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ECSTACY AND THE BELOVED MELISSA BOND & ALICE TOLER A conversation with Coleman Barks on the poet Rumi.


THE POETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S KITCHEN: WITH FORK AND PEN JUDYTH HILL An introductory lesson in Wildwriting.


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THE CATALYST 100 PARTY PHOTOS BY JEN LEAHY On a chilly Wednesday evening in mid-January, many of the brightest lights of the Salt Lake Valley converged upon the


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DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BE S.A.D. ALICE TOLER Home remedies for the winter blues. Also: Help for weathering inversions, by JAYNE BOUD.


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SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to an epic 2013.


DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET ME STARTED JOHN DEJONG EnergySolutions is a lot like my old neighbor Joe.


ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND DEQ reports on Utah environment; Protesters decry dirty energy, dirty air; Colorado River vs. climate change; Lawsuit challenges bad BLM plans; Mayor Becker calls for Wasatch protection; Another reason to walk in the woods.





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necessary. We immediately headed to the health foods store. We’re talking about one extremely compromised kitty here; but we all hope for the best. I will let you know how he progresses. Speaking of progress: I have three kale patches in my garden. One is a circle of mature dinosaur kale in the front yard (accessorized with toy dinosaurs to make the half-harvested stalks look less ridiculous); another is a patch of starts planted in the fall alongside the house; and then more, at the same time, in two hoop houses in the back yard. I also planted some in a pot, which I keep indoors. I would show you the images, but they all look the same: just big level mountains. Starting in March I will give monthly updates so you can see how they’ve fared. It is hard to imagine anything staying green, to say nothing of growing, under all that white, but apparently that’s what’s happening. On June 16, CATALYST staff gathered with the “CATALYST 100” honorees featured in the January edition, along with their (and our) friends. I will say that this event, while special for so many reasons, put me in the party-hosting mood again. A few years back when our office was located downtown, we could easily accommodate 150 visitors. In more modest digs sizewise, over the past few years, our party mojo has toned down quite a bit. This gathering, however, renewed my taste for celebrating my friends (especially if I get to wear a sparkly dress.). Do note our monthly dance parties at Zest (see ad this issue). This month, the $5 cover charge goes toward a collaborative art project. Back to the Leonardo—the structure formerly known as the Salt Lake City Main Library. Don’t you still enjoy the giant Doug Snow painting as you ride the escalator, think of the children’s department as you step off at the second floor, and imagine all the intent listeners as you enter the third floor party hall—once home to the library’s large music collection? The thing that made this party special is that most of the honorees showed up. And then I realized—that’s what they do: They show up. They make things happen. They connect, like the mycelium that holds the planet together. But oh, that is another topic, for another day. Let’s just say it was great to feel how we all connect. “We are all one” is not just a platitude when you get to experience it; it is real, and it feels good. u Greta Belanger deJong is editor & publisher of CATALYST Magazine.


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was mainly a brain freeze for me. I spent most the time in disbelief that we were not smote by some higher power that had become annoyed by our behavior. I was counting on the Mayans but that fell through. I imagine some omniscient being slapping us like a puppy nipping at its heel. Look at me, look me; I’m cute aren’t I? Well, actually we aren’t. These are just a short list of things that were dull fingernails on my mental chalkboard this year. Epic: I guess it is just the latest in the escalation of superlatives from groovy, hip, cool, hot, awesome to epic. While I await the new anointed one, I nominate “craptastic!” That was a craptastic bowl game by Alabama Monday and an epic fail by Notre Dame. Job Creators: This was fun during the elections but like an economy based on spending wildly on Christmas excess, creating jobs is a poor indicator of national wealth. Wars create jobs, diseases create jobs and of course multi-billion dollar campaigns that end in only one winner create a bunch of temporary jobs for advertisers and that deep-voiced threatening narrator guy. Lance Armstrong: As of this writing he has been stripped more times than a Las Vegas showgirl. I fully expect his third grade teacher to come forward and strip him of the gold star he won for winning the 50-yard dash at recess. The state of Texas has proposed taking away the blue ribbon he won for leather craft at the state fair at age 10. Vatican officials confirm that one of the Pope’s first tweets will be the renunciation of Lance Armstrong’s baptism. This is all about riding a bike, right?

Bucket List: I’m getting to the age when compiling a bucket list sounds more dignified than just going nut-bag crazy on a mid-life crisis binge, but couldn’t we come up with a better analogy? Please just visit my AMAZON.COM wish list. I actually heard someone say “LOL;” not the words that it stands for, just the letters as if they were verbally texting. It is another over used cliché to talk about signs of the end times, but this tells me that the machines have won and we can’t tell the difference between talking to each other in person and inputting to a computer. RSVP is the new expletive: I actually think that people are becoming slightly more civil in response to all the recent tragedies, but somehow we have become so in-the-moment that we cannot possibly commit to an event that is further than 12 minutes in the future. It looks physically painful when I ask people in person so I resort to email and all the electronic invitation plug-ins and I still get virtual dancing in place and writhing to find an answer. Global climate warming/change/whatever: OK, just for the sake of argument let’s say climate change isn’t all caused by human activity...neither is a giant meteor coming towards Earth but I bet we would rally the world to try to stop the meteor. Stop blaming, start doing. I don’t want to sound like 2012 was an epic fail; on the bright side, I realized that if you never take down your Christmas lights, you never need to put them up again. Meditate on that. u Dennis Hinkamp did not mention Call Me Maybe or Gangnam Style because those were just too horrible for words.

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once had a neighbor who wasn’t so bright. Which is not to say not conser vative. I’ll call him Joe-Who’s-Not-a-Plumber so he doesn’t get mad at me. One day the sewer line from Joe’s nearby property broke. Being the good Libertarian he is, he immediately called the city and tr ied to get them to fix the mess. They told him the connection to the main sewer line in the street was his responsibility. Joe has a can-do attitude and figured he could fix it himself. Any fool can dig a tr ench, he told me later, and how hard can plumbing be? When Joe got down to the broken pipe, sewage was still coming out. This made digging out around the broken pipe a little messy. It also reminded him that he hadn’t told his tenants about the ‘waste’ problem. Later that afternoon Joe returned from the hardware store with a short piece of sewer pipe one diameter too small and a flat of petunias—so his tenants might overlook the “minor” problem (to say nothing of the health r isk). He tried to make the narrow pipe fit between the two larger ends of the existing sewer line. He tried bailing wire, duct tape and epoxy. Amazingly, he managed to get the line tight and began backfilling the hole. I considered telling him the whole sewer line was likely corroded and that he should take this opportunity to replace the whole thing. I was also tempted to tell him that a bottleneck is not a good thing in a sewer line. But Joe likes to find things out for himself, so I decided to kick back and enjoy the show. Sometimes ’visory’ is the best part of being a supervisor. It wasn’t long before the next episode of Joe’s shit show aired. His yard oozed grey water. Now he knew he had to replace the whole line. He began digging from the building. It was a pretty good trench. Six feet deep and wide enough for a man to stand in and throw shovels of dirt out as he progressed toward the street. Joe’s a nose-to-the-sewer-pipe kind of worker, when he gets going, so it wasn’t until he reached the sidewalk that he looked back and saw his trench half filled with dirt he had carelessly thrown back over his shoulder. Salt Lake-based EnergySolutions. the largest nuclear waste company in the world, is in the same sort of pickle Joe was in. We’ve benignly accepted their naming rights to our local arena— corporate petunias—but that doesn’t mean all is well below. The pending sale of EnergySolutions to Energy Capital Partners is the third episode of corporate debt ditch-digging, where a crushing load of debt is added to the ’value’ of the corporation. Its stockholders have already taken several baths. In 2008, shortly after buying 30 million

BY JOHN DEJONG shares at $25, they saw the shar e price drop to $5 in three months. That’s a loss of market capitalization of $600 million. Talk about a hair cut. The stock has never recovered and was trading in the $3.44 range when the buyout was announced.This time the corporation will be taken private. The transaction sets the “enterprise value” of EnergySolutions at $1.1 billion. Energy Capital Partners is taking over the obligation on some $761.5 million of debt. That’s a lot of debt to service. Energy Solutions is so far under water that the new owners’ only hope of seeing the light of day on their capital is sweet-talking Utah’s elected representatives into allowing higher-level nuclear wastes at the Clive landfill. Based on past performance, that’s a reasonable expectation. EnergySolutions has done $401,370 worth of sweet-talking/bribing/crossing palms with silver up on the hill over the last three years: $117,410 in 2010, $108,210 in 2011 (which wasn’t even an election year) and $175,750 in 2012. Virtually every one of Utah’s Republican state senators and representatives as well as a handful of county officials in Salt Lake and Tooele counties have taken campaign contributions from EnergySolutions. EnergySolutions’ largess even extends to the Democratic leadership, though not the rank-and-file, making it appear very much like hush money. When it comes to nuclear waste, the Utah Legislature is EnergySolutions’ bitch, as a political scientist might put it. This is the ultimate catastrophe of the 2010 Supreme Court decision on Citizens United, allowing virtually unlimited corporate contributions to political candidates. It wouldn’t be such a problem if Utah had ethical ethics laws that required elected officials to recuse themselves when they had conflicts of interest. Presently, they are only required to disclose conflicts of interest when they actually work for someone. They are not required to report campaign contributions as conflicts of interest, although campaign contributions are the life blood of every politician. It’s a lot like asking a vampire whether blood is important to him and believing him when he says no. Short of resorting to pitch forks, there’s not much the average citizen can do. One way would be to help Move to Amend overturn the Supreme Court’s undemocratic Citizens United decision. Another would be to help Utahns for Ethical Government pass an ethics law with teeth. In addition, it’s always good to pause occasionally, look over your shoulder, and see that the solution to your problem doesn’t take even more energy and create a bigger problem. u MOVETOAMEND.ORG; UTAHETHICS.ORG. John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST

ENVIRO-NEWS BY AMY BRUNVAND DEQ Reports on Utah environment The Utah Division of Environmental Quality has released its annual report. Among interesting items: • Utah urban areas are still unable to meet federal air quality standards; • The Deseret Chemical Depot in Tooele County finished its mission to destroy 42% of the nation’s chemical weapons stockpile and is expected to close by 2015; • A low-level radioactive waste facility has opened in Texas which may take some of the pressure off of Utah to accept “hotter” waste; • Mercury contamination in Utah fish is still a big problem. DEQ.UTAH.GOV/ENVRPT/DOCS/2012/2012ENVIROREPORTFS.PDF

Protesters decry dirty energy, dirty air At the 2013 Governor’s Energy Development Summit, Representatives Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart and Senator Mike Lee slammed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), essentially because it stops energy developers from being able to do whatever they like on public lands (never mind environmental or public health consequences). Without those pesky regulations, Bishop said, Utah could be just like North Dakota (though I wonder how many Utahns are pining to live in North Dakota?). Meanwhile, about 200 protesters gathered outside the Salt Palace in bitter cold and smog to hear speakers describe a sustainable energy future. The protesters waved signs demanding accountability for the side effects of fossil fuels. Inside the conference, activists from Utah Tar Sands Resistance tried to make their point by passing out bottled water relabeled to indicate contamination by chemical solvents used in tar sands mining. They briefly siezed the mic to give Utah Governor Gary Herbert a “Polluter of the Year” award (which he did not accept). The poisonous air along the urban Wasatch Front is so bad that on January 23, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment held a press conference at the Utah State Capitol declaring chronic winter air pollution a public health emergency. Simply breathing outside is like smoking a pack of cigarettes. (See more on how to mitigate some of the effects of air pollution in this issue of CATALYST). Despite the dirty air, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining has approved a groundwater discharge permit for a

213-acre strip mine at PR Springs on school trust land property (thus avoiding those pesky federal environmental regulations). A report from Western Resource Advocates (WRA) titled “Fossil Foolishness” notes that the mining process will contaminate water and air, waste water from the already overallocated Colorado River basin, exacerbate climate change, and divert attention from opportunities to develop new, renewable energy sources. WRA is planning to challenge the decision in court, and citizen groups like Utah Tar Sands Resistance continue to hope it is still possible to stop tar sands mining before it starts.

the West (there is going to be less of it) and evaluates over 150 proposals to cope with the projected supply/demand imbalance. American Rivers calls the study “a critical step toward bringing water management into the 21st century.” There is some danger that politicians will try to meet the challenges with expensive, environmentally harmful proposals for new dams, diversions and reservoirs, but the report also points the way to conservation and efficiency strategies that would be more cost effective and less damaging.


