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ON THE COVER “Montana Lisa”

fertile ground for any artist, and our collective ideas about the West as expressed through popular culture reveal an intricate and uniquely American mythology that simply begs comment. Playing around with this mythology has been the main focus of his artistic endeavours for more than twenty years. Please check his website often, as new paintings and prints regularly become available. David also accepts commissions and illustration opportunities on subjects relating to the West. u

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ver since David Wilder can remember he’s been fascinated by the American West. Its people, history, landscape and legends are


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CATALYST is an independent monthly journal and resource guide for the Wasatch Front providing information and ideas to expand your network of connections regarding physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. CATALYST presents useful information in several ways: through articles, display advertising, the Community Resource Directory, Dining Guide, and featured Events. Display ads are easily located through the Advertising Directory, found in every issue.


Visit his website for more visual treats and please let him know we sent you.

Celebrating 30 years

of being a Learn about building a better food economy from the ground up.

Dave Wilder’s original paintings and limited edition prints can be found at finer galleries throughout the Southwest, and at his website: WWW.WILDERARTS.COM

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Volume 31 Number 11 â&#x20AC;˘ November 2012



â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paint Horsesâ&#x20AC;? by cover artist David Wilder


GMOS IN YOUR DIET ALICE TOLER Your choice or Monsantoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s? California is the proving ground for labeling those pesticide lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; organisms that, for better or worse, are here to stay.


A CONVERSATION, A MANIFESTO, AN EXPERIENCE AMIE TULLIUS Performance artist Marilyn Arsem in SLC Nov. 9-10. Aesthetics run like nerves through this woman who has spent her career using her body as an instrument of art.



CLIFFORD FAMILY FARMS ADELE FLAIL Good food and loyalty form the farmer-customer bond. (Fifth in a series of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slow is Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? profiles of Slow Food Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s micro-grant recipients.) HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE JANE LAIRD We invited CATALYST advertisers to suggest gift ideas for the holidays. See what they came up with.




DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET ME STARTED: SKILINK JOHN DEJONG The issue is not whether the proposed gondola will degrade the watershed but whether the associated development and use will degrade the watershed .



Roadless rule rules; hunters, anglers support conservation; preparing for Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s climate future; Coral Pink Sand Dunes: Beetle habitat or off-road playground; welcome back, Tim!; Sen. Hatch joins Herbert â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landgrab effort; vote for the environment. 14

SHALL WE DANCE? MY 12 YEARS AT CATALYST AMY BRUNVAND How Amy became a dance writer and learned to love deadlines.


ANIMALIA CAROL KOLEMAN Gifts for the household critters.


SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got spear-it.

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Protest: a different view Pro (in favor of) test (to speak) Editor’s note: I received this in the mail from our friend and longtime occasional columnist, Donna Henes, who lives in Brooklyn. It’s an interesting and useful take on what it means to protest: to stand for something. A protest, at its roots, is an affirmation. In this month of giving thanks, and a year from the Occupy movement, it is worth considering:


he media likes to portray peace, environment and human rights protesters as a fringe element of whining malcontents teetering on the margins of proper society. The truth is that those who step forward to speak their mind are happier and healthier folks than most. At its root, protesting is not complaining, nor is it sending out negative messages. Pro means “for,” “in favor of.” Test means “to speak,” as in “testify” and “testimony.” So, protest actually means “to speak for.” Protest is a positive endeavor. “The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything,” said Albert Einstein. “Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes—goodwill among men and peace on earth.” A study by John Drury, professor of social psychology at the University of Sussex in England, shows that it is good for you to protest. Even though socially concerned people may be depressed about the state of the world, their physical and mental ailments improve dramatically as a

result of taking part in a group effort for change and the betterment of conditions. Involvement in social causes and participation in political demonstrations banishes sensations of isolation, discouragement and impotence and replaces them with an exhilarating awareness of connectedness, well being and empowerment. When people participate in largescale protests they get swept up in a communal mood of optimism that feeds their feelings of hope. They believe that their actions can help to change the course of history. “Collective action can therefore be a lifechanging, uplifting and life-enhancing experience,” concludes Drury. Editor’s note: The following quotation is widely attributed to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, though I searched and could not find the date or context. Under any circumstances, it is a fitting conclusion: The problems of this world are so gigantic that some are paralyzed by their own uncertainty. Courage and wisdom are needed to reach out above this sense of helplessness... To fight evil, one must also recognize one’s own responsibility. The values for which we stand must be expressed in the way we think of, and how we deal with, our fellow humans.

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Hunters, anglers support conservation Republican anti-conservation politics are out of step with anglers and hunters, who tend to vote Republican. According to the 2012 National Survey of Hunters & Anglers commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation, 47% of survey respondents agreed with the statement, “Gun rights are important, but conservation is just as important,” while an additional 13% believed that conservation is more important than gun rights; 88% of survey respondents thought that, “prior to the federal government issuing a lease to oil and

Climate activist and Peaceful Uprising founder Tim DeChristopher is out of prison and living in a Salt Lake City halfway house with work release time for his new job: working on social justice issues for the First Unitarian Church. However, he will probably not be able to get work release to attend the Salt Lake City premiere of “Bidder 70,” a film about

Preparing for Utah’s climate future Utah is woefully unprepared for the impacts or warmer temperatures, says a new report from the Utah Rivers Council. The report “Crossroads Utah: Utah’s Climate Future” takes a wideranging view of Utah’s climate future and how to prepare and adapt for impacts on water issues such as agriculture, river flows, and the ski economy. The State of Utah needs to promote better water conservation efforts, and implement a more realistic conservation goal (for instance, the City of Albuquerque has managed a 40% reduction in municipal/industrial water use). Another top priority is phasing out water subsidies in order to make water users pay true costs. Look for this issue to come up when the 2013 General Session of the Utah Legislature. UTAHRIVERS.ORG

Coral Pink Sand Dunes: Beetle habitat or offroad playground? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes listing the Coral Pink Sand Dune Tiger Beetle as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and designating 2,276 acres of critical habitat for the species. Tiger beetles are beautiful pink winged predators with metallic green heads. The biggest threat to Tiger Beetle habitat is ORV use through direct mortality and injury, and by reducing prey base and soil moisture. Kane County opposes the listing because Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a destination for recreational off-road vehicles. REGULATIONS.GOV. Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0053

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his civil disobedience and the aftermath, on November 14. Bidder 70 . Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S.

Sen. Hatch joins Herbert’s land grab effort Under the guise of supporting hunting and fishing, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has joined Governor Gary Herbert’s effort to take the “public” out of Utah’s public lands. Hatch has written an amendment to Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-MT) Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525) that bundles together some of the most extreme anti-environmental proposals. If it passed, Hatch’s amendment would not only require that all federal lands in Utah be turned over to the state (including the national parks), it would also exempt Utah from the Antiquities Act of 1906, and remove grey wolves from Endangered Species Act protection in Utah.

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In October the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request from the State of Wyoming to review the legality of the Clinton-Era Roadless Rule, probably the most significant conservation action taken by the federal government since the Wilderness Act of 1964. The Roadless Rule prohibits building new roads in inventoried areas of U.S. National Forests with the intention of preventing environmental damage from excessive road-building. Even though the Roadless Rule doesn’t stop multiple-use development of timber, oil & gas or minerals, it does serve to protect the wildest parts of our public forests from development. Utah national forests include about four million acres of inventoried Roadless Areas. Meanwhile, on Utah BLM land, a federal District Court judge has refused to stop Uintah County from paving the Seep Ridge road through the Book Cliffs which will create a shortcut for oil & gas trucks through one of the largest areas in the lower 48 states without paved highways. Biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are concerned that increased traffic and human access will affect one of the state’s premier deer herds, which is located in the Book Cliffs.


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tah has the greatest snow on Earth—pure, featherlight powder. But Utah also has a dirty little secret: Not all the snow in Utah is that great. Someone forgot to tell Toronto, Canada-based luxury developer Talisker Corporation when they bought The Canyons in 2008, and subsequently, other real estate in Summit County. Now, after sinking who knows how much into lodges and lifts, they’re stuck with a top-10 resort that has, comparatively speaking,

Talisker has talked our two senators and Congressman Rob Bishop into carrying bills selling 30 acres of Forest Service land directly to Talisker. As private property, the 30 acres will be exempt from Forest Service environmental regulations. below-average snow. Short of saying they’ve got “pretty good” snow, their whole sales shtick, from ski packages to real estate, is based on denying, evading or misrepresenting that dirty secret. They got snookered when they bought Park West and then doubled down, overbuilding during the “justgetting-ready-to-pop” phase of the current real estate bubble. It must be quite a chore to make mortgage payments on a couple of lodges and

BY JOHN DEJONG a bunch of new ski lifts that are operating well below capacity. Talisker’s proposed SkiLink gondola connection between The Canyons and Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon is a scheme to save their bacon.

That’s their problem, right? Except that their proposed solution puts the future of nearby public wilderness, For a corporation like Talisker, the impact of tens of thousands of additional skiers on Salt Lake’s water supply is what MBAs like to call an “externality.” For the citizens of Salt Lake, it’s more like an internality. That’s why we have public processes and environmental regulations. Avoiding responsibility for that “externality” is why Talisker is trying to short circuit the process. Expansion of recreation activities in the Wasatch Front is tightly controlled by the Forest Service and Salt Lake water users. Instead of working throught the proper channels and assuring all parties that their

The report contains an important disclaimer: “Note that skier visitation projections, construction cost estimates, and incremental resort operating requirements were provided by The Canyons, while RCLCO estimated incremental consumer expenditures based on skier visitation projections.” That means RCLCO took the mystery meat Talisker gave it, put it through a piece of sausage grinder software et voila, they’ve got the numbers to prove that they are single-handedly going to save the Utah ski industry. Not to mention their asses.

plans will have no adverse effect on the canyons, Talisker has talked our two senators and Congressman Rob Bishop into carrying bills selling 30 acres of Forest Service land directly to Talisker. As private property, the 30 acres will be exempt from Forest Service environmental regulations. Surprisingly, the language of Senators Hatch and Lee’s S. 1883 parrots the Economic Impact Analysis prepared by Talisker’s consultant Robert Charles Lesser & Company (RCLCO). Wait, are we surprised? A close look at the report reveals the self-serving nature of the whole scheme. The very first page contains an important disclaimer: “Note that skier visitation projections, construction cost estimates, and incremental resort operating requirements were provided by The Canyons, while RCLCO estimated incremental consumer expenditures based on skier visitation projections.” That means that RCLCO took the mystery meat Talisker gave it, put it through a piece of sausage grinder software called IMPLAN et voila, they’ve got the numbers to prove that they are single-handedly going to save the Utah ski industry. Not to mention their asses. Talisker claims the new lift will immediately generate 75,000 new skiers a year, doubling to 150,000 new skiers in 20 years—possibly 400,000, if SkiLink operates at capacity. I assume they’re talking “skier days,” one skier, one day. Figuring a 145-day season that works out to 500 to 1,000 or even 2,700 additional skiers in Big Cottonwood Canyon every day. Talisker doesn’t want to bear that externality and would rather foist it on other users of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The report claims SkiLink will be responsible for 500 new jobs. Really? One gondola, 500 jobs? Oh yeah, that’s where RCLCO’s jobmultipling sausage-grinder software comes in. If you believe Talisker, SkiLink would save a million vehicle-miles per year in the Salt Lake airshed. That sounds great until you consid-

Our watershed isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a clown bus that we can continue to pile people into. er that approximately eight billion vehicle miles were traveled last year. Their little gondola is not such an environmental boon. More: The saved-roundtrip number is completely bogus. There are nowhere near 1,500 cars making the trip each and every day of a 145-day ski season. Whatever the real numbers are, the fundamental issues with SkiLink are these: â&#x20AC;˘ protecting our watershed from degradation from unregulated development, and â&#x20AC;˘ setting a precedent of selling Forest Service land to ski resorts. If that second second step were to be taken, it would become open season on Forest Service land. All a

The issue is not whether SkiLink itself will degrade the watershed but whether the associated development and use will degrade the watershed. ski resort would have to do is cross the right politiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands with silver andâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no more lease hassles with the Forest Service. Snowbird could expand into White Pine and Red Pine Canyons and beyond, even American Fork to the south. Why, with an act of Congress, ski resorts could be buying wilderness and offering a real wilderness skiing experience, complete with helicopter delivery and pickup. The issue is not whether SkiLink itself would degrade the watershed but whether the associated development and use would degrade the watershed. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to figure the impact of another 1,500 extra skiers a day at Solitude or Brighton, one way or another. Our watershed isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a clown bus that we can continue to pile people into. Another reason SkiLink and any other change in skiing amenities in our watershed need a full environmental and regulatory review is the off chance that the ski industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fondest dreams come true. In Ski Linkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case, Taliskerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-case scenario was an additional 400,000 skiers each year. If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real possibility, then a full environmental impact statement is needed for an additional 400,000 skiers. John deJong is associate editor or CATALYST.

