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Powerful healing through dialogue & gentle-touch energy work. Adults: Deep relaxation, stress reduction & spiritual renewal, chronic pain & illness, head & spinal injuries, anxiety, PTSD, relationship skills, life strategies. Infants and children: colic, feeding & sleep issues, bonding, birth trauma. Birth preparation & prenatal CST.

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 Alexander Technique, Cathy Pollock, M.AmSAT 3/12 801-230-7661. Certified Alexander Technique teacher with 17 years experience. Beyond good posture and body mechanics! Develop awareness. Let go of habitual tensions. Calm your nervous system. Embody dynamic ways of moving and performing. Learn to be easily upright and open. Breathe better, feel better, look better. Gain confidence and poise. WWW.ALEXANDERTECHNIQUEUTAH.COM Cameron Wellness Center 3/12 801-486-4226. Dr Todd Cameron, Naturopathic Physician. 1945 S. 1100 E. #202. Remember when doctors cared? Once, a doctor cared. He had that little black bag, a big heart, an encouraging smile. Once, a doctor actually taught about prevention. Remember “an apple a day”?

Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM Carol Lessinger, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner 8/12 Private sessions and classes to regain self confidence to recover after injury, alleviate pain, improve posture and balance, move skillfully with ease. Offers excellent help for people with MS and stroke, as well as skilled athletes, musicians, actors, and you too. Carol has over 35 years experience. 805-907-6875, CAROLLESSINGER@GMAIL.COM

Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/11 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Drive #207. Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. He can help optimize your health to live more vibrantly and support your natural healing ability. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM Rebecca Diehl, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist & Holistic Health Practitioner 801-518-5073, 1104 E Ashton Ave. Ste. 108, REBECCA@FOURELEMENTSWELLNESS.COM. Balancing the body, mind, spirit and nature through multiple healing modalities. Optimize your health with colonics, detoxification, nutritional guidance, energetic healing, and inspiriation. I use state of the art colonic equipment and ancient healing methods… my approach is holistic, sensitive, loving, supportive, and professional. 12/11

Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center FB 801-531-8340. 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 Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/12 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586, or PPAU.ORG. Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential healthcare for men, women and teens. Services include birth control, emergency contraception (EC/PlanB/morning after pill), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including HIV, vaccines including the HPV vaccine, pregnancy testing and referrals, condoms, education programs and more. Precision Physical Therapy 9/12 801-557-6733. 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. UofU provider. Now expanding services into Park City and Heber. SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 6/12 R. Dean Woolstenhulme, L.Ac 177 E 900 S Ste 101D, 801-521-3337. Acupuncture you can afford. Quality acupuncture on low sliding scale rates ($15-$40) makes health care affordable and effective. Relax in comfy reclining chairs in a healing community setting. Acupuncture is good for allergies, back pain and more. Downtown SLC. WWW.SLCQI.COM

Wasatch Vision Clinic FB 801-328-2020. 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 Dr. Michael Cerami, Chiropractor. 801-4861818. 1550 E. 3300 S. WWW.DRCERAMI.COM FB

MISCELLANEOUS Blue Boutique FB 801-982-1100. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM/10 Catalyst 801-363-1505. 140 McClelland, SLC. CONTACT@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET.

Spaces Available 8/12 801-596-0147 Ext. 41, 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Center for Transpersonal Therapy. TWO large plush spaces. Bright & comfortable atmosphere, available for workshops, classes, or ongoing groups. Pillows, yoga chairs, & regular chairs provided, kitchenette area. Available for hourly, full day or weekend use. Two rooms available. Volunteer Opportunity 6/12 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am - noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. We also need volunteers with trucks and SUVs, donating their expenses, to transport supplies for Spring and Fall Food Runs, Navajo reservation community events in southeast UT and northeast AZ. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG

