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CULTIVATING FOOD, YOUTH AND JUSTICE KAREN DENTON A conversation with Mike Evans of Real Food Rising.

COMINGS & GOINGS CAROL KOLEMAN Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new around townâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and within the CATALYST clan.


IN THEIR ELEMENT ALICE TOLER An estimated 1,000 DIY celebrants and ceremonialists prepare for the 15th annual gathering of Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Element11.

NOTES FROM AN INFOMANIAC GRETA BELANGER DEJONG Planting/harvesting; tweet with HH the Dalai Lama; celebrate Fridaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;draw a self-portrait; downtown parking; more.


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









ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND SLC trail system grows; Gasco Project threatens Desolation Canyon; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bidder 70â&#x20AC;? premieres at Telluride Mountain Film Festival; GSL Water Quality Strategy comments due July 15; Look out for bears!




SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER LUBA HINKAMP Dog FAQ: While Dennis is away, his dog fills in. SLOW IS BEAUTIFUL: BEESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BROTHERS ADELE FLAIL Local honey is a good local enterprise: Meet the Huntzinger Family, a Slow Food Utah 2012 micro-grant recipient. OUTSIDE THE BOX: TAMING THE FOX ALICE BAIN The trend toward self-domestication.

20 IN SEASON: SQUASH BLOSSOMS LETTY FLATT For a taste sensation, nip those zucchini in the bud!



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Where to sleep under the stars BY HANNAH KOREVAAR Last month Katherine Pioli wrote about light pollution and the ‘dark skies’ movement. Here we give you some tips on where to have a good night of star-gazing.

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Bryce Canyon

During the day this landscape may seem a bit infernal. But when the sun goes down and the clear skies open up, the hellish goblin lumps become childhood sandcastles, silhouetted against a fairy dust sky. The park’s isolation guarantees minimal noise and light pollution, but its popularity, relatively small size, and proximity to the town of Hanksville mean you may end up sharing your retreat with others. If you can play in this sandy playground with others, you will be fine. Alternatively—if you would choose the inferno over unwanted company —you can visit during midsummer heat.

Bryce Canyon National Park is known for its astronomy and night sky programs. The park has its own “Dark Rangers”—volunteer astronomers protecting this last sanctuary of the night sky. On a dark night in Bryce Canyon, you can see approximately 7500 stars. The Dark Rangers also offer an educating and entertaining celebration of this unrivaled darkness. If you are looking for the most reputable, acclaimed and educational night’s sleep, Bryce Canyon is your bedroom. If you are someone who wants to be alone in your thoughts as you contemplate the universe and your place in it—this may not be the place for you. Bryce Canyon’s reputation, although honest, is a big draw for star enthusiasts as well as campers and hikers. There are a number of backcountry campArches Sky by Bret Webster

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sites with excellent viewpoints less than a mile away (Yovimpa Pass, Swamp Canyon, Right Fork Swamp) that could provide the view and the isolation you are looking for if you are willing to do the walking. Again, it is all about what kind of experience you are looking for.

Devils Garden Devils Garden campground in Arches National Park is more deserted than most. Campsites do fill up quickly, but you can drive right to them and the landscape affords a decent amount of privacy. The campground’s quiet hours ensure that you will be able to enjoy the night skies without light or noise pollution. If you choose to visit this campground, show up early to ensure that you get a campsite (walk-up sites are filled on a first come first serve basis), spend the day hiking in Utah’s trademark park and end the day by laying yourself

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Bonneville Salt Flats (aka Wendover) Were you one of those kids who dreamed of being an astronaut and walking on the moon only to discover later in life that you were legally blind, too short, or a victim of extreme motion sickness? I was one of those kids. If you are longing to have a cosmic experience in the safety of the Earth’s gravitational field, you could not come closer than stargazing on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Just far enough from the city to avoid light and air pollution and the long flat terrain offers both a soft white glow and the largest expanse of sky you could hope to find outside of the desert. Unfortunately, this ethereal landscape does not allow overnight camping, so you may need to plan to sleep in Wendover (only 10 miles away), which offers an array of campgrounds…and two casinos. For those who are space sailors at heart, this location may be well worth the price.

Albion Basin If you are a person who wants to get closer to the stars, this campground located far up Little Cottonwood canyon is perfect. On a clear night the basin will allow for a reasonably expansive night sky bordered by majestic mountain ridges. This campground kisses the night sky, nestled high above the canyon’s ski resorts, cradled by rocky crags. If you would trade the expanse of a desert sky for fresh mountain air, wildflowers, and an altitude that will make you feel like you are brushing up against heaven—this is the stargazing locale for you. Hannah Korevaar is CATALYST’s intern this summer. She will be a sophomore this fall at Wesleyan University.




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Gasco Project threatens Desolation Canyon Over objections from environmentalists and river runners, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior approved plans from Denver-based Gasco Energy to drill nearly 13,000 gas wells in the Uinta Basin near Desolation Canyon on the Green River, about 200 of them within the Desolation Canyon-proposed wilderness area which is the one of the largest blocks of roadless BLM public lands in the continental United States. Major concerns about the project include impacts to cultural resources in Nine Mile Canyon, the Green River and associated recreation, 100-year floodplains, endangered fish critical habitat, water quality (surface and ground), air quality, and lands with wilderness characteristics. A compromise could have eliminated the 200 controversial wells and allowed most of the project to go forward. But Gasco’s idea of protecting Desolation Canyon is that no wells will be built in the Green River view shed. Out of sight, out of mind.

“Bidder 70” premieres at Telluride Mountain Film Festival Local environmental hero Tim DeChristopher is still making waves. Over Memorial Day weekend the film “Bidder 70” about DeChristopher’s act of civil disobedience and its aftermath premiered at the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride Colorado to a sold-out audience and a standing ovation. The film took second place for the Audience Choice award. In addition, Peaceful Uprising, the activist

group founded by DeChristopher, was awarded a “Moving Mountains” prize that goes to a non-profit featured in a documentary film at the festival. “Bidder 70” started to get positive buzz after it was shown as a work-in-progress at the Cleveland International Film Festival and it is going on to be shown at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City, Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan, and Crested Butte Film Festival in Colorado. Online news sites Huffington Post and Alternet have both listed the film as a must-see eco-documentary. BIDDER70FILM.COM/#!BIDDER_70/MAINPAGE

GSL Water Quality Strategy comments due July 15 The Utah Division of Water Quality is accepting public comments on a new Great Salt Lake Water Quality Strategy. The salty GSL is such a unique ecosystem that normal water quality standards don’t apply, so DWQ plans to develop a set of criteria specific to the Lake. GSL is an essential stopover for millions migratory birds. It also contributes over $1 billion annually to Utah’s economy from mineral extraction industry, duck hunting and the brine shrimp industry. At the same time it is used as a dumping ground for industrial discharge and municipal sewage. WATERQUALITY.UTAH.GOV/GREATSALTLAKE/INDEX.HTM, FOGSL.ORG

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Dog FAQ While Dennis is away, his dog fills in BY LUBA HINKAMP


hile Dennis is still on vacation busily stuffing his useless snout with pizza and beer for another few weeks I thought I’d take this opportunity to fill you in on dogs. This is not just my opinion; I’m huge on Facebook and Twitter and combined answers from all my canine followers and BFFs. These are the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

you are so fixated on experiencing new things that you forget that every day is new and wonderful. Every meal is a banquet, every walk is a parade. Yeah, I know, sort of a cross between Zen and being in the Marines. Q: What kind of music do dogs like? Opera, banjos and bagpipes are the closest to the sounds of our ancestral wolves howling in either joy or pain. We still get a kick out of that Jiggle Bells Dog thing every Christmas even though I’m pretty sure it was just computer generated. Q: Why do dogs hang their heads out the windows of moving cars? We hang our heads out of car windows pleading for help from the police or anyone nearby because you humans are so stupid driving while talking on cell phones, eating and brushing your teeth. Please stop and just drive. Thanks for leaving the tasty food wrappers on the floor, though. Q: Why do dogs always fall for the fake fetch throw trick? No, we’re not really fooled by the pretending to throw the ball trick or faking one direction and throwing it

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the other. We are just humoring you like your spouse who laughs at that same joke you have told at every dinner party for the last 10 years. We always like to say, “You can’t teach an old human a new trick.” Q: Why are dogs always napping? It makes perfect sense to take a nap in the morning right after you get up; that is the time of day when you most wish you could sleep. And don’t you always feel a little sleepy after you eat? So yes, that is the rhythm of our day: snack, nap, snack, nap; repeat until bedtime. You overly serious bi-peds are just jealous. Q: Why do dogs like to chew on bones? It reminds us of when we ruled the Earth. You don’t really believe it was the Ice Age that caused the wooly mammoth to disappear, do you? I look at elephants on Animal Planet and think “yum.” Q: Do dogs get tired of eating the same thing every day? Why would we? That’s a human trait —you are so fixated on experiencing new things that you forget that every day is new and wonderful. Every meal is a banquet, every walk is a parade. Yeah, I know, sort of a cross between Zen and being in the Marines. This reminds me though: Dennis, and many of your ilk, run, swim and go to the gym and then are too tired to take us for a measly walk around the block. If we try to go for a walk on our own, the city actually pays someone to pick us up and throw us in a truck. You are so mean sometimes: That’s why we occasionally lose our tempers and bite you. Q: Are dogs really man’s best friend? This is such a silly question. I always answer, “Compared to what?” I don’t see zebras, carp or lemurs putting up with the stuff we dogs do. But sure, we are best friends forever because we are codependent in our need for acceptance. As Mr.T used to say, “We pity the fools.” u Luba would like to thank you for reading and Dennis for finally taking her for a walk after proofreading this.

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Local honey is a good local enterprise Meet the Huntzinger family, a Slow Food Utah 2012 micro-grant recipient menting with conditions to see how best to encourage the industrious bees to create their sturdy waxen combs. While Nathan’s favorite part is watching the bees, he’s not sure he wants to be a beekeeper in the long run. Nathan serves as the family’s IT guy, designing the website for the business along with mother Kami. At the site, you’ll find an e-store where you can purchase the locally made honey (as well as caramels formulated by Kami and handmade by the family). You can also read up on beekeeping, including information tailored to our locale. The Huntzinger family can be found at the Cache Valley Farmer’s Market most Saturdays, where


ne may not consider insect husbandry as a branch of farming. But caring for the Beehive State’s mascot requires many related skills, and with a tasty product to sell. Bees’ Brothers family operation in Cache Valley was awarded a Slow Food Utah micro-grant this spring. Their application was written by Nathan Huntzinger, just 13, with brothers Sam, 12, and Ben, 9. If the ages of the boys lead you

to think that they must be newcomers to the apiary scene, you’d be quite mistaken —according to father Craig, Nathan has been studying bees for over 10 years, and his younger brothers started just as young; the family first learned about the habits of solitary alfalfa leafcutting bees and native blue orchard bees (important for crop pollination), before moving on to the buzzing hives of social honeybees.

Regular readers of CATALYST are aware of the myriad benefits of eating locally, but if you haven’t been sure where to start beyond attending your weekly farmer’s market, we’ve got you covered: For the next year, in partnership with Slow Food Utah, CATALYST will be bringing you info about local resources for eating well. Slow Food Utah is a chapter of the national Slow Food USA organization, itself part of a global grassroots movement that aims at providing food that is, in all ways, better—for the people eating it, for the people growing it, and for the land base it comes from. Thanks to a micro-grant program sponsored by Slow Food Utah, locally focused projects that increase biodiversity, provide access to more healthful food, or contribute to our community’s knowledge base are springing up on farms, community gardens, and backyards all across Utah. Whether you’re looking to connect with local farmers, or are considering your own farming project, CATALYST will be bringing you profiles of the recent recipients of Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program to help map out the local farming landscape.