Lawsuit challenges bad BLM plans


Another reason to walk in the woods Backpacking makes you smarter and more creative, according to a research team that included University of Utah Professor David Strayer. The study found that “four days of immersion in nature, and the corresponding disconnection from multi-media and technology, increases performance on creativity, problem-solving task by a full 50%.” PLOSONE.ORG/ARTICLE/INFO%3ADOI%2F10.1371%2FJOURNAL.PONE.0051474

Colorado River vs. climate change Everyone knows that there is not enough water in the Colorado River basins to supply all the water rights granted by the 1922 Colorado River Compact, but nobody knows quite what to do about it. In December 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a landmark study that considers the effects of climate change on water in

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Five years later environmentalists are still working to undo the damage from radically pro-development BLM Resource Management Plans that were forced through during the Bush administration. In December a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit challenging the Richfield RMP on the grounds that it violates federal regulations by giving priority to off-road vehicle recreation and energy development at the expense of wildlife, wilderness and cultural resources. The RMP guides management decisions in places such as the Henry Mountains, Dirty Devil River, Robbers Roost, Factory Butte and Muddy Creek in the San Rafael Swell. Conservation groups supporting the lawsuit are Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust, National Parks Conservation Association, Utah Rivers Council, Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Rocky Mountain Wild.

Mayor Becker, man of the Wasatch In his State of the City speech Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker spoke about the need to sustain clean air, our watershed and the character of our spectacular, natural setting. “It is time to comprehensively address the Wasatch Canyons. Public and private partners must all come together and reason to protect our watershed, establish mountain transportation systems and wilderness areas, and balance uses while protecting natural resources,” Becker said. “Our mountains, the lifeblood of our Valley, face unprecedented demands. Our residents, businesses and governmental entities should forge a consensus that guides us for the next generation.” SLCGOV.COM/2012-STATE-CITY-ADDRESS-MAYOR-RALPH-BECKER


Februrary 2013



Ecstacy and the Beloved A conversation with Coleman Barks on the poet Rumi


Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.


hether or not you remember his name, you’ve likely heard the words of Rumi — declared “the most popular poet in America,” by the BBC in 2007. Also known as Jalal adDin Muhammad Rumi, he was born 806 years ago in Central Asia. Rumi was a Persian Muslim, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic. His words captured the ecstasy of being human, and explored the twinned joy and grief of our self-aware longing for connection with the divine. His works would reach across centuries and across religious and

national boundaries to touch the hearts of countless millions. Rumi’s fame in the West can be traced to 1976, when the author Robert Bly challenged 39-year-old Tennesseean poet Coleman Barks to release Rumi’s poems from their “cages” of academically literal translation, and a new amanuensis was created to give wings to Rumi’s spirit. On February 28, the Jung Society of Utah along with the Two Arrows Zen Center (formerly Boulder Mountain Zendo) is bringing Barks to Salt Lake City to perform readings of Rumi, gracefully accompanied by Grammy-award winning cellist David Darling. In spite of the fact that Barks does not speak or write the Persian language, his interpretations of Rumi’s works are regarded as some of the most beautiful and accurate available to the English-language reader. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tehran University in 2006 in consideration of his work. Barks has compared his interpretations to “trying to translate Shakespeare

into Chinese,” and says that Rumi’s poetry rightfully deserves “hundreds of translators” in deference to its importance and profundity. Local poet and “CATALYST 100” honoree Melissa Bond sat down with Barks to chat telephonically about his experiences with Rumi and with his own poetry and life. MB: What is your process when you are distilling the translations that are mostly from English? CB: I look at an English translation, a scholarly translation, and I try to feel into what information, what spiritual information is coming through in the poem—it’s almost like sensing a presence of someone—and then I try to let that take me. I don’t add images. Some poems pick up various things that are difficult for an English reader, an American reader, to deal with, like Koranic references. Not always, but sometimes I will put them in a note and say this whole poem is a gloss on a certain passage in the Koran, which they often are. I didn’t grow

up reading the Koran. I didn’t even hear Rumi’s name until I was 39. I never had this great literary education at Baylor or at Chapel Hill. Over here, it’s a great blind spot in our culture. We don’t know the Koran and we don’t know this magnificent 12th, 13th, 14th-century poetry in Persian, the greatest in the world. MB: Reflecting back on my own education, I had never thought about the fact that Rumi wasn’t part of my education at St. John’s. CB: I never taught him; I taught American poetry. I never taught a class in Rumi, except this one I am teaching now. MB: So there are people out there who will not have heard of Rumi. Going back to the beginner’s mind, what first drew you to Rumi when you first read him? Did you think that this would become a life work? CB: It was actually a suggestion and an assignment, by Robert Bly. It was a writing exercise and I just kept on doing it. It felt so deeply relaxing and sublimely invigorating. It felt like a new, but very familiar, kind of voice that Rumi was speaking in. All of his poems, you know, are spontaneous. They were just spoken. He had scribes to write them down. MB: What do you think Western culture can learn from ecstatic poetry? What have you learned? CB: Well, you can learn something about the opening of the heart, which is what Rumi said was the work of his Dervish and learning community. All the poetry, too, was about the opening of the heart; so some kind of generosity can be learned, and compassion. He said when you do things from your soul, you feel a joy, a big joy that is moving like a river through you. When you feel that, you feel it with Rumi. It is a vast feeling of something coming through him. It might be the presence of his teacher and friend Shams-e Tabrizi, actually. It was deep love. It was in the heart, it was beyond mentoring. It was maybe just a mystery we just don’t have any words for just yet. Whatever it was, it comes through the poems. MB: I’ve thought a lot about ecstasy and states of ecstasy and how it can help us to move outside of ourselves; and also about the darker side of human experience, like grief and sadness. What does Rumi say about the dark standing alongside the light? CB: There is an ecstatic dimension to grief too. They say that Rumi’s and Emily Dickenson’s

Mindful Yoga & Meditation poems are both full of ecstatic gr ief. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful Rumi poem: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grief saw me drinking a cup of sorrow and Grief asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;it tastes sweet does it not?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve caught me and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ruined my business because how can I sell sorrow when you know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a blessing?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? In that dimension, I guess, the ecstatic can be more normal and it can be more like in simple daylight. It was just this weather they walked around in, a part of their ecstasy. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a sudden state. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the sudden beauty of the bride when she is unveiled; it is the living of the man and the woman together over a lifetime. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both of those things, but it can be a station as well as a state. MB: I was really curious about this man that you mention meeting in Philadelphia whom you said you had dreamt about, who later became your teacher. Would you mind talking about that? CB: Jonathan Grenoff, who later became a friend of mine, was in law school Camden Law School at Rutgers. His teacher was a friend of mine, Milner Ball, and I had sent Milner some of my rephrasings of Rumi poems, real early ones. He read them to his law class. He was not prepared that day, I guess! So he read the poems and Jonathan came up afterward and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who did those?â&#x20AC;? Jonathan began writing to me and he said there was this Sri Lankan teacher I had to come and see. In 1979 I met this teacher with Jonathan. He was the same man from a dream Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had on May 2, 1977. Later he would come to me in dreams. I would visit him in Philadelphia afterward and tell him the dream and he would say â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to tell me, because I was there.â&#x20AC;? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how that works. I am not able to do it myself, but it did happen to me. Other people can believe it or not. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the luxury of disbelief, because it happened to me. He died in 1986. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come back in dreams a few times since then, not in about 10 or 15 years or so, but I still think he is a part of my consciousness. MB: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had dreams that feel like teaching dreams of some sort, but I have not met the people that were involved. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stayed in the dream life. CB: Have you had precognitive dreams? MB: What would you describe as a precognitive dream?

CB: I mean something that happens in a dream and then happens in real life two weeks or two years later in actual life. MB: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had that happen in my writing, where I am describing an aspect of myself or of someone I â&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to meet. There was a poem I wrote for my son before he was born. describing things about him and what he was going to teach me. It was the most accurate thing I think I have ever writtenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and then my son was born, and he has Down syndrome, and there was this certain fire of identity and love that exploded inside of me in learning this new person. I look at that poem now and wonder, how could I have known that? CB: I think consciousness can go ahead in time and back in time; w e are not separate things. We are not asleep. We overlap all the time. MB: I love having those places where I am reminded of that. CB: Rumiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s metaphor is that we are all in an ocean. We are just waves of various heights, but we all connect in the ocean. We are all one, just as a tree connects with the roots. MB: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m interested in your choice of a cello accompaniment when you recite Rumi. I honestly find the cello one of the most beautiful, erotic instruments I can think of. CB: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried a lot of different instrumentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the piano, the violin; the flute is pretty good, depending on the flautist. Some drums are really good, with just the hand on the stretched skin. The cello is such a human sound, glorious and wailing; ecstasy and majesty at the same time. MB: How do you decide what you are going to read? CB: Do you know David Darling? He is just the essence of spontaneity. There is just no telling what he is going to do. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know what he is going to do. He is so fun to hang around. He is like some kind of Taoist master of music. We do plan some things out. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working together for 25 years. We do four or five events a year at least. MB: It sounds like a really fabulous job. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean to reduce it to a job, but oh my gosh... Translating Rumi and traveling around with a celloâ&#x20AC;Ś. CB: It is pure play. u Tickets available at | 801.581.7100 | Coleman Barks' books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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the trauma of bodies injured by rape or torture. “Dance/movement therapy acknowledges the non-verbal roots of all human language, communication, and experience, and therefore may be particularly suited to work with survivors of torture who have literally experienced the unspeakable directly to their bodies.” writes Amber Gray, a therapist who works with torture survivors. If you need another reason to rise and dance, consider this: In January the Republican majority in the U.S. House blocked re-authorization of the Violence against Women Act which helps protect women from domestic violence and sexual abuse. Why? Because they didn’t want to offer protection to undocumented immigrants, Native Americans or lesbians. Are you mad now? I am. So here’s the plan on V-Day : Walk out of your daily routine, go out in public and dance. It might sound kind of embarrassing, but you don’t have to do it by yourself. Join an event and lots of other people will be there to dance with you. Look at the website or Facebook event page for details about what to wear, when to show up and what the dancing is going to be like. This global event is going to make a big statement and you definitely want to be a part of it. u

Dancing to stop violence against women

Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.