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GMOs in your diet Your choice or Monsanto’s? California is the proving ground BY ALICE TOLER

You likely live in Utah, so why should you care about a proposition on California’s ballot? The future of food as we know it depends upon Prop 37’s passage.


umans have been crossbreeding species of domesticated plants and animals ever since the rise of agriculture some 12,000 years ago. The simple practice of selecting for desirable traits and breeding together individuals that possessed those traits got us a really long way in terms of creating docile cattle, wool-bearing sheep and super-productive grain crops. In the 20th century, research geneticists

entered the nucleus of the cell itself, planting in it the DNA of other living organisms. The results of their labors are called genetically modified organisms (GMOs). California’s Proposition 37 would require labeling foods containing these manipulated life forms. Longterm health studies are in the process of being conducted on humans, albeit without their knowledge or consent: While GMOs are labeled or banned in Europe and other nations, Americans are already eating genetically modified foods—and a lot of them, if you eat much processed foods. 2012 statistics for GMO crops grown in the US are: 93% of all soybeans; 88% of all corn; and more than 90% of sugar beet acreage. Unless it’s labeled organic, food products containing corn starch, corn syrup, corn oil, soy lecithin,

Radiation, viral vectors, mutation-inducing chemicals, and ballistic DNA I

soy protein, monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed soy protein, mono- and di-glycerides and a variety of stabilizers and thickeners are overwhelmingly likely to be GMO.

38 million people—on a media campaign to oppose the measure. If you choose to avoid GMOs, shopping at organic stores will not alone solve the situation. Whole Foods Market’s CEO John Mackey stated in a September 27 blog: “Some products in our stores do contain GMOs—just like any other food store in the country, due to the pervasiveness of GMOs.” But labeling is not required, and so you would not know that, even at Whole Foods. California is the first state to put GMOs on trial. Where California

• Genetically modified herbicide-resistant crops can tolerate large quantities of herbicide (usually glyphosate, aka Roundup) and the resulting quantities of toxic residue. • Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops control for pests by producing a kind of insecticide within each cell of the plant; as it is part of the plant’s structure, the insecticide cannot be washed off. Proposition 37 would not outlaw GMOs, but simply require food products containing them to be labeled. This proposal has provoked Monsanto and other big-ag corporations into spending some $41 million— in a state with a population of fewer than

n the early 20th century, as the process of genetic mutation became better understood, scientists began to attempt to develop new kinds of agricultural crops using mutagenesis—that is, they would expose plant germ matter to either radiation or mutagenic chemicals to speed up the rate of random mutation. In 1946, scientists discovered that transgenesis (the insertion of genes taken from a wholly different organism) was possible. Genes can be spliced using a variety of processes, ranging from viral vector injection (using a virus to stitch the foreign DNA into the host DNA) to ballistic DNA injection (basically, coating a small specially made bullet with foreign DNA, and firing it at a target made of host cells which will then be cultured). Transgenesis can move genes between any two organisms. Glowing tobacco plants containing cells derived from transplanted firefly DNA were one of the first proofs of concept. More recently, some researchers have been using transgenesis techniques to achieve a less extreme version of genetic engineering. Cisgenesis involves moving genes between organisms that could otherwise conventionally breed. It’s useful in combining traits from strains in plants that are difficult to crossbreed, such as potatoes or bananas.

goes, there goes the rest of the nation, in matters such as these.

Here’s what you should know about GMOs Since a September release of a controversial study in France claiming GMO corn causes tumors in rats, there’s been a lot more discussion about GMOs. While the jury is out on that one, the main concern with genetic engineering is over two specific kinds of crops: first, herbicide-resistant crops which can tolerate large quantities of herbicide (usually glyphosate, aka Roundup— see “Roundup Unready,” CATALYST, May 2012); second, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops, which control for pests by producing a kind of insecticide within each cell of the plant. Farmers who plant herbicideresistant crops have been shown to use a lot more herbicide, and that herbicide apparently persists to some extent as a residue in the crop after it’s been harvested. Glyphosate-resistant “superweeds” have already evolved in response to heavy application of glyphosate, and are on the march in fields across America, limiting the effectiveness of herbicide-resistant

GMO agriculture systems. This is where the real meat of the French study resides, and it seems to be something that few people are talking about. It may not be so much about the GMO nature of the corn that was fed to the rats, but the tumor-causing properties of the glyphosate residue on that corn—which was enabled by GMO agricultural systems. Bt crops have also run into issues. The cotton boll weevil has also started to show some signs of evolving resistance to Bt cotton, with the first wild populations of Btresistant weevils appearing in studies in 2008. The pesticide is produced as part of the flesh of the crop and cannot possibly be washed off. There have been no long-term studies of the results of eating GMO foods. Apart from the recent French study, most studies have been only 90 days—long enough to test for acute toxicity, but not long enough to gather data about possible cumulative effects.

genetically modified pesticides, ultimately gets us to the same place. We are supporting an unsustainable kind of agriculture where the fallout lands on our dinner plates. Not all GMO practices are so insidious. For example, the papaya industry in Hawaii, responsible for something like an $11 million share of the Hawaiian economy every year, was saved by a transgenic papaya developed by researchers at the University of Hawaii. In the mid1990s, the papaya ringspot virus was ravaging papaya fields throughout the island state, and all traditional measures taken to prevent its spread had failed. Desperate for a solution, farmers turned to transgenesis, and in 1998 the Rainbow hybrid papaya was introduced and proved to be successfully resistant to the Hawaiian strain of the ringspot virus. Resistance was created by inserting DNA from the ringspot virus itself into the papaya genome,

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So how were GMO foods approved in the first place? GMOs in foods have been approved using the concept of substantial equivalence. This means that if a new food or food component is found to be substantially equivalent to an existing food or food component, it can be treated in the same manner with respect to safety. GMO opponents argue that this substantial equivalence has not been shown in the case of GMO foods. Bugs and weeds and viral and fungal blights are all quickly evolving species. Engaging in this kind of chemical combat with them, whether using simple pesticides or

creating a kind of transgenic vaccination. Rainbow papayas grown in Hawaii do not die from the Hawaiian version of the virus, but they are still susceptible to versions of ringspot virus from other areas such as Thailand and Guam. Other concerns have also arisen, regarding new allergens created by transgenesis, and regarding crosssensitivity in people who are allergic. Labeling of GMOs is already required throughout Europe, and in Japan and Australia. Labeling of GMO foods in the US makes sense as well. u Alice Toler is a CATALYST staff writer and parttime artist living in Salt Lake City.

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A Conversation, a manifesto, an experience Performance artist Marilyn Arsem in SLC November 9-10 BY AMIE TULLIUS


arilyn Arsem once stood in the rain holding 40 liters of peppermint ice cream for eight hours. Another time, she spent a day rolling in long strands of seaweed until her body was covered and entangled. Arsem is an American pioneer in performance art who has been teaching performance art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for over 20 years. Her work has taken her all over the world, with recent performances in Indonesia, Chile, Uruguay, and Taiwan. This month Utah has the rare opportunity to experience Arsem’s work. She will be speaking at the University of Utah as well as creating a durational performance at downtown Salt Lake’s Nox Contemporary Gallery. Arsem has an openness and curiosity in her demeanor, and as we speak I get the sense that she is taking me in, perhaps learning as much about me from my questions as I am her from her answers. She spoke with me from her office in Boston about her work, the nature of performance art, and what the audience might expect from her upcoming performance. I’ve excerpted her piece Manifesto: THIS is Performance Art throughout the article.

“I did a performance in Scotland where I lay under three tons of earth for eight hours. All three tons weren’t directly on my body, but I was buried alive. You walked into the greenhouse, all you saw was this big pile of dirt. And you would hear my voice... but if you got closer, you could actually see the ground rising and falling from my breathing.”

The artists take psychic risks as they confront their limits

“I had my voice amplified. I had a microphone. I didn’t talk as much as I expected. I was really afraid that I would have a panic attack. Right at the very end of the eight hours I started listing everything that I was afraid of. One of the last ones was ‘I’m afraid of being buried alive.’”

Performance art is not an investment object

Fortunately for Utah, the purpose of Nox Contemporary is not to make money. Owner/director John Sproul said that when he started the gallery, it was because the community needed such a venue—a place to show artists that were really great, but not necessarily commercially viable. A lover of performance art, Sproul jumped at the opportunity to host Marilyn Arsem.

Performance art is now

Performance art is experience— shared time and space and actions between people

When I ask Marilyn Arsem if she can give us an idea of what to expect for her performance at Nox she laughs and says, “Ah... nope.” And then explains, “I tend to wait until I arrive at a location before I decide what I’m going to do. In some

Aesthetics run like nerves through this woman who has spent her career using her body as an instrument of art. cases I’ve done some research on the politics or history of the location, but I’m much more interested in trying to respond to what I find there at the point at which I arrive.”

Performance art’s manifestation and outcome cannot be known in advance

“What the work ends up being,” she says, “is more of a process of engagement. It’s not about making statements, it’s more about asking questions, or discovering something, or really examining a particular topic or concern.”

Performance art is real

Through our interview, Arsem describes several past performances. She paints the scene, describing colors, textures, the weather that day. She tells the story from the perspective of herself as the performer, as well as the perspective of the view-

I Scream: durational performance by Marilyn Arsem at ‘Live Action Goteborg’ Goteborg, Sweden May 2011 Photo by He Chengyao

er. She switches nimbly from subject to object, describing herself as a work of art, and then describing what the experience was like for her, and then telling about reactions from the audience. As she talks I start to see her reluctance to explain her work to me, instead she tries to make it as real for me as possible so I can begin to understand it for myself. The performances she describes are widely varied and contrasting experiences which, instead of giving me a sense of what to expect from her upcoming performance, leave me with no idea of what to expect at all. But they leave me very curious.

Performance art requires risk

“Risk comes in a lot of ways,” Marilyn Arsem says.

The artists take physical risks using their bodies

The performance involving ice cream was in the courtyard of a museum in Sweden. As is her method, Arsem didn’t plan the performance ahead of time. When she got to the site, she let the situation determine her work. “We walked in the yard and looked up,” she says, “and this Atmosfear (f-e-a-r) freefall ride—the tallest one in Europe—was looming over the courtyard of the museum, and every five minutes you would just hear screaming.” It wasn’t an attraction that the museum advertised on its website. “So I said: Okay, I want to be holding an armload of ice cream, and I’m going to stand out here for the entire evening of the festival... and every time the ride falls I’m going to scream with it.”

The record of performance art resides in the bodies of the artist and the witnesses

She got 40 liters of pink peppermint ice cream. “It was a nice rainy, misty night, so everything was melting down my front, which is what I had hoped, and I just stood there and screamed.” The audience, she tells me, would go into the museum, look at the collection, then come back out to see how Arsem was doing. Some people even screamed with her. The story had come from a question I asked about the performances involving risk for the

audience as well. “Well,” Arsem continues, “finally someone in the audience sort of crept forward and said [whispering], ‘can we have some ice cream? Can we taste it?’ And I said, Sure! So people started licking it.”