Craig, himself, is a researcher who has been working with bees and their diseases since first moving to Utah for graduate school. He originally brought his work home as a hands-on educational experiment for his young family. The honey was just a side first. Now the family maintains 11 hives, and all of the boys are wellversed in the art of beekeeping, even if they don’t (yet) possess graduate degrees of their own. In fact, the application for the micro-grant came from Nathan’s idea to experiment with harvesting comb honey, sparked by requests from customers. Cutting comb honey requires different equipment than crushing the comb to extract liquid honey, a fact which put the experimental expansion on hold until a family friend told the Huntzingers about Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program. So far, the project is going well. The family received additional bees in May, and installed them in hives equipped with the required special frames. They are now are experi-

they’ll often have an observation hive and a child-sized bee-keeper suit—and Nathan, Sam or Ben are happy to demonstrate the basics of bee keeping. u Adele Flail is an artist and a burgeoning urban homesteader on SLC’s west side. She is also coordinator for The Leonardo. She recently illustrated a book forthcoming from Gibbs Smith publisher, The Nature Lover's Almanac. WWW.BEESBROS.COM/HOW-TO-KEEPBEES.HTML WWW.BEESBROS.COM

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Taming the fox The trend toward self-domestication


ccording to Temple Grandin, an autistic person and wellknown animal behaviorist, animals have the ability to feel only one emotion at a time. Fear and curiosity, as opposite points on a spectrum, are the only exceptions to this rule. “Cows will investigate scary new objects or people in their environment,” she says. “If you stand still in their pasture they’ll start to walk up to you because they’re curious. But if you make even a tiny movement with your hand they’ll jump right back, because they’re also afraid.” Grandin will sometimes lie down in a pasture and let a herd of cows come over and investigate her. If she is still enough, they will sniff and lick her all over. Though there’s a lot less licking on our agenda, we sometimes act just like those cows. Our minds are many orders of magnitude more complex than the average heifer’s, but the dichotomous fear/ curiosity drive still pushes so much of our behavior. There’s a loud noise outside your house— what do you do? For most of us, the first reaction would be to go investigate, carrying enough adrenaline in our bodies and heightened awareness in our minds to be able to deal with possible trouble. Curiosity and fear occupy either end of an emo-

There is no doubt about our hand in domesticating cattle, but…who’s been domesticating us? tional teeter-totter, and any unusual event will place us right on the fulcrum as we try to figure out which way we should tip. Trauma makes us hyper-vigilant and reactive. Our hyper-vigilant state leads us to defend ourselves against things that are merely new—not necessarily threatening. If you’re a soldier returning from war

BY ALICE BAIN with your brain chemistry still all keyed up, you might even find your own spouse or children to be a source of dangerous novelty. When we strike out to defend ourselves, we bring the war home and spread the trauma. This is the cycle of

abuse, and the antidote to it is to foster patience and calm. Cows are prey animals, and are hard-wired to be cautious. You might say they’re victims of hundreds of thousands of years’ worth of trauma inflicted by every predator large enough to take them down. Yet Temple Grandin’s patience and calm in their pasture can overcome their fear and let curiosity blossom among them like a fragile flower. Native Americans once used this principle to hunt antelope; they would lie down in the middle of the prairie holding a flag, and wait patiently until a curious antelope came near to investigate. Cows must have been domesticated from their wild ancestors by

many generations of patient and calm humans winning the trust of ancestral wild cows, and then instead of killing them, taming and actively breeding together the most gentle offspring of those animals. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry captured this act of taming beautifully in his 1943 book, The Little Prince. Having fallen to Earth from his home planet (Asteroid B-612) the Little Prince encounters a fox, who explains the process of taming a wild animal to him: “You must be very patient. First you will sit down at a little distance from me—like that—in the grass. I shall look at you out

of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day…” Eventually the Little Prince tames the fox, and they are friends. In a remarkable experiment, ongoing in Russia since the mid20th century, wild foxes have in fact been tamed and bred and domesticated. There is no doubt about our hand in domesticating cattle, but…who’s been domesticating us? There is no conspiracy. We did this to ourselves, and we’re not the only self-domesticated ape out there. Bonobos, the peace-loving relatives of the much more violent chimpanzees, have also been called “selfdomesticated.”

Humans, for all our history of depravity, have yet spent the better part of the past 500 years methodically rooting out and abating behaviors that spread trauma. What we have in common with these gentle apes is an increased capacity for abstract thought and memory compared with other animals, which means that trauma can hang on to us a long time after the actual event is over and done with. A cow may lose a calf but go on to produce more calves every year, because her biology drives her and overcomes the imprint of the loss in her mind. A human mother who loses a child never forgets, and that loss may rule her life to the point where she avoids having any more children for fear of the pain of loss repeating. People exposed to trauma often work to institute rules and laws that will prevent that trauma from happening again, either to them or to other people. This is why we have seatbelt laws, and why smoking is banned so many places now. This is why people no longer fight duels to the death, and why slavery has been outlawed. Humans, for all our history of depravity, have yet spent the better part of the past 500 years methodically rooting out and abating behaviors that spread trauma. No mother wants to see her son die before she does, and no father wants to see his daughter beaten and victimized. This trend towards self-domestication is quiet but powerful. Patience and calm consistently tips the seesaw away from fear and towards curiosity—and as the most powerful single species in the history of planet Earth, who do we really have to fear except ourselves? u Alice Bain is an editor at CATALYST and a Salt Lake-based artist. Look for her blog updates at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. TINYURL.COM/TEMPLEGRANDINPASTURES TINYURL.COM/SILVERFOXEXPERIMENT WWW.DES.EMORY.EDU/MFP/LPFOX.HTML TINYURL.COM/BONOBOSASSELFDOMESTICATEDAPES

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Cultivating food, youth and justice Real Food Rising BY KAY DENTON


ike Evans, director of Real Food Rising, gathered us volunteers into a circle. We were going to play a game in which he would read a statement about food and food production. If it pertained to us, then we should move to a different spot in the group. The last person to shift read an explanation out loud, enlarging Mike’s initial fact. I stayed put when he asked if we ever ate genetically modified foods. Not I, I thought smugly. Then, I remembered reading somewhere that about half of all soy beans are genetically modified; in fact soy beans are one of the most frequently modified foods (some estimates indicate up to 30,000 different products on grocery store shelves are “modified” due mainly to many processed foods containing soy). So much for my superior attitude. At the end, Evans asked each of us to state something we had learned during the exercise. We were all there to help Real Food Rising (UAH.ORG/REALFOODRISING) with its final planting of veggies and flowers in the plot of ground next to the parking lot for Neighborhood House, a westside nonprofit that provides affordable day care and support services for low-income children and adults (NHUTAH.ORG). The growing area is

shared with a community garden sponsored by Wasatch Community Gardens (WASATCHGARDENS.ORG). Besides breaking the ice, the point of the circle was to educate us about food, its production and relationship to social justice, and our eating habits in this country. Did you know, for example, that the average person living in the U.S. annually consumes 40 pounds of high fructose corn syrup, the main sweetener used in sodas (over a person’s lifetime, that translates to 313 gallons)? Or, that lowincome neighborhoods have 30% fewer supermarkets than more affluent areas? (8.4% of the U.S. population—23.5 million people—live in low-income neighborhoods that are more than a mile from a supermarket, according to the 2000 Census.) Evans is no newcomer to intertwining the concepts of sustainable agriculture, youth employment/enrichment and social justice. He worked with a similar project in Boston (The Food Project, THEFOODPROJECT.ORG) and co-founded Urban Roots in Austin, a youth development program based on sustainable agriculture that also increases access to healthy food (URBANROOTSATX.ORG). He and his wife moved to Salt Lake City in 2010 where he gave himself a little breather before designing Real Food Rising (RFR) in October of

Half of all soy beans are genetically modified; in fact soy beans are one of the most frequently modified foods. that year and seeking a home for it. Gina Cornia, Executive Director of Utahns Against Hunger (UAH.ORG), saw the connection with the organiza-

tion’s mission to “create the political and public will to end hunger” and its early years of community farming initiatives. She invited him to join the staff. Evans set about honing his concepts and adapting them to Salt Lake City’s unique cultural aspects. The lynch pin of the program is youth and without their input, RFR would be doomed.

The average person living in the U.S. annually consumes 40 pounds of high fructose corn syrup, the main sweetener used in sodas (over a person’s lifetime, that translates to a full hot tub or 313 gallons). He conducted focus groups with 130 young people of various backgrounds to solicit their ideas, comments and support. He also recruited 10 of them as members of two crews, each with its own intern/leader for this inaugural year of the program. The basic principles of RFR are food production, education, food access, youth job training, and building bridges between and among communities. These five pillars translate to:

• Growing a lot of food. Every Tuesday, the RFR crews will deliver three-quarters of the produce to hunger relief agencies, which assists people facing food insecurity while reinforcing the notion of connecting to the larger community;

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Prayers for Compassion â&#x20AC;˘ Educating RFR adult volunteers and employed youth as well as the general public about food in this country; â&#x20AC;˘ Accessing food means eventually making it available at farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets and other venues supported by community councils and the City. This year, RFR will deliver produce to hunger relief agencies, but anticipate selling 60% of it at a variety of locations in the future and donating the remainder. The endeavor becomes both a revenue generator for the program and a food distribution mechanism; â&#x20AC;˘ Youth job training encompasses more than just showing them how to plant and cultivate crops. The high schoolers will participate in a seven-week summer program that includes workshops on money management (they are paid for their efforts), agriculture, food systems and justice, food insecurity, cooking, nutrition and composting among other topics. Community volunteers will help conduct the workshops. The hope is that some of the crew members will remain at the end of the summer to lead the program and/or become public speakers. Joining a crew is no easy task. Each participant had to fill out an application, submit a letter of recommendation from an adult nonrelative and pass muster in a series of interviews. This is a job, after all, so the process follows any other format for finding work. Evans expects, for example, that a crew member who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it to work is the one calling in, not the parent. In an interesting twist that reinforces their responsibilities, the youth will

direct adult volunteers who come to help in the garden. The crew members will receive weekly feedback on their work, and twice a year, have the opportunity to critique the staff and the program formally; and â&#x20AC;˘Building bridges means that the youth are intentionally recruited from the east and west sides of the City with a mix of incomes and races/ethnicities, and each gender comprising 50%. Both crews will have an equal proportion of females and males. As Evans puts it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance for the individuals to â&#x20AC;&#x153;learn and grow positively rather than colliding [culturally].â&#x20AC;? The participantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families are also part of this process. Their support is critical to keeping students involved and motivated when they get discouraged. Future plans for RFR include expanding their acreage (they currently have a second plot at the Fairgrounds with Wasatch Community Gardens), field trips by elementary schools to the growing areas for on-site education, and community lunches in which local chefs donate their time to work with the crews and create meals using the produce. Regardless of the directions the program takes, Evans wants to teach young people that hard work can be, and often is, fun and satisfying; that they can contribute and enjoy it. He is also still looking for crew leaders for this fall. Agricultural backgrounds not necessary, but experience working with youth is. For more information and ways to support RFR, go to UAH.ORG/REALFOODRISING or their facebook page, FACEBOOK.COM/REALFOODRISING. u Kay Denton writes and gardens in Salt Lake City. She is a longtime CATALYST contributor.

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In their element An estimated 1,000 DIY celebrants and ceremonialists prepare for the 14th annual gathering of Utah’s Element-11 BY ALICE BAIN PHOTOS BY JARED GALLARDO

There’s something quite extraordinary happening this month out on the salt flats in Grantsville. A festival, produced entirely by unpaid volunteers, is springing up among the pools at Bonneville Seabase, Utah’s unique landlocked saltwater SCUBA location. Engineers and carpenters have been building fantastic wooden effigies that will be celebrated and then ceremonially burned over the fourday event in mid-July. An army of around 300 volunteers will build, staff, and maintain an extensive infrastructure over an area of some 35 acres. There will be temporary

streets with signs and addresses, lampposts to light the night darkness, rangers to keep the peace, and an Emergency Medical Services tent. There will be a kitchen serving up food to hungry campers, and any number of bars ready with libations for those of age. Attendees have been sewing costumes, choreographing performances, creating art, and organizing their camps in preparation for this event for months now. For four nights, a community will come together in celebration, and then it will disappear for another year, leaving no trace of its existence. This is Element 11, Utah’s regional arm of the Burning Man culture. Burning Man, the giant festival produced every August out in Nevada’s desolate Black Rock desert, is now in its 26th year. Its recent rise in the media eye has brought changes and disruptions to its culture; the event sold out for the very

first time in 2011, and a ticket lottery for 2012 turned into a wellpublicized fiasco with many veteran Burners (as attendees are called) left without tickets. Much attention this year has subsequently been focused on the smaller local events known as the Regionals—outposts of Burning Man culture that are officially affiliated with the Burning Man Organization (tenderly known as “The Borg”) and which agree to abide by Burning Man’s 10 principles. These tenets guide the event community, and arguably constitute the soul of the culture and the reason why Burning Man is so different from other festival events of similar size. They are: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-reliance, Radical Self-expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy. Even if a Burner can’t name all 10, he or she understands what makes the community tick: Pick up any lit-

ter you see, and pack out all your own trash. Help others in need. Work together, and work hard. Play along and have fun. Take care of yourself. Be friendly and open. Give others permission to be themselves and take the permission you need to express yourself. Many find the experience of being in this alternative society is so compellingly different from that of mainstream American culture that they simply fall in love with it. The Regional network has arisen out of a wish to keep that compassionate, art-driven society active to one extent or another all year. Element 11 is a direct outgrowth of this. The seed that would germinate into Utah’s regional event was planted by Tom Price, a University of Utah graduate and communications specialist for environmental conservation groups, at a tiny event he hosted on Stansbury Island in the summer of 1998. That year they had some strings of Christmas lights, a screen and a projector, and a few hardy souls ready to venture out into the wasteland and see what kind of a happening they could produce. (See sidebar.) Utah’s regional has grown up in tandem with Burning Man, 12 years junior to the larger event, but formed from the same fundamental stuff. In 1999 Price moved the event to the Sun Tunnels, the land art piece by Nancy Holt located on the flats 40 miles north of Wendover. That year, Dave Smith (also known as Dave23) became involved in the production. Smith first attended Burning Man in 1996, and helped organize the second occurrence of Utah’s small regional over the summer solstice of 1999. “We had about 50 or 60 people, we had an effigy that we burned, a band that played, and it was pretty much a free-forall,” Smith says. “The first three years we were at the Sun Tunnels the event was named Zion Playa, and then SynOrgy (for ‘Synergistic Orgy,’ with the intention to create an energetic and permissive space). The owner of the Sun Tunnels wasn’t too happy that we were out there so we started looking for a new location and eventually landed at Bonneville Seabase in 2002. Wanderlust Stephen [Stephen Dean] took a crowd of people out there in early spring of that year, and they exchanged some lawn chairs for some time in the pools, and he later told me about it. I thought wow, that’s a great idea for

a location! It has been our home ever since.” (See sidebar.) Smith became a regional contact for Burning Man along with Adriane Colvin, and the two of them continued to produce SynOrgy at Seabase. “My big focus was on building things, and she liked to work with the fire shows. Our skillsets complemented each other quite well. We made a good team for several years.” The name was changed in 2004, the year that the event first grew large enough to require a permit