One Billion Rising in SLC: OBRSLC.BLOGSPOT.COM.

One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a revolution. —ONEBILLIONRISING.ORG



ven if you’re not expecting any roses or chocolates, mark your calendar for V-Day, February 14, 2013. According to Eve Ensler, the playwright and peace activist who wrote “The Vagina Monologues,” the “V” stands for more than just “Valentine.” It also stands for Victory, Voluptuous, Vulva, Volcanic, Vulnerability, Vultures (she says they serve a positive function by cleaning up the dead) and, of course, Vagina. Ensler’s V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and each February she allows “The Vagina Monologues” to be performed

royalty-free on college campuses (you can see it at Westminster College February 7-9). This year for the 15th anniversary of V-Day, Ensler wants to take the celebration of women and the protest against violence out into the streets with an outrageous, disruptive global action called One Billion Rising. “We are inviting, challenging, and calling women and the people who love them to walk out of their homes , schools, jobs to strike and dance,” Ensler says, “To dance with our bodies, our lives, our heart. To dance with our rage and our joy and love. To dance with whoever we want, wherever we can until the violence stops.” One Billion is not an arbitrary number. Statistics from the United Nations say that during her lifetime

one of every three women on the planet will suffer from atrocities such as rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery. That works out to about a billion people. It’s a horrible and frightening number. You might think such large-scale human tragedy would demand a sober, mournful form of protest, but Ensler explains, “Dancing insists we take up space, and though it has no set direction, we go there together. Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive, and contagious and it breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere, at anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it’s free. Dance joins us and pushes us to go fur ther and that is why it’s at the center of One Billion Rising.” Dance also offers a path to heal

Feb 14, 12 noon: One Billion Rising Utah. Join the YWCA and other organizations on the south steps of the Utah State Capitol . Wear pink and red and come prepared to DANCE.

Feb 7-9, 7:30 pm Vagina Monologues. Westminster College. Jewett Center for the performing Arts Courage Theatre, 1840 South 1300 East, SLC. $10. Benefits the SLC Rape Recovery Center. Tickets: EZTICKETLIVE.COM/CHECKOUT/EVENT_VIEW.ASP?ID=21 OR CALL (801) 832-2457 Feb 14, 12 noon: One Billion Rising Utah. Join the YWCA and other organizations on the south steps of the Utah State Capitol. Wear pink and red and come prepared to DANCE. TINYURL.COM/BESLKWL Feb 14, 12 noon: Rising With U! University of Utah, Women’s Resource Center and ASUU. FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/ 577190662298204/?REF=TS&FREF=TS Feb 14, 7 pm One Billion Rising SLC. Flash Mob@ Draper IKEA. Wear pink, red or white. Feb 15, 7-9 pm. Centro Civico Mexicana (155 S. 600 W.) Evening reception, live performances, silent auction FACEBOOK.COM/OBRSLC/EVENTS. Proceeds donated to Women of the World, WOMENOFWORLD.ORG Find a V-day event near you:



What’s new around town BY JANE LAIRD


SUPERFOOD SUPERHEROS Small plates menu at Sage’s Cafe All their classics are still available but now you can order seasonal small plates and all-you-can-eat pizza. SAGESCAFE.COM

The Honey Stop opens

Listen to Charlotte Bell’s interview Popular yoga website “It’s All Yoga Baby” interviewed CATALYST columnist Charlotte Bell recently. You can share Bell’s 30 years of yoga experience online. Conversing about the changing yoga scene and the “fast and furious” practice forms emerging, the site reports that Bell is a “voice of reason, wisdom and integrity in the online yoga scene.” Here the interview at or go to If you want more (and who wouldn’t?), enjoy Bell’s books Yoga for Meditators and Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life or visit Oh, and be sure to read her column in CATALYST!

Wasatch Community Gardens welcomes new executive director Ashley Patterson is the new executive director of Wasatch Community Gardens. A graduate of the University of Washington with a Master’s degree in Environmental Health, Patterson brings years of ecological advocacy experience. Most recently she was the outreach and education coordinator for the U of U office of Sustainability. Before that she owned the Green Building Center, which specialized in ecological building supplies. She is well positioned to lead the nonprofit group in promoting youth and community gardening and education. Wasatch Community Gardens has been committed to building communities through gardening since 1989, offering work programs, classes and events. Patterson says she is enjoying the challenge of leading its mission of

helping Utahns of all ages and incomes to grow (and eat!) local, organic and healthy food. WWW.WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Maggie Willis serving as UMOCA interim director The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) as announced that Maggie Willis will act as interim director, as former executive director Adam Price departs for his new job with a museum in Nebraska. Willis, previously the visitor experience and volunteer services manager, revitalized UMOCA’s Art Shop and founded a successful volunteer and internship program. She reports that her emphasis will be continuing UMOCA’s current success in cementing its reputation globally and launching a new volunteer docent program. WWW.UTAHMOCA.ORG


Help us keep our readers informed about changes in your business. Send us news about your company or organization—new services, products, projects, employees, location, menu, hours, honors, etc. Email us a brief message (include telephone and name): GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

“The Honey Guy,” Peter Somers, spent 16 years flying corporate jets. Now he has a new passion: He has opened a shop in Salt Lake devoted to promoting the health benefits and intricate flavors, colors and textures of some of the world’s finest honey. The Honey Stop carries 15 different varieties. “Honey is a sweetener with nutritional value providing energy and containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and active enzymes,” he says. It is moisturizing and is said to have antibacterial properties. But all this can depend upon quality. Somers offers such exotic types as Organic Fair Trade Amber from Mexico, Orange Blossom from Florida, Blackberry from Oregon and much more, including pollen and skincare products. 159 E 800 S, SLC. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6; (801) 953-0045. WWW.THEHONEYSTOP.COM

Creative Cakes and Concepts from Hillary Sumrall Flower toppers, art glass toppers, or even a leather hat topper are just some of the ways Hillary Sumrall creates custom designed cakes. Name an occasion and she will provide scrumptious vegan, organic and even gluten-free layers of any flavor and filling you like. Tea cakes, divorce cake, baby cakes, 3-D butter cream designs, fire cakes, doughnut trees, cupcake tiers — there are many ways to celebrate with cake she says. We can highly recommend Creative Cakes and Hillary as we’ve tried it ourselves at a recent party, where the centerpiece art cake played and tasted to rave reviews; “That cake could have been an evening gown,” the happy birthday girl declared. Creative Cakes and Concepts. ASWEETTASTE.ORG; 801-907-5179.

Blue Star Juice Bar and Coffee Café new lunch menu Blue Star gets a lot of attention for its famous pure, healthy juices and in-house roasted coffee. A new lunch menu is now adding to its attractions. A variety of hearty breakfast and


lunch sandwiches are served all day on either a bagel or bread choice. There are classic and vegetarian friendly options. For instance, The Canyon Rim sandwich is a veggie sausage, hummus, egg, roasted red peppers and spinach on a bagel for $6. Or, have a Club for $6 with tur key, bacon, swiss, cheddar, tomato and spinach. Plus there are eight different types of grilled cheese sandwiches, like the Hawaiian: pepper jack, ham and fresh pinapple, $5 and Apple Me: cheddar and fresh apple slices, $4.50. 2795 So. 2300 East, SLC, open daily. THE-BLUESTAR.COM

New store hours at Cali’s Natural Foods Visit Cali’s every Friday and Saturday from 11am-6pm to find bulk foods, local produce and your favorite products from Sage’s Cafe, Vertical Diner and Cafe SuperNatural. You can also talk to Chef Ian Brandt about preparing farm-to-table meals for dinner events and house parties. CALISNATURALFOODS.COM

Zest Kitchen and Bar: beat back bad air with beets Did you know February is Heart Health Month? Well, that calls for Sangria of course. Beet Sangria is Zest Kitchen and Bar’s hand crafted offering this month so we can be happy and healthy too. As a bonus, enjoy it at CATALYST Magazine gathering there, Thursday, February 7, 8p-1a. This month, all proceeds from the door ($5 donation) support the Utah CORE 2013 project. Everyone is invited! Zest specializes in globally inspired seasonal cuisine featuring organic, local, sustainable, fair-trade ingredients and has one of the lar gest selections of organic wines, beers and spirits available in Utah. Tues-Sat evenings. 275 South 200 West, SLC. ZESTSLC.COM


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With fork and pen An introductory lesson in Wildwriting BY JUDYTH HILL Editor’s note: Many years ago, CATALYST editor Greta and art director Polly attended the Talking Gourds Poetry Fest in Telluride as guests of festival founder and CATALYST contributing writer Art Goodtimes. He introduced us to poet and chef Judyth Hill, and it was a meeting of kindred spirits, to be sure. She, too, became a CATALYST contributor, writing ostensibly about food, but really about the wealth of being alive. Judyth is a woman of exclamation. She lives on a farm in Mexico these days, and conducts writing retreats. We welcome her back with an occasional column about cooking and writing. Yes, you will find a writing exercise wedged like a surprise treat inside this delicious cake. Eat, eat! It is all meant for joy. —Greta deJong

Let yourself be drawn by the strong pull of what you really love… —Rumi If I waited for perfection…I would never write a word. —Margaret Atwood “Follow your Inner Moonlight; Don’t Hide the Madness.” —Allen Ginsberg “I am what is all around Me” —Wallace Stevens


ome in, come in! Freetrade Guatemalan coffee—is percolating! The syncopated pulse, the blue orange flame flickering beneath the silver pot and that come-hither aroma invite us to wake up to this luscious day! Welcome to Simple Choice Farm, just outside San Miguel de Allende. The kitchen opens onto a verdant garden: blur of crimson, the bougainvillea in their richest winter reds, against a backdrop of Organos cac-

tus and voluptuous garambola, studded with fat tunas, their delectable fruit. A set of romping boxer puppies, Brewster and Rosie; our black Lab, Lily, and her grown doggie kids, Simone and WinkyLucas; and 20 chickens making all the fresh brown eggs we need! There’s tea steeping as well: fresh ginger root, with a smidgen of cayenne. Fling wide the French doors: The sky’s a sweet rose haze, rooster’s raucous crowing fills the early Mexican morning. The scent of jasmine wafts in, competing with cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookies, sautéed onions and spinach for the frittata. Mari, talented sous-chef and wisewoman, deftly slices papaya, melon and piña, making a platter of succulent fruits, onto which she’ll toss a handful of local berries, just for Beauty. Which is what the Poet’s Kitchen is all about. We are in the all-handson-deck business of making beauty. Every act in this kitchen is sensate, sensuous; is playful, attentive—and fun. Is full of Joy: feeding us on many levels. Class today! Poetry on Godfire: WildWriting with Spirit, and 15 students will come to study the poems of Benares poet, Kabir, 1398-1518 (yes: 129 years!), and share their new poems with each other. Many have special food needs: Isn’t that the way these days? Some eat no wheat, others no meat, still others no sugar, no dairy. One is a vegan. Daunted? Nope! Our job as poets, as artists, as Aspiring Humans, is to throw a Yes into the world. Every week, we delight in creating a feast for the senses, that lovingly and lavishly seduces and satisfies every appetite and diet. Lately I have been intrigued by the cookbooks of Ani Phyo, and brunch now includes a raw dessert. A long-time baker and chef noted for over-the-top butter and cream: I want to create raw dishes that seduce us!