Performance art is ephemeral

Aesthetics run like nerves through this woman who has spent her career using her body as an instrument of art. In the end, in a sudden intuitive tangent, she paints for me an image of a performance that beautifully concludes our conversation.

Performance art reminds us that life is fleeting

“I did a piece last year in Germany,” she tells me, “where I walked backward until I disappeared.” “I brought the audience outside,” she continues, “I greeted them and said, ‘I’m going to have to leave now, and, I’m sorry, but you can’t follow me.’ And I started walking backward. I was planting a line of red poppy seeds— so next year, hopefully, they’ll grow, and you’ll see a line across this landscape, of red flowers. The audience would go and see [other] performance[s] in the building, and then they’d come back out again to the same spot, and I’d be further away.”

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November 2012


Dancers are the messengers of the gods. —Martha Graham


My 12 years at CATALYST

Some years later, after getting my heart broken, I decided to leave Durango. Trying to find a new direction I made a list of 100 things I might like to do with my future life and one y first dance article for CATALYST thing on the list was “Write about dance.” I appeared in the February 2000 wanted to solve the mystery of how going to a issue. It was about Argentine tango silly recreational dance group could touch my and I wrote it by accident, except soul so deeply, and what it might possibly that it was one of those “accidents” mean to have dancing clothes. that seems nudged into being by the Forces So I moved back to Salt Lake City, my home of the Universe. Here’s how it happened: town, and took up Argentine Tango. It was In 1987 I had just finished my Master of BY AMY BRUNVAND January 2000 and I was excited that a famous Library Science degree and landed my tango teacher was coming to town—a man dream job in Durango, Colorado – a place renowned for his ability to jump-start that consistently appears on Outside absolute beginners into the intricacies of Magazine lists of “Best towns in America.” tango. I was so in love with tango myself that I I wanted to go mountain biking, skiing, wanted everybody to dance, so I phoned up hiking, backpacking and rock climbing. CATALYST to suggest they cover this event. The only problem was, I didn’t know a “Can you give me the name of your dance soul there. writer?” I asked. This is how bad it was: On my 27th birth“Well,” said Greta, “I don’t have one right day I had absolutely nobody to celebrate now. She just quit. Why don’t you write the with. I went out to a bar to drown my loneliarticle?” ness in a beer. An inebriated Vietnam-era vetWhich I had not been thinking of when I called, but it struck me immediately that I had just been handed my opportunity to write about dance. And I have been doing so, monthly, ever since. What have I learned in 12 years of writing about dance? I’ve learned that dance is everywhere and in everything; all forms of dance have the potential to touch the divine (although every dancer believes that their preferred dance is “best” and can tell you exactly why). I’ve learned that consumer culture is especially impoverished in dance, and eran started hitting on me which I fended off that dancing together is a way to re-localize, rather too politely because the conversation reconnect and knit communities together. turned to the war-time horrors he had witI’ve learned that dance is not always pretty or nessed and pretty soon we were sobbing nice — some of it is nationalistic, political, together about the atrocity of war. Clearly I intellectually threatening or sexually hostile. needed a better social life, and at the grocery I’ve learned that many people feel shy or awkstore I happened to see a flyer for an ward dancing and that it’s really, really hard to International Folk Dance Club. Well, why not? be the only person in a room who is dancing; So, Friday night I went to the address on people yearn to dance, but if you want to the flyer and there I found a tall, ultra skinny improvise it helps to memorize a few steps California hippy-type bearded man, midand patterns first. I’ve learned that dancing is 40ish, dancing all by himself to scratchy a metaphor for many other things, and that vinyl records of Eastern European tunes. If the idea of dancing connects things that seem my social life had been going better I probautterly unrelated (and publishing deadlines bly would not have stayed. However, as I inspire radical creativity). I’ve learned that said, I was feeling very lonely so I introduced dance is intellectually deep and the more you myself and the dancing guy taught me a few learn about it, the more interesting it gets. But steps and after a while some other people mainly I’ve learned that lots of people who showed up. The Durango International Folk are far, far better dancers than me have had Dance Club turned out to be one of the most the same insight that dance is spiritually prodelightful and supportive social groups I’ve found, and nobody has yet solved the mystery ever been part of, and yet what we were of how it all works. doing seemed a bit weird — gathering every After our performance a little boy from the Southern Ute Tribe, about I’m deeply grateful to CATALYST for sending week to dance to music that had nothing at eight years old, came up to me and said shyly, “I didn’t know white me on this journey, and thank you for reading, all to do with our cultural heritage or the people had dancing clothes.” His comment struck me like a Zen koan. too. The secret wish of my heart is that over place where we lived. 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self-sufficiency. The mother of eight, Julie understood first-hand how busy and stressed lifestyles have become. She was concerned about the disconnect she saw, in many people, between food and farm. It was important to her to retain her family’s links to the land. In earlier days the flock, significantly smaller than the farm’s current bustle of 1,700 birds, was just to keep their own brood in eggs and meat. Twenty years ago, the family moved to their current three-acre

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farmstead in Provo from a plot half that size. Julie and Rich relearned the art of farming with help from the USU Extension Master Gardener Program and area farmers who, Julie says, have gone out of their way to help. The couple has kept an apiary for seven years, with more than 60 hives currently producing honey. Pigs are a more recent venture: Now on year three, they keep about 50 animals. The couple rounds out the

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.

farm with produce, including staples like carrots, beets, squash and tomatoes as well as salad greens. “We’ve hit our comfort zone as far as size,” says Julie. The kids are mostly grown, now, and gone into occupations that take them beyond the scope of the farm; two are in the police department, one is a microbiologist, one is away on a mission. Although Julie says that every two or three months one of her kids will come home in need of a farm fix, and spend some time helping out—and her 16 grandchildren have proved to be enthusiastic helpers— the microgrant from Slow Foods, received in 2011, has been an invaluable aid to increasing efficiency on the farm. The grant, along with money raised from a farm dinner hosted with the Heirloom Restaurant Group in Provo and money the couple had saved themselves, allowed the Cliffords to buy a used Ford tractor. The tractor has made a big difference in what they can accomplish: Besides plowing land for feed and produce, it has also helped simplify the chores of animal husbandry. The animals require about two tons of feed a week, which the Cliffords previously had to move using more laborious means. With the tractor, a single ton now takes about 15 minutes to move. This gives the Cliffords more time to spend with their loyal customers, who are more interested and involved with the farm than ever. “Five or six years ago people would ask and I’d say “certified organic” and that was the end of the conversation. People just wanted a catch phrase. Now they they’ll ask if they can visit the farm, how the livestock are raised, how they’re slaughtered....” She estimates that over 80% of their customers have been buying from them for five years or more: “We have wonderful customers, very loyal.” It was this loyalty, oddly enough,


that encouraged the Cliffords not to renew their organic certification. When feed prices and other costs associated with the farm went way up over the last few years, Julie and Rich Clifford maintained their commitment to farming with the same earth-friendly techniques that they had always used, but they had to consider whether it was worthwhile to invest money in the certification process. When they took the question to their customer base to see how they would feel about a rise in cost, the response was heartening. Julie says that their consumers told them â&#x20AC;&#x153;we know you, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re comfortable with the way you do thingsâ&#x20AC;? and were comfortable buying from them without the official stamp of approval. This is a positive sign to Julie that people are developing more of a connection to, and more ownership of, their food. When it comes to the current fervor for local, organic produce, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there is always a faction that will do it just because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular right now, but as people get into it and develop the habits and enjoy the quality, I think people will come to expect and demand it.â&#x20AC;?u Adele Flail is an artist and a burgeoning urban homesteader on SLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s west side. She recently illustrated The Nature Lover's Almanac, by Diane Olson (Gibbs Smith publisher).

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Holiday Gift Guide

We invited CATALYST advertisers to suggest gift ideas for the holidays BY JANE LAIRD

CATALYST readers are an exceptional group when it comes to holiday gift giving (good for you). They avoid big-box, big-mall, blackFriday shopping experiences. They enjoy selecting gifts that are authentic, exotic, creative, healthy, conscious and educational. They prefer to spend their dollars and time, whenever possible, on local products and businesses. This year, we canvassed the CATALYST community to get some experts’ best ideas for gifts that readers would appreciate giving and getting this season. They came up with interesting, artistic and unique suggestions in a range of prices and practicalities.

Drink Well Have you or someone on your gift list ever wanted to become premium winemaker? The Beer Nut believes the best presents are homemade. The nice folks there are taking pre-order deposits through Dec. 5 for Winexpert’s Limited Edition Wine Making Kits. The kits feature vari-

loving friends, a present for every day of the year. They explain that even the most extraordinary Ibis coffee will taste flat if ground and brewed in poor equipment, so Caffe Ibis is now stocking both non-electric (manual) and electric, “artisanal approach” coffee grinders and coffee brewers to ensure the perfect cup. Check out the handsome, functionally designed Chemex and Hario brands for instance. The perfect cup can be piping hot and all-day perfect with the popular Caffe Ibis Thermos/Nissan Travel Cups. Super insulated with triple-wall stainless steel, they are spill- and drip-proof, and will last a lifetime. Select models include a belt/bike/backpack carabiner clip for foot/skipowered commutes. Find locations at CAFFEIBIS.COM

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etals from world-renowned wine-growing regions such as Argentina, Italy and Portugal. Give a kit to someone close at hand, and reap the benefits! Kits start at $146. (BEERNUT.COM)

For your beef lovers, try local. Canyon Meadows Ranch raises natural Utah grass-fed beef using sound land stewardship practices. You can order 10-, 20- and 30-pound variety boxes of tasty, healthy, local Canyon Meadows beef, or design your own box. Canyon Meadows’ grassfed beef jerky in Teriyaki, Sweet Pepper and Original flavors are popular, too.

The experts at Caffe Ibis suggest artisanal coffee equipment for your coffee

How about an exotic dining experience? A gift certificate to Takashi invites your

recipient to savor awardwinning chef Takashi Gibo’s tantalizing sushi, sashimi, small plates and hot dishes in his nationally known restaurant at 18 W. Market Street in downtown Salt Lake. Stop by to enjoy the modern Asian ambiance, gawk at the amazing menu and get enough gift certificates for your best friends —and hope they invite you! Liberty Heights Fresh has elegant gift food baskets of some of Salt Lake’s finest provisions—guaranteed to impress—for the budding chef, the lover of fine chocolates, the global gourmand, the connoisseur bartender and more. For your holiday hostess, or any lover of fine cheese, it designs custom cheese platters from local artisanal cheeses and world-class international selections. Give the gift of good health and fine food with a gift subscription to Liberty Heights’ weekly basket of organic fruits and vegetables. Your grateful recipient will enjoy a bounty of fresh-from-the-farm local and regional produce each week; choose six or 13 weeks of sumptuous edibles. See LIBERTYHEIGHTSFRESH.COM for information on delivery, costs and options. Combine eating and drinking

well with suggestions from Scott Evans of popular Pago and new Finca farmto-table restaurants. Book a unique experience for the person who thinks he’s seen everything. You can schedule the Craft Cocktail Dinner at Finca: Three-course Dinner paired with three craft cocktails personally selected/ served by Finca’s bar manager Scott Gardner at $50 per person. Or, the Sommelier Dinner at Pago: Three-course Dinner paired with three natural wines personally selected/served by Pago’s sommelier Evan Lewandowski at $65 per person. Email INFO@FINCASLC.COM to book one or both of these personally crafted dining and beverage experiences.

Be Well Gift certificates for a relaxing massage are always welcome. Knead a Massage, located in Salt Lake and Park City, offers a variety of affordable session lengths, starting at 30 minutes, every day of the week (KNEADAMASSAGE.COM). Healing Mountain Massage School Day Spa in Salt Lake suggests the gift of its popular 30-minute Eucalyptus Steam Bath and 50-minute Swedish Massage Spa Package to help lung congestion and to relax aches and pains away (HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG). Both of these options start at under $50. Healing Mountain Massage Day Spa and crystal store also

Do you suffer from back pain that extends to your buttocks, hips and down your legs? Lifetree Clinical Research is conducting a research study on Sciatica.