MOVEMENT & SPORT dance, fitness, martial arts, Pilates, yoga Avenues Yoga 1/12 68 K Street, SLC. 801-410-4639. Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body-types and ability levels, from Kids classes to Deep Relaxation and Restore, to Flow classes, Power, Pilates and now Yogalates! Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:30. Introductory Special: $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM Bikram Yoga—Sandy 801-501-YOGA (9642). 9343 South 1300 East. Local Introductory Offer-$29 for 30 days unlimited yoga (Utah residents only). Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and/or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are encouraged, no reservations necessary. All teachers are certified. 33 classes offered, 7 days a week. Community Class: 1st Saturday of each month 10am class is free to new students. WWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM 12/11


Centered City Yoga 9/12 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, and monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM Ecstatic Dance SLC 2531 S 400 E. Dance the way your body wants to, without choreography or judgment! Discover the innate body wisdom you possess. Ecstatic Dance is an authentic, spontaneous, expressive, meditative movement practice. Third Saturdays, 7-9p, $10, Prana yoga at Trolley Sq. and Columbus Community Center. WWW.ECSTATICDANCESLC.BLOGSPOT.COM Mindful Yoga 801-355-2617. Charlotte Bell, E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, non-competitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB Red Lotus School of Movement 8/12 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/11 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes, Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COM Streamline Pilates. 801-474-1156. 1948 S. 1100 E. WWW.STREAMLINEBODYPILATES.COM

From the Crrystal Ball

Golden Braid Bookstore 51 So 500 E SLC

Tuesday Oct 18, 6:00-9:00 pm. Adam R Sagers (SLC) Tarot, t Sigil Magic, Astroological Artist, Writer At Golden Braid Bookstore on Tuesdays (151 S 500 E) 801-824-2641 www.Sigil7.com

October presentss a variety of changes. Expect to have more than the normal experience with the paranorm mal, as the veil grows thin with the approach of H lloween. Ex Ha E pect more money problems with our banks. Political tensions rise & more violennce erupts worldwide. Lots of scary excitement this month! Question of the month: Where does Halloween originate? t For the answer & to submit your own questions visit www.Sigil7.com or www.IntiutiveJourneys.ning.com

Nick Stark (Ogden) Shaman, Tarot, Peru Tours, s Moon Ceremonies, Shamanic Healings

Krysta Brinklley l (SLC) Astrology, Palm mistry, Tarot, Numerology, Massage Theraapist At Dancing Crranes (675 E 2240 S) 801-706-0213 http://krysta.us

801-394-6287 nicholasstark@comcast.net Larisssa Jones (Utah County) Empath, Essential Oils, Chakra Clearing, Tarot, Best Selling Author

Cassie Lopez (Fa ( rmington) Psychic, Channeling, Tarot, Palmistryy, Numerology

801-856-4617 801 larissaajones@hotmail.com www.evergreenaromatherapy.com Shawn Lerwill (Payson) Psychic Readings Channeling, Tarot, Astrology Spirit Medium, A srtology 801-856-4619

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Remember to book one of our Psychics for your next party or event. We have readers for all occasions. For booking info & full bios on our readers visit us at:

Ross Gigliotti (SLC, Helper) Psychic, NLP Practitioner, Past Lives, Sigil i Magic, Life Coach At Golden Braid Bookstore 801-244-0275 Thurs, Fri, F Sat www.Sigil7.com (151 S 500 E) moodvendor@hotmail.com

SUZANNE WAGNER One of Utah & California's Top Psychics Suzanne is going to be in Salt Lake City

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES astrology, mediums, past life integration, psychics Crone’s Hollow - Psychic & Tarot Readings 8/12 2470 S. Main St. Have life questions? Get the clarity you need & reclaim your future with an intuitive and personal psychic consultation. $20 for 20 min. We also have metaphysical supplies!

Nov 9, then again from Nov 14-18, 2011 and is available for appointments! She will be working out of her friend Helen Schumann's home at: 1805 Severn Dr, Holladay, UT 84124. Suzanne's readings are also done over the phone so she can record them as an mp3 file to download to your computer. SCHEDULE NOW through the online scheduler at www.suzwagner.com and receive a free pdf copy of Suzanne’s amazing book, "Integral Numerology" with your appointment-confirmation email. Check out Suzanne's new Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SuzanneWagner/169010009836752?sk=wall

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Lilli DeCair 8/11 801-577-6119. Lilli has great news for you! Inspirational mystic, European professional psychic, tarot, channeling, sensing, Reiki school master/ teacher, health educator, shamanic medicine wheels, mind/body bridging, stress/ anger mgmt, minister, weddings, fundraisers, entertainment, speaker, spiritual mentoring. WWW.GOTGYPSY.COM. Intuitive Therapy Suzanne Wagner, 707-354-1019.