The poets arrive, abuzz to see what is spread for their delectation: quiche with emmenthaler, gruyere and organic bacon, that spinach frittata, dotted with feta cheese; enormous blueberry muffins, oatmeal raisin cookies and cocao shortbread, a Tarahumara feast bowl laden with fruit from our daily market, and the star of this w eek’s show: Coconut Almond Lemon Truffles, piquant by way of lemon

playing somewhere….? What else? Write it down! Sit in a café, sip and listen: clatter of cups, hiss of espresso, bits of conversations swirl: so enticing…. Listen! A cantata! The samba set to plate and silverware! Write it down! Let the symphonic, sumptuous world sing to you. Be rocked in this mighty music. Be all the way attentive, heartbreakingly alert, aware, alive to the tender tendrils of sound

We are in the all-hands-on deck business of making beauty. Every act in this kitchen is sensate, sensuous; is playful, attentive—and fun. Is full of Joy: feeding us on many levels. and apricot, subtly lush by way of vanilla bean and almond. And raw! After chatting and eating, we read, study, and WildWrite in a swirl of scent and savor and inspiration. Ahhhhhhh: Heavenly! Or maybe: Earthly! Welcome to the Poetry Kitchen. Welcome to WildWriting! Here we prepare and serve something to feed your Soul, and body, both. WildWriting is our version of Writing Practice: one of the sine qua nons of our Writing Life. This Practice is the way we have access to the one inside who sees anew: and needs to play, to rest, to range and rove and dream. WildWriting is a practice of Inner Listening. Deeply, with Passion, Curiosity & Constant Amazement! Our job is to listen and wr ite down whatever we hear inside. Take your writing journal on a Listening Journey! Walk….and Listen…..And Take notes…just Notes…. Jot! You know how. Take Notes on the Sounds of this So Utterly Riveting World! Visit a garden, café, the forest, a riverwalk. Anywhere you like! Are you pulled somewhere, reading this? Let the world flow toward you in sound: birds’ chatter, wind in slight breezes…rustle and gust, a radio

moving toward, away, around you….vining and binding you heart and soul to Here, Now. Write it down. Let these aural jots be the wellsprings of today’s work. Or are they already a poem coming in fast? Look at your notes: Choose any line you like. Copy it at the top of a blank page: WildWrite for 10 minutes. Have Fun! Follow your lines as they come! Speak from them! Talk back to them! Range far afield! Get lost? Stay lost & keep writing….Riff!! Write quick! Write hot! Stay excited! Please read your WildWriting aloud to yourself. Wow….huh? Yes! Rest upon your laurels! Breathe deeply! ReJoice! It’s pleasure to serve you! u Judyth Hill’s six published books of poetry include Hardwired for Love and Men Need Space. She is the authoer of the internationally acclaimed poem, “Wage Peace.” In a perfect world, we would be with her at the San Miguel Writers conference in Mexico this month.




When we say “Good-Bye” BY CAROL KOLEMAN

advances, and who seemed to enjoy Stella’s Pogo jumping before going out each day. She was always the calm in the eye of the storm, offering a wagging tail, a kind gaz e (foggy as it was) and dog kisses. I figured when we adopted her that we wouldn’t get too attached, considering her advanced age and the knowledge that she didn’t have long in this world. I couldn’t have been more wrong. And I didn’t know until the day my vet said that it was time, how devastating Grace’s passing would be. I realized, there is no statute of limitations when it comes to love. Grace was as bonded to us, and we to her, as if we’d had her her entire life.

She had an amazing ability to just “be.” This is how she came to be named Grace.


he old girl came to us late in her life. She was found wandering the streets, mostly deaf, blind, arthritic and a bit senile. The animal rescue who took her in figured that she was about 15 years old, a long life for a lar ge golden lab. She was in bad shape and seemed close to death, but they didn’t want her to end her life in a cold shelter, far from the good life she had once shared with her humans. It was obvious she had been loved and well cared for by her sweet demeanor and good grooming. Only she knows what brought her to this abandoned state, depending on the kindness of strangers. The rescue put a call out that this sweet lab needed a home to live out her remaining days; they considered it a “hospice” situation, maybe a month or two. I looked at the old face in the photo and my hear t melted. She appeared so confused, so in need of some loving, yet she also had such a tender and patient look: “Here I am, graciously willing to accept some help, or not.”

Though I have a household of creatures running and flying around freely (my house sometimes seems like a wooded glen), I felt compelled to invite this dog to be par t of our family, no matter how brief the time. She adapted easily to our chaotic life. The confusion she must have experienced, considering her limited sight, hearing and cognitive abilities, didn’t seem to phase her; she had an amazing ability to just “be.” This is how she came to be named Grace. One month turned to two, two to three, and so on until the y ear anniversary of when Grace came to us—quite fittingly, Thanksgivingloomed before us. Grace had flourished in our home, becoming an integral member of the family. The other dogs adjusted their behavior to accommodate her slow movements and an annoying but endearing habit of following us everywhere. I guess we were her guides, since she could only see light and dar k. She was the only one of the dogs who would withstand Timothy the rabbit’s incessant amorous

I asked the vet to give me a month with her. She was not in pain, things were just shutting down and she walking was extremely difficult. Grace and I spent this month in constant contact, I even loaded her in the car and took her to work with me. We enjoyed hours of lying together and just “being.” As I said, she was good at that. During this month, I kept asking myself, “Who am I to say, ‘it’s now your time to go?’” I believe strongly that charity does not stop when it

becomes inconvenient, yet I questioned my motives; did I agree too quickly at my vet’s advice? Grace had been difficult almost from the start, with daily accidents and needing much more care than the other dogs. But I had promised her I would provide all the love and care that she needed. And now I felt I was betraying all of that. The vet said I needed to come to ter ms with whether I was I keeping Grace alive for her, or for myself. It was obvious that she wasn’t doing well and found little joy anymore, except for maybe at meal time. But there was that! ( Third stage of grief, bargaining.) When is it time to say good-bye to our beloved pet? It’s never a good time, we never have long enough. But we must consider the quality of life our pet is experiencing. There’s no question when pain is involved, but what about conditions when there isn’t pain? When they can’t walk anymore, when they can’t hear, or see, or understand? When the light has gone out of their ey es. Our month ended. Grace and I spent her last day lying by the fire with our arms around each other. We had our photo taken together. It was a good day at the end of her long, good life. I realize now that in the year we spent together, Grace taught me to get past my own attachments and be more like her; accept what comes, accept what goes, it’s all good. Thank you. Grace. Carol Koleman is an artist and staffer at CATALYST.


February 2013



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About asparagus



ith an average temperature of only 31 degrees, Feburary doesn’t jump to the top of most people’s lists as a gardening month. If you’re planning on starting your vegetable plants from seed, though, this is the time to start many types of seeds indoors. Here’s a handy guide for when to start some common veggies. Note: These data are based on an average last spring frost (LSF) of April 26. This is a general guide only: It’s important to pay attention to this year’s weather before putting out seeds. Plus, the Wasatch Front has many microclimates—we’ll talk more about this next month. Gardening: An Ecological Approach by Fred Montague (Mountain Bear Ink) has everything you need to know to be a good gardener. Available for $48 at WWW.MOUNTAINBEARINK.COM. We think it’s the only gardening book you’ll ever need; studied carefully, it might even net you an undergrad degree in botany.


sparagus is a tricky vegetable to grow, but can be one of the most rewarding. Once planted in the garden, it takes at least two years before spears can be harvested. The most common way to start an asparagus garden is to buy crowns (the dormant roots of oneyear-old plants), but asparagus can also be started from seed. Starting asparagus from seed holds two advantages: It’s much cheaper, and there are more varieties available (many nurseries will only stock a couple varieties of crowns, but seeds are easy to stock!). Sow seeds directly as soon as the soil is above 60 degrees, but starting them indoors and transplanting in the garden works best. For our climate, asparagus should be started in mid-January, but February is definitely not too late. Asparagus seeds can take up to a month to germinate, but there’s a trick to getting them to start faster: Soak seeds in 85 degree water or compost tea for 4-5 days before planting them in flats or pots (biodegradable paper or peat pots are preferred, as asparagus has sensitive roots when young, and planting the whole pot keeps them undisturbed). Kept at 70-75 degrees, they should sprout in 10-12 days. Harden them off for at least five days before planting outside. Asparagus can be planted out as soon as danger of frost has passed (ranging from April 26 to Mother’s Day in the Valley).

Asparagus likes rich, well-drained, sandy soil in full sun. Place plants 12 inches apart, in furrows 34 feet apart. Mulch heavily the first year; after that, asparagus competes well with weeds and grasses. Water frequently the first two years— drip irrigation works well with asparagus. Water heavily in the morning if not using drip irrigation. Asparagus becomes fernlike in the fall. In spring of the third year, harvest all asparagus spears for four weeks. After the fifth year, you can harvest for six-eight weeks. Cut spears off slightly below soil level, before they flower. A mature plant can produce over half a pound of spears per year. —Pax Rasmussen For more information, go to TINYURL.COM/ASPARAGUSGUIDE. Also check out the Asparagus in the Garden info sheet from USU Extension: TINYURL.COM/USUASPARAGUS

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

Fight the Frankenfish

duce growth hormone year round rather than only during warm weather, allowing the fish to reach “market weight” in a year and a half, rather than three years. The problem? Research (sparse) has shown the possibility these fish can cause allergies in some people. They also have elevated levels of growth hormone IGF1, which has been linked to several types of cancer in humans. They are also less nutritious. The fish will be grown in Panama and shipped, unlabeled as GMO to the U.S. Use the link below to sign a petition asking food stores to reject frankenfish.