For a complimentary evaluation call Lifetree today at (801)269-8200 or visit us online offers gift certificates, lotions, soaps, crystals, gems and jewelry to fit any budget. For a soul-nourishing wellness weekend trip, wrap up a pass to the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, happening Memorial Day 2013 weekend (SUNVALLEYWELLNESS.ORG). What better way to spend the winter than planning together which of the many presentations, work-


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shops and movement classes to attend when the snow finally melts? The perfect weekend get-away, all within driving distance. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tibetan Buddhist Temple offers a gift that brings peace of mind and heart. They have available beautiful precious stone malas (prayer beads) infused with blessings, along with mala bags from Nepal. URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG

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Romance Well Our friends at Blue Boutique came up with suggestions for hot holiday gifts guaranteed to light up the ol’ Christmas tree, available at all four shop locations (BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM). The first is Bondaids: Furry hand cuffs that come with a silk gift bag are certain to spice up romance. They come in black, pink and red faux fur. Also check out the Massage Candle: Edible massage candles that come in a variety of flavors (grape, strawberry, vanilla, peach, chocolate, cherry, peppermint, watermelon)— discreet, but intimate, gift that is all natural and vegan (and a great source of vitamin E for your skin). A very different romantic present would be tickets to the Coleman Barks performance of Rumi, February 28, 2013, at 7 pm. Presented by the Boulder Mountain Zen Center, the Rumi Club and the Jung Society of Utah, acclaimed poet and translator Barks will present the poetry of Rumi, along with Grammy awardwinning cellist David Darling. Tickets to the event held at Libby Gardner Hall on the U of U campus are already going fast. Contact Kingsbury Hall at 801-581-7100 or go to KINGTIX.COM.

Decorate well Finding one-of-a-kind gifts of art and

the opportunity to meet the featured artists, and learn about their creation process. Jewelry, textiles, ceramics, letterpress, and other one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. Go to UMFA.UTAH.EDU for more. For more unique creative gifts, (or something for yourself), stop by the Department of Art & Art History Holiday Sale where you can purchase student work in ceramics, printmaking, photography and painting and drawing. December 4-6, 9am-6pm, Alvin Gittins Gallery in the Art Building (ART.UTAH.EDU). If your loved ones prefer creating their own works of art, Artisan yarns and fine needles from Blazing Needles could be just the thing. Cynthia offers gift certificates that may be used toward class as well. Learn to knit and make your own gifts! BLAZING-NEEDLES.COM

wannabe dancer), it is valid for six different styles ranging from African to Ballet. Tickets to 2013 RDT performances would be fun. Look for Charette on February 9, or Women of the spirit of service, April 11-13 (RDTUTAH.ORG has the details). Red Lotus School of Movement suggests a gift of a lifetime: adults, teens and youths can learn T’ai Chi or Wing chun Kung-fu. The gift certificates for 15-week session include a $10 discount (REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM).

Gifts Galore Still cannot decide? The Golden Braid Bookstore suggests checking out its wide selection of unique lamps that create an individual air to your personal and/or professional space. “Lighting makes a huge impact on your mood and these stunning lamps are fabulous gifts!” explains the GBB crew. The Golden Braid also suggests its Bridgewater Candles collection: “A great new shape that not only enhances décor but also is perfect for a clean burn

Move Well Repertory Dance Theatre offers a 10class punchcard to its Community School for $100. Perfect for the dancer (or

supporting local artists and students is challenging but satisfying. Polly Mottonen, 801-688-7060, offers holiday gift certificates toward stained glass designed especially for you. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ 2012 Holiday Art Market on December 8, from 11am-5pm, features gifts by select local artisans. Museum visitors will have


every time. Our natural soy blend is formulated for maximum fragrance and long burn times.” Another reason for the idea is that this gift gives twice; for every jar candle sold, Bridgewater donates money to feed one orphaned child for one day (GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM). Carlene Carlson, owner of Dancing Cranes Imports, recommends putting together themed items. For instance, you can give the gift of “Creating Sacred Space.” Choose from dozens of

singing bowls, statuary, wind chimes and bells, with the costs ranging from $3-$133, and put together a package that soothes the mind and elevates the spirit. Another idea is “Celebrate the Culture & Spirit of the Orient ” for your friend who has always wanted to go there. Group together Japanese tableware, incense, feng shui plants, fountains and more. The costs range from $9-$99. This would be fun to combine with a Takashi gift certificate! See DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM for address and hours (and don’t forget to stop for nourishing treats at the Café Solstice inside the store while shopping). Open all year-round during regular Garden hours, the Red Butte Garden gift shop is featuring a large variety of local and garden-inspired gifts for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts and kids. In addition to gift cards and memberships, the shop has gardening books, concert chairs, and garden-inspired housewares and jewelry. Kids will love engaging gifts such as “Gardenopoly” and the famous “Potato Clock.” REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG. A no-brainer for nature lovers on your list would be Diane Olson’s curious and informative book “A Nature Lover’s Almanac.” Everyone loves learning amazing little known facts about the critters

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Experience the Season Sometimes the best gifts are that of time and shared experience. All Saints Episcopal Church, for instance, has several seasonal events to uplift spirits. Saint Nicholas visits December 23 at the 10 am service. Children are encouraged to place their shoes in the foyer so that St. Nicholas might leave them a surprise. All Saints offers opportunities for a classic Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, too.

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Favorite Animal Gifts Time-tested recommendations BY CAROL KOLEMAN


he following gifts have gone through years of testing by our resident animals here at CATALYSTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;everything from what makes the snobby pug get excited to the one bird toy that has survived the test of time. I thought of rating them in order of most favored but to be honest, each one of these toys is â&#x20AC;&#x153;topâ&#x20AC;? in myâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and our animal familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;opinion. You may find all these toys at your favorite pet store or on line.

DOG GIFTS KONG Classic has been around for thirty years. Made of super-bouncy, natural rubber compound, it entertains and is pretty indestructible (Fricka with her mondo sharp teeth and limitless energy hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to put a dent in it). It can be chewed on, thrown, and stuffed with treatsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which I find is a great way to occupy Grace when I leave her for more than an hour. Comes in x-small, small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large. You can buy the KONG stuffing (similar to Cheez-Whiz) or put anything that will stick inside, like peanut butter. Cost: $5.50-18.50

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Chuckit! By Fetch Games. Best part of this ball-throwing toy is the no-slobber, hands-free pickup. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like an extension of your arm that throws balls surprisingly far which is great exercise for your dog. Thistle can go for hours with this game (as a herding dog, she has incredible endurance). Sizes for small to large dogs. Cost: $10.50-15. Awful Mad Kitty by Fat Cat. I discovered this dog toy while searching for something that squeaked (a must for most dogs) and lasted more than 10 minutes at the mercy of Stellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super destructive jaws: While she craves the squeaking sound, she loves extracting the â&#x20AC;&#x153;heartâ&#x20AC;? of her victim even more. Awful Mad Kitty series is made with colorful durable canvas, and while Stella does eventually gnaw her way into the kitty innards, it takes days, rather than minutes of unbridled chewing, squeaky fun. Even long after the â&#x20AC;&#x153;heartâ&#x20AC;? comes out, she tosses it around and plays with it. Comes in different colors and characters (like chickens). Cost: $8-12. The best deals I could find are online and at Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketplace.

Buster Food Cube by Ourpetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had this treat dispenser/toy for years and my dogs never tire of it. The ball rolls and slides in unpredictable directions which challenges them physically and mentally, and better, reduces boredom and destructive behavior. Made of tough plastic, your dog noses and tosses it around to get food treats out of the maze-like insides. The winding chambers make it so the dog has to move the cube in many different directions for a treat to come out. Comes in two size and several colors. Cost varies by source: $9-15. Dog day careâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or is it play school? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing I know, most dogs love to socialize and one of the best gifts you can give them is some time at day care. I have seen dogs so excited about heading off to â&#x20AC;&#x153;campâ&#x20AC;? each day that they wait anxiously by the door until their parent is ready to go. After a huge day of playing and running around with their best friends they come home exhausted and happy, which is a good thing, right? There are several really good dog day care places, I would ask your friends or research on line for recommendations. Prices are competitive and best when you buy a â&#x20AC;&#x153;punch cardâ&#x20AC;? or multiple days. May be as low as $13 a day depending on how many days you purchase. Grooming This gift may be more for the giver than receiver, though a clean pet often gets more privileges and pat-pats, and trimmed nails make walking more comfortable, too. Cost: $15-40

A note on treats I am not a fan of most treats on the market; if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t poison our dogs (chicken jerky from China), theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making them emit dogawful smelly farts (any rawhide). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found the best treats are: Milk biscuits: Try homemade (you can get recipes off the web). Real beef bone: A bit messy but last for hours/days. Most teeth-cleaning treats: Work great but are fairly pricey.

CAT TOYS I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really want to be seen as some kind of kitty drug pusher but letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it, cats get off on catnip. Combined with a fuzzy mouse filled with the stuff you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any better. My dear departed cat Sam loved this more than anything. Office cat Xenon prefers his straight.

Any rod with a feather/bell/ribbon at the end. This one is Da Bird Feather Teaser. Cost: $3-8. Laser. This one is by Petco and is the same concept as the feather teaser above only with a (you guessed it) laser. Cats LOVE to chase things. Or get stoned ... or both. $3.50-5.

BIRD TOYS Mirror and Bell. Yes, your bird is a narcissist, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deny it; he will gaze lovingly into his own eyes and chirp sweet nothings, only taking an occasional break to ring the bell, for hours on end. This mirror and bell is by Petco but birds arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t picky, as long as they see themselves, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy. Honestly, this is about the only toy you need for a small bird (parakeet size). Cost: $2.25-5.


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t started like most great ideas; drinking a little too much and having access to an Amazon one-click account; but first some background. Depending on the sports you chose when you were young; you are always going to be up against precise measurement of your former self contrasting your current self. For instance, I ran 10 marathons when I was young. Fast forward 30 years, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even like to drive that far; and worse yet, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even run two miles at the pace I once ran 26. Masters team sports can be self deluding because your standard comparison can be the people around you who are also aging ungraciously. Sports with scores but no measurement such as tennis, racquetball, horseshoes and the like you can play relatively well for a life time only if you play against people in your general age rage. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why you should take up a sport that you have no history in and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how I ended up having a javelin delivered to me in a very long package five months ago. I picked up javelin for the first time in 56 years; literally I have never touched one. I reasoned that I had always been better than average at throwing things and this was just another thing. I also chose the javelin because almost anything I do with it, including throwing it sideways, will be a personal record. I guess I could have chosen another track and field implement such as a shot put, discus or hammer but they have little to offer in the real world. I chose the javelin also because it may be the most elemental of any event other than running. Throwing a spear a long way probably actually had life sustaining value at some point in evolution. Being able to fell a gazelle on the run at 50 meters could have fed the tribe. In current terms, I think it might help me survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. When there is no more electricity and all the bullets are used up, I will survive. I also like the looks I get carrying it around. Nobody would ever be able to confuse it with a concealed weapon and nobody is really going to try to harass even an old guy carrying around a seven foot long pointed metal object. I fit the profile of the quiet middle-aged guy who keeps to himself until he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep to himself and goes berserk; though a javelin is hardly an automatic or even semi automatic weapon. Even an old lady with pepper spray could probably defuse me. So here I am at the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George with the rest of my geezer friends throwing a pointy object as far as I can which isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too far yet, but it is further than I have ever thrown though not near as far as I will fling it in the future. u Dennis Hinkamp would like to encourage everyone to try something for the first time (except maybe smoking, drugs or politics).