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n 1998, Price was a one-year veteran of Burning Man, 30 years old, and a breakaway from the Mormon culture of Provo. Price’s first year at Burning Man the year before had completely changed his life. “The second day I was there I heard they had these people called Rangers, sort of these volunteer scouts to help people figure things out, and by nature if I’m curious about something I tend to burrow into it, so I volunteered and they handed me a radio and a tee shirt and said OK you’re a Ranger, go do what needs to be done.” From that abrupt initiation, Price’s resumé with the event grew to an impressive length. “Until last year [2011] I had worked for Burning Man for 15 years. I was a Ranger for 10 years, a Law Enforcement Agency liaison for three years, and I spent several years as Burning Man’s lobbyist, among other things helping write Burning Man into the law that created the Black Rock Conservation Area. I worked on the media team from 1999 to 2003, and I helped organize the first XRT (external relations team) giving tours to different public official to come to the event, because for many years it was very unknown what Burning Man was, and there were a lot of threats to the event. The way to change a threat is to change the unknown to the known; so we would invite public officials to come on these private tours, and show them that even though it was funny looking on the surface, it was an actual functioning city.” A little of the amazing amount of creative and organizational energy that Price was channeling landed in Utah and has been steadily evolving here ever since.

from Tooele County: “By 2004 the event had gotten so large that we thought it was in our best interests to get a permit. We realized that the name SynOrgy would look very poor on a permit, so we all sat down and came up with the name Element 11 because the eleventh element on the periodic table is, of course, sodium, one of the main constituents of the salt in the flats all around us out here.” The first year at Seabase, Element 11 had an attendance of 60 or 70 people. By the time Smith retired from producing the event in 2007, the attendance was up to 700 or 800 people. His co-producer, Adriane Colvin, had a background in event production. She became the next regional contact. “We have terrain here that looks a lot like the Black Rock Desert, and [the Burning Man organization] could see that we had a lot of potential,” she says. Performance was already a big part of the festival when she arrived on the scene. “A group called Street Legal Theater had been doing performances at SynOrgy and other festivals, and that tradition has continued. Adriane is now known as an aerialist and fire dancer. She was first drawn to fire performance when she started helping produce the event. “The first year, we did a fire show with Stephen Dean, and shortly after that I started getting into fire dancing myself. Two other members of the community, Breeze and Aspen, began a fire conclave [a formal performance troupe] for us, and passed that on to me after a couple of years. I gave directorship of that to someone else a few years ago. I look at my involvement with this event like nurturing a baby, making it strong and independent, and then sending it out into the world. It’s been my life’s joy, creating a space where people can feel part of this potent and creative community.” Burning effigies, whether simply constructed or designed and refined, has always been an integral part of Element 11 and its precursors. (See sidebar.) Dave Smith was part of effigy building from the very beginning: “One thing I enjoy the most about Burning Man culture is that it allows one an opportunity to experience the joy of building art, and none of the responsibilities of storing it or maintaining it. You get to burn it, share it with your community, and release it.” They started

Fire ceremonies are some of the oldest, most primal, and most compelling of human r ituals. Cultures and religions the world over mark certain days with fire festivals: The English celebrate Bonfire Night on the fifth of November; Sephardi Jews light fires on Lag BaOmer; Celts and modern pagans have marked Beltane (May 1) with bonfires. India celebrates Lohri, Italy celebrates Pignarul, Iceland celebrates Jonsok, Poland celebrates Noc Kupaly, and Buddhists in Bhutan and Catholics in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, both perform purification rituals where participants pass between two large fires. The Spanish ride horses through the flames, but the Bhutanese run through on foot. The concept of building effigies to burn is also very common. An effigy is a structure meant to represent something else— often a person, animal, or building. The Man at Burning Man is the event’s signature effigy—a stylized figure of a human with male proportions, stiff unjointed arms and legs, and a head resembling a Japanese lantern. Though effigies at festivals around the globe usually come with explanations of their meaning or origin, the Man is presented without any conceptual container. He was first built and burned in 1986 by Burning Man founder Larry Harvey and friends after Harvey had just gone through a divorce, but no particular meaning has ever been attached to the figure. Was Harvey burning himself in effigy? Was he burning some aspect of maleness or of humanity as a whole? The power of the act turned out to lie in its ambiguity. Without a formal explanation of what it all meant, event participants were able to attach their own meaning to the effigy as it burned. One person might be “burning” a history of abuse; another would be watching some of his insecurities go up in flames. Holding back from intellectualizing the act allows the fire catharsis to become universal. with pallets. The first pallet man was 20 ft. tall with a light illuminating it. In 2003 they built a 25-ft.-tall rabbit, and in 2004, a 40-ft.-tall gingerbread man. “After that the effigies stopped being anthropomorphic,” says Smith. “We had a Neverland Island built out of pallets in 2005, and in 2006 we built a 45-

ft.-tall oil derrick that had a bit of a fire at the very top. Bobby Gittins became involved in 2006 with the oil derrick, and in 2007 Bobby became our full time engineer for the main effigy.” Bobby Gittins is a local wood-

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IN THEIR ELEMENT people that I met at an event there. There’s a great deal of warmth there. People in Utah are some of the most open minded, pleasant, and interesting that I meet. The central narrative trope of Utah is that it’s a place inhabited by people who are okay with the idea of someone defining large aspects of how their lives should be lived. And I don’t judge that in any way, but there are consequences of that, and one of them is the mainstream folk are not as interested in thinking outside of the box that has been prescribed for them. Which is part of what makes meeting people who are outside the box so delightful, because the contrast is so interesting.” 2012 is a momentous year for Element 11 as an event. The organization that produces it is now an incorporated entity with provisional nonprofit status granted by the IRS. The community was tapped to form

Seabase worker and cabinet maker, 36 years old, and has been part of the Burning Man culture for nine years now. “I went to Element 11 for three years before I went to Burning Man for my first time, and fell in love with it all my first moment, and that’s what’s brought me to where I am currently: being a regional contact and building effigies.” Bobby’s experience as a carpenter and professional mold-maker and modelbuilder has been integral to his work with Element 11. “I had done a lot of model making for the Luxor hotel down in Vegas.” He, along with his dad and brother, also did all the molds for the onion domes, entrances and fancy ornate topwork for the Spanish Fork Krishna temple when it was constructed eight years ago. He says that the Element 11 effigies, like the Man, bear different meanings for different people. “I’ve seen people crying, using the effigy as a temple and a place of sorrow and letting go, and I’ve seen people really having a good time and partying there, and also people using it as a place of quiet enjoyment and meditation throughout the day. Everyone has a different use for it— what it means depends on the person. What it means for me is a sense of the temporariness of life; you put your heart and soul into something that will eventually go away.”

Gittins has made effigies representing the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, a Mayan step temple, and a pagoda, among others. The effigies are a community effort, and are always constructed mainly from recycled materials. “Every year it’s been mostly pallets from my work,” he says. “I have to start collecting in February or March and start taking it out to Seabase and building at the end of April.” The pagoda he constructed for 2011 was made mostly of World War II blasting cap ammo boxes salvaged from a local Grantsville collector, Jack Tomlin, who died just before the 2011 event. Gittins and a small dedicated crew of volunteers will put in hours every weekend all spring and summer before the event, creating art out of whatever clean, burnable wood they can find. This is their gift to their community. That strong sense of community cohesion, even among communityminded Burners, is really unique, according to Tom Price. “Growing up in a place like Utah, which has historically been a monoculture, any environment which is permissive is almost by definition transgressive and very intriguing and very attractive to certain people. Utah has become more polyglot in recent years but back when we started doing this there were very few places and spaces where you

could go and be whatever came out of you. And because of that, Burning Man was enormously attractive to people. Not everyone can handle it. Not everyone can handle that much permission— they’re just not wired for it. But what I found in Utah was that when we said we were going to have this event at this time and place and you can do anything you want as long as you’re not going to hurt anyone else, the most wonderful mosaic of people came out of the woodwork. Burning Man is a ‘permission engine.’ All most people want in life is permission to be themselves, and the event gives that to them. I think that it’s actually the best of all possible worlds, because Utahns are people who are deeply enthusiastic about the chance to find people like themselves, but they’re also people who come from a culture that is very civic minded, so in Utah when you come up with a good idea and need volunteers, there are volunteers. ‘I’ll work hard for free!’ I love it. “I live in Berkeley, now, where you can literally walk down the street naked in the middle of the day smoking a joint, right past a police officer, and nothing will happen at all—I’m not exaggerating! But part of me misses Utah where the threshold wasn’t set so high. It still strikes me when I go back to Utah and I see

Seabase is a quirkily unique Utah attraction: a series of saltwater pools fed by warm springs, thousands of miles from the nearest ocean but stocked and maintained by owners George Sanders and Linda Nelson with a variety of tropical reef fish, which thrive and even reproduce in this unlikely location. The water temperature does not dip below 67°F in the winter and parts of the pools reach 90°F in the dead of summer. The on-site dive shop provides classes and equipment rentals to snorkelers and SCUBA students who can swim with nurse sharks, angelfish, groupers, and more. The Seabase property extends out onto the salt flats between Grantsville and I-80, and it’s upon this crusty white canvas that Element 11 has been produced for the past 11 years. Dave Smith notes, “When we discovered Seabase and met George and Linda, we definitely lucked out. They have been so patient and so accommodating of our event and some of our more unusual requests. Not everybody would let us build a 40-ft. gingerbread man on their property and then burn it—that’s a lot to be asking of any property owner. Not only have they been very accommodating but they seem to have enjoyed our event very much as well.”

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a board of directors last summer, and the LLC was registered in October of last year. Board members come from all walks of life; one is a project manager for a half billion dollar company, another is a senior research scientist and engineer for a medical devices and therapeutics development corporation, and one works as a planner with a company that contracts for the Utah Department of Transportation. Yet another is a restaurant manager and event producer and promoter, and another is a bookkeeper and payroll specialist for a local CPA. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to note that in common with the leadership, most event attendees also hold down day jobs and look after their families. Jared Gallardo, a website design and marketing specialist, will be bringing his art car to the festival this year. The Jellyfish from the Year 12,000 is a giant steel cnidarian, bedecked with LED lights and a sound system, that Gallardo and a dedicated troop of volunteers created in their spare time over a hectic two-year period in 2007 and 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year Element 11 began to gain a new level, and I think this year is the tipping point where it will go through its most radical change,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already undergone that change in the structure and organization of the people planning the event, and the energy going into it is very different from anything in the past.â&#x20AC;? Dave Church, a volunteer organizer who runs the department overseeing Gallardoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle and others like it, is also excited for 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a complete change in culture this year. Nobody does a festival this large, run by 100% volunteers. All the money we have left over will go into art granting for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really unique.â&#x20AC;? Del Hargis, a motivational speaker, is chairman of the Element 11 board of directors, and is clear in his role propagating and defending the values that participants bring to Element 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burning Man culture really changed my life and helped me find myself, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so valuable to me. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to turn up to our event on a Saturday night and have a

major epiphany that will take their lives in a totally different direction, but I would do everything Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing just for that one person. For me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about learning and growing. Sometimes I bump up against my own fears and insecurities, but I always learn from that. As an organization we are all about providing a container for this kind of life work. We are creating opportunities for people. We are funding three times the amount of art that we have ever funded before, and there will be more talent at the event this year than ever before. Every aspect is just exploding for us. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to know what my life would be like without having the opportunity to play inside a community like this. To have access to people with this kind of openness and love is totally life changing.â&#x20AC;? Chris Cline, the chair of the Elemental Public Works committee, is also a wildlife biologist and environmental toxicologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her volunteer work with Element 11 encompasses event infrastructure, community services, and public safety. She has been part of the Burning Man and Element 11 culture here in Utah for 12 years now, and the inspiration she draws from her community has not flagged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Look what we made!!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; is, I think, the boil-down, bottom line reason that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stayed involved in the Utah Burning Man scene for so many years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that feeling I get early on in the event as the excitement is building and the lights are coming on and the music is playing and everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happy faces and amazingly creative costumes and gifts start appearing. I take a look around at all the people Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working with over the last weeks and months, and all the things that have appeared out of the ether of creative energy that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist before, and I think â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wow, look at what we all did!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simultaneously humbling and empowering moment. Every time.â&#x20AC;? u Alice Bain is an editor at CATALYST and a Salt Lake-based artist. She is also on the board of directors of Element 11.