A Spiritual Meditation for All Who Love God

Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM

Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. ECKANKAR 8105 S 700 E, Sandy www.eckankar-utah.org

Mateylah—Human Angel for Hire10/11 Readings & Advice, Divinenergywork with Vocal Toning, Ghostbusting, Demonslaying, Missing Object Pet and People Locating, Communication with the Otherside, House/Business Blessings, Spiritual Teaching, Telepathic Communication, Spiritual Counseling and more. Email MATEYLAH@YAHOO.COM for full brochure. WWW.FACEBOOK/MATEYLAH

Chiropractic and Energy Medicine Solutions Spinal and Extremity Alignment • Cold Laser Therapy Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy • Frequency Specific Microcurrent Oxidative Stress Testing • Custom Orthotics

Dr. Michael Cerami 1550 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801-486-1818 UtahSportsandWellness.com

Center for Transpersonal Therapy 8/12 801-596-0147. 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW, Nick Tsandes, LCSW. The transpersonal approach to healing draws on the knowledge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats & classes. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., Lic. Psychologist 801-718-1609. 136 s. Main, Ste. 409 (Kearns Bldg). Healing techniques for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Treatment of trauma, abuse and stress. Career guidance. Sensitive and caring approach to create wellness, peace, happiness and contentment. WWW.STEVENJCHEN.COM 9/12 Clarity Coaching 801-487-7621. WWW.KATHRYNDIXON.COM Create Your Life Coaching 10/11 801-971-5039. Life Coach Terry Sidford— Balance. Vision. Purpose. Call for a FREE consultation today! WWW.CREATEYOURLIFECOACHING.NET Creative Communications Consulting Working with The Artist's Way Call: 801.541.7769 11/11

Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/12 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives.

PSYCHOTHERAPY COUNSELING & PERSONAL GROWTH

Robin Friedman, LCSW 10/11 801-599-1411 (Sugar House). Transformational psychotherapy for making lasting positive change. Discover effective ways of finding and expressing your deeper truth and authentic self. Relationship work, trauma recovery, depression/anxiety, sexuality, addictions, creative explorations of life-purpose and self-awareness. EMDR certified. Also trained in Expressive Arts Therapy. WWW.ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM ROBIN@ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM

coaching, consulting, hypnosis, integrated awareness, psychology / therapy /counseling, shamanic, sound healing Alcoholics Anonymous 6/12 For the Alcoholic who still suffers: SALTLAKEAA.ORG or call: central office, 801-484-7871. Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/12 801-364-5700, Ext. 2, 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 1, SLC. Specializing in empowering relationships; cultivating hardiness and mindfulness; managing stress & compulsivity; alleviating depression/ anxiety/grief; healing PTSD & childhood abuse/ neglect; addictions recovery; GLBT exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR.

Teri Holleran, LCSW 8/12 Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801-524-0560. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Transformational therapy, consultation & facilitation. Discover how the investigation of loss, trauma, body symptoms, mood disturbances, relationship conflicts, environmental despair & the questions related to meaning & purpose initiate the transformational journey. Jan Magdalen, LCSW 1/12 801-582-2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a transpersonal approach to the experiences and challenges of our life cycles, including: individuation-identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, partnership, work, parenting, divorce, aging, ill-

ness, death and other loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision. Joan Magill APRN Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. 10/11 3802 S. 700 E. Medication managment, psychotherapy with an East/West orientation. Cash only practice. Flexible hours. 25 years experience. 801-209-4705. "Ride the Windhorse.”