As CATALYST readers, you’ve probably got a good idea already why genetically modified corn and soy is a bad idea (if not, check out “GMOs in Your Diet” by Alice Toler in the November 2012 issue, TINYURL.COM/GMOSINYOURDIET). Genetically modified veggies have been around for some time, but now the first genetically engineered animals could be in grocery stores as early as next year. Dubbed “frankenfish” by anti-GMO organizations, AquaBounty’s “AquaAdvantage” salmon eggs have had bits of DNA from ocean pout fish (a type of eel) and Chinook Pacific salmon injected into them. These salmon now pro-


Solar incentive off the ground After nearly eight years of work, Utah Clean Energy has succeeded in establishing a solar incentive pr ogram that will open up Utah’s untapped solar market. Basically the program works by offering rebates for solar power systems—for every dollar invested, ratepayers can receive $1.63 in benefits ($.08-$1.25 rebate per watt of photovoltaic power). Right now, Rocky Mountain Power is accepting applications for the program to be selected randomly. TINYURL.COM/SOLARINCENTIVEPROGRAM, TINYURL.COM/SOLARINCENTIVEAPPLICATION

City invites residents to join new Bicycle Committee Now here’s a relatively painles way to get involved in politics: Mayor Ralph Becker and the City Transportation Division invite interested citzens to get involved in the decision-making process by applying for a position on the new Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee is a reformed and

formalized adaptation of a previous advisory group and is aimed at cultivating citizen perspective on the City’s projects and initiatives to increase and promote bicycling citywide. So join up, and yammer for more bike lanes! TINYURL.COM/SLCBIKECOMMITTEE

Keep Monsanto out of your garden Recently, Monsanto bought Seminis, who supplies seeds to roughly 40% of the farm and garden market. Many seed retailers, such as Burpee, Park Seed, Territorial Seeds and Johnny’s Selected Seeds get their product from Seminis (though Jonny’s is phasing them out). To make sure that Monsanto isn’t in your garden, check where your seed company gets its stock. To make this easy, buy from a company that has signed the Safe Seed Pledge—a promise not to knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. TINYURL.COM/SHUNMONSANTO, TINYURL.COM/SAFESEEDPLEDGERS

Grab some heat couple of years ago, I bought an archive


CD from Mother Earth News—all of their issues up to that point (something like 40 years). In that CD, I found plans for building what they call a “Heat Grabber”—a sort of quasi-portable trombe wall that attaches to a window at roughly 45 degrees. (see pic). I immediately fell in love with the idea, and like with so many of my ideas, I did absolutely nothing. But when the bitter cold blew into the valley in early December, I decided now is the time: I’m building the heat grabber, and heating my house for free! The Heat Grabber is a tricky little guy. It’s made of nothing but foam, glue, nails and glass, and supposedly, costs less than $50 and takes an hour to build. Basically it’s a laterally bisected foam box covered in glass. The middle panel is painted black and only reaches to within six feet of the bottom of the box, allowing air to flow at the foot. Sunlight passes through the glass, heats the black-painted surface, which heats the air, which rises to the top of the box and into the house through the part of the box that sticks into the window. This creates a vacuum, which pulls air into the bottom of the window portion, down to the bottom of the box, around the gap in the bottom, heats up again, and keeps the cycle moving. I headed to the Home Depot, looking for foil-backed rigid foam insulation. No dice—all they had was plastic sheet-backed foam. Lucikly, I found the stuff at Lowe’s. I needed

two panels, one an inch thick ($15) the other ¾ of an inch ($12). I also got some Liquid Nails instant-grab construction adhesive ($5), silicone caulk ($4), aluminum foil tape ($8), finishing nails ($4) and two sheets of glass ($15 for one sheet from Lowe’s, $1 for the other from the ReStore, which I cut down to size myself). I took my haul home and my wife Adele and I went to work. It was actually a pretty easy job—we used one tool (a utility knife) and did the whole thing on the kitchen floor. Considering the Mother Earth News plans were published in the ’70s, the budget came in about right ($64, although it would have been $79 if I’d had to purchase the other piece of glass new), but the estimate of a one-hour job was unrealistic—it took us closer to four, plus a couple hours to install it. Within minutes, however, 85-degree air was pouring into our dining room. The outside air temperature was 28. I’m in love with the heat grabber. The only downside is that with so little sun this winter, it hasn’t gotten much use. But we’ve still got a few months to get some use out of it—and anyone who thinks this project is neat still has time to build one. Note: My installation job is ugly, but yours doesn’t have to be. I put the grabber in our already-whacked and boarded up dining room window (slated for renovation late this spring). I also built an ugly box out of OSB sheathing to keep the dogs from messing with it. If you don’t have monsterdogs, you don’t need to reinforce it at all. u TINYURL.COM/HEATGRABBERPLANS

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Home remedies for the winter blues

leads to plummeting levels of Vitamin D3 in the body, causing the immune system to tank and inviting in winter colds and flu. Deficiency in this vitamin has been shown to cause depression. Take either liquid-filled capsules or liquid drops for optimal effectivenessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the chalky horse-pills aren't easily metabolized.

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oes the winter gloom get you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects many of us, particularly youth and women, during the darker months of the year. It is thought to be connected with melatonin

production, which the body secretes more of in the dark. (Melatonin controls hibernation in animals.) Avoid the overprescribed SSRI antidepressant pharmaceuticals and look for relief with these alternative therapies:

â&#x20AC;˘ Make sure to get your Vitamin D3. Lack of sunshine in the winter

Coping When the inversion has you upside down BY JAYNE ANN BOUD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inversionâ&#x20AC;? is a meteoological term having to do with temperature and air density. The word enters a Utahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lexicon when we notice that the airborne detritus of our daily lives doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drift â&#x20AC;&#x153;away,â&#x20AC;? but stays put and, in fact, accumulates. It is as if a lid has been placed on the vessel that is our valley.

A black bubble This impermeable bubble traps cold air and pollution that is locked in by warm air pressing down from above. As this cold air and pollution circulate within the bubble, we begin to witness darker

skies and to experience respiratory irritation and congestion. This toxic bubble can be popped only by elements that are far beyond our control (unless, of course, you are well versed in the art of American Indian snow dancing, in which case you had better organize a team and get your groove on!). We live with the effects of the inversion until it is finally whisked away by a healthy snow or wind storm. The inversionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest effect is its impact on the lungs. This can be problematic for people with respiratory conditions such as asthma. As with

â&#x20AC;˘ Walk outside at the brightest time of day. Boost your metabolism and make use of what little light there is by getting out and about. Turn your compost heap when it's not snowy, and shovel your neighbors' walkways as well as your own when it isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you'll be doing everyone a favor. â&#x20AC;˘ Avoid alcohol or caffeine. They can cause more symptoms than they cure. â&#x20AC;˘ Read The Winter Blues by Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.; WWW.NORMANROSENTHAL.COM.

many other health issues, the inversionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest impact is on sensitive groups. But sensitive or not, it affects us all.

In the meantime Besides moving elsewhere, there are ways to cope as we wait for relief. â&#x20AC;˘ Sleep with a humidifier or invest in a facial steamer. â&#x20AC;˘ Talk to your doctor about getting an inhaler if you get inversion-induced asthma. â&#x20AC;˘ Invest in some air-filtering house plants. NASA suggests the Areca Palm, Mother-in-Lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tongue (aka snake plant), the Rubber Fig, spider plant, some philodendrons and the Money Plant. â&#x20AC;˘ Check out your local health and nutrition stores and ask about respiratory health remedies, immunity boosters and anti-oxidants. For instance, Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health and Nutrition recommends Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Respiratory Formula, which contains elecampane,

ground ivy, sage leaf, speedwell and hawthorn to relieve common symptoms of the inversion such as shallow coughs and lung congestion.

The light beyond the bubble Salvation does come. Spring will bring with it warmer weather and clearer skies. As we enjoy the upcoming spring and summer, let us remember one thing. Although the inversion may dissipate until the next winter, it is up to each of us to do our part now to reduce our carbon footprints so that the inversion can begin improving rather than continue worsening in years to follow. u Jayne Ann Boud is a senior in the Communication Department at the U of U and an intern this semester at CATALYST. She loves creative writing, oil painting, yoga, ballroom dance and dropping the Oxford Comma. She takes TRAX to work. We heartily approve of all these activities.

• Eat foods rich in tryptophan: meat (especially turkey), milk, egg whites, tofu, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds. That second S in SSRI antidepressants is for seratonin; their purpose is to increase the amount of this important neurotransmitter in your system. DIY with foods rich in tryptophan—the only amino acid that can be converted directly into serotonin. • Incorporate essential oils into your daily life: Basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, melissa, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang can assist in relieving depression, according to Suzanne Bovenizer, CMT, CST. Stimulate and awaken your system with rosemary, peppermint, lemon, basil, ginger, tea tree and cypress. How? • Use an aroma lamp. • Mix a few drops with coconut oil and massage into skin, particularly the bottoms of your feet. • Mix with sea or epsom salts and add to bath water. • Get happy with a SAD light. There are dozens of phototherapy lights available on the market, and bright light has been used to combat the winter blues for over 20 years now. Floor lamps, desk lamps, and light boxes galore can be found online or in local shops . Look for a lamp that provides 10,000 lux intensity at a comfortable sitting distance, and which has a diffusing screen to filter out UV rays that can be irritating and harmful to your eyes and skin in large doses. The lamp should be positioned so that the light is pr ojected downward, to avoid visual glare. SAD lamps like the Uplift Technologies DL930 retail for around $150; smaller alternatives are available for as little as $40. A mood reversal should be noticeable in two to three days. • Bypass the optic nerve altogether by trying light-emitting earbuds if your eyes are too sensitive for a SAD light. Potentially photosensitive proteins called melanopsin and panopsin exist in the human brain. In theory, shining a bright enough light into the ear canal should allo w light to physically penetrate the brain, activating the opsin proteins and alleviating SAD symptoms at their source. Recent studies on a light-emittingearbud by maker Valkee seem to show some effectiveness. The headsets cost around $300, though, which seems pretty steep for a couple of bright LEDs attached to a timer device. • Might other issues be the source of your lethargy? An underactive thyroid can cause SADlike symptoms. Learn more, and decide if you need to visit a doctor. u —Alice Toler

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n a chilly Wednesday evening in midJanuary, the brightest lights of the Salt Lake Valley converged upon the Leonardo Museum of Science, Technology, and Art at Library Square to celebrate the CATALYST 100 awardees. Honorees, their guests and friends of the magazine, spanned seven decades and a spectrum of disciplines from farming to art to a variety of shenanigans. Arriving early, guests were treated to a special opening of the da Vinci exhibit at the Leonardo, which presented constructed models of some of da Vinci's best-known and most forward-thinking invention sketches from his famous notebooks. Chef Daniel Cantu provided creative, elegant appetizers and desserts, and ran an intriguing “blind tasting booth” during the affair. Guests enjoyed wines from Bill of Castle Creek winery and beer by Epic Brewery, served by personable (and cute) bartenders Laird Hensler, Mike Watkiss and Sarah (aka Duckie) Kramer in the evergrowing collection of CATALYST stemware. (A record 59 bottles of wine were emptied in 45 minutes!) Our longtime friend Ray from Twigs arranged fragrant florals for the tables covered with an eclectic assortment of vintage cloths borrowed from Greta’s Continued with key on page 25