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Taste sensation: Squash blossoms Nip those zucchini in the bud!


ummer squash is so fast-growing that it is probable all gardeners have missed that one zucchini hiding, secretly increasing in size, under the squash plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equally fast-growing foliage. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting to that time of year when zucchini bread recipes become very popular; the time when proof of true friendship is ready acceptance of giveaway zucchini. Squash blossoms are such a staple in Mexico they are available in cans. Last summer here in Utah, I saw several booths selling bags of squash blossoms at the Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market. On occasion Ranui Gardens CSA will bless me with a few. If you are picking your own zuc-

How to sex a zucchini By picking them you can slow down the production of fruit. Each plant bears male and female flowers. If you harvest mostly male blossoms from the plant, leaving one or two to pollinate the female, your plant will continue to develop squash. Identify female flowers by the slight swelling at their base, which will develop into the squash fruit. The male flower has a slender, longer stem and a stamen in the flowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s center. Peek inside the flowers and you can easily see which is male and which is female.

chini blossoms, choose males. (See sidebar, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to sex a zucchini.â&#x20AC;?) I rinse them well, check for any lingering bugs and pat them dry with a towel. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tuck a piece of melty cheese inside and shake them inside a bag with rice flour, seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika. SautĂŠed in a bit of oil and served warm, they are absolutely dreamy. I have a friend who simply fills the blossoms with fresh mozzarella and gives them a minute in the microwave. Charlie Trotter suggests stuffing squash blossoms with crabmeat and steaming them. Chopped and lightly sautĂŠed, try them in quesadillas, and in egg, pasta and rice dishes. Squash is part of the genus curcubita. We call them vegetables, but squash is really fruit, the growing, ripening flower of the plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blossom. Over 7,000 years old, squash originated in the American continents, and made its way to Europe via the conquistadors. Native Americans taught us about squash. Zucchini (diminutive for zuccaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which means squashâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in Italian) emigrated back from Italy in the 1920s. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already, branch out and try unfamiliar, new-to-you varieties of summer squash. Look for different colors, shapes and out-

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side appearance. Zucchini with slightly raised ribs, or oval or round contours have a juicier (vs. watery) flavor and meatier texture than commercial zucchini. Yellow crookneck squash has definitive bumps is a favorite that should not be ignored. Choose scallop or pattypan squash, which come in both yellow and green shades, with their flying saucer shape and scalloped edges. Cook summer squash with the skin intact because the peel holds most of tender squashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flavor and nutritionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;vitamin C, folate and magnesium. A classic raw food recipe features zucchini cut in spaghetti-like strands with a spiral-slice kitchen gadget, served with raw tomato sauce. Thinly sliced fresh garden summer squash (try several varieties) arranged on a platter and sprinkled with lemon juice and fruity olive oil needs just salt and pepper and slices of Parmesan cheese to become squash â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;carpaccio.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dry heat, like grilling, roasting

and sautĂŠing instead of steaming or boiling, best preserves and showcases the flavor of summer squash. You want to cook only until just tender and crispâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; the smaller the cut, the shorter the cooking time. For grilling, cut squash in Âźinch (or a bit wider) ribbons and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Use a stovetop grill pan or one made for the propane grill so the ribbons donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappear between the grill racks. Grill on high heat not much more than a minute on each side, aiming for distinct grill marks without cooking the squash through. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make squash blossom soup, using zucchini as the soupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base and showcasing blossoms for texture and delicate subtle flavor. If your garden grows a surprise extra-large zucchini or someone drops a dirigible on your doorstep, hollow it out and stuff it and bake it, much like you would a bell pepper. Or say thank you with a loaf of chocolate zucchini bread. u CATALYST welcomes Letty Flatt to our family of writers. Letty earned a degree from the French Culinary Institute in New York and attended EcoleLenĂ´tre in Plaisir-Grignon in France. Letty has been following the vegetarian way of eating for 35 years. She is the executive pastry chef at Deer Valley Resort and the author of Chocolate Snowball.

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Squash blossom soup Cotija cheese is somewhat salty and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really melt. Find it in the grocery store near other Mexican-style cheese, or in a Latino market. Feta cheese is a suitable alternative. 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups grated zucchini 3 cups vegetable broth 1/4 cup cilantro or parsley leaves Dash cayenne pepper 20-30 medium squash blossoms (6-7 ounces) Real Salt or sea salt Optional: 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese 1/4 cup lightly toasted pumpkin seeds Avocado slice In a large saucepan, heat the oil on medium heat and sautĂŠ the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and broth, cilantro and cayenne. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, until the zucchini is soft. Puree in a blender, or with an immersion blender. While the zucchini is cooking, rinse the squash blossoms and cut the petals into wide slices. When the zucchini has been pureed, stir in the squash flowers. Cover and cook about 5 minutes. Remove a portion of the blossoms and puree the remainder into the zucchini mixture. Return the reserved blossoms to the pot. Season to taste with sea salt and more cayenne. Serve garnished with garnishes of crumbled cheese, pumpkin seeds or slices of avocado, if you wish. Makes 4-6 servings.

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What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN & PAX RASMUSSEN

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The City Library New Online Catalog

Congratulations to CATALYST’s awesome dynamic duo, managing editor Pax Rasmussen and writer Adele Flail, on their June 23 wedding. Pax and Deli were married at their westside farmstead surrounded by loved ones: human, vegetable and animal. Rev. Joel Long made everybody cry. Then we all paid respects to a giant roast beast. We toast to a long and healthy union!

The City Library has started a new online catalog to make finding library materials easier, faster, and more intuitive. The social networking-inspired catalog is available at Almost two million people will access the City Library’s online collection this year and without the aid of the traditional librarian, the catalog needs to be as easy and intuitive as possible. After exploring a bit I discovered that this website is indeed intuitive, attractive and actually pretty fun. You can search bestsellers, new additions, award winners, staff picks, or genre, and also browse the shelves virtually. Share your ratings, comments, tags and more with other users, follow users with similar interest and tastes, get recommendations and also share through other accounts like Facebook and Twitter. You can use personal Virtual Shelves to keep track of all of your books, music, and movies and even download audio books. Also new: the free iPhone mobile app. Search “Salt Lake City public library” via your phone. An Android app is coming soon.

Artist selection includes our Carol Koleman CATALYST staffer Carol Koleman is one of 11 artists selected by Salt Lake City Arts Council for the 2013 exhibit season. Her photography will be shown next June. The Council’s Visual Arts Committee based their selections on artistic quality, craftsmanship and a balance in styles and mediums. The season includes both emerging and established artists, and innovations in the use of traditional and mixed mediums. Others selected to exhibit in the Finch Lane and Park Galleries are: Mathew Allred, photography; Artists of Utah/15Bytes, mixed media; Aaron Ashcraft, ceramics; Andrea Jensen, mixed media; V. Kim Martinez, video/drawings; Layne Meacham, paintings; Carl Oelerich, photography; Chauncey Secrist, mixed media; Heidi Moller Somsen, mixed media/ceramics; Suzanne Storer, ceramics; and Justin Wheatley, mixed media.

Dr. Keith Congratulations to Salt Lake acupuncturist Keith Stevens. He recently completed his doctorate in Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon (OCOM) where he originally graduated in 2002 with a masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Stevens is board certified by the National Certification Commission for acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the nationally recognized body for professional acupuncturists.

What’s become of Nancy Tessman.... Salt Lake City’s longtime beloved queen of librarians, who was the force behind the building of our world-class Main Library, has been traveling the world for many months. She and her husband Charlie recently returned to America and Nancy just took the position of director of the Fort Vancouver Library system in Washington state.

Ririe-Woodbury’s excellence is rewarded with an NEA Grant. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Ririe-Woodbury received $45,000 to support dance residency activities and performances in Colorado, Georgia and Idaho. RIRIEWOODBURY.COM

The Emperor's Tea Here at Catalyst office we've been sampling the teas and bodycare products from this new SLC company and love everything we’ve tried so far. From the beautiful and delicious loose leaf teas (150 of them!) to the luscious face moisturizer, we found everything to be really high quality —all natural and organic. The Emperor’s Tea is a local company (though sells its products only online).

New hours for Cali’s Cali's Natural Foods Market has expanded its hours. Now you can shop for all your yummy goodness, MonFriday 12-6pm, Saturday 10-7pm and Sunday12-5pm. Cali’s is located on 17th South and 3rd West, just north of CostCo.

CATALYST columnist Charlotte Bell’s new book Meditation is a great prescription for finding quietude of the mind, but sometimes it can often have the opposite effect upon the body. Sitting still for long periods of time is challenging, and for many of us the practice invariably highlights all the aches and pains and bodily imbalances that we are normally able to ignore during our dynamically fidgeting daily life. In her new book, Yoga For Meditators, longtime CATALYST contributor Charlotte Bell provides us with yogic solutions to this knotty problem. Bell has blended the practice of yoga and meditation since 1986. “Asana practice, by its very nature, is about preparing the body for meditation,” she writes. So though a yoga book on meditation may seem redundant, “Still, there are poses that I have found to be optimal in addressing the specific physical challenges that arise during meditation, and it is in this spirit that I offer the practices in this book.” Bell addresses common issues encountered by sitting meditators, and suggests gentle practices to awaken the spine, calm agitation of the body, relieve stress, and ease the lower back. The book also covers moon cycle and pregnancy issues. In the final section it details other traditional non-sitting meditation poses (walking, standing, and lying) and provides ways of settling into each successfully. — Alice Bain Available from Rodmell Press as part of their Yoga Shorts series; $14.95, paperback.


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Blue Star Coffee at local farmer's markets

and wine cocktails to add to the super healthy menu at Cafe SuperNatural in Trolley Square.

Blue Star Coffee has branched out from its two locations downtown and at Canyon Rim this summer. Owner George is support-

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Live music at Vertical Diner The Vertical Diner (2280 South West Temple) has reintroduced live music every Friday and Saturday from 8:30-10:30. You can partake from the great list of local beers and $3-a-glass house wine while you listen and eat of the local harvest. B!, Gene Sartain and Clarksdale Ghosts are some of the musicians performing this month. See the schedule of events at

Caffee Ibis’ new menu ing farmer’s markets by providing a booth with his delicious smoothies. Here’s where you can find Blue Star: Downtown Farmers Market every Saturday at Pioneer Park, Sugar House Farmer’s Market every Friday eve at Sugar House Park, and Wheeler Farm Farmer’s Market every Sunday.

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Our favorite CATALYST supporter from the far north is offering a new “from farm to plate” seasonal menu in its Gallery Deli. When you travel to Logan, visit and enjoy their local garderners’ marketsourced fare. In the meantime, we drink their fair trade organic coffee daily, with pleasure, from the Coffee Garden here in SLC. CAFFEIBIS.COM

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EarthWell Festival looking for vendors and volunteers The Earthwell Festival (Aug. 25-26) is moving from Kimball Junction to the beach at Jordanelle State Park this year. Festival organizers attempt to mix Green with Wellness because “there is a lot of crossover between these two groups. Many of the interests and concerns are the same; often the goals of one happen to coincide with the direction some segment of the other is taking.” If you would like to be a vendor or volunteer, visit their website for more information. EARTHWELLFESTIVAL.ORG

Saadiq; JJ Grey & Mofro. 19th: Nas; Tinie Tempah. 26th: Band of Horses; Lower Dens. Aug. 2nd: My Morning Jacket; Joshua James.

Urban Flea Market: July 8 Urban Flea Market has 70 vendor spaces still available (the size of 1.5 regular parking spaces). They’re $40 per market on a first-come-first-serve basis ($50 reserved) . No food or edible items, weapons, animals (except for the featured rescue), drug paraphernalia, illegal or questionable items, mass produced items, physical or cosmetic services are allowed. Yes, this market is flea-free. North of City-County Building, downtown.

Events in July that CATALYST sponsors

People’s Market: every Sunday

Twilight concert update Just a reminder that the ridiculously popular concert series at Pioneer Park now has a modest cover charge—$5, cash only, at the gate; or you may get them at Graywhale locations (FATFIN.COM), as well as ARTTIX.ORG. Or buy a season pass for $35 and save $10. Or maybe you’d like to volunteer? Call 801.596.5000 for information or visit the homepage and fill out an application.

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Brown-bin compost What to plant now Beginning of July: There is still time to plant crops of beans, beets, carrots, chard, Chinese cabbage, collards, cucumbers, kale and radishes. End of July: It is a good time to start planting fall crops of broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, spinach, and peas. No space? Look twice: You can tuck in a plant wherever you get three to six hours of sun each day. In fact, most of these plants prefer less intense light.