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Ching Family Farm Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Vegan feast and huge silent auction benefits the farm animal rescue facility. Guest speaker is Nathan Runkle, founder and executive director of Mercy for Animals. This year’s venue includes a nursery for infants and toddlers as well as an art room for older children during the event. Main course provided by Cali’s Natural Foods, Vertical Diner, Sage’s Cafe and Cafe SuperNatural. Side dishes, and all the fixings provided by Whole Foods and prepared by volunteers. Dessert provided by Alyssa and Danielle Frisk. All vegan. All proceeds go to hay, grain and veterinary care for the animals at the sanctuary. Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 10, 5-9 p. Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 S 1700 E. $27 online/ $30 door/$15 kids & seniors. CHINGSANCTUARY.ORG

Festivals & Fundraisers Great Salt Lake Audubon Centennial Celebration & Fundraiser Celebrate GSLA’s 100 years of conservation in style! There will be a jazz performance by Higher Ground Jazz band, and guest speaker Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s Radio West. Register early—door admissions are not available.

Dance Cultural Confidential: 3-Way Smackdown Three artists show clips of their favorite dance pieces by other people. Conversation between You Dear Audience and choreographer Charlotte BoyeChristensen (artistic director, Ririe-Woodbury), multimedia artist Gary Vlasic, and dance/theatermaker Stephen Brown (director at SB Dance). Cultural Confidential: 3-Way Smackdown,

WorlDance 2012: Gardens of Love WorlDance in the Gardens of Love presents music of Turkey featuring Latif Bolat, master musician, with vibrant dances by SLC Ballet, Character Dance Ensemble, BYU International Folk Ensemble, Indonesian dancers and more. WorlDance 2012 Gardens of Love, Nov. 15, 7p. Kingsbury Hall,1395 President’s Circle. $10/$5. KINGSBURYHALL.ORG

Masonography Masonography is a live concert featuring original musical compositions and dance choreography created by Mason Aeschbacher and performed by a group of seven dancers, accompanied by small orchestra. Aeschbacher holds a Master’s in music and has 12 years of experience as a modern dance accompanist. He describes

Enjoy live soothing cello music, home-made baked goods, and delightful arts and crafts lovingly made by local artists & artisans. This year’s local featured items include jewelry by Stuart Batchelor, Subin’s Handmade soap, finely knit alpaca and silk goods by Alexis Ashworth, and much, much more! Three spots may still be available for artisans. 4th Annual Artisan Bazaar at Avenues Yoga, Nov. 10, 2-7p. Avenues Yoga, 68 K Street. AVENUESYOGA.COM

Real Food Rising

Households in India put lamps in every window, and temples brightly illuminate their altars to bring in the best for the upcoming year. The date of the festival coincides with the return of the avatar of God, Sri Rama, to his ancestral kingdom after 14 years of exile and many adventures. All the citizens welcomed Rama home by brightening up his home city of Ayodhya and setting off fireworks.

Real Food Rising, Nov. 8, 6-9p. Rico Warehouse 545 W 700 S. $35 advance/ $40 door. UAH.ORG

Studs Saving Stallions, Nov. 17, 6-10p. The Rose Establishment, 235 S 400 W. $50. SAVETHEWILDMUSTANGS.COM

Nov. 13, 8p. Rose Wagner Blackbox Theatre, 138 W Broadway.$5. SBDANCE.COM

4th Annual Artisan Bazaar at Avenues Yoga

Great Salt Lake Audubon Centennial Celebration & Fundraiser, Nov. 3, 5:30-9:30p. Holladay United Church of Christ, 2631 E Murray Holladay Rd. $50. GREATSALTLAKEAUDUBON.ORG

Real Food Rising (RFR) is a community farming program with a youth development core. The program uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and to increase access to healthy food in Salt Lake. Meet the youth, tour the gallery of images from the farm. Food by Frida Bistro/Rico; tickets include two beverages. Bring your checkbook—there’s a silent auction, with items from LuluLemon and Dexterity Salon.

2013 calendar. There will be live music by the Tangle Ridge Band, as well as silent auction, food, a cash bar and more. Funds go to support Save the Wild Mustangs.

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Aerial Arts of Utah Presents Flight of Fancy

Diwali: Festival of Lights, Nov. 17, 6p. Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 8628 S Main Street. Free. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

Aerial Arts of Utah will make their main stage debut performance, Flight of Fancy. This whimsical journey through the air will feature high-flying acts of grace and strength on the aerial fabrics, trapeze and more. Nearly anything that hangs from the ceiling is fair game for Aerial Arts to dance on. Flight of Fancy finds the company branching out beyond their traditional aerial fabric, trapeze, lyra and AcroYoga to new apparatuses, with more than a few surprises in store.

Studs Saving Stallions

Aerial Arts of Utah, Nov. 30, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. $20/$15 students. AERIALARTSOFUTAH.COM

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Film Birth Story Screening The Birth Center and Home Birth Utah co-host a premier viewing of Birth Story—a Los Angeles film festival award- winning movie about midwifery. It shows rebirth in the 1970s hippie movement with Ina Mae Gaskin and The Farm, a communal agricultural society in Tennessee, when women claimed rebirth for themselves. There will be a panel discussion following the movie. Birth Story Screening, Nov 7, 7p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHBIRTHCENTER.COM

Trent Harris Films The Department of Film & Media Arts and the Marriott Library at the University of Utah Present three not-so-distinguished-sounding films by 2012 Distinguished Alumni Trent Harris: Buffalo Butt, Moonwalk and Plan 10 From Outer Space. Trent Harris Films, Nov. 8, 4:30-6:30p. J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, 295 S 1500 E. Free. FILM.UTAH.EDU

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Bidder 70 Premier Peaceful Uprising, the First Unitarian Church Environmental Ministry and the Utah Film Center present the Salt Lake City Premiere of the film that is winning Best in Show at film festivals all over the US. Filmmakers George and Beth Gage started this film just weeks after Tim DeChristopher disrupted a BLM auction of land to oil and gas corporations. The film follows the evolution of the group Tim co-founded in early 2009, Peaceful Uprising. It is an inspiring story about people who are no longer willing to sit on the sidelines but are taking action to lead the climate movement to a new level—and succeeding. Surprise guest at the premier! Bidder 70 Premier, Nov. 14, 6:30p. Rose Wagner Theatre, 138 W Broadway., UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG Masonography as a dance concert with a plot, a play with no words, a musical without singing, as the dancers explore the interplay between music and dance. Masonography, Nov. 16, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Black Box Theatre, 138 W Broadway. $14 general/$12 student. SAMBAFOGO.COM

Time Capsule: A Century of Dance A guided tour through a 100-year legacy of dance, this one-of-akind concert is an evolving multi-media retrospective, paying homage to the ingenuity, creativity and inventive spirit of legendary 20th century choreographers. From the choreography of Duncan and Denishawn, the founders of modern dance, through the post-modern and contemporary choreographers of today. This should be a beautiful dance history lesson. Time Capsule: A century of Dance, Nov. 16-17, 7:30p, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, 138 W 300 S. RDTUTAH.ORG

Trey McIntyre Project Trey McIntyre is one of the most sought after choreographers working today. Though he has choreographed for many prestigious ballet companies in the world, today he focuses mostly on his own company, creating works designed to re-imagine dance, push boundaries, and, most importantly, captivate audiences. Trey McIntyre Project, Nov. 27, 7:30p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E President’s Circle. $19.50-29.50. KINGSBURYHALL.UTAH.EDU

Spy Hop’s award-winning yearlong film class, PitchNic, was conceived in 2002 as an innovative way to unite young filmmakers with local supporters of independent film and youth media. In this intensive program, student writers, directors and producers work in teams to create two fiction and two documentary films 15-25 minutes in length. (The four films will “pitched” at a future date, where critical dollars are raised for production costs—giving students a budget from which to work.) Pitchnic, Nov. 8, 7:30-9:30p. $8. Rose Wagner Theatre, 138 W 300 S. SPYHOP.ORG

Science Movie Night: Never Cry Wolf Never Cry Wolf is based on the Farley Mowat book by the same name. Filled with beautiful imagery, the film dramatizes the story of Mowat’s 1940s research into the relationship between Arctic wolves and declining caribou populations. While the book and movie have been credited with changing public perception of wolves, there continues to be debate about the accuracy of Mowat’s observations of wolf behavior. Science Movie Night, Nov. 13, 7p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. NHMU.UTAH.EDU

Music & Theatre


Music through Time The Utah State University Piano Program presents “Beauty Explored in Nature and Music” with past, present and future piano students. Featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, Joseph-Maurice Ravel and Sergei Rachmaninoff. This concert is free and open to all. Limited seating.


Music Through Time, Nov. 4, 3:30p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive Park City. SWANERECOCENTER@USU.EDU

SLAC: Manning Up A fun peek inside an average man cave—where two soon-to-befirst-time dads question whether they are up to facing the challenges of fatherhood. Manning Up, Nov. 7-Dec. 9, W-Th 7:30p, F-Sat 8p, Sun 2-7p. Chapel Theatre, 168 W 500 N. $27-32/$18 under 30/$13 students/$25.50-29 corporate club and groups. SALTLAKEACTINGCOMPANY.ORG

Babcock Theatre: ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore Annabella is the delectably nubile daughter of a nobleman, Florio of Parma. Every eligible bachelor in Italy, it seems, wants to marry her. But her heart belongs to her brother, Giovanni. Full of the idealism of youth, the siblings’ passion is all-consuming, and can only bring about their ruin. With the men of Parma ready to fight and kill for Annabella’s hand, religion, morality and madness all collide as the brother and sister’s secret is revealed. One of the most controversial plays in the English theatrical canon, John Ford’s brilliant reimagining of Romeo and Juliet leads audiences deep into a story of passion, lust, vengeance, greed, corruption, incest, and murder. After almost 400 years, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’s tale of forbidden love remains controversial, shocking and theatrically spellbinding. Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Nov. 9-18, 7:30p (Sat-Sun 2p). Babcock Theatre, 300 S 1400 E. $15/$8 students. THEATRE.UTAH.EDU





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Green River Rising: Turning Back the Nuclear Threat

Scientist In The Spotlight: Utah’s Frogs with Paula Trater

Professor Dan McCool, the author of the new book River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers will speak about the power of committed and feisty grassroots groups to protect the West’s precious rivers. Utah’s most threatened river, the Green River, presents a dramatic and tense tale of energy development, Dan McCool water scarcity, a false nuclear renaissance and the scrappy organizations and committed volunteers working to preserve it. HEAL’s Christopher Thomas will also discuss the risks the Green River reactors pose to Utah’s iconic canyon country, and the latest in HEAL’s efforts to stop them. All proceeds support HEAL Utah and their work to protect our public health and environment from nuclear threats.

Frog expert Paula Trater monitors populations of native Utah frogs along the Deer Creek and the Jordanelle Reservoir. Join Paula to see the equipment she uses to capture and tag frogs, explore the efforts behind local restoration projects, and get an up-close look at live frogs.

Turning Back the Nuclear Threat, Nov. 13, 6:15-8:30p. The State Room, 638 S State Street. $100 VIP/$50 regular/$25 discount. HEALUTAH.ORG

Scientist in the spotlight, Nov. 16, 2-4p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free. NHMU.UTAH.EDU

First book for discussion will be Carl Jung’s autobiography, Memories, Dreams And Reflections. Chapters 1-7 will be read for the November meeting. The book club will meet on the third Sunday evening of each month—for December 16 the book will be finished by discussing chapters 8-13 and the appendix. Discussions will be guided by Michael Vinson.