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October 2011 All relationships—all the time BY RALFEE FINN ll month long, make your mantra “all relationships, all the time” and you’ll be perfectly in sync with the partnership-fest that adorns the first full month of autumn with the changing hues of your relationship issues.

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of unconscious interactions, and that’s where the undercurrents of the month will gather their momentum and spill over into the otherwise non-charged routines of daily life. October opens with several planets—Mercury, Venus, Saturn and the

We are always in relationship to everything around us. Our consciousness of those primary connections is the most important relationship of all because our interdependent relations form our collective world. I’m not just talking about romantic liaisons. Associations of every ilk take center stage this month, and because relationships are one of the most, if not the most, important areas of life, more than a few of us are going to be exhausted from the rigors of relating consciously, even those of us who already know just how much work it takes to integrate awareness into action. Of course, there will also be plenty

Sun, which is actually not a planet, but a star—in the sign of Libra, the astrological sign of relating. When several planets concentrate their presence in a specific sign, life on Earth reflects that focus. Keep in mind, we’ve been in this Libra energy since the last week of September, which is why many of us are already just plain pooped from trying to handle the complex and ever-shifting network of inter-

related emotional and professional entanglements. Libra is a cardinal sign, a sign of action, which translates into the desire to do something —anything—to clarify confusion and diminish overwhelm. And while the relief offered by decisive action feels like the right choice, action taken in the intensity of the moment could only exacerbate the situation, not relieve it. The first few days of October are the worst of these “do the right thing” urges. Uranus, in Aries, continues its opposition to the Sun, as Pluto, in Capricorn, continues its square, which means the unsettling tension of recent weeks and the need to alleviate that tension persists. While the Sun pulls out of this configuration by October 5, the need for action doesn’t completely disappear. All month long we are under the influence of a Jupiter/Pluto trine, a powerful alignment that asks us to consider our relationship to power, personal and collective. Jupiter represents the principal of expansion—physical as well as metaphysical. It is currently in Taurus, the sign of material

resources. Pluto signifies the principal of transformation and always implies a death as well as a rebirth. It is currently in Capricorn, the sign of government and corporation. Trines symbolize a positive flow of energy. Keep in mind, corporations are not people, and our government is supposed to represent the people. This trine supports power to the people and, utilized appropriately, could be instrumental in helping people whose intension is to help others to realize just how powerful they can be when they are united for a collective goal. From Oct. 1-19, a Sun/Mars sextile supports a positive relationship to physical activity. If you are already an athlete, this is a good time to train. If you are thinking of starting an exercise program, this is a good time to begin. If you are committed to being a couch potato, this is an excellent time for isometrics. Because this configuration also encourages ambition, some of us could be examining our relationship to success. Just be careful not to overdo: Mars squares Jupiter Oct. 111, and because Mars/Jupiter con-

If you know your ascendant and/or your Moon sign, read that, too.

Aries

March 21-April l9

You love to make it happen. But at the moment, it’s really a question of how long you can refrain from taking action that might undermine your long-term goals. There is no hard rule; there is simply self-discipline.

Taurus

April 20-May 20

Yes, your workload is overwhelming. While you love doing most of it yourself, if you can allow others to help, you may discover carrying the load is a whole lot easier.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

Oh…go ahead and fall in love with everyone you meet. Just don’t propose on the first date or after the first kiss. Take your

time; if it’s really love, it will last for as long as you want it to.

Cancer

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Your significant other has always been your home, so if you want to hunker down for the month and stay where you are, safe and sound, you have complete permission to indulge your greatest treasure.

Leo July 23-August 22 I won’t say you love to hear yourself roar, but I will say there is absolutely nothing wrong with you holding forth on any and all subjects. Share your opinions loudly and proudly, and as always, allow others to be as vocal.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

You’re examining your relationship to money—and that’s a good thing, because money is an essential part of life. Just don’t let it become the most important aspect of your life. Remember, the only thing we take with us in the end is love.

Libra

September 23-October 22

Simply fall in love with love and you’ll lose yourself in all those wonderful romantic daydreams. But also remember that your capacity to love is not dependent upon someone loving you; it’s an expression of your soul.

Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21 Your secret love affair has

always been with what lies beneath the surface events. Delve into the mysteries of the unconscious and you’ll engage in one of the most powerful relationships of all.

Sagittarius Sept 23-Oct 22 It’s not that you will fall in love with everyone you meet. You’re already in love with everyone you know. Rejoice in the wide variety of your interactions and you’ll experience the bliss of interrelatedness.

Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19 Everyone already knows, so you might as well go ahead and admit it: Your primary relationship is with your work. Whew… now that you’re free to acknowl-

edge what brings you joy, you can embrace friends and family without any lingering guilt.

Aquarius

Jan 20-Feb 18

You’re on a philosophical quest, search for the mysterious elixir of longevity, and the good news is that when you find it, rather than hoarding it for yourself, you will share it with all of us. Thank you.

Pisces

February 19-March 20

Expect to be aroused by everyone and everything, especially people and places that are enigmatic and just out of reach. I’m not suggesting you fall in love with the unattainable. I’m advising you to consider why the unattainable is so attractive. © 2011 by Ralfee Finn


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tacts are always about strength and stamina, this square could show itself as the need to overcome any obstacle at the expense of your physical or mental health. Venus puts us back on the romantic track. Oct. 4-18, Venus trines Neptune; this is an erotic combination that supports sensitivity, imagination and unusually idealistic notions of love. But because Neptune also symbolizes illusion, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to pay close attention to just how much projection is occurring in those romantic fantasies. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all. Oct. 9-18, Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, sextiles Pluto, and hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where relationships could get messy. Venus/Pluto contacts signify compulsive or obsessive attraction. When that tendency combines with the illusory qualities of Neptune, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highly unlikely that anyone will be seeing the object of affection with any grounded clarity. Love usually trumps clarity, but this particular combination has an exaggerated effect because Venus also opposes Jupiter, and the tension of that interaction pushes even casual encounters to over-the-top. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sobering good news. Mercury travels in tandem with Venus from Oct. 15 till the end of the month, and Mercuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intellectual perspective will require Venus to at least consider the consequences of highly charged impetuous relationships. By the time they form this conjunction, both Mercury and Venus will be in Scorpio, a sign well versed in sussing out the undercurrents before making rash moves. The other good news is that Mars sextiles Saturn from the 15th till the end of the month, allowing the possibility of reticence and reserve. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not advising prudish behavior. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m simply suggesting a thought about the future before you say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I doâ&#x20AC;? and then wake up in the morning wondering what happened. Balance is the key to handling this season of emotional flux. One way to find and maintain your equilibrium is to remember that every living being is connected to every other living being: We are always in relationship to everything around us. Our consciousness of those primary connections is the most important relationship of all because all of our interdependent relations form our collective world. u Visit Ralfeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or email her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

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decipher the complex patterns of this present world. We all will feel as if we are required to step out of our old boxes and move toward new patterns of reality. The intense density is actually a gift. We can see how we have allowed ourselves to get stretched too thin and realize that now we need something very different. Dualities like the following will be fighting within you throughout the month. Do I want to be alone? Yes! Do I want to be a part of this unfolding transformation? Yes! How do I let myself out of my own cage and find the freedom I so long for? What steps do I need to take to find the courage necessary to feel safe and protected in this unpredictable world? The key is grounding. Find your center within. Feel your connection to everyone and everything on this planet. In times of great change, you need to know yourself. You need to know you can trust your highest self to carry you through to new places of light and love. With so many new beginnings, it is wonderful to remember that magic and protection are with you when you embark into unknown territories. Awareness of all the subtle messages coming to you is essential to navigating mental, emotional, physical and spiritual stretching. The choice to begin is always personal. The feeling of aloneness in those moments is profound. When you allow surrender and acceptance of the moment, doorways open and you find others who, like you, are moving in the same direction with a similar purpose. We are never really alone. We just need to have our eyes refreshed and opened to the magic right in front of us at all times. Let this moment free you from the density of your positions and opinions. Let transformation be your guide this month. Come together with others and share ideas that bridge the gaps and upsets. Set aside positions of polarity, right and wrong. Allow the new doorway to be jointly manifested. Find the thrill in the coming together of ideas with others. Feel the relief in the fact that you do not have to have all the answers. Allow others in who are seeking to find a similar place within themselves and walk that path together. Enjoy October! u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. SUZWAGNER.COM