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light tubes, fuels, gasoline, oil, paint, pesticides, transmission fluid, and yard care chemicals. The medicine cabinet and household cleaning shelf can make your pile even larger. Instead, note dates below and deliver them to your neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoursehold hazardous waste collection event. All events are from 7-10am. July 9, Aug. 6: Sandy City Public Works, 8775 South 700 West July 16, Aug. 13: Holladay City, 4626 South 2300 East July 23, Aug. 20: Salt Lake City, 1602 East 2100 South

When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot and dry, moisture evaporates from the soil quickly. Applying compost or mulch to your garden really slows down evaporation and helps your plants thrive. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done it yet, do it now. All year round you put your grass clippings, branches, fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds and egg shells in the brown bin (right?). Now is the time to reclaim that waste in more useable form: The Salt Lake Valley Landfill ground up that waste, composted it in wind rows for six to eight weeks reaching a temperature of 120 degrees, then ran it though a trommel screen to separate the fine material from the chunky. The fine material is sold at $30 per scoop (one scoop is about 3 yards; limit of 3 scoops per customer). Buy some. 6030 West California Avenue (1300 South). 7am-5pm, Mon-Sat

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How to store a watermelon While refrigeration keeps them from rotting, it also degrades both flavor and texture, characteristics that start to deteriorate as soon as watermelons are picked. Ideally, keep them a bit cooler than room temperature, but not in the fridge except to chill it just before eating. Besides the obvious alternative of eating the whole melon immediately, try blending it with a few sprigs of basil and freezing it. Defrost and drink as desired.

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Why choose antibiotic-free? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most antibiotics are used to speed animalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; growth and overcome problems caused by overcrowding and filthy conditions, not to treat sick animals,â&#x20AC;? microbiologist and Science in the Public Interest founder Michael Jacobsen said in an Eating Well magazine interview last fall. The problem is not that antibiotics remain in the chicken, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that their use might lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can cause hard-to-treat infections in people. You can help

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Draw a self-portrait Friday, July 6 is Frida Kahlo's 105th birthday. The famous Mexican artist was romantically involved with Nicholas Muray, whose family owns and runs Alta Lodge; several of her portraits grace the lodgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lobby walls. Kahlo lived a life of physical pain after a trolley/bus collision at the age of 18 that left her with serious injuries that had lifelong repercussions. Her art was primarily self-portraits. Honor her existence with a selfportrait of your own. Sit down with a paper and pen or pencil, and a mirrorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;try it yourself. In honor of Frida.

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We’ve heard a lot about concerns surrounding vaccinations for children, but have you considered how important or safe they are for your pets? Or what about over-vaccination—giving unnecessary vaccines for your needs, or too frequently—an issue that’s been getting a bit of attention lately. Can we administer vaccinations ourselves and save money? To find the answers to these questions, I went to Dr. Pam Nichols of Utah Animal Care Center, who shed light on the subject.

or an immunocompromised human family member. Rabies vaccine is given at most every three years. The first puppy series is nonnegotiable and must include Distemper, Parvo, Corona, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus + Bordetella. Adult dogs do not typically need Corona. The value of having a relationship with your veterinarians is that they know you and your pet; they know which dog is likely to need the rattlesnake vaccination and which dog is likely to visit relatives on the East Coast and will therefore need a Lyme disease vaccination. In February this year, I saw 15 cases or so of severe parvovirus. The pups had been given their first vaccination by the breeder, purchased from an IFA. We saved all but two at an incredible expense to the owners. If those vaccinations had been administered by a veterinarian, the costs of treating the disease would have been covered by the vaccine company. Over-vaccination is a major topic for most veterinarians. Ask your vet what vaccines they recommend and why. They do have your best interest at heart. Each year there are still many cases of distemper and parvovirus in Utah so it’s important to keep up to date.

Basic immunizations for dogs in Utah Dr Pam says: The most important thing for readers to know is that there is no “cookie cutter” vaccination plan for dogs. Every pet has different needs based on risk factors, health, age, travel and other variables. If you call an animal hospital and they can give you an answer to the question, “What vaccines does my pet need?” without their knowing anything other than the age, run! Vaccines vary based on activities and lifestyle. Generally in Utah, there is no need for Lyme’s vaccine, although it is routinely recommended by chain vet clinics and others. There is no need for Giardia vaccine in my opinion unless dealing with a kennel

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Parvovirus Distemper virus Infectious canine hepatitis Rabies (every three years) Parainfluenza virus and bordetella bronchiseptica. Kennels often require that a dog has been immunized for kennel cough. Some kennels also require canine flu virus. For convenience, the kennel may administer bordetella intra-nasally (into a nostril) on site. Dr. Pam does not recommend going to the local IFA or Country Store to purchase pet vaccinations. In her opinion, self-vaccinating is dangerous. It’s also unnecessary, because veterinary clinics usually provide vacci-

nations at no charge with a pet’s health exam. I looked into this and found that home-vaccinating pets can cause serious illness or death to your furry friends. An anaphylactic allergic reaction, always a possibility with any vaccination, is really bad news if it occurs outside the support structure of a veterinary clinic. Improper storage of immunizations (exposure to sun, heat or freezing) can make them lose potency, and administering the shot incorrectly can render it ineffective. Also, contaminants on the syringe may expose your pet to pathogens that can make him sick. Do your best buddy a favor and let a veterinarian do the vaccinating. Vaccine manufacturers used to set blanket requirements that vets had to follow by law but in recent years they have been under pressure to show data that demonstrates a need for annual vaccinations for dogs. Many holistic practitioners believe that overvaccination diminishes the animal’s immune resources that may then create disorders such as degenerative joint diseases, and can depress the animal’s ability to ward off diseases naturally. As a result of vets questioning manufacturers, vaccine recommendations are now tailor made by your veterinarian for your pet. That said, most vets, regardless of philosophy, recommend the basic list of immunizations provided in the sidebar. So remember, always talk with your vet about the right vaccines for your pet.

Book Recommendation Do Dogs Dream? Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know, by Stanley Coren (2012: W.W. Norton). A humorous book that addresses dogs’ emotional, intellectual and social world. 75 questions such as, “Can dogs laugh?” Includes an interesting note: A recording of dogs “laughing” broadcast in kennels was found to calm stressed dogs. Good idea for kennels out there. A fun and informative read on how we may understand our canine companions maybe a tiny bit as much as they understand us.



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Home and Garden Wasatch Community Gardens has a bunch of great workshops coming up this month. Check them out: Seed Saving, July 14, 10a; Solar Cooking, July 14, 1p; Greenhouse Theory and Construction, July 26, 6p; Canning Series—Shop and Can; July 28, 10a; Greenhouse Growing Basics, Aug. 2, 6p; Fall Planting, Aug. 4; 10a. Also, don’t miss Preserving Fresh Herbs from Lifelong Learning, July 28, and Water Features for the Home Garden, July 10. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG, CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/LIFELONG

Festivals 18th Annual Llama Fest In their native Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, llamas carry heavy loads over terrain that is impassable to motorized vehicles. They are the trucks of the Andes. In America, life is much easier—they have become

popular for carrying camping gear on weekend hikes and daytrips. Many have found a niche as sheep guards on the open range. Others, like an RV purchased with good intentions but somehow never used, spend their lives simply munching grass and looking good for passers by. The Llama Fest was

originally conceived as an opportunity to highlight llamas and their owners in the most public way possible: in the overall cultural context of food, music, spinning and weaving demonstrations, music, dance, and competitions between the llamas and their handlers. See website for full schedule.

named Lenni living in a strange new world sound exciting? Kids (ages 714), explore the unique genres of speculative fiction, including fantasy and sci-fi, and learn how to incorporate the fantastic into your writing in this four-part workshop. Speculative Fiction for Kids, July 9-12, 10a-12p. SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E 400 S. $60. SLCC.EDU/CWC

Llama Fest, July 14, 5p. Krishna Temple, 8628 State Rd, Spanish Fork. $3/$1 kids. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

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Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival Damn These Heels! is Utah’s only film festival celebrating LGBT cinema. Presented annually by the Utah Film Center, DTH! showcases the best international and domestic, documentary and narrative LGBT films. Founded in 2003, DTH! presents films that explore historical and contemporary issues, and ideas of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender experience. Opening night film (Gayby) and party are open to pass holders only ($25). See website for schedule. DTH! LGBT Film Festival, July 13-15. Opening night film & party July 13, 7p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. $4/film. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG/DAMNTHESEHEELS

Salt City Steam Fest Two days of celebrating everything steampunk! Join local Steampunkians to learn the basics of Steampunk—how to create your own goggles, an afternoon tea, and even how to waltz! Top it all off with

Native American Celebration Don’t miss this full day of all things Native American: food, arts & crafts, music, dancing and, of course, powwow. See website for full schedule. Native American Celebration, July 24, 7a till fireworks (around 10p). Powwow 10a-8p. Liberty Park, 1100 S 600 E. Free (powwow $5). WWW.NACIP.COM

the formal, where captains and pirates, dames and darlings put aside their weapons to dance the night away. Also, this year will feature the Artist Alley: tables featuring local steampunk art. Salt City Steam Fest, July 27, 6a-11p, July 28, 9a-11p. Red Lion Hotel, 161 W 600 S. $17/$20 after July 13. SALTCITYSTEAMFEST.COM

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Legal “urban art” brings color, curiosity, and originality to a cityscape. We see advertisments in every direction; giant arrows on the road, street signage, do’s and don’ts, traffic lights. Every so often there is an original piece of art on an otherwise empty wall. Usually the artist worked without being paid, just for the opportunity of making a moment, a surprise, a gift to an overlooked site. This workshop at The Leo offers an opportunity for teens (grades 10-12) to work with two artists who have contributed to the urban art scene in Salt Lake City: Benjamin Wiemeyer and Jann Haworth. Students will visit nearby examples of Urban Art and learn the same graffiti techniques used by Jann, Benjamin, and other artists. Urban Art Summer Teen Workshop, July 16-20, 1-4p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $165/student, $135 Leo members. JCASSIDY@THELEONARDO.ORG, 801-531-9800x131.

Dance Eastern Arts Come enjoy an afternoon of Eastern dance, arts and ethnic music at Murray Park! Eastern Arts, July 6, 2p. Murray Park, 5201 Murray Park Lane. Free. 801-264-2614

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Visiting the Past Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl On the Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl, the Utah Heritage Foundation tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into three of Utah’s most well-known watering holes. Historic Pub Crawl, July 5, 5p. Meeting location emailed with registration. 21+. $20/$15 members (includes Pub Crawl t-shirt). UTAHHERITAGEFOUNDATION.COM

The Life and Time of Lake Bonneville Night at the Casbah Celebrate an evening of exotic danse orientale (bellydance) with Thia, Whirlwinds of Brogla, Midnight Mirage Dance Company, Troupe Amara, Troupe Tarab, Sofia. Lotus Troupe, Wysteria, Ultima, Tirza, Jamilah, Katya, Ghajariyah, Kim, Abenta Rising, Lotus Buds, Amanda, Shasha and La Mystique. Night at the Casbah, July 28, 8p. Sugar Space, 616 E Wilmington Ave. $10/$12 night of show. THESUGARSPACE.COM

Bikes KPCW Cycling Festival Fat tire, skinny tire or training wheels, all genres of cyclists are invited to come together to celebrate the love of biking at this day filled with biking, bands, beverages and buddies. The festival will feature educational clinics, product demos, vendors, road rides and mountain bike guided rides. KPCW Cycling Fest, July 28, 8a-8p. The Yard, 1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City. Free. KCPW.ORG/BIKEFEST

Hang out with the Park Naturalist at Visitor Center Theater to discover the intriguing past of this ancient granddaddy lake of Great Salt Lake. The Life and Time of Lake Bonneville, July 5, 3p. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W 100 S, Syracuse. $9 vehicles, $3 cyclists/walkups. STATEPARKS.UTAH.GOV/PARKS/ANTELOPE-ISLAND

Outdoor Film What’s summer without free outdoor movies? Check out these four film series.

SLC Friday Night Flicks July 6, Curious George, Fairmont Park, 900 E 2361 S; July 13, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Wasatch Hollow, 1700 S 1650 E. Movies start around 9p. SLCGOV.COM/NODE/462

Monday Night Movies at Gallivan July 9, Airport; July 16, Andromeda Strain; July 23, The Poseidon Adventure. Movies start around 8p. Munchies & beverages available. Gallivan Center, 239 S Main St. SLCCLASSIC.COM/PUBLICSERVICES/GALLIVAN

Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride The Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride is back! Don’t miss the 19th annual family-friendly, noncompetitive bike ride at Antelope Island State Park, in the middle of Great Salt Lake.