Lectures, Talks & Readings City Art Reading Series

November 7, Shaun Griffin and Lance Larsen. Griffin is a poet, translator, editor, and activist living in Virginia City, Nevada. He is the author of five poetry collections, which honor the West’s many cultures and landscapes through resonant, meditative imagery. Larsen, professor of English, currently serves as an associate chair in the English Department at BYU. He is the author of three collections of poetry. Lance Larsen is Utah’s Poet Laureate. November 21, Michael Hansen and Tim Erickson. Hansen is coeditor of Chicago Review. He is writing a dissertation on Victorian prosody. Erickson’s poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review and Mudfish, among other places. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

City Art reading series, Nov. 7 & 21, 7p. Main Library 4th Floor Auditorium, 210 E 400 S. Free. SLCITYART.ORG

Understanding Muslim Societies In the almost two years since Egypt’s revolution, the Muslim Brotherhood has captured the country’s presidency and dominated its parliament (until the latter was dissolved by the courts). What does the political ascent of Islamists mean for the future of Egypt, and for the future of America’s relationship with that country? Understanding Muslim Societies, Nov. 13, 7:15-9p. Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1840 S 1300 E. Free. UTAHDIPLOMACY.ORG

Holiday Respite with Charlotte Bell The words “relaxation” and “holidays” rarely appear in the same sentence. As the days shorten, it is natural to want to turn inward. But holiday stress often disturbs this natural cycle. Restorative Yoga is a conscious relaxation practice that helps us align with the season. Lying in supported yoga poses for long periods of time—five minutes or more—our bodies are allowed to open gradually and naturally, and our minds can sink deeply into a meditative rest. Think of this as nap time for grownups. Relax and Restore: A Holiday Respite, Nov. 15-Dec. 13, 5-6p (excludes Nov 22). IWKI, 865 E 500 S. $40 four classes/$12 drop-ins. CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM

Jung Society Book Club


BY ADELE FLAIL Artilepsy Don’t panic—this isn’t a new disease, so you can stop frantically Googling the symptoms. Artilepsy is an exhibition of original artwork, photography and home crafts created by people of all ages who live with epilepsy. The show is presented by the Epilepsy Association of Utah and by the University of Utah’s Clinical

Jung Society Book Club, Nov. 18, 6:30p. Beans & Brew 900 S 600 E. Free. JUNGUTAH.COM

Do the math This fall, Bill McKibben and 350.ORG are touring the country to build the movement facing the crisis of climate change. They will lay out the new math of climate change, explain the incredible odds that are being faced, and the difficult path that must be taken in the coming years to create a livable future for the planet. Other points include strategies to confront the fossil fuel industry, using lessons from the most successful movements of the past century and the past year of dramatic new actions against the industry across the country.

Neurosciences Center with the hope that viewers will gain a better understanding of the profound effect that epilepsy can have on human life, and of the courage, humor, and imagination many show in facing it. Artilepsy, Nov. 2-20, 8a-5p. Clinical Neurosciences Center, University of Utah, 175 N Medical Drive East. HEALTHCARE.UTAH.EDU/NEUROSCIENCES/ARTILEPSY

Do the Math, Dec. 3, 6p. Olpin Union Building, 200 Central Campus Drive.$5. MATH.350.ORG

Miscellaneous Judge Night School Open House Open house for parents to learn why Judge Memorial provides an excellent educational environment for developing academics and character. Judge Night! School Open House, Nov. 15, 5:30-7p. Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Free. 650 S 110 E. JUDGEMEMORIAL.COM

No Chance to Move Backwards and See UMOCA is bringing two great events to the Salt Lake community this month; the first is a site-specific installation by artist Megan Geckler. No chance to move backwards and see will invite the viewer to take an exploratory journey through polychromatic examples of architecture, design, sculpture and painting. Drawing from geometric illusionism and principles of design, the work presents woven wall murals, a custom sculptural extension of architectural elements, several modular sculptural works, and nine tape ‘paintings’ that offer a Joseph Albers-esque color study of the colors of the installation. The opening of No chance to move backwards and see will occur during UMOCA’s monthly First Friday series on Nov. 2, featuring a DJ, food, and a cash bar. No Chance to Move Backwards and See, Nov. 5. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S West Temple. UTAHMOCA.ORG





Acclaimed actress, author and mental health advocate Carrie Fisher is the second recipient of the Peek Award which honors the legacy of SLC native Kim Peek.



Metal Clay Charms If you don’t mind a little trip south, consider joining one of the premier metal clay artists this month for a class that teaches you how to make unique silver charms using precious metal clay. Utah native and best-selling author Sherri Haab has been working with PMC since its introduction to the US in 1996, conducts workshops internationally, and has published 28 books on the subject. PMC is worked by sculpting, stamping, and texturing the clay, then firing to burn away the clay binder, leaving a finished product of pure silver. In addition to shaping the charms, the class will include a demonstration of how to fire silver with a small butane torch. Class fee includes one package of PMC and supplies needed for finishing the clay. Class: Metal Clay Charms, Nov. 17, 10a-5p, $130. Harmony, 315 E Center Street, Provo. HARMONYPROVO.COM/CLASSES



Arsem’s piece this month will consider the movement of time: “Time has a way of unraveling at different velocities,” says Arsem. “It can be excruciatingly slow, moving through your body like molasses. But then it can suddenly accelerate and vanish so rapidly that you are unable to capture even a moment, no matter how swift your grasp.“ (See interview, this issue.) Marking Time, Nov. 10, 10a-6p. Nox Contemporary. 444 So. 400 West. SMOFA.ORG

A book club for art lovers Election Night Given how surreal political ritual and rhetoric can be, its no surprise that Jonathan Horowitz has found rich subject matter in this year’s election. Join UMOCA on election night to participate in Horowitz’s exploration of the political landscape: red and blue area rugs will divide the exhibition space, and back-to-back monitors will be suspended in the no-man’s land between the two zones, broadcasting a live feed of Fox News and MSNBC. At opening, a portrait of President Obama will bridge the two sides while an image of Mitt Romney will sit on the floor—participants will have to wait and see if the positions of the portraits switch. Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, Nov. 6, 7p. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S West Temple. UTAHMOCA.ORG

Marking Time Internationally renowned American performance artist Marilyn Arsem will be at Nox Contemporary this month. Arsem specializes in live events, from solo performances to large-scale interactive works incorporating installation and performance. Over the last 15 years, Arsem has focused on creating works in response to specific sites, engaging with the local lanscape and exploring its history, use or politics—sites have included everything from a former Cold War missile base in the US to a 15th century Turkish bath in Macedonia.

Join the Springville Museum of Art for this month’s meeting of Unbound, the book club for art lovers. Each month features a new book, and participants will enjoy light refreshments against a gallery backdrop as they explore the literary side of art. Previous discussions this year focused on Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (NOT to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey), and The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book by Alice B. Toklas. This month’s offering is Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa, by historian and novelist R. A. Scotti. On August 21, 1922, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic painting vanished from the Louvre, and it took museum officials over 24 hours to realize the piece had disappeared—join the club to close the case, and look for clues about the painting’s transformation into one of the most familiar and popular art pieces of all time. Unbound Book Club, Nov. 28, 7p. Springville Museum of Art, 26 E 400 S, Springville. SMOFA.ORG

Never Cry Wolf is filled with beautiful imagery, the film dramatizes the story of Mowat’s 1940s research into the relationship between Arctic wolves and declining caribou populations.

In 2008, U of U economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice.



Penetrating the tight-knit community of minority drag queens living in New York City, Jennie Livingston’s acclaimed documentary offers an early glimpse at the art of “voguing”.



In 1961 Fidel Castro commissioned three visionary architects to construct Cuba’s National Arts School in an ambitious cultural project.



An exceptional, guileless and pretenseless performance by Antoine L’Ecuyer, who plays Leon Dore, a 10-year-old whose destructive acts and pathological lying may remind some of the bad behaviors by comic strip character Dennis the Menace.


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Janu Sirsasana Moving inward


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he end of a year inspires reflection: What has transpired over the past year? What haven’t we completed? Where do we intend to go in the next year? Forward bending poses express introspection. I like to practice them toward the end of a yoga session—and the end of a year. As we fold our bodies forward, we internalize and integrate the benefits of whatever poses came before. Their cooling and calming effects prepare your body/mind for Savasana (final relaxation). Forward bends calm the brain and nervous system; relieve anxiety, headaches and fatigue; lower blood pressure; improve digestion; and stretch the muscles and connective tissue of the back body. This month’s pose is Janu Sirsasana, an asymmetrical forward bend—with a twist. Often called Head-to-Knee Pose, I prefer a lesser-known translation from the Sanskrit: “Head-of-theKnee Pose.” The former implies that the point is to bring your head close to or onto the knee of your extended leg. The latter emphasizes the opposite, bent knee, that grounds and extends, stabilizing your pelvis and creating a more dynamic stretch. To practice Janu Sirsasana, sit on a mat, with a blanket and strap handy. Sit with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bend your right knee and use your right hand to draw your foot in toward your right groin. Extend your right knee out to the side so that your foot is not pressing into your left inner thigh, but slightly separated from it. Stretch outward through the right thigh and knee. Turn slightly toward your left leg and place your right hand on the outside of the leg. Rotate your trunk

BY CHARLOTTE BELL toward your extended leg so that it aligns over it. Take a few breaths to allow your body to find the twist. Then stretch your sit bones back,

YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH When you bend forward, it is important that the action comes from the pelvis, not from the spine. You can determine whether your back body is flexible enough to bend forward safely by placing your hand on your low back and feeling your spine while sitting upright with your legs extended in front of you. If your lumbar vertebrae are poking out, your spine is already flexing, which means you will very likely bend from the spine rather than the pelvis. In this case, place a folded blanket under your sit bones to elevate your pelvis. Test again, and bend forward a little to see if your pelvis is able to lead the action. If one blanket is not enough, you can try two. If two blankets aren’t enough, you can still bend forward—from the pelvis—but rather than allowing your body to curl down, stay upright and loop a strap around your left foot, then pull gently on your strap with both hands to bring your torso upright. Extend your sit bones back and the top of the pelvis forward. While you are in Janu Sirsasana, tune into your intention. Are you striving to move your head closer to your knee? Are your shoulders tight or relaxed? Do you feel as if you are inflicting the pose on yourself or allowing it to unfold naturally? Explore the idea of breathing deeply—expanding your back body on the inhalation and relaxing into your pose just as it is on the exhalation. If Janu Sirsasana is to give us a window into ourselves, it can happen only if we are present to the truth of the pose we are currently practicing. When our minds are skipping forward to the pose we believe we should be in, we can’t be at peace in the present. Nothing magical happens when your head touches your knee. The truth resides in this pose, in this moment, not in some concept about what we think a pose should look like. Relax and let Janu Sirsasana give you a window into this moment. u

The truth resides in this pose, in this moment, not in some concept about what we think a pose should look like. lengthen both your front and back torso, and extend your torso out over your left leg, walking your hands along your shins toward your feet. When you have extended forward as far as your hamstrings will allow, then relax your torso, shoulders and neck, folding gently over your leg. If your foot is not within reach of your hands, you can lasso it with a strap and hold an end of the strap in each hand. Breathe deeply, inflating your back body with your inhalation, and allow your body to soften over your leg on the exhalation. You can stay for as little as five breaths or as long as a few minutes.

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


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and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM MASSAGE Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM Stress Buster 801-243-4980. 1104 Ashton Ave., #114 (Sugar House). Ginger Blaisdell, LMT, NCTMB. The core of her practice consists of orthopedic bodywork along with CranioSacral therapy, sports massage, tension & pain release, lymph drainage therapy, visceral manipulation and energetic attunement. 60 and 90-minute sessions available. STRESSBUSTERMASSAGE.COM 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. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM NATURAL PRODUCTS Essential Oils for Every Day Life 3/13 Young Living Essential Oils, Nance Ciasca, 732-687-2459, Learn how to incorporate essential oils into your daily regime to live a healthier and more abundant lifestyle. Young Living Essential Oils are pure, nature’s living energy. Dedicated to living, teaching, and sharing Earth’s Natural Medicine. UTAHOILS@GMAIL.COM, WWW.NANCE.VIBRANTSCENTS.COM NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 3/13 801-486-4226. 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 9/13 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Dr. #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 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 1/13

NUTRITION Total Nutrition Wellness 12/12 801-953-1481. 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 9/13 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 3098 S Highland Dr. Ste. 371. (Also Park City 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 selfcorrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. UofU provider. WWW.PRECISIONPHYSICALTHERAPYUT.COM REFLEXOLOGY Rory Foster, I.I.R. Cert. Reflexologist 801.413.3916. Salt Lake City. Reflexology has been proven effective in reducing tension and stress—the principal cause of most illnesses. It is an alternative healing practice using pressure therapy on reflexes in the feet and hands. It has been proven effective in alleviating pain and addressing many health problems. WWW.RORYFOSTER.BYREGION.NET 4/13 REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/13 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586. 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. PPAU.ORG ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Paul Wirth, Certified Rolfer™, LMT 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 1/13 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


MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/13 801-268-4789, 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 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 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

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 9/13 801-521-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, monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM Sunny Steps Yoga and Zumbaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sandy2/13 We offer classes for all levels with a positive and friendly atmosphere, along with a small retail shop. Join us at Sunny Steps for a great Yoga or Zumba practice at 8724 S. 700 E. WWW.SUNNYSTEP.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

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MOVEMENT & SPORT DANCE RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 8/13 740 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 Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 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 Bikram Yogaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sandy 12/12 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Localsonly Intro: $39 for 30 days unlimited yoga. Our

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ASTROLOGY Soul & Psyche 12/12 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!