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Locavoracious for localiciousness 16-year-old Salt Lake Girl Scout Bianca Winward advocates slow food with blog and activism BY ADELE FLAIL


tah is a treasure chest for the locavore, abundant with farmer’s markets and CSAs offering up the emerald of dew-glistened spinach and lettuce, the rich ruby of beets and the dull gold of potatoes and corn. But busy schedules don’t always allow time for a treasure hunt, whether it involves squeezing in an extra trip to the farmer’s market (in season) or scrambling for a decent recipe that can incorporate unfamiliar or sur-

prise CSA fare. And even the most dedicatedly raw-foodist suffers the stressful days at work or school that call for ice cream-and-potato chip treatment. What’s a locavore to do? Bianca Winward—now just 16 years old—has some ideas. Winward has been a member of the Girl Scouts since second grade. She is enthusiastic about the activities and opportunities it has provided her, citing the triple goal of building courage, character and confidence

YOUTH ACTIVISM as a strong motivational force in her life. The importance of engaging with the local food landscape is already on many Girl Scouts’ radar: After a revamp last year that updated and added to their badge system, the Girl Scouts began offering a “locavore” badge, earned only after an exhaustive tour of the local foodscape that involves talking to food producers, looking for local sources, and using those sources to prepare several meals of increasing complexity. For Winward, who feels lucky to have grown up on her mother’s

After a revamp last year that updated their badge system, the Girl Scouts began offering a “locavore” badge. home-cooked meals, eating locally is second nature, but she recognizes the challenges it presents. The confirmed foodie saw an opportunity to tackle some of the issues arising from a local-focused diet when it came time to ear n her Gold Award two years ago. The Gold Award is the highest award offered by the Girl Scouts of the USA, requiring 80 hours spent identifying an issue and then creating and executing a plan that will have a lasting and sustainable impact on the local community. Trips to the farmer’s market are frequent occurrences for the family, and Winward remembers that some of the other shoppers seemed bewildered: “You would see people who had no idea what to do [with some of the produce], and sometimes you would even ask the farmers, ‘What should I do with beets? What should I do with bok choy?’ and they had no idea,” she says. When thinking about this in the context of the Gold Award, Winward decided that starting a blog with local-focused recipes would be the best way to provide a resource to a local community interested in making the most of locally grown foods. The recipes she offers at her site, Be Localicious Utah, are adapted from cookbooks, online resources, the kitchens of friends and family, and collected from local farmers at the market that she’s developed relationships with—who know her in turn as “the Girl Scout.” Each recipe posted to the site is given a test r un

by Bianca and her mother Doreen, who tweak it as needed to fit the local landscape. In a post from October, you’ll find a risotto with eggplant and tomatoes, adjusted to use barley from West Mountain Wheat rather than the traditional (and not so arid-friendly) arborio rice. Winward also notes that the 13plus-ingredients dish can be prepared with only one regionally outlying ingredient—the olive oil. In fact, many of the recipes offer shout-outs to the local producers from whom the young foodie has sourced her ingredients—and those ingredients, for those worried that making a fuller commitment local eating would be time-consuming or impossible, go way beyond produce. Winward notes that farmer’s markets and CSAs aren’t the only places to get your hands on local food: “If you open your eyes, grocery stores will provide that for you.” But not much eye-opening will be needed, as Winward has already done much of the work. The Be Localicious Utah site features a “What’s Local in Our Supermarkets” page, with listings for the Sprouts (formerly Sunflower) Market, Fresh Market, Smith’s, Whole Foods, Walmart, Dan’s and Harmon’s, providing a rundown of the various products with local provenances that can be conveniently found at your grocer. Compiling the list required Winward to spend hours in each store, systematically combing the shelves, followed by some work at home on the internet, checking to make sure some of the more dubious items were in fact within the 250-mile radius she’s chosen as the cut-off for “local.” The list is surprising, yielding not only staples like breads and cheeses, but salad dressings, tamales and potato chips. (Clover Club potato chips are Winward’s favorite pick from the list, although she is hard pressed to choose among the chips, honey and raspberries—when they come in season, of course.) The distribution of local foods found in the different stores is sometimes surprising. “Dan’s and Harmon’s had a lot, and Whole Foods hardly had anything,” says Winward. And while some of the stores like Dan’s have aisles dedicated to local foods, other stores make you work for your meal— but Winward assures me that one quickly develops a keen hunter-gather’s eye for the local products: “The things with the simplest wrappings are usually local,” she says. The listings on her site, which could easily be

The Be Localicious Utah site features a “What’s Local in Our Supermarkets” page, with listings for the Sprouts (formerly Sunflower) Market, Fresh Market, Smith’s, Whole Foods, Walmart, Dan’s and Harmon’s. The page provides a rundown of the various products with local provenances that can be conveniently found at your grocer.

printed and folded into a wallet, provide an excellent starting point for the ethical eater who’d like to buy fresh from the farm, but may not always be able to for practical reasons. Of course, the site won’t simplify all of Salt Lakers’ ethical eating dilemmas. Purists may note that food processed locally may still include ingredients from whoknows-where. And not all of the items will satisfy those who are looking for, say, certified organic. But local foods are good for the economy—and in general they have a smaller carbon footprint. One must decide on tradeoffs. For now, Winward is pleased with the response to the blog: “We got to 6,000 page views; to me, that’s huge!” And she is pursuing other venues to share her recipes. Last year, she handed out recipes at the farmer’s markets, focusing on meals that used available produce from the market; she also made the recipes available to the farmers themselves, to pass along to their customers. She and her mother are also staunch supporters of Slow Food Utah, helping out this year by sending daily emails with recipes and tips for the Eat Local Challenge participants. Slow Food Utah Chair Gwen Crist is herself a fan herself of Winward’s efforts: “Her blog is amazing, especially considering that she is just 16... [she and her

mother] really strive to live the ‘local’ life and spread the word.” But for the dynamic high school junior with a broad range of interests—she plays both soccer and the viola, as well as volunteering for Operation Smile after school— it’s not clear if she’ll go the professional route with her interest in food; when she heads to college, she thinks she might focus on neuroscience and psychology: “I love to cook, but I don’t think I’ll be a chef.” But the local food movement is made up of those who fall on the candlestick-maker end of the spectrum as well as the butcher-baker (and farmer, chef and organizer) end—and while the farmer’s markets and CSAs are the purest venue for meeting and supporting the local producers of fresh, organic and raw food, Bianca Winward’s Be Localicious Utah provides a resource equally important: a treasure map to the local food in y our own neighborhood grocer. u Adele Flail is an artist and a burgeoning urban homesteader on SLC’s west side. She recently illustrated The Nature Lover's Almanac, by Diane Olson (Gibbs Smith publisher).

Check out Bianca Winward’s food-related adventures at BELOCALICIOUSUTAH.BLOGSPOT.COM and satisfy your locavoraciousness.




large linen closet. Ambience shone from a trio of art lights by Alice Toler. A slide show of honorees and their achievements created by Pax Rasmussen ran nonstop throughout the evening, as did a 30-year history of CATALYST magazine covers, prepared by intern Hannah Korevaar with John deJong. Honorees received special tokens of our appreciation— “catalytic” test tubes filled with basil, melon, pea and zucchini seeds donated by Robb at Mountain Valley Seed, artfully assembled by CATALYST wellworked interns Lacey Kniep and Jane Ann Boud, who also did a yeoman’s task of marshalling RSVPs. Stefanie Dykes of Saltgrass Printmakers arranged for both the Japanese fibre token labels and guest name tags to be printed. Polly Mottonen, assisted by Lori Mertz,

made sure everyone had their name tags attached to orange laniards (originally purchased in massive quantities at Deseret Industries by Greta to make into “trick-ortreat” skirts for Burning Man). The staff of the Leo were a joy to work with, especially our main contacts Angelina and Maria, and photographer Jennifer Leahy did an excellent job of documenting the night for us, as you see here. We also thank local radio stations KPCW and KRCL who both did pieces on the CATALYST 100. We thank the honorees who attended the gathering— who, it was clear, enjoyed each other’s company tremendously—and everyone else who, in the spirit of Leonardo himself, celebrated that creative and convivial vein that flows through us all. Shall we make this an annual event? We’re thinking “yes”. u

Key to cast of characters 1. Sage Nelson (c100), Greta, Jesse Walker (c100), Diane Hamilton (c100) 2. Carol Koleman, Nik Trede 3. Bobby Gittins (c100), Katie Winters Roe 4. Trent Toler 5. Adriane Colvin Baequi-Nddare (100), Mark Bolyea 6. Sophie Silverstone, CJ Barrett 7. Angela Brown, (c100), Fletcher Booth 9. Pilar Pobil (c100) with film crew from Spanish TV & Pat Bagley (c100) 10. Turner Bitton, (c100) 11. Anapesi Ka’ili (c100), Sulia Ka’ili 12. Pax Rasmussen, John deJong 13. Polly Plummer Mottonen 14. Philip Bimstein, Sandy Anderson (c100) 15. Andy Monaco, Dianne Gulezian, Jane Laird 16. Babs DeLay (c100) and Bella 17. Jonathan Krausert (c100) & Pax 18. Stewart Gollan, for Brian Barnard (c100), and Ivan Weber (c100) 19. Elijah Sun 20. Katherine and Hannah Pioli 21. Michael Zimmerman, Melissa Bond (c100) 22. Ian Brandt (c100), Kelli Brandt 23. Todd Ligare & guest 24. Alice Toler, Kristen Ulmer 25. Mike Watkiss, Steve Williams (c100) 26. Lacey Kniep (intern), Jared Fitzgerald 27. Jayne Ann Boud (intern), Bryce Osborne 28. Jennifer Leahy (photographer) 29. party view from escalator 30. Elise Lazar, Vicki Bennett, Roger Borgenicht~ all c100s 31. Lisa Cover, Rocky Lindgren, Kate Randall, Breeze Dyer, Derek Dyer (c100) 32. Cordell Taylor, Lenka Konopasek 33. Raphael Cordray (c100), Amy Brunvand 34. Stephanee Grosscup, Grant Sperry 35. Tiffin Brough, Kyle LaMalfa, Pax 36. Gibbs Smith (c100), Jeff Clawson (c100) 37. a cute couple whose names we don ’t remember!