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Thought Provoking The Day My God Died This unforgettable film, an examination of the growing plague of sex slavery, weaves footage from Bombay brothels with stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade. The Day My God Died, July 11, 7p. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S West Temple. Free. UTAHMOCA.ORG

Plan-B Theatre Co. presents “8” See what happens when discrimination is put on trial in the Utah premiere of “8,” a docudrama inspired by the passage of Proposition 8 and the ensuing federal case for marriage equality. “8,” Aug. 4, 8p; Aug. 5, 2p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $25. PLANBTHEATRE.ORG

Sundance Institute Summer Series July 11, CSNY Déja vu; July 25, Filly Brown; Aug. 1, Bones Brigade—An Autobiography. Movies start at sunset (8:45-9p). Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre, 300 Wakara Way. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG/SUNDANCE

State Capitol Movies Under the Stars July 13, Princess Bride; July 27, The Muppets; Aug. 3, John Carter. Live music from local bands at 7:30p, movies at sunset (8:45-9p). Utah State Capitol southwest lawn, 350 N Main St. UTAHCAPITOALVISITORSERVICES.BLOGSPOT.COM

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Best and worst of conventionally grown produce Here's the 2012 list, compiled by Environmental Working Group, rating produce by how heavily it is typically contaminated with pesticides. The 45 fruits and vegetables here go from cleanest to dirtiest. The ratings are for conventionally grown produce that has been washed or, as necessary, peeled. One additional consideration: The guide doesn’t address pesticide use, just pesticide residue—they’ve tested what’s left on produce after it’s been harvested, not what was used in growing it. So some items on the clean list might take a lot of pesticide to grow—but at least you’re not eating the chems (but they’re probably going into the water supply, not to mention the skin of the field workers). A version of this list is available as a smartphone app. Items on the top of this list are the least contaminated. Those at the bottom are the most. We still want you to eat your apples, celery and peppers (the most contaminated of conventionally grown produce). Grow or buy organic versions of those bottom-dwellers if you can; if not, at least be sure to wash the produce, like the OCD little raccoons who live in the CATALYST back yard.

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News and ideas from near and far for a healthier, more sustainable future BY PAX RASMUSSEN

Pedals for the people Salt Lake City, the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Alliance and Select Health announced plans last month to launch a bike share system downtown. GreenBike, partnership between the city and Bike Share SLC, a 501c(3) non-profit, will open for business in March of next year. The program isn’t rental based, but rather a share system. You can buy memberships from $5 for 24-hour access to $75 for a year, allowing you to take any bike from any station (a minimum of 10 stations and 100 bikes around town) as many times as you want for up to 30 minutes at a time. The idea is that people can take the train or bus into town and grab a bike to get closer to their destinations. Once a bike is docked in a station, the user is no longer responsible for it—including care and cleaning— making carrying a lock and worrying about theft unnecessary. The docking stations are solar powered, too. It’s a neat idea. With enough p.r. to publicize the project and enough citizens willing to participate, the project should go a ways to improve dowtown parking and air quality. GREENBIKESLC.ORG

On the blink Ever wish you had turn signals on your bike? They make them, but they’re expensive and, frankly, most of them suck. Check out this DIY armband-based set of bike turn signals that you turn on just by lifting your arm. They look pretty easy to build, too! INSTRUCTABLES.COM/ID/AUTOMATIC-


DIY heat Here’s another neat do-it-yourself project: a solar water heater for $60. This project in particular caught my eye because I’ve been thinking about building a hot tub, but got stuck on the fact that heating it costs so much. Using 500 feet of black drip irrigation

hose you can have this crazy looking thing on your roof provide you with plenty of hot water—less so, of course, in winter. INSTRUCTABLES.COM/ID/OVERVIEW-2/

Want a McMansion? There’s plenty out there for ya Last month, the New Partners for Smart Growth held its 11th annual conference in San Diego—where experts announced that American has too many big houses. Forty million too many, in fact. Chris Nelson, leader of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah, said only 43% of Americans prefer the traditional big-house-big-yard suburban home. The rest of us prefer to live closer to a city center. Why? Shorter commutes, walkable neighborhoods, less spent on gas are a few reasons. Most of the Generation X and Y folks (born between 1965-2000) have little interest in the big suburban homes they grew up in—they’re seeking the mobility they missed out on. The problem with this is that those 40 million houses have already been built, and some experts fear they may never actually be lived in again (or, in some cases, ever). Way to go, housing/building/banking/lending people. Gah. TINYURL.COM/TOOMANYBIGHOUSES

Shut up about your nasty lunch In May, several newspapers ran stories about nineyear-old Martha Payne from Argyll in Scotland, who started blogging about the sad-sack lunches her school

was feeding the kids. Her blog, NeverSeconds, began as a writing project with her dad and included photos, ratings and reviews of her daily lunches. The blog immediately got international attention and resulted in her dad meeting with the local council —who decided from then on out that kids could have unlimited fruit, salad and bread. Well, last month, the hammer came down on Martha’s journalistic efforts—the council forbade her from photographing her food, citing lunch workers’ possible fears about losing their jobs. The twittersphere exploded and the Internet poured out support for Martha—she even got a tweet from the Daily Show’s Jamie Oliver (“Stay strong Martha, RT this to show your support”). The ban generated 214 news articles in 12 hours and a half-million pageviews on her blog. Backed into a corner by a deluge of emails and phone calls, Roddy McCuish, leader of the Argyll and Bute Council, went on BBC’s World at One program and announced they were backing off on the ban. Martha’s back posting again! Right on Martha, right on Internets! NEVERSECONDS.BLOGSPOT.CO.UK, WIRED.COM/WIREDSCIENCE/2012/06/NEVERSECONDS-SHUT-DOWN

New crime-fighting superheros: trees! A study published last month in the journal Landscape and Urban planning found that a 10% increase in tree canopy correlates to a 12% decrease in crime in Baltimore City and County. Remember, correlation doesn’t imply causation—but it can be a good indicator. Geoffrey Donovan, one of the researchers, says, “We believe that large street trees can reduce crime by signaling to a potential criminal that a neighborhood is better cared for and, therefore, a criminal is more likely to be caught.” That might be a stretch, but a few more trees sure wouldn’t hurt. TINYURL.COM/TREECRIMESTUDY



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uying a new bicycle can be almost as intimidating as buying a new car, maybe even more so, since bikes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get nearly as much media coverage as cars do. That leaves the casual cyclist without a lot of reference points when she ventures into the world of new bikes. A generation ago, buying a bike was a relatively simple thing. Unless you wanted one of those fancy European models with drop handlebars and 10 speeds, your choices were limited to a few American manufacturers, single speed or three-speed, hand brakes or coaster brakes and about three colors. Almost all makes and models were available at every sporting goods store, right next to the baseball mitts and tennis racquets. Specialty bike stores were virtually unheard of. Nowadays there are dozens of bicycle shops in the Salt Lake valley and most specialize in two or three makes. So where does the novice bike buyer go? First, determine your goals. What will be the main function of this bike? Commuting? Recreational riding? Exercise? Racing? Make a list of the features you want. Style? Ability to carry cargo? All-weather capability? Light weight? Durability? Ability to fold or disassemble easily for travel? Answering these questions will allow a knowledgeable salesperson to point you in the right direction when you walk into the bike shop. Before visiting the bike shop you have one more task: Set a budget. Realize that a good, entry-level bike will set you back at least $300. Anything less and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll regret the bargain price within a couple of years of regular riding. From your maximum budget deduct at least $150 for accessories that will help make the bicycle suitable for its intended purposes. Now that you have an idea of what you want and how much you have to spend, start looking at bike shops. Make a list of the shops in your area, the makes each carries, the store hours and their locations. Then devise a plan to visit each one. It will help if you can arrange to visit during the week rather than on Saturday or Sunday as the salespeople will have more time to give personal attention. When you first walk in and the salesperson greets you, say something like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking for a bike mainly for X. I

BY STEVE CHAMBERS plan to ride it mostly around Y.â&#x20AC;? This helps the salesperson focus on bicycles that meet your needs and wants. As you visit each shop make note of how you feel. What vibes are you getting from the store? Do the salespeople seem genuinely interested in helping you find a bike for your needs or are they more interested in steering you to a high-end bicycle that is more than you want? Ask about the fitting process. Reputable bike shops will fit the bike to you before you leave. Also ask about post break-in adjustments. Reputable shops will also offer a tune-up after 30-60 days or the first 50 miles or so. Some will also throw in free tune-ups for a year after purchase. Test ride a few bikes. Be sure to make notes about what you like and dislike about each make you try. After visiting four or five shops and riding eight to 10 bikes in a day itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to remember which bike you really like and what store it was at. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re finished, thank the salesperson. Then move on to the next shop. As you go from store to store you will surely find some where you just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get warm fuzzy feelings for whatever reason. Scratch those shops off your list. Buying a bicycle shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a one-time visit to the bike shop. Ideally you want a longstanding relation with the store. Eventually youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a bike that feels great at a store that also feels great. Congratulations! Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just found your new bicycle. What about that extra $150 or so that we set aside? Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to accessorize your bike. Get a new helmet if your old one is five years old or older. Pick up some eye protection in the form of shatter-proof glasses. Gloves will make riding more comfortable and protect your hands in the event you fall. A water bottle, bottle cage, a few spare inner tubes, tire levers, pump, multi-tool and patch kit will help, too. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget a small bag that hangs from your saddle to carry it all. So there it is: Bike Buying 101. Most important, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put too much pressure on yourself to get the perfect bicycle the first time. This probably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the last bike you ever buy. u Steve Chambers is a Salt Lake City lawyer and freelance writer. He has been commuting by bicycle part time for over 10 years.

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Yoga Pose of the Month

July 2012

Floating on Earth Supported Matsyasana by Charlotte Bell

According to Sanskrit texts, practicing Fish Pose in water allows one to float without the help of your hands and feet. Photo by Philip Bimstein


y fourth grade teacher, Miss Hazen, loved to travel. She had visited what seemed like every single state in the U.S. As she taught us about all the states and their capitals, she told us little tidbits about each state StevensGr_1207:Layout 1 6/26/12 9:13 AM Pag she’d gleaned from her travels. One little morsel struck a deep chord in me: Miss Hazen talked about a curious lake out west that was so salty you could float in it. That lake happened to be in a state whose name Licensed Acupuncturist I found equally curious—Utah. It 10 years experience just didn’t sound like the states I’d been to: Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois. I’ve always been a sinker. The 801 467-2277, 209 617-7379 (cell) only way I can stay on the water’s surface is to tread water furiously. BaconYoga_1205:Layout 1 4/23/12 8:39 AM Pa So I decided that one day I would visit this lake where even I could float effortlessly. I moved to Salt Yoga Instructors! Lake City in 1982. Oddly enough, I still haven’t tried floating in the Great Salt Lake. Beautiful Studio So far I’ve eschewed yet another Near 9th & 9th/U of U possibility to float—Matsyasana. Hourly Rates “Matsya” is Sanskrit for fish. Time Slots Available According to Sanskrit texts, practicing Fish Pose in water allows one to (801)548-1383 float without the help of your hands and feet. André von Lysabeth, in the book Yoga: Self-Taught, maintains that there is some justification for this claim. The radical chest-opening quality of Matsyasana moves the center of gravity toward the middle of the body—higher than its traditional seat in the pelvis—which CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET allows improved ventilation of the lungs. This buoyant version of Matsyasana requires your legs to be in Lotus Pose, presumably so that

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your body is more condensed. Matsyasana is traditionally used as a counter pose to Shoulderstand and Plow, poses that place the neck in flexion (bent forward). In the full version of Matsyasana, the neck is placed in extreme extension as you bend the neck back and place the top of the head on the floor. I rarely teach the full version of this pose. In my opinion, it is difficult for most people to do it safely. Extreme extension of the neck, coupled with pressure on the top of the cervical spine, often causes dizziness or nausea, and could, in extreme cases, cause stroke. So why am I featuring Matsyasana this month? Because the supported version—nicknamed “Goody-asana” by some of my students because one student exclaims “Oh, goody!” whenever we do it—is heavenly, and a much needed release for computer-weary necks and shoulders. Supported Matsyasana expands the chest, and if you use blocks, the edges of the blocks press into neck release points. Place two yoga blocks on their sides on the head end of your mat, one in front of the other. You may also use a narrow bolster, or two firm blankets folded in a long, narrow rectangle and stacked so that they are five to six inches high. Place your bolster or blanket stack lengthwise on your mat. Sit in front of your bolster, blanket stack or blocks so that your pelvis is eight to ten inches in front of them. Then lean back onto your props so that your lower ribs rest against the front edge. If you use blocks, you may feel

the edge of the block digging into your back. If you don’t enjoy this sensation, place a blanket or folded towel over your blocks to soften the edges. If your head is tilting back, this pose will get uncomfortable fairly quickly. You can remedy this by placing a folded blanket under your head and neck to elevate them. A throw pillow also works well for this. Make sure that your head support is under your neck as well. This pose should be comfortable. Use as much height under your head as you need in order to feel relaxed. Now settle your torso down onto your props, letting your arms rest at about a 45-degree angle and turning your palms upward. Relax and breathe deeply for a minute or more. You can stay in this relaxed position for an even longer time, or if you’d like to try a more active variation, ground your hips and legs and actively extend your arms out overhead toward the wall behind you. If you have a strap or belt handy, it’s nice to use one in this variation. Hold the strap with your hands shoulder-width apart and pull out on the strap, as if you’re going to stretch it. This creates an extra opening in the outer chest. But it is fine to simply stretch the arms overhead without using a belt. Take care to keep your eyes, jaw and throat relaxed as you stretch your arms, and stay grounded through your hips and legs. After a five to 10 breaths extending your arms, relax and return your arms to 45 degrees at your sides. Rest on your blocks or blankets, feeling completely supported, as if you are floating on the water’s surface. After a minute or so, you can repeat the arm stretch if you like. To come up, move your arms close in to your body and use your forearms to support you as you sit upright. Lead with your heart and let your head lift up last. Even on dry land, settling into Supported Matsyasana can teach us how to float effortlessly. As we let go into gravity, our chest expands and our lungs become more buoyant. Perhaps someday I will float on the Great Salt Lake. For now, Matsyasana provides the lightness and expansion I love. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at www.