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Attitude is Everything The art of being a green creator BY JEANNETTE MAW f you’re a responsible citizen of the planet, practicing conservation and protection of Earth and her resources, and you’re also a deliberate creator who understands and harnesses the power of thought, it’s not unusual to feel at cross purposes with those two agendas. It’s easy to do without even realizing. When we treat resources as limited and believe the environment needs protecting, those thoughts and the actions they fuel may in fact create unintended harm. When we conserve water or recycle paper or ride bikes to work because of our belief in a fragile or doomed world, those thoughts contribute to the very thing we’re working to prevent. If we take action from the perspective that Earth is in peril, that energetic vibration is not helping! And yet, if you’re concerned about environmental health, it doesn’t (usually) sit well to abandon the habits we’ve been trained to believe are essential to support planetary health and well being.

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“responsible” and flow vibrational instructions of abundance. I practice it by being very deliberate in choosing thoughts of well-being when I do things like turn the thermostat lower or buy organic. Rather than thinking “we are so wasteful” or “people are poisoning this place” I can find better feeling and more aligned thoughts such as “we’re so much better at this now than when I was younger” or offer a quick blessing to Mother Earth. The point is that the actions we take are less important than the vibrations we do it with. Ensuring that I support the well being of our planet by dialing in on health and abundance doesn’t mean that I suspend habits I believe are helpful. In fact, engaging those practices makes it even easier for me to feel good about the future of life on Earth. But if I engage my Earth-friendly habits with thoughts of how we’re destroying the environment or that this isn’t enough or that we’re running out or that people don’t care

All my conservation efforts are for naught if my vibration is signaling scarcity, waste and destruction. The challenge is how to live in a state of respect and appreciation without contributing to thoughts that Earth is in trouble. Even for deliberate creators, it’s easy to get this mixed up. It’s similar to the conflict a creator feels when being frugal with money while also wanting financial abundance. Does it send a signal of lack when we shop with coupons or skip the luxury items? Or is it responsible financial management? Whether we’re talking about the environment or our personal financial status, there is a way to be both

enough—or whatever contrary thought I might entertain—I’m not having the positive impact I think I am. All my conservation efforts are for naught if my vibration is signaling scarcity, waste and destruction. My suggestion is to pay attention to our energetic signal as we engage our green habits. Hold positive expectations, focus on what’s going right, and know that your aligned thoughts are the best way to support a healthy world. 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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OCTOBER 13 Look for Jupiter, rising at sunset in Aries, near the waning Moon. OCTOBER 14 After the first hard freeze, mulch root crops with a heavy layer of straw. OCTOBER 15 Don’t mulch perennials yet; wait until the ground is frozen.

BY DIANE OLSON OCTOBER 1 The Sun rises today at 7:24 a.m. and sets at 7:11 p.m. In October, the average maximum temperature is 66°; minimum 40°. It rains an average of 1.44 inches and snows 2.1 inches. OCTOBER 2 Tree squirrels, unlike ground squirrels, don’t hibernate, though they do spend lots of time in their nests (called “dreys”) when it gets cold. OCTOBER 3 FIRST QUARTER MOON. This time of year, tree squirrels are busy caching acorns, bark, berries, flower heads and nuts for later—often closely followed by a magpie or crow that uncovers and eats the good stuff as soon as the squirrel scampers to its next stash. In the spring, squirrels add bird eggs and…eww!...baby birds to their diet. OCTOBER 4 Sort leftover garden seeds. Onion, sweet corn, parsnip and beets lose their viability after one year, so you might as well toss them. Most other vegetable seeds remain viable for three years; beans and melons for five. OCTOBER 5 If you’re planning to store your root crops for the winter, don’t harvest before the leaves start to fall, or on a damp or cloudy day. OCTOBER 6 Time to dig up and store cannas, dahlias, gladioli and other tender bulbs, corms and tubers. Gently rinse off dirt, cure in a warm dry place for three weeks and store layered in sand, shredded newspaper or sawdust in a ventilated container.