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

Vedic Harmonyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jyotish Astrology FB 942-5876. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET ENERGY HEALING Kristen Dalzen, LMT 801.467.3306. 1569 So. 1100 East. IGNITE YOUR DIVINE SPARK! Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher practicing in Salt Lake since 1996. Offering a dynamic array of healing services and classes designed to create a balanced, expansive and vivacious life. WWW.TURIYAS.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 PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Croneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hollow 8/13 2470 S. Main St. 801.906.0470. Have life questions? We offer intuitive and personal psychic consultations: Tarot, Pendulum, Crystal Ball and other oracles. $22 for 20 minutes. Afternoon

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Intuitive Journeys INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM FB Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM Nicholas Stark 7/13 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon. Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. MEDIUMS Kathryn Miles 3/13 801-633-4754. Psychic reader, medium, channeler. 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 Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING, FACILITATING Mental Health Coach and Advocate 12/12 801.278.1897. Katharine Dalton acts as a motivator, educator and resource for people struggling with mental health issues, and for those they love. She offers support and information to improve the quality of life for her clients. NLP Inner Strategies & Life Coaching4/13 Maria Ines Bernardes Ellis, Int’l NLP/HNLP certified practitioner. 801.688.9409 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 5A. Awaken your inner potential and manifest your ideal life. Uncover the hidden language of your unconscious mind. Heal past traumas and reprogram old behaviors. Take your life to the next level by shifting perspectives to achieve excellence. Call for free evaluation. You are in good hands! WWW.NLPINNERSTARTEGIES.COM

The Work of Byron Katie 7/13 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way of identifying and questioning your stressful thoughts that cause your suffering. Experience the joy and happiness of undoing those thoughts and allow your mind to return to its true, creative, peaceful nature. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM

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. CONSCIOUS CONNECTIONS, Inc.12/12 801-953-8010. A research-based step parenting program will be available this fall. The program includes a workbook, videos of stepfamily scenarios and a power point presentation. Sally and Beth have been practicing family therapists for 30 years each, and have personally experienced stepfamily living. SALLY.AMSDEN@GMAIL.COM, BETH-HUGHES@COMCAST.NET

Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/13 801-524-0560, 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. Introspect Inc. “looking within”9/13 801.413.3901. 24 So. 600 East Ste. 2. Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children. Specializing in relationship and self confidence issues. Healing from within by gaining clarity of ones thoughts and feelings. Family and group work available. Assessment and treatment evaluations. INTROSPECT9@GMAIL.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 8/13 801-631-8426. 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 6/13 801 935-4787 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 12/12 801-364-5700 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 10/13 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM

GROCERIES, SPECIALTY FOODS, KITCHEN SUPPLIES Beer Nut. 1200 S State St, 801.531.8182, BEERNUT.COM. FB Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. FB Liberty Heights Fresh. 1290 S. 1100 E. 801583-7374. LIBERTYHEIGHTSFRESH.COM. FB GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM FB Cosmic Spiral 10/12 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-509-1043 Mystical, musical and metaphysical gifts and resources for every persuasion—in an atmosphere that soothes your spirit. Psychic, Tarot and astrology readings, events and classes. Singing bowls, drums, flutes, incense, books, jewelry, cards and smiles. Open noon-6:30 p.m, Monday thru Saturday (and 11-5 Sun. through holidays). Dancing Cranes. 673 E Simpson Ave, 801.486.1129, DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM FB Golden Braid Books. 801-322-1162. 151 S 500 E, GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM FB Healing Mountain Crystal Co. FB 363 S. 500 E. #210, SLC. 800-811-0468, HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG.

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 Nicholas Stark7/13 801-394-6287; cell: 801-721-2779. 20 years of Shamanic healings/energy work. Ogden Canyon.

RETAIL ARTS & CRAFTS Blazing Needles 8/13 1365 S 1100 E, SLC. 801 487-5648. More than a local yarn store, we're a unique gathering place for knitters of all levels and styles. Beginner or expert, old or young, male or female, Blazing Needles welcomes you! Fine artisan yarns, quality tools and classes. Check our website for classes and special offerings! M-W 10a-7p, Th Knit Night 10a-9pm Fri & Sat, 10a-6pm, Sun 12-5pm WWW.BLAZING-NEEDLES.COM

Sunny Steps Yoga and Zumba—Sandy2/13 We offer classes for all levels with a positive and friendly atmosphere, along with a small retail shop. Join us at Sunny Steps for a great Yoga or Zumba practice at 8724 S. 700 E. WWW.SUNNYSTEP.COM Ten Thousand Villages. 120 S. Main St., SLC. 801.485.8827, SALTLAKECITY.TENTHOUSANDVILLAGES.COM FB\ Turiya's Gifts2/13 1569 So. 1100 E. 801.531.7823. M-F 11-7, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5. Turiya's is a metaphysical gift and crystal store. We have an exquisite array of crystals and minerals, jewelry, drums, sage and sweet grass, angels, fairies, greeting cards and meditation tools. Come in and let us help you create your sanctuary. WWW.TURIYAS.COM RESALE/FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/12 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 126, Sat. 12-5, Gallery Stroll every 3rd Friday 3-9. We feature second-hand furniture, art and accessories to evoke passion and embellish any room or mood with comfort and style. You're invited to browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988. RESALE/CLOTHING Plus Size Consignment 12/12 801-268-3700. 4700 S. 9th East in Ivy Place. * Sizes 14-6X.* New & nearly new CURVY GIRL clothing. As your body changes, change your clothes! * BUY * SELL * TRADE * RECYCLE. * Earn $$$$$ for your clothes * Come in for a free gift bag * Designer accessories and shoes for all* WWW.PLUSSIZECONSIGNMENT.VPWEB.COM RESALE/OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING fun & frolic consignment shop 1/13 801-487-6393 2066 S. 2100 E. Consigns everything for travel /outdoor recreational experiences. Fun seekers can buy and consign high-quality, gently used outdoor gear and clothing, making fun time less expensive. Call to consign your items. FACEBOOK @ FUN & FROLIC CONSIGNMENT

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SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ORGANIZATIONS All Saints Episcopal Church. 801.581.0380. Foothill Dr. at 17th S. WWW.ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG. Eckankar in Utah 12/12 801-542-8070. 8105 S 700 E, Sandy. Eckankar is ancient wisdom for today. Explore past lives, dreams, and soul travel to see how to lead a happy, balanced and productive life, and put daily concerns into loving perspective. Worship Service and classes on Sundays at 10:30am. WWW.ECKANKAR-UTAH.ORG

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Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/12 801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. A spiritual, metaphysical, mystical community dedicated to spiritual enlightenment and unconditional love through spiritual practice, education, service, celebration and fellowship. Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m.; WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/13 801-328-4629. 740 S. 300 W. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG INSTRUCTION

Boulder Mountain Zendo. 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG FB 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

Mindful Yoga & Meditation classes & workshops since 1986 International Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Institute mindful yoga 865 East 500 South:

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Veggies make you happy Well, okay, there’s no proof that eating vegetables causes greater happiness, but it turns out there is proof that people who eat more vegetables are, in fact, happier. According to a study by Daniel Blanchflower at Dartmouth University found, among 80,000 British citizens surveyed, that people who consume eight or more servings of vegetables per day were .27 points happier (on a scale of one to 10) than those who ate few or no vegetables. Blanchflower isn’t sure what the causal relationship is, though. He admits that it might be that happier people tend to think of their health more, and hence eat vegetables, or that vegetarians tend to be among wealthier classes. TINYURL.COM/EATVEGGIESBEHAPPY

We had farming right the first time Monsanto and Dow would like us to believe that the only way to feed the world is with the current agribusiness model of monocropping— with the use of a metric shit-ton of Roundup to keep down the weeds. But that’s just not the case, and now there’s proof. Researchers at Marsden Farm (owned by Iowa State University) began a study in 2003 in which they operated three plots of land: one farmed “conventionally” with corn grown one year and soybeans the next, using the industry-standard (read: a lot) amounts of pesticide and herbicide. On an other, they used a fouryear cycle that included alfalfa; on the third, a four-year cycle including oats. They also integrated raising livestock into the longer rotations, using their manure as fertilizer. The longer rotation plots produced better yields of crops and needed 88% less chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They found 200% fewer toxins in the groundwater under these plots, as well. The only drawback? An increase in labor costs—which was more than offset by the reduction in cost of fertilizer and pesticide. Eat that, big agribusiness (I will!). TINYURL.COM/IOWAFARMSTUDY

Curbside glass recycling now available In a partnership between Salt Lake City and Momentum Recycling, new program will launch with availabili-

ty to roughly half of Salt Lake City residents, with the remaining areas coming online in April 2013. Volume in just the first month of service is expected to top 24 tons. Glass drop-off centers, located throughout the City, will remain operational concurrent with the new service. The curbside glass recycling pickup is a voluntary program and will be available to residents in designated neighborhoods for $6 per month for monthly pickup. Subscribers can also sign up for automatic noticing that occurs the day before scheduled pickup via automated phone call, text message or email. All colors of glass can be placed in the 35-gallon grey bins for curbside service. SLCCLASSIC.COM/SLCGREEN/RECYCLE/GLASS.HTM

The fish are still glowing According to a paper published in the journal Science last month, fish from the waters near the Fukishima nuclear power plant in Japan are too radioactive to eat—and likely will be for a decade to come. The bigger bottom-feeding varieties (halibut, sole, etc.), are the most affected. Even more troubling: According to a study from Oregon State University, Pacific albacore tuna have traces (albeit minute) of radiation identifiable as having come from Fukishima. TINYURL.COM/RADIOACTIVEFISH, TINYURL.COM/RADIOACTIVEALBACORE

Sugar-fueled rage? If the links to obesity, ADHD and a variety of other health problems aren’t enough to convince you sugary drinks aren’t good for kids, here’s another tidbit: According to researchers at Harvard University, there’s a strong correlation between kids who drink five or more cans of soft drink per week and incidents of violence or bringing weapons to school. Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but we’re talking a 57% correlation here. That’s pretty striking. TINYURL.COM/SODARAGE

No shit, Sherlock Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a report in which they claim that kids who eat organic produce rather than conventionally grown veggies (wait for it…) have lower levels of pesticide in their blood. They don’t come out and say that pesticides are bad for kids, but it’s a start…I guess. TINYURL.COM/KIDSEATORGANICS

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he themes for November are power, peace and magic. That sounds a lot better than how things have been for most of 2012. We are inching our way toward understanding how to navigate the tumultuous waters of the astrological transformations occurring over the past four years. The harsh winds of change have made the trunks of our personal trees stronger from the constant bending and adjusting to the everchanging zephyrs. And we have learned to have better grounding by adding more and more ballast in the bottoms of our inner boats. All of us have learned new skills to stay afloat and align with this shifting of energies. For some things, we can be very grateful. Can you feel how much more understanding and compassionate you are to others, and how you have learned to love yourself much deeper? Allow a moment of reflection and appreciate all that you have learned. We cannot “keep up with the Joneses.” We have to live our life and that is all we can really do. Worrying about what others think is no longer as important as it used to be. We have had to take an honest look at who and what we are and find acceptance and trust in our own divine flow. There is magic in our life and our choices. There is mystery in the unraveling of our egos to discover the greater design that is within each of us. And the more I allow that within myself, the more I see that in others. I see beauty where I saw discomfort. I see grace where I saw despair. I see love in the eyes of all those I meet. I connect in a much more real and honest way. I see the spark of the divine everywhere. It is as if the leaves of our egos have fallen off the limbs of the tree and now the stark beauty of our core is

revealed just like the unadorned tree trunk. There is amazing beauty right here. Just look in the mirror. That beauty is you. Time is the teacher. Age is the pattern that forces us into the place of grace. Stillness is the place where we finally see what has always been right in front of us. From that place, awareness arises that we all feel the same emotions, have similar experiences, feel the same pain, love deeply, and suffer the loss when change is inevitable. When we deny that we are all connected in an amazing plan, then we continue to create separation, fear, and suffering. So stop, breathe, and see that there really is no “other” out there. Openly and honestly look at others and see beyond your projection, attachment, and beliefs of how you want others to act. Then choose to look deeper into this person’s needs, dreams, desires and hopes. Feel into the heart that beats within the soul of this person. See the soul that wants to understand and open. Feel the desire and fears of this person’s personal drama that has been their life. In that moment the words will no longer matter. Only then can an honest conversation really happen. Allow for November to be a time that is beyond politics, beyond rhetoric, beyond fear. It is by understanding each other that change happens with grace rather than conflict. At this point we are all pretty tired of conflicts in our personal and professional lives. We have to find another way to interact. Because of this astrology, the circumstances that we think might be so important might not be. We are all challenged for the next three years as this storm transcends the old and brings in something new. Remember that we cannot do it alone. We all need each other to help create this expansion. It is time to see the love that we share, the deep caring that we all have for this country, and the change that we need to manifest together. u

Allow for November to be a time that is beyond politics, rhetoric or fear. It is by understanding each other that change happens with grace rather than conflict.

Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She now lives in California, but visits Utah this month for classes and readings. SUZWAGNER.COM

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What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN

Sugar Space turns 5

Grand opening for new outdoor and sport consignment shop, Fun & Frolic. I love the whole concept of this store: Not only do they provide unique consignments but they also give back to the community (they support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program), and they’re environmentally conscious as well— in fact, you could say the place is one big recycle shop. Just our kind of store. On Saturday, November 10, Fun & Frolic will hold its grand opening. Blue Star juice and coffee truck and the cupcake truck from So Cupcakes will be there. Events such as face painting and a treasure hunt are scheduled. Fun & Frolic sells items for travel, outdoor recreation, and leisure time. It’s expensive to begin a new sport; this is a great way to break into it and not break the bank. They also carry gently used clothing and accessories, mainly for outdoors and sports. The shop is owned by the wife and husband team, Kathleen Bratcher and Richard Kerr. Kathleen started her adventures in the outdoors at an early age: Her father worked for National Forestry Association and was “Smokey Bear” for the Salt Lake Valley during most of her youth. As an adult she has spent her time hiking, camping and exploring the wild outdoors. Some of the reasons for starting the shop were to facilitate women spending more time in the outdoors, and overcoming their fears of traveling alone. To top it off, Kathleen is a massage therapist. Richard is a junior high special education teacher in Granite School District. He also taught outdoor recreation skills to NATO troops and their families in Germany. He has been a professional river guide in Colorado, Austria, and Australia, worked on sail boats in France, and taught skiing in Colorado and Utah. An example of some things carried at Fun & Frolic are: backpacking items from cooking stoves to sleeping pads, seasonal sports equipment, bike equipment, dog items, all kinds of clothes and accessories, outdoor guide and sport books and even items for the home such as vintage cookware and “how to” handicraft books. 2066 S 2100 E. Open house: Sat., Nov. 10, 10am to 5pm. FACEBOOK.COM/FUNFROLICCONSIGNMENTSHOP

Congratulations to Sugar Space on its five year anniversary! Sugar Space provides workshops and classes, an arts-focused preschool, great performances—this month they host Body Logic Dance Company and the art of Susan Spransy—and classes in contact improvisation, hoop dancing, acting and yoga. It’s also available to rent. Brittany Reese, director and founder, was born in Utah and later attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance. She has performed as a professional dancer and taught and choreographed around the world. She founded Sugar Space in 2007. Its mission is to produce innovative, multi-disciplinary arts programs and to support emerging and established artists locally and abroad. 616 E Wilmington Ave. (just north of Dancing Cranes). THESUGARSPACE.COM

Smile, you’re on camera! The Downtown Alliance has installed web cameras on Main Street, allowing all internet users 24-hour access to activity in the area. I’ve seen live feeds like this in other cities, mainly beaches and tourist areas so you can set a time with your friends/family where you dance around, wave your arms maniacally, and generally make a fool of yourself for all the world to see.... Located on the Frank Building (270 S. Main St.), the cameras offer a 180-degree field of view, including the Gallivan Trax stop, the corner of 300 South and Main Street and sidewalk activity. “The primary reason is to let people know about the great things happening on Main Street,” says Downtown Alliance Executive Director Jason Mathis. “In addition to that, if it helps prevent any illegal activity, that’s not a bad thing—but that would be the icing on the cake.”

Red Butte’s Water Conservation Garden Beautiful gardens can be colorful and vibrant without heavy applications of water or chemicals. And that’s what Red Butte Garden aims to demonstrate. The future threeacre garden, to be located east of the of the Fragrance Garden and north of the Children’s Garden, will feature water-wise native plants, drought-resistant specimens from around the world and water-conserving irrigation techniques. Utah is the second driest state in the nation; our residential landscapes consume the majority of our municipal water supply. Through plant displays, designed garden spaces, and interpretive signage, the Water Conservation Garden will teach people how to landscape and maintain water-wise gardens Projected completion date for the garden is spring 2014. The Dumke family has donated $2 million to the project. Red Butte Gardens is scrambling to raise $1 million by February 2013 to meet a $3 million matching grant from the Alternative Visions Fund. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG/WCG

Growing campaign for healthy school lunch

The live feed to the cameras can be found at DOWNTOWNSLC.ORG/MAINSTREET.


Congratulations to Provo City School District for excellence in teaching Utah’s youth to eat right. The Provo City School District Child Nutrition Office has become a model district for schools across the nation to engage, educate, and encourage their students to enjoy eating more healthy meals. They have been recipients of Utah’s Best of State (Education Support Personnel) for the last three years, and the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award in 2011.

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New Eateries Taqueria27 is an innovative new restaurant and coffee bar by Todd Gardiner that uses local and seasonal ingredients. Todd has directed kitchens of Z’Tejas and Snowbird’s Aerie and has worked alongside chefs at Log Haven and the New Yorker for the past 25 years. The restaurant is beautifully designed and uses reclaimed wood and other recycled products for the interiors. His menu includes several versions of guacamole, from traditional to mango served with house made tortilla chips. Salsas too come in chipoltle to verde and are made fresh. Corn tortillas are handmade and filled with ingredients like achiote marinated chicken or chile-marinated prime beef. Housemade mole, creative salads, dessert, tequilas and a coffee bar—this establishment has just about everything. Taqueria27, 1615 South Foothill Drive, in Lamplighter Square. Monday-Saturday, 11am- 9pm. The coffee bar is open 6am-8pm and is now serving breakfast. FACEBOOK.COM/TAQUERIA27

Frisch on 5th East: Salt Lake’s latest local vegan-friendly diner is the brainchild of Leigh and Rachel Kade, who may be familiar to many in the art scene as the creators of Grimmleighs scary stuffed creatures. While they feel that creating art was a great business, the couple had dreams of opening a cafe for a long time. Initially thinking about doing a food truck, the couple came across the old Rico location on 500 East and took up residence. Leigh and Rachel had been vegetarians for years and switched to vegan foods a few years ago, so creating a menu from their own recipes wasn’t too difficult. The tempeh kale salad contains organic veggies with toasted almonds, a quinoa black-bean dish called the Toni, and the Broccoli Burst. Sandwich wraps, such as the Fancy Boy, made with spicy soy chicken and vegan mayo. A special feature of the Frisch menu are dips like red-lentil-curry and edamame-spinach served with veggie sticks or tortilla wedges. Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm Saturday noon-5pm. 779 S 500 E. FRISCHEATS.COM.

Beer tasting at Epic Brewing: One of our ever-changing, byzantine liquor laws is that you may not drink without eating. In response to that, Epic Brewing Company has found a creative way to conduct business and stay within the law by providing a cafe to accompany their beer tasting room. You may now visit their sandwich shop (meats and cheeses from Caputo’s market) and try out their beer—of course, provided you eat, as well. 825 S. State St. Open seven days a week and holidays. EPICBREWING.COM SSS

Utah organization helps people in developing countries who need surgery Operation Walk Utah recently completed their fifth surgical mission to El Salvador that provided no-cost total knee and hip replacements to 60 patients in need. A team of 47 medical volunteers, including orthopedic surgeons, physicians, nurses, and physical therapists from all over the U.S., operated on El Salvadorian patients who received joint replacement surgeries.

Founder Aaron Hofmann, M.D., who is directs the Center for Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Hofmann Arthritis Institute, along with the volunteer medical team, performed total knee and total hip replacement surgeries over a four-day period. Operation Walk Utah provides free joint replacement surgeries for patients with disabling arthritis in developing countries and in the United States. OPERATIONWALKUTAH.ORG

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November 2012


Silence is not the solution Vote!


oo many people whose intelligence I respect are starting to tell me that they are not voting in this election because the political parties are the same: Obama and Romney are cut from the same cloth; they are both in bed with corporate interests; they both support clandestine operations; neither of them cares about the 99%. My friends say they are tired of


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BY RALFEE FINN than their own. Nonetheless, some of our elected officials still care about their fellow humans. I supported the Green Party until the Bush/Gore debacle. I remember all too clearly Ralph Naderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raiders on the Today Show asking him to step out of the race in Florida, because he had promised to do just that if the race looked close. He had promised to do

To say that there is no difference between Obama and Romney is to miss the day-to-day reality of the consequences of this election. having their vote taken for granted and then having that vote rendered meaningless because nothing really changes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a peculiar conceit to think that this would be the moment not to vote. These candidates are not the same, and neither are the foundations of their opposing parties. And to say that there is no difference between Obama and Romney is to miss the day-to-day reality of the consequences of this election. I was never an Obama advocate. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never thought one person would be able to solve all the problems we were facing. I did not think the rightwing conservative fundamentalists would let go easily, nor that the people who thought Sarah Palin was a genuine representative of women would ever change their minds, especially in a society thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been brainwashed not to listen too deeply and not to see too clearly. In 2008, I was simply willing to vote for whatever Democrat was the candidate, because Democrats have been the party of women, labor, color, and all the other movements for social justice. Republicans have never taken the plight of the working person to heart. And they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t concerned with it now. I was raised in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s by what some might call rabid radicals, which means I was reared on the understanding of just how closely corporations control our cultureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the military industrial complex isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something new. And because I was raised in a political household, I also learned quite early not to believe that most politicians have anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest at heart other

just that if the race looked close. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m repeating this on purpose so that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no confusion about Nader and his party â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are no different from the others. If you insist on the conceit of nonparticipation, then I suggest you adopt someone who will suffer from the consequences of your apathy. Bring a senior citizen, a family, an infant, a teenager, or someone on disability home with you to live. If the Republicans win, those people who require social services to survive will have to live somewhere â&#x20AC;&#x201D;why not with you? But even if Obama wins, bring someone home to live with you so you can participate as an active citizen in the everyday needs of other citizens. So you can come to terms with the necessity of voting to keep social services alive. The survival needs of so many are so challenged right now that it is impossible to imagine that we will ever be able to help everyone, especially if the smartest, most thoughtful, and most idealistic among us decide not to vote because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to demonstrate their dissatisfaction. I am as dissatisfied as you, but silence is not the solution. Martin Luther King, Jr., said we would remember the silence of our friends because silence is historically misunderstood to be consent. Not voting is the greatest silence of all. And this is not the time to consent to lies, ignorance and bigotry.u Visit Ralfeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or email her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

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