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Pago 878 S. 900 E. 532-0777. Featuring seasonal cuisine from local producers & 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate ecochic setting. Best Lunch—SL Mag, Best Brunch—City Weekly, Best Wine List—City Weekly & SL Mag, Best New American—Best of State. PAGOSLC.COM. Tue-Sun 11a-3p, 5p-close. Ruth’s Diner 4160 Emigration Canyon Rd. 582-5807. 2010 marks Ruth’s Diner’s 80th anniversary. Join us in our newly redecorated, cool canyon setting. WWW.RUTHSDINER.COM M-Sun 8a-10p. The Star of India 55 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 801-363-7555. An award-winning Salt Lake institution since 1990. Featuring a full bar, $10 lunch buffet with 20-25 delicious choices, salad, naan, and rice pudding. Tandoori style cooking. Specializing in chicken curry, lamb, seafood, halal & goat meat and vegetable entrées. All food prepared fresh and on premises. Parking validation provided. Lunch M-Sat 11:30a-2:30p, Dinner M-Th 2:30p-10p, Fri-Sat 2:30-10:30p, Sun 3-9:30p. WWW.STAROFINDIAONLINE.COM. Takashi 18 West Market St. 519-9595. Award-winning chef Takashi Gibo invites you to savor an incredible Japanese dining experience with Salt Lake’s best sushi, sashimi, small plates (Japanese tapas), and hot dishes from his tantalizing menu. Enjoy a beautiful presentation of classic sashimi or experiment with delicious creations from the sushi bar. Featuring an extensive selction of premium sakes, wines, Japanese and domestic beers, and signature cocktails. Mon-Fri from 11:30a.; Sat. from 5:30p.

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 6/13 R. Dean Woolstenhulme, L.Ac 177 E 900 S. Ste 101D, 801-521-3337. Acupuncture you can afford. Quality acupuncture on low sliding

Prices: 3 months ($180), 6 months ( $210), 12 months ( $360). Listings must be prepaid in full and are non-refundable. Word Limit: 45. Deadline for changes/reservations: 15th of preceeding month.


July 2012



Dave Card


ave Card is a well-known and well-respected figure in the Salt Lake City alternative health community. The two Dave’s Health and Nutrition stores here in the valley offer more than just vitamins and supplements for sale; customers can also avail

themselves of herbs, homeopathics, essential oils, books and audio, healthy body and beauty aids, flower essences, and Dave Card himself. Originally from Canada, Dave is a long-time resident of Utah and graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. “After graduation I joined a network marketing company that sold herbs and nutritional supplements, and that’s what got me fired up with helping people,” says Dave. “I worked at a couple of health food stores, and I got my Certified Nutritionist’s degree, and my certification in homeopathy and my Master Herbalist’s degree.” He was good at his job, and very popular and often requested by customers. When he received an offer to go into business he and his wife instead decided to have a look at what running their own business would take, and so as Dave says, “on a wing and a prayer we started our first store on six credit cards and mortgaging our


house.” That initial gamble has paid off, both for Dave and for his customers. Dave’s Health and Nutrition currently operates out of two locations, one in South Salt Lake and one in West Jordan, and free classes are available to the public at both stores. One-on-one practitioner sessions are also available in aromatherapy, homeopathy, bodymind-spirit work and the like, and Dave himself is also available for face-to-face or phone consultation by appointment. Dave has devised his own herbal formulas and is also the author of three books, available online or at his stores. Two are handbooks on cell salt homeopathy—a discipline that Dave got into after reading German-language resources unavailable in English—and the third is about planetary astrology and the Vedic astrological tradition as it relates to health issues. The Dave’s Health website is full of resources for the customer looking to achieve a better state of health.

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 Stevens Acupuncture 7/12 Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 1174 E. 2760 S, Ste. 16. 801.467-2277, 209.617-7379 (cell). Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stressrelated insomnia, fatigue, headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and post-operative recovery. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Cathy Pollock, M.AmSAT 3/13 801-230-7661. 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 AYURVEDA

Vedic Harmony 3/13 942-5876. Georgia Clark, certified Deepak Chopra Center educator. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial sound meditation, creating health workshops, Ayurvedic wellness counseling, Ayurvedic oils, teas and books, Jyotish (vedic astrology). Georgia has trained in the US and India. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET Shiva Centre. 2065 E. 21st So. 801.485.5933. WWW.SHIVACENTRESLC.COM. CHIROPRACTIC Great Basin Chiropractic, DC. 801-363-8899. 223 S. 700 East. GREATBASINCHIROPRACTIC.COM FB Integrated Chiropractic. 801-262-8400. 716 E. 4500 So., Ste. N250. MYINTEGRATEDHEALTH.COM FB CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY/COUNSELING Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET

Free class notes are available in PDF format, and information on natural remedies for common ailments for everything from allergies to high blood pressure is also provided. Healing is absolutely Dave’s passion. “I eat, live, and breathe it,” he says. He has been in demand ever since he entered the business because people seem to immediately trust him, and they intuitively understand his strong desire to help them heal themselves. “I was guided into this work and brought along this way, I just didn’t know it in the beginning,” he says. “It’s one of those things where you look back and say, ‘oh, that was my path! I was looking for it, and I was on it all along!’” —Alice Bain

Sheryl Seliger, LCSW 6/13 801-556-8760. 1446 S. 900 E., 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. FELDENKRAIS Carol Lessinger, GCFP 8/12 805-907-6875. 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. Over 35 years experience. CAROLLESSINGER.COM

Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB Open Hand Bodywork. Dan Schmidt, GCFP, LMT. 150 S. 600 E., #3B. 801.694.4086 WWW.OPENHANDSLC.COM. FB 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 HERBAL HEALING Millcreek Herbs, LLC 07/12 801-466-1632. Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG), trained clinical herbalist, teacher, author and creator of Thrive Tonic Liquid Herbal Extract. Classes in medicinal and culinary herbs, herb gardening, ethnobotany, consultations, custom formulation, and wellness fair coordinator, professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. WWW.MILLCREEKHERBS.COM, WWW.THRIVETONIC.COM MASSAGE Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM

Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET MD PHYSICIANS Web of Life Wellness Center FB Todd Mangum, MD. 801-531-8340. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. 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. NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 9/12 801-486-4226. 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

Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/12 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 Full Circle Care; Leslie Peterson, ND 1/13 801.746.3555. 150 S. 600 E. #6B.Integrative and naturopathic medical clinic offering a unique approach to your health care needs. Specializing in thyroid, adrenal and hormonal imbalances; food allergies and gluten testing; digestive health; nutritional IV therapy. Men, women and children welcome! WWW.FULLCIRCLECARE.COM NUTRITION Total Nutrition Wellness 801-953-1481. A state-of-the-art system which identifies areas of nutritional deficiency in your body; we then find nutrition needed to strengthen your body. Your body creates health at a deeper level! Permanent solutions for your health problems. WWW.TOTALNUTRITIONWELLNESS.COM PHYSICAL THERAPY Precision Physical Therapy 9/12 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 3098 S Highland Dr. Ste. 371. (Also Park City

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION 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 LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law. 801.631.7811, ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM. FB MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/12 801-268-4789, 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

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DANCE RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB MARTIAL ARTS 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 YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FB 801-355-2617. 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, noncompetitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM Songlines of the body ~ Mapping your way home 7/12 801-328-4456. Roz Newmark, 865 E. 500 So. Skillful yoga & joyful movement. Taught with an open hand and heart. Guided by a body seasoned with 30 years of experience as a professional dancer and dedicated yogi. Come join a class or call for more information. Rest in the clear voice of your body's wisdom. Tues. 4:30-6 p. (gentle yoga), Wed, 7:30-9a.

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YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 1/13 68 K Street, SLC. 801-872-YOGA (9642). Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body types and ability levels, from Yoga Nidra and Restorative, to Power, Flow, and Core. Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:45am. Introductory Special $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM



PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. South 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 E.). 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


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Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM VISION CARE 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



ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Paul Wirth, Certified Rolfer™, LMT 1/13 801-638-0021. 3194 S. 1100 E. Move with ease, not pain. Working with the structural limitations in your body to help you feel stronger and more relaxed. MOSAICBODYWORK.COM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Adopt-a-Native-Elder 6/13 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10 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


REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/13 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.

SPACE AVAILABLE For workshops, classes, ongoing groups 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. 8/12


and Heber.) Specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy identifies sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. UofU provider. WWW.PRECISIONPHYSICALTHERAPYUT.COM



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Continuum Comes to Salt Lake City Introductory Continuum Movement Meditation Workshop Your Essence is Fluid

Friday, July 20, 7-10 PM no charge, but registration required Call 801-935-4787 to register

Vitalize Studio, Sugar House, 2154 Highland Dr. SLC Growing a Contactful Heart in a Fluid Body




Bikram Yogaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sandy 12/12 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Localsonly Intro: $39 for 30 days unlimited yoga. 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 welcome. All teachers are certified. 38 classes, 7 days a week. See website for schedule and special classes. bikramyogasandyWWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM

Centered City Yoga 9/12 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV â&#x20AC;&#x153;hangoutâ&#x20AC;? 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 Shiva Centre. 2065 E. 21st So. 801.485.5933. WWW.SHIVACENTRESLC.COM.

THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/12 435-649-9339. 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.COMB


Intuitive Journeys INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM FB Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. MEDIUMS Kathryn Miles 3/13 Psychic Reader, Medium, Channeler 801-633-4754. Internationally renowned psychic healer for more than 20 years. Experience a reading, receiving messages from guides and loved ones, peering into your Akashic records, past and future experiences and soul path. Classes available at my mystery school, The Lifting of the Veils, at my sanctuary in Sugarhouse. WWW.KATHRYNMILES.COM Darryl Woods 801-824-4918. WWW.READINGSBYDARRYL.COM. WORKSHOPS, TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. SAHAJHEALING.COM. FB

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clarity you need & reclaim your future with an intuitive and personal psychic consultation. $20 for 20 min. We also have metaphysical supplies! Cash/credit cards accepted. Thurs-Sun. Walk-ins welcome. 801.906.0470, WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COM

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ASTROLOGY Soul & Psyche Cynthia Hill, PhD 801-293-0484. Experience the alchemical combination of transformative, soulcentered astrology and transpersonal psychology. A rich, deep perspective of your life's journey and purpose. 35 years experience. Blessings!

Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB



COACHING, FACILITATING Access Consciousnessâ&#x201E;˘ BARS Class 801-549-7090. Class is one 8-hour day, held on 3rd Sundays. The Bars would be the equivalent of reflexology on the head, only the points are just touched. Exchange body parts for areas of your life (peace & calm, communication, etc.). What will it take for you to be at the next class? WWW.BARS.ACCESSCONSCIOUSNESS.COM/ACCESS-BARSCLASS.ASP, DELISHUSB@GMAIL.COM 7/12

ENERGY HEALING Evolutionary Spirit Shamanic Energy Healing Dee Ann Nichols, 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

The Work of Byron Katie 7/12 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way to access your own wisdom and lead a happier life. Specializing in developing loving relationships, relieving depression, and improving your outlook on life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM

Mary Nickle, LMT, CCP 7/12 801.530.0633. Aura readings, energy healing, class instruction in the intuitive healing arts, and Soul/Spirit Journeys; Colorpuncture, and the fabulous Bellanina Face-lift massage. The Energy-Medicine Training for self-care begins soon! Located in the Center for Enhanced Wellness, 2627 E Parleys Way. WWW.TIMEOUTASSOCIATES.NET

Access Consciousnessâ&#x201E;˘ Bars Facilitator 801-557-7033. Julie Merwin. Who would you be without your limitations? Access Consciousness offers tools & processes that allow you to transform every area of your life. Consciousness is the beginning of choosing & generating the life you truly desire, starting with an energetic process called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Bars.â&#x20AC;? Sessions/classes available. WWW.ACCESSCONSCIOUSNESS.COM 7/12

PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Croneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hollow 8/12 2470 S. Main St. Have life questions? Get the

SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous 6/12 801-484-7871. For the Alcoholic who still suf-

Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalystâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

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fers. SALTLAKEAA.ORG or call: central office. THERAPY/COUNSELING Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/13 801-364-5700, 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.