spinach [seed] in cold frames in late fall and get a really early harvest in the spring.” Start with actual plants (also broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and kale) for a cold frame and eat green right through a Utah winter. OCTOBER 9 A little brown bat has taken to snoozing upside down on the front steps of my downtown workplace during the day. Little brown bats sleep nearly 20 hours out of every 24, yet somehow find time to travel between their day and night roosting sites and consume 600 to 1,000 moths, mosquitoes, gnats, midges and wasps nightly. Preternaturally agile, they can snatch insects with their teeth or net them with their wings, tossing them from wing to tail to mouth in mid-flight. OCTOBER 10 Leave garden beds bare for a few weeks before putting down winter mulch or planting cover crops. That’ll give the birds time to dig through the soil and eat the weed seeds and bugs.

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OCTOBER 8 Plant some spring greens now: Tina Cerling of Western Garden Centers says, “At my house, we plant lettuce and

OCTOBER 12 If you’re reseeding your lawn, consider this: Dog urine spots don’t show on fescue and perennial ryegrass. They do on

OCTOBER 16 This is a great month to plant trees, shrubs, bushes, roses and perennial flowers. And bulbs! Don’t fertilize new plantings, but do use root starter. OCTOBER 17 Birds target red fruit; if you don’t want to share your cherries, plant a yellow cherry tree. OCTOBER 18 Indian Summer, a spell of warm weather, often occurs this week. OCTOBER 19 LAST QUARTER MOON Mice dislike the scents of mint and dryer sheets. They love the scent and taste of chocolate. OCTOBER 20 Tonight’s Orionid meteor shower, which appears to radiate from the constellation Orion, is the second of the year’s showers (the first being May’s Eta Aquarids) caused by Earth passing through the tail of Halley’s Comet. OCTOBER 21 LAST QUARTER MOON Brine shrimp are laying eggs in the Great Salt Lake. Worms are migrating downward. In the foothills, rattlesnakes are forming hibernation knots in burrows and under ledges. OCTOBER 22 Frogs and toads blink when they swallow because it forces their eyeballs against the roof of their mouth, helping to push the food down. OCTOBER 23 As you’re putting away summer clothes, tuck in some dried lavender; it both works and smells better than mothballs. OCTOBER 24 Mule deer are forming into herds that will stay together until the spring equinox. OCTOBER 25 Time to trim blackberry and raspberry canes back to just above soil

level. Pull up frost-blacked annuals or till them under. OCTOBER 26 NEW MOON. Time to winterize the pond: Discard floating annuals; trim back perennials; dredge as much debris as possible; drain half of the water and refill. In a month or so, trade the pump for a floating de-icer. OCTOBER 27 Grab a telescope, or a friend with a telescope, and get outside tonight. Jupiter is at its closest approach to Earth until 2022. OCTOBER 28 NEW MOON Tall, elegant aconite, also called monkshood for its cylindrical helmet, has roots that are a class-one poison. In times past, it was called wolfsbane, as hunters coated arrowheads with its juice. OCTOBER 29 The Antelope Island Bison Roundup is happening today. ($9/carload.) Bison can run up to 40 miles per hour. They weigh 25-40 poundsat birth. A grown female averages 800 pounds; a bull, 1,500. Antelope Island is home to 600 of them.

There are documented cases of cockroaches crawling into people’s ears. Apparently a squirt of lidocaine into the ear sends them scurrying out again. OCTOBER 30 Katsaridaphobia is fear of cockroaches. OCTOBER 31 WINTER CROSS-QUARTER DAY. The Sun rises at 6:56 a.m. today, and sets at 5:24 p.m. Long before Halloween, this was Samhain (which roughly translates to “summer’s end”), the final harvest festival of the year. “Breeze blows leaves of musty-colored yellow So I sweep them in my sack, Yes, yes, yes, it’s my autumn almanac.” —Ray Davies


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