38. Amy Brunvand, Stefanie Dykes, Jane Laird, James Soares (c100) 39. Kyle LaMalfa (c100), Bob Farrington (c100), Maria Farrington, Tony Martinez (c100), Tracey Miller 40. D’ana Baptiste (c100) 41. Naomi Silverstone, David Nimkin (both c100s) 42. Jesse Walker (c100), Vanessa Chang, Chantelle Bordeaux 43. Michelle Hoffman and Roger Borgenicht (both c100s), Kate Lambert 44. Gray Chase, Jim Catano, John Saltas (c100), Steve Rosenberg (c100) 45. Stephanee Grosscup, Alice Toler 46. Diane Hamilton, Machiel Klerk (both c100s) 47. Carol Koleman, Nik Trede 48. Pat Partridge, Pete Ashdown 49. Linda Hilton (c100), Bella, Babs DeLay (c100), Greta deJong, Jude Rubadue (c100) 50. Vicki Bennett, Kyle LaMalfa (both c100s) 51. Phillip Bimstein, Bobby Gittins (c100), Lindsi Holmstead, Jerry Lazar (c100) 52. Angel Jackson, Mark Bolyea 53. Linda Stransburg (c100), Maralyn Jensen 54. Hannah Korevaar (intern), Jane Laird, Stefanie Dykes 55. Hannah and friend 56. Danielle Lin, Lori Mertz 57. Ray (c100) and Kathy Wenger 58. Austen Diamond, Jesse Walker (c100), Pete Ashdown (c100) 59. Kate Randall, Kirk Jellum 60. Adam (c100) and Dessi Price 61. Chef Daniel Cantu 62. John deJong and Greta Belanger deJong All photos by Jennifer Leahy: WWW.LEAHYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM We apoloize that not everyone’s photos were taken, and that all the images we have (including some of our favorites!) do not appear in this story. More will appear on the CATALYST Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this an outstanding , memorable event!


February 2013

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legacy of Gershwin favorites, including Porgy & Bess, Crazy for You, Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, I Got Rhythm and many more.

Music The Chieftains

Gershwin Concert Experience, Mar. 2, 7:30p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E Presidents Circle. $25/$45. KINGSBURYHALL.UTAH.EDU

One of the most famous traditional Irish musicians, The Chieftains, make the music

Performance & Art Lab @ Leo residency: Artist Trent Call The second Residency for Salt Lake’s number one street artist, Trent Call. His work is known throughout town as murals, in book shops, print galleries and restaurants. Meet the artist, see his latest work, and enjoy daily activities and Q and A. Lab at Leo Residency, Feb 1-28, Sun-Wed 10a-5p, Th-Sat 10a-10p. The Leonardo at Library Square, 209 E 500 S. Free w/ museum admission. THELEONARDO.ORG

their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. The Chieftans, Feb. 13, 7:30p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E President’s Circle. $28.50-54.50. KINGSBURYHALL.UTAH.EDU

Romeo and Juliet Tchaikovsky and Schumann, the perfect soundtrack for a romantic evening—two beautiful masterpieces inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet just in time to set the perfect mood for Valentine’s weekend. Romeo and Juliet, Feb. 14-16, 8p. Abravanel Hall, 123 S Temple. $18-$85. USUO.ORG

Schumann’s Legacy Works by the great 19th century composer Robert Schumann are paired with miniatures by Anton Webern as well as the Utah premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s arresting and dazzling homage to Schumann. Schumann’s Legacy, Feb. 24, 3p. Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 President’s Circle. $5-15. NOVASLC.ORG

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis Equally at home in intimate jazz clubs or the world’s greatest concert halls, Branford’s live performances are a fusion of joyful sound and musical virtuosity, Branford Marsalis, Feb. 5, 7:30p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E President’s Circle. $34.50-64.50. KINGSBURYHALL.UTAH.EDU

Ghana Benefit Concert with Leraine Horstmanshoff, The Hardy Brothers, and the Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble Don’t miss this musical feast of song and spirit as Leranie Horstmanshoff, The Hardy Brothers and Africa Heartwood Drum and Dance Ensemble share their talents and song to promote the Water Project of Kukwaado, a village of Ghana. The goal is to

RDT’s Charette returns for the eighth consecutive year. A dance competition with celebrity judges and audience choosing is also a performance, party, and fundraiser worth attending. Charette 2013, Feb. 9, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $35. RDTUTAH.ORG

raise $7,000 to promote drilling for fresh water for this small community. Ghana Benefit, Mar. 2, 7p. Dancing Cranes Imports, 673 E Simpson Ave (2240 S). $30. AFRICANHEARTWOODPROJECT.ORG/EVENTS

Here to Stay: The Gershwin Concert Experience Here to Stay is a multimedia concert tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, one of the greatest songwriting teams in American music history. A cast of amazing performers guide us with song and dance through the

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Salt 7: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Salt 7: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is the seventh installment in the Museum’s series of exhibitions featuring new and innovative art from around the world , including never-before exhibited oil paintings, as well as her fictitious subjects often engage the viewer with a direct glance or a furtive grin, projecting agency and inviting viewer interpretation. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Feb. 21, 7p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. Free w/admission ($7). UMFA.UTAH.EDU

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A Flea in her Ear, Feb. 1-10, Th-Sun, 7:30p, Sat-Sun 2p. Babcock Theatre, 300 S 1400 E. $15 general, 12 university faculty/staff, $8 students, Free Ucard. THEATRE.UTAH.EDU







Coleman Barks and the Poetry of Rumi

Poetry of Rumi, Feb. 28, 7p. Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 President’s Circle. Tickets $25-100. JUNGUTAH.COM

Osama and Jasmin are two newlyweds trying to build a life together against what look like impossible odds: she’s Israeli, he’s Palestinian.


Ballet Showcase is a collection of choreographic works created by the students of the Department of Ballet at the University of Utah. It offers a wide variety of choreographic styles.

The ecstatic poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi, the most widely read poet in America today, performed by Coleman Barks, acclaimed poet, translator and interpreter with Grammy award winning cellist, David Darling. This event will also be live broadcasted via JUNGPLATFORM.COM

This National Geographic film explores the life of famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey and his work in the northern regions of Kenya’s Turkana Basin to unravel the mysteries of human evolution.


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Ballet Showcase 2, Feb. 14-16, Th-5:30p, Fri.-7:30, Sat. 2/7:30p. Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, 330 S 1500 E. $8-12. DANCE.UTAH.EDU

Mea Maxima Culpa explores pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all way to the Vatican.



A Flea in Her Ear A classic French farce of marital mayhem, A Flea in Her Ear is Georges Feydeau’s masterpiece of mistaken identities. A plan to expose a husband’s affair that misfires, sets in motion a plan that turns into pandemonium and comic disaster, erupting into a barrage of hilarity and romantic turmoil. Sexy mistresses and dashing suitors abound in this sensual and satirical romp through art nouveau Paris at the turn of the century.

Enthralling documentary about Shin Dong-huyk, who was born in and spent the first two decades of his life in a North Korean labor camp until his dramatic escape.

Set in NYC in the early 90’s, Jeffrey’s fear of AIDS drives him to a vow of celibacy, to the shock of his friends and family. Of course his foil is meeting the man of his dreams who is HIV+.



The Waiting Room uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.



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Classes, Lectures & Conferences Celebrating Black History Month: A Night with Warren Washington Explore global warming and climate change the topical issues of today. A new

Science Movie Night: Bones of Turkana A National Geographic film that explores the life of paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey and his work with his wife, Meave, and daughter, Louise, in the arid northern regions of Kenya’s Turkana Basin to unravel the mysteries of human evolution. Bones of Turkana, Feb. 12, 7p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. SLCPL.LIB.UT.US



Banff Film Festival

Kirtan Yoga Fest

The annual tradition of three nights showing outdoor films featuring hiking, skiing, kayaking, and some of the most spectacular views is back.

Incorporating live mantra music by a great band, Jai Krishna and Ananda Groove, yoga practices, as well as dance, healthy vegetarian foods and juices.

Banff Film Festival, Feb. 19, 7p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 President’s Circle. $9. KINGSBURYHALL.UTAH.EDU

Yoga Fest, Feb. 15, 7p. Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. $8-10. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

Utah Buddhist Art Festival Both concert and an art display includes music and dance, and all visual art is inspired by Buddhism. Help support local art, music, and dance while helping promote spiritual diversity in Utah. Buddhist Art Festival, Feb. 17, 5-9p. Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 President’s Circle. $10. URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG

program featuring a fascinating look at the world of one of the nation’s leading atmospheric scientists, Dr. Warren Washington, as he explores his family’s African American history from the 1900s in Portland, Oregon to his being awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2010. Black History Month, Feb. 4, 9-10p. UEN-TV channel 9.1. JWONG@UEN.ORG

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Polished Play: The makers of the award-winning app Puppet Pals! Feb 16th & Feb 23rd 1 – 3pm Play and explore the just released app, P uppet Pals 2. Hear about app development process and discuss what goes into making an app with advice on how to go about it.

Anne Benson: Local Set Designer Saturday Feb 16th & 23rd 5 – 8pm

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Friend or Foe? US-Pakistan Relations Pakistan today represents a flash point for the most pivotal ideological, cultural, political, and religious battles of our time. A panoramic tour of contemporary Pakistan, exploring the fears and frustrations, dreams and beliefs that animate the lives of ordinary citizens in this nuclear-armed nation, and presents both an empathic and alarming look inside one of the world’s most violent and vexing countries. Friend or Foe? Feb. 19, 7-9p. Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1840 S 1300 E. WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU

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Pop-UP@LEO's newest production LOVE: A mixed media cabaret unlocking the science of love. Thursday, February 7th, Friday, February 8th, Saturday, February 9th at 8:00pm | Sunday, February10th at 5:00pm (followed by Q&A) Tickets: $10 per person | $5 with student ID

The Leonardo and the U of U Dept. of P sychology Panel Discussion on Psychology and Art in conjunction with PSY 3340 Explorations through Psychology and the Arts

Intermountain Sustainability Summit, Feb 28, 7:30a-4p. Shepherd Union Building, 3848 Harrison Blvd. $55-75. INTERMOUNTAINSUSTAINABILITYSUMMIT.COM

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ne of my favorite things about writing this column is that in the process of researching poses each month, I often learn something new. Even as I head into my 32nd year of practice, I’m well aware that I know only a small fraction of what there is to know about yoga. So I’m always delighted when I uncover something that helps me understand the practice a little better.