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 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. Teri Holleran, LCSW 8/12 Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801524-0560. 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. Machiel Klerk, LMFT 8/12 801-656-8806. 150S. 600E, ste. 7-C. Jung and depth psychology oriented therapist. Problems are treated as expressions of the soul in its movement toward healing. Expertise in working with dreams. Also work with Adolescents and people in Recovery. MACHIELKLERK@HOTMAIL.COM / WWW.MACHIELKLERK.COM

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/13 801-582-2705, 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, illness, death and other loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision. Marilynne Moffitt, PhD FB 801-266-4551. 825 E. 4800 S. Murray 84107. Offering interventions for psychological growth & healing. Assistance with behavioral & motivational changes, refocusing of life priorities, relationship issues, addiction & abuse issues, & issues regarding health. Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP master practitioner & EMDR practitioner.

Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 8/12 801-631-8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. STEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK.COM Don St John, Ph.D. Body-Centered Psychotherapy 801 935-4787 Sugar House. As you learn to be fully with yourself—here and now—and simultaneously allow me to be fully with you, you discover and develop your presence and strength, you honor and care for your vulnerability, recognize and appreciate your lovability, and tolerate and enjoy real intimacy.

Jim Struve, LCSW 801-364-5700 ext. 1. 1399 S 700 E., Ste. 2, SLC. Mindful presence in relationship-based psychotherapy. Specializing in life transitions, strengthening relationships, fostering resilience, healing from childhood trauma and neglect (including male survivors of sexual abuse), assisting partners of abuse survivors, additions recovery, sexual identity, empowerment for GLBT individuals/ couples. Also group therapy. Flexible times. WWW.MINDFULPRESENCE.COM2 SHAMANIC PRACTICE The Infinite Within 10/12 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM 6/12

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/13 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth. Mentoring for people called to the Shaman’s Path. Explore health or mental health issues using the ways of the shaman. Sarah’s extensive training includes shamanic extraction healing, soul retrieval healing, psychopomp work for death and dying, shamanic counseling and shamanic divination. Sarah has studied with Celtic, Brazilian, Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepali Shamans. Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FB 801-209-1095. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition. FB

Inner Light Center A Spiritual, Metaphysical, Mystical Community

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Treasure the moment: Space for creation BY SUZANNE WAGNER Osho Zen Tarot: No-Thingness, Schizophrenia, Traveling Medicine Cards: Buffalo Deer Mayan Oracle: Chuen, Organic Balance Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Strength, Princess of Wands, Three of Cups Aleister Crowley Deck: Queen of Disks, Prince of Swords, The Aeon Healing Earth Tarot: Three of Feathers, Two of Shields, Seven of Crystals Words of Truth: Life, Learning Experience, Shame, Intimacy


uly begins with the uncertainty that comes with a vastly changing landscape. Questions abound: “Should I stay or go? What’s next on my path? What am I to do? What if I make a wrong choice?” These questions have been there for months. Now, after the heightened intensity of last month, we are dealing with feelings of discomfort. But it is only uncomfortable because you are neither here nor there. You are not coming or going. We are all in the space in between realities. When you do not know what to do, then you just wait and ask for clarity. It is the waiting that really gets to us. We are so used to knowing and having a schedule to stick to. We have had the incredible luxury for many years of feeling certain as to where we were going, who we were, and what was around the next corner. Life had become comfortably predictable. We are not there now. This is a disorienting time. For some, it’s downright scary. We do not know what to hold on to. It may

feel like there is not even a hint from the universe as to which way to go. Before big changes in our reality, there is always a pause—a moment to reflect, to breathe, and to relax. There really is nothing else to do. Treasure this moment because this is the moment of creation. We are in the gap, the void between realities. This is the most powerful place of all, the place of creation itself. Those of you who have been so consistently working on yourself internally, spiritually, emotionally, monetarily and physically: We need your wisdom, presence and clarity right now. Step out of your own concerns and lend a hand to the manifestation of the greater reality that is being born. You do not need to know the way personally for you to contribute to the greater pattern unfolding. We are stepping out of the personal into something bigger. We need to get very real with this moment and see it for what it is. No judgment. Just observation. We cannot change things that we will not look completely at with objective eyes. We must look at the suffering of others and find a way to do something different. This is not about fixing things. It is about changing patterns in our mind. The past is past. Let go of anger, resentment, the rigid hold on old feelings of security and safety. Life was never any safer than it is right now. We are not really in charge. Something divine is guiding all of us. Listen very closely— you just

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might hear a voice that is not your ego. This voice sounds very different from the one that has been running in your head for months. It is a voice of the divine speaking softly to the hearts and minds of all of us, asking us to trust, to stretch out of our comfort zone, and to allow a possibility of emerging with grace and dignity. Acceptance is a great lesson to learn. Acceptance is not about giving up. It is about getting real and completely present in this moment. Truth is an illusion based on each person’s experiences and beliefs. There are many truths. Fighting over who is right or wrong will not get us anywhere. We need to lend our truth and perspective to the matrix and allow all the puzzle pieces to be on one table together. Then we have to find where our piece fits into this new emerging pattern, or not. If your piece does not fit right now, that does not mean it will never fit. Do not force your piece to fit where it does not. That, again, is acceptance. Your time will come. Accept what you feel as true in this moment for you. Tomorrow will be different. Change is constant. You will be called upon soon enough. Realize that sometimes when nothing is changing outside, there may be something big changing inside. That internal shift will make your external also shift. There is no destination, anyway. If you got “there,” you would just have to start over again. The final destination of this life is to let go of everything you own, everything you believe you are, and your very body. You will have to surrender your life and trust a bigger pattern regardless. That is why we have these moments: to practice acceptance

and trust. Pour your life force into the grid of creation that is attempting to birth this new thing into being. You do that by intending it. When you feel centered, close your eyes and choose to give energy to those who you trust and to the patterns that you believe hold the keys to a more balanced and authentic reality. When I am feeling uncertain, that is what I do; I still know I have energy to contribute. When I do not know what to do for myself, it often is because I am not supposed to be using the energy for myself but for a greater good. Then I feel into the moment and when I feel compelled and inspired, I move in that direction. Until that moment, I just send pleasure, joy, love, acceptance and compassion into the big pot of energetic soup in the void of creation and I trust that the divine does have a plan and does appreciate the offering of my heart. Sometimes through my experience I can feel that I am pulling negative energies off the planet with my love and compassion. As I observe the suffering, accept it, love and hold it in a place of compassion and trust, I feel a doorway opening and a flow begin to happen. In accepting that moment, it moves through me and off the planet to be transformed into the next thing. But if you are not present, the suffering can unground you and you can fall into the despair that you are trying to release. So trust yourself. Trust that your energy can and does contribute to the whole. Bring your presence and awareness solidly into this moment. Your focused presence is a great contribution to the unfolding reality. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. SUZWAGNER.COM


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July 2012 Batten down the hatches—here comes a double retrograde!


uly 2012 is a month of neverending astral intensity, with all sorts of waves—physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual—breaking in uneven patterns against the shores of daily life. As these erratic celestial rhythms collide with routine terrestrial agendas, there is a strong potential to be

BY RALFEE FINN ny: Mercury Retrograde negatively affects all things related to communication and language. Translation: Mail sources from the snail to the email have problems, as do other sources of connectivity—phones, scans, documents, negotiations, travel. (3) This retrograde is particularly problematic, because Mercury goes

Mercury is retrograde from July 14 through August 8. Please start your backup engines early—this is not a normal Mercury Retrograde. dragged under or pulled along by hidden rip tides in a tumultuous sea of change. While the heat is on, there are plenty of creative opportunities for transformation. Several major themes create July’s arc of intensity. (1) Mars moves into Libra on July 3, liberating us from its nearly eightmonth transit through Virgo, the Sign of details. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with Virgo—we love its grounded perspective—but Mars is a fiery planet that thrives on forging forward into new territory, not lingering on previously trodden paths. As Mars journeys through Libra, it will focus on relationships, amplifying the urge to join with significant others, personal and professional. Don’t confuse this impulse toward partnership with a lack of personal ambition. From July 4 until July 30, a Mars/Jupiter trine, exact on July 17, stirs a deep desire for success. Jupiter just entered Gemini, the sign of communication, on June 11.Now, as it forms a positive alliance with Mars, you can be sure there will be a lot of talk, primarily political but also personal, about what’s necessary for effective partnerships. (2) Mercury is retrograde from July 14 through August 8. Please start your backup engines early— this is not a normal Mercury Retrograde. The Mercury Retrograde rule is three days before and prior to the actual “turn around” so don’t procrastinate. Those of you new to Mercury Retrograde, here’s the skin-

retrograde in a trine to Uranus, and Uranus signifies technology. Yes, that means your smart phone is likely to turn stupid. It will take enormous effort to resist the temptation to throw your iPad or any other electronic device against the wall… because (4) Uranus goes retrograde on July 13, the day before Mercury. Oy…oy…oy… pretty much covers the effect of Uranus Retrograde combined with Mercury Retrograde. But if I must elaborate: When Uranus “reviews” its recent past, we revisit ours. Given that Uranus always indicates spontaneous and often startling plot twists, which tend to manifest as complete reversals of attitude and perspective, and given that Mercury is often as squirrely and unstable as Uranus, especially when its retrograde, this dual retrograde is sure to bring even the mightiest of transformers to their knees. Expect entire systems, personal and collective, to go haywire. You’ll need stores of patience, tolerance, and compassion for yourself and others to handle the delays and detours of this double retrograde. What’s more, we always experience an etheric bump when Uranus throws its weight around, but there’s never any way to accurately predict how that bump will manifest because the essence of Uranus is unpredictability. That not withstanding, prediction is totally out of the question this month because from July 13 to July 20 we will be visited with a profound aggregation

of dynamic forces which might cause your interstitial brain fluid to seize (mine did just writing about it) if you attempt to fit the pieces of this puzzle together with a linear logic. On July 15, a Sun/Saturn square that begins on July 9 is exact and separating; it will be in effect until August 22. This square is traditionally interpreted as a pessimistic interaction that could lead to a hypercriticism—but really, given the degree of intensity, who wouldn’t be pessimistic? On the other hand, this square has the potential to serve as a sobering buoy amidst a stormy sea, particularly if you are willing to use its serious signature for an im-

struggles, turning already irritated skins hypersensitive with conflict and confrontation. On July 17, Mars’ square to Pluto is exact, and on July 18, its opposition to Uranus is also exact. When any astrological interaction is exact and separating, we feel the full thrust of its power. That release coupled with the already difficult physical and psychic landscape of the week is likely to create a need to discharge pent-up feelings. Do your best to avoid contributing to this mess by refusing to react. Instead, be compassionate. Stay conscious. One of the wisest ways to navigate July’s waters is to simply acknowledge its complexity—no pretending, no

Do your best to avoid contributing to this mess by refusing to react. Instead, be compassionate. Stay conscious. partial assessment of your situation. But it is July 17 and 18 that pose the biggest “challenge” to stay afloat on July’s seas of shift, because on those two days Mars intensifies the already too intense Uranus/Pluto square. The energetic signature of this square without the presence of Mars is revolution. Uranus and Pluto want to take it to the streets, and this active, dynamic, fractious interaction is the major contributor to the current tumult, individual and collective. We will be in its grip for many months to come. And just to be clear: On July 9, Mars begins an opposition to Uranus and a square to Pluto, forming a T-Square, and while T-Squares always magnify existing stresses and strains, this particular configuration speaks to a pernicious inclination toward violence as a solution for what ails. Mars is the archetype of the Warrior. Uranus is the archetype of the Revolutionary. Pluto signifies death and rebirth. And while their combined presence engenders the possibility for extraordinary accomplishments, that potential is thwarted by a need for personal glory that tends to show itself as intolerance for opposing opinions. The famous Martian need to lead as well as win exacerbates ego conflicts and power

whitewashing, and no denial. A superficial attitude will only postpone the inevitable. Positive thinking, applied thoughtfully and consciously, will work wonders, especially if it’s combined with the awareness that each of our choices contributes to the outcome. I know I often repeat this idea, but it bears repeating as often as possible, because many of us feel ineffectual in the face of all that must be done —an attitude that ultimately leads to the despair of apathy. One way to stay positive during this month and the months to come is to take responsibility for your attitude. Recognize old patterns and obstacles keeping you mired in old, moldy modes of negative behavior. Another way to meet the challenge of July is to stop thinking that blaming is a solution. Positive, healthy participation is the answer. Gandhi’s words, “You must be the change you want to see in the world” may have become a cliché, but that doesn’t diminish their truth or lessen their power. Particularly in times such as these when it seems as if David doesn’t stand a chance against Goliath. u Visit Ralfee’s website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or email her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

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