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Malasana’s name has nothing to do with garlands or beads. Due to a mistranslation, the word that would be correctly transcribed as ”maalaa” (garland) was confused with the word “mala” (excrement). Such is the case with this month’s pose, Malasana, commonly known as “Garland Pose.” I’ve always wondered about its name. I figured it came from the Sanskrit word mala —those little round rosary-like beads used

YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH for meditation—but I could never figure out what squatting had to do with a necklace. As it turns out, Malasana’s name has nothing to do with garlands or beads. Due to a mistranslation that doesn’t take into account the subtle differences between Sanskrit’s long and short “a,” the word that would be correctly transcribed as ”maalaa” (garland) was confused with the word “mala” (excrement). According to the Indian ashram Jaisiyaram’s website, Malasana properly translates to “Shitting Pose.” The latter translation makes a whole lot more sense. India’s potties are different from ours—traditional ones are at ground level, making squatting the number one position for accomplishing number two. Malasana supports apana, the downward-flowing energy that governs elimination. Apana energy grounds agitation, making Malasa naa great counterpose for stress. Not surprisingly, Malasana relieves constipation. In addition, it stretches the ankles, groins and lower legs, and tones the abdomen and pelvic floor. In an online article, provocatively titled “Stop Doing Kegels: Real Pelvic Floor Advice for Women (and Men)” Nicole Crawford claims that squatting is far more helpful for strengthening your pelvic floor muscles than are traditional kegel exercises. Kegels, she says, only serve to tighten—not strengthen—the pelvic floor, as they tilt the sacrum under and weaken the glutes. Squatting, she says, creates a posterior pull on the sacrum that balances the work of the pelvic floor muscles. Practicing Malasana is simple, although depending on the flexibility of your ankles, knees and lower legs, it may require some helpful props. Have handy a foam or cork wedge (as in the photo), or a folded blanket, in addition to a nonskid mat. It’s best not to practice Malasana if your knees are compromised—the knee flexion required for Malasana may be too extreme. Squatting on a mat with your feet hip-width apart and parallel, let your heels descend toward the floor. If they don’t reach, place a wedge or folded blanket under your heels so that they are evenly grounded. You may need as much as three or four inches of height under y our heels. Spread your heels, balls of your feet and your toes, grounding evenly across your feet. Once you feel stable, widen your legs so that your torso fits snugly in between your thighs. Place your hands in anjali mudra (prayer position). Take five to 10 deep breaths to settle into the pose. The following simple variation helps correct sacroiliac joint dysfunction and can relieve sciatica pain. It also tones your abdomen. While in Malasana, squeeze in on your shoulders with your knees and inner thighs. As you do this, note how your abdomen tones back toward your spine and your back body expands. Take five or so breaths before releasing the squeeze. Repeat a few more times. Even though Sanskrit is an ancient language that is largely unspoken these days except among its scholars, some of its root syllables are familiar to us in English and in the Romance languages. This is true for the root “mal,” which when used as a prefix turns a perfectly nice English word into something contrary. The word also has rather wicked connotations in Italian, Spanish and French. But knowing the truth about Malasana’s etymology only increases my appreciation of it. If the key to freedom is letting go of what is no longer needed, then Malasana just might be one of yoga’s most auspicious asanas. u 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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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 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 self-corrective 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 WORKSHOPS & TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. MCKAYMETHOD.COM.


volunteers with trucks and SUVs, donating their expenses, to transport supplies for Spring and Fall Food Runs, Navajo reservation community events in southeast UT and northeast AZ. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG

MOVEMENT & SPORT DANCE 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 T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FB 801-355-2617. E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, noncompetitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 12/13 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

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

Bikram Yoga—Sandy 12/12 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Localsonly Intro: $39 for 30 days unlimited yoga. Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and/or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are welcome. All teachers are certified. 38 classes, 7 days a week. See website for schedule and special classes. bikramyogasandyWWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM

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

Centered City Yoga 9/13 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Adopt-a-Native-Elder 6/13 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10 am-noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. We also need

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

THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/13 435-649-9339. 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

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

Vedic Harmony—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 Crone’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 and evening appointments. Walk-ins welcome. We also make custom conjure/spell candles! WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COM

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

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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 MEDITATION Meditation for Wellness 801-979-0111. 336 E. 900 So. SLC. Cultivate your mind, practice meditation. Through the practice of meditation, ease and a sense of overall happiness arise in the mind, reducing negative emotions and the stresses of modern living. Six week meditation course: Feb. 20March 27, Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Cost: $80 (or sliding scale). CULTIVATINGEASE@GMAIL.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.

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

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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.



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 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. 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 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, See “Abode.” 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 SHOP; in the 21st & 21st business district. MYFUNANDFROLIC@GMAIL.COM

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Commercialized? Trivial? No matter — this Hallmark holiday still provokes memories of February lovers lost


oday, as I walk along the street, in a storefront I see strings of foil hearts glinting garnet in the sundown light. And pale pink roses edged in scarlet. From inside wafts the scent of chocolate and cherry cream. A sign, nestled in purple tissue paper asks: Will you be mine? I catch my breath. And touch my hand to my mouth, remembering suddenly a certain someone from my past. I think all at once , in a surprising rush of reverie, that his eyes were amethyst, that he was smart and sometimes sweet, that he

Because he had kissed me, I misunderstood everything else that came after. took me to secret places in the woods and in the water, that he smelled like pine sap and lemon soap, that he was often silent, that he was tall and lithe. And that he did not love me. I had left home late, at 23, loathe to leave my mother, to go to school in a mountain town to study wildlife. I ached for all that I had known like

an immigrant in a strange land. I was lonesome in a class of 30 boys, most just fresh from high school, who smoked cigarettes and spat tobacco juice, hated housecats, hunted deer and ducks at dawn, drank beer, belched out loud with no shame and would not give me the time of day. But I soon learned that they were wonderful windbreaks on raw rainy mornings in the field. And on un heated busses I could count on the warmth of their big bodies and the comfor ting steam from their coffee breath. He wasn’t like them, though. If I close my eyes I can still see him clearly, kneeling, as they stood ogling girls and dripping ashes, with his face serenely poised to the sun, a white tablet on his knee , his hand tracing on the page the wings of the hawk he saw soaring in a high washed sky. His hair was sorrel, alive with the light of almost-evening on that autumn afternoon that changed my life. It was long. And in the moment that I watched him hang his head and close his eyes as if in prayer as he shut the sketchbook and put his pencil to rest, my hands began to itch to touch what looked so soft. And then he tur ned

and when he saw me he br oke into a smile like a match bursting into flame. It hurt so much I thought this must surely be how it feels to be shot, a doe being brought to her knees. From then on, I would spend hours looking at myself in the mirror and then days not being able to look at all. He was so much more beautiful than me. He seemed to move effortlessly through a world in which I was an alien. While the others seemed bored and I was confused, he was busy with the trees in dendrology class, looking for clues to their identity on the forest floor, collecting cones and acorns like talismans, examining the spent seeds called samaras that might suggest a maple or an elm, admiring the starry leaves of the sweet gum with the wonder of a child. H e knew before any of us that witch haz el blossoms gold in February and that serviceberry trees bloom in a blizzard of white that makes people wake to think it has snowed in springtime. I followed him like a disciple and he let me tag along—to the valley stream where I watched him pull trout from the water like a sorcerer and where I knelt in unbelieving bliss as he sho wed me the emerald scales and silvery gills, the bejewelled eyes and juicy lips. And because I asked him to, he lowered it back into the current carefully to set it free. He touched everything with such reverence, the road-killed bear cub we found one summer night in the fog, the snowy owl still warm that had met its destiny with the windshield of the car in front of us, the just-hatched mayfly in my hair whose wings were still fused, too wet to yet fly that he split carefully with the edge of his knife, my lips one day in a quick hot kiss in the cold rain. Because he had kissed me I misunderstood everything else that came after. I pretended not to see the catalogs from colleges that offered graduate courses in wildlife management. And made excuses in my mind for the road maps strewn across the table in his room. Ignored the camping trips he took alone to think, he said. Because he had kissed me and no one else ever had before, I began to think foolishly of wedding gowns, closing my eyes and feeling the frilly voile of the veil in my fingers as though it were as real as the lacy Valentine in my pocket. Until one day I hiked up through the woods to his trailer to give him his card and saw someone else’s small muddy shoes on the mat by the door. Later, when I found the last of the cour age I had used up in loving him to ask him whose shoes they were, he looked at me with ey es full of tears. And that’s when I knew that he had also, like me, been afraid. Like a fox caught in a leghold trap. I put my fingers to the lips that he had kissed and in my heart, though he did not yet know it, I let him go. In place of the Valentine that said: Will you be mine? u Jana Lee Frazier is a wildlife biologist, former zookeeper and an aspiring novelist.


Tarot reading for CATALYST readers

February 2013

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BY SUZANNE WAGNER Osho Zen Tarot: Completion, Trust, Past Lives Medicine Cards: Crow, Blank Shield, Ant Mayan Oracle: Lamat, Universal Movement, Center Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Magician, The Fool Aleister Crowley Deck: Queen of Swords, Lust, Prudence Healing Earth Tarot: Grandmother of Shields, Three of Crystals, Two of Crystals Words of Truth: Conflict, Tears, Dissociated


n the midst of the month of red hearts, roses and love, some stress and strain appears. The good news is that it won't be as bad as anything we’ve weathered in 2012, but it may wilt a few flowers. Nothing that transpires will be a great shocking wave of discord, which is really a relief after last year, but it looks as if situations that have been simmering over the past few years are now coming to a boil.

Embrace and integrate the patterns of disharmony in your life. When you are in alignment with your natural flow there is a feeling of return to the home that is within you. You won’t be surprised at what unfolds, but you’'ll still have to feel and move through some pain and sadness. You’ll see where you disconnected from certain people, patterns or perspectives because of fear, contraction, ego and resentment. Now, either you’ll have the energy to deal more directly with these things, or the timing is better and the flow simply points you in the direction of resolution. This is a month when you embrace and integrate the patterns of disharmony in your life and feel yourself returning to your inner home. You are unraveling many past life fears, patterns, constrictions, wisdoms, and passions. It would be impossible for anyone else to know how to unwind the wonder within you—you must do this for yourself, and then share your gifts with other. None of us really know what we are or what we will become—if you think you know, that's your ego talking. Often this creates an impossible standard to attain or uphold, with tremendous stress and

exhaustion that collapses us rather than inspires us to move forward. A wild card is at work in your life right now; you should expect to be touched in some way by destiny. That doesn’t mean the touch of destiny will be pleasant or gentle. You will experience an interdimensional shift, though, as you are moved into a place of open consciousness. Are you willing to surrender to that flow and allow the hand of fate to shift your reality into a more aligned and refined position? Can you let go of needing to know the way, and allow the way to guide you instead? The key is understanding that wisdom comes from loosening the holds over the reality in which you are cocooned. There is another doorway, right in front of you. Find the passionate heart within, practice peacefulness and see the balance that is organically calling to you right now. You cannot be open if you are protecting and hiding parts of you that you think are not divine. Every part of you is beautiful. Your sorrow is sweet and opens others’ hearts when expressed authentically. Your anger is a reminder that you have boundaries that at times need to be respected. Your fear is asking others to see you but to know that you are delicate and tender inside. Your resentment is the passion that you have refused to express because of what others might think and judge about you. You anxiety is where you do not feel as if you fit or belong in this time and space. None of those emotions constitute a problem; they simply are what being human is all about. Problems only arise when you deny the natural existence of this divine order. Denying this truth of human expression takes a tremendous amount of energy. What else could you be doing with that energy instead? Imagine the possibilities. Let go of the future for just a moment, sit in the middle of your being with the clarity of a beginner’s mind, and discover the many wonders that you have been ignoring and passing over. Let your life be filled with your glorious light and presence in each and every precious moment. Become a valentine in the truest sense. We are all waiting and longing for your presence to enrich and enhance our lives, just as we wait even more passionately to become whole and happy, and to manifest the mystery we came here to give. Happy Valentine’s Day! u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She now lives in California, but visits Utah for classes and readings frequently. SUZWAGNER.COM


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