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BY DENNIS HINKAMP

ike everything that makes America great, we tend to take dogma several steps too far. We can’t just have less gluten; we need to be gluten free. We can’t just build a fence; we need a wall. We can’t just have spring-cleaning; We need to become a minimalist. And of course there is nothing that makes America grate on me more than millennial minimalists. My generation had its own rant against materialism. The new antimaterialists seem to be seeking to monetize having less stuff. They have minimalist books, blogs, seminars and Pinterest pages. Minimalists meetups and movies. Even minimalist stores and fashion brands! Somewhere between the hoarders and minimalists lies the sweet spot, but it is only the “haves” that have the luxury of making this choice. We have always had minimalism; it used to be called poverty. We have always had tiny homes. They were called shacks and trailer parks. The minimalist movement isn’t all bad. I dream of less clutter, but I also dream of tax simplification and I don’t think either is going to happen in my remaining lifetime. I’m all in favor of fewer clothes especially on minimalist beaches. I guess nude beaches would be sub-minimalist or perhaps minimal-less? Aging and the persistent objective opinion of mirrors has convinced me that I am not all in on a daily clothes-optional option, but what I would really like is fewer choices of clothes. There is no crime in wear-

ing the exact same clothes to work every day so long as you occasionally wash them or at least turn them inside out. Is minimalism good for America? Who is going to address all the jobs we’d lose at Deseret Industries, storage facilities and flea markets? What would Saturdays be without garage and estate sales? Would eBay even exist in a minimalist world? And don’t forget that electronica that includes little bits and megabytes of stuff that have to be stored somewhere. Hard drive manufacturers and cloud storage perverts love our stuff. We need to put a stop to this minimalist movement before we are minimalized into nothing. What about memories triggered by stuff? What about family history and hand-me-downs? I do try to live in the moment, be centered and all that rubbish, but sometimes the moment kind of sucks and I need something from another moment to snap me out of it. Sometimes I just need to look across a cluttered room and see Mom’s plate or Grandpa’s German overand-under shotgun to reconnect me with my dot on the time line. If you want to see the real minimalists, watch Naked and Afraid. It rarely turns out well and most of the participants seem happy to leave it behind. Minimalism didn’t work out well for Jonestown, Guyana either. The choice is yours. ◆ Dennis Hinkamp thinks you lose points if you are flying around the world promoting anything related to minimalism, conservation or sustainability. You gain some back if you can say “millennial minimalist” 10 times, quickly.

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ENVIRONEWS BY AMY BRUNVAND

First we pollute the wilderness, then we pollute our minds with the belief that we’ve done the right thing. — Mark Strand

Utah 50-year water strategy

Seven Canyons Trust

One reason that the Audubon society is con- to daylight creeks cerned about Utah water is that existing state The Seven Canyons Trust and Salt water plans could spell catastrophe for Lake City have raised $1.2 million to migrating shorebirds. Audubon to focus on restore a 6-acre open space in Envision Utah has released a the Glendale neighborhood saline lakes, Colorado River 50-year plan for Utah’s water where Red Butte Creek, EmThe National Audubon Society has based a based on the assumption that igration Creek and Parley’s new Saline Lakes program out of Salt Lake City Utah’s population will douCreek flow into the Jorin order to prioritize protection of Great Salt ble to six million people by dan River. Currently, the Lake—the single most important inland shore- 2060. In order to support confluence is paved bird site in North America. this human population over, littered with Salty lakes in the Great growth, the plan garbage and overBasin are remnants of anplaces priority on grown with invasive cient fresh-water maintaining waterspecies. The idea to “relakes and are wasting agricultural activate” the creeks was recharged when water colpractices and building developed in 2014 by lects between mountain large-scale water students in a University ranges and evaporates indiversions like the of Utah Urban Ecology stead of flowing to the sea. Dowitcher Bear River Project. Workshop taught by An Audubon Society reThe water strategy can be Red Butte Creek Stephen Goldsmith. The stuport, Water and Birds in the Arid West: taken as a warning as much as an dents (including Biran Tonetti Habitats in Decline, notes that these land- actual plan. It’s clear that better who is currently Executive Direclocked salt lakes are “the unsung heroes that water policy and environmental consertor of Seven Canyons Trust) wrote a rebirds like the American avocet and eared grebe vation need to be priorities, because any other port, “100 Years of Daylighting” which used depend on for survival,” but due to human choice will end up destroying the very qualities Three Creeks as a case study for how to rehawater use, they are drying up. that make Utah a great place to live. bilitate the area into an ecologically healthy The Saline Lakes Program is part of a larger habitat. The student report won an award from Recommend State Water Strategy: ENVISIONUTAH.ORG/PROWestern Water Initiative that includes the ColJECTS/UTAH-WATER-STRATEGY the Utah chapter of the American Planning Asorado River Basin where cottonwood-willow sociation and inspired Salt Lake City and the forests are a particularly important habitat for Toxic algae returns Jordan River Commission to support a real-life birds, also threatened by human water use. project. Construction is scheduled to begin in At the end of June, satellite images showed Dams prevent the flooding that regenerates Fall 2017. a toxic algal bloom spreading in Utah Lake. By these plant communities, and groundwater July a health advisory warned the public to Three Creeks Confluence Project: SLCGOV.COM/OPEN-SPACE/ pumping can kill them in a matter of days. “There’s no doubt, the challenges we face on avoid dark green areas with scum, foam or THREE-CREEKS-CONFLUENCE-PROJECT; 100 Years of Daylighting: the Colorado River and across other visible signs of algae, and by July 14 toxin SEVENCANYONSTRUST.ORG/100-YEARS-OF-DAYLIGHTING saline lakes are significant,” the levels had risen so that people were advised Mia Love wins climate prize A u d u b o n not to swim or water-ski anywhere in Utah Lake. Mia Love (R-UT-4) has received a Climate report conAs of July 12, the Utah Poison Control Center Leadership Award from Citizens’ Climate Lobby cludes. “However, this reported 68 cases of illness related to the algal (CCL) for “extraordinary leadership and bold d o e s n ’ t bloom, 55 of them human, with symptoms of commitment to environmental stewardship.” In January, Love joined the Congressional m e a n gastrointestinal distress, dizziness and skin irriClimate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group there isn’t enough tation. Algal blooms are due to high levels of nutri- with equal membership of Democrats and Rewater to go ents in the water, such as urban effluent and publicans and a misSnipe around. There is.” agricultural runoff, combined with warm sion to foster But not if Westbipartisan discussion ern water policy stays stuck in the temperatures (a consequence of climate towards better clipast. “We need a new phase of col- change). In the 2017 General Session, the Utah Legislature passed HCR26 mate policies. Her laboration, innovation and flexibility decision to join the when it comes to how we use and manage our “Urging Restoration of Utah Lake,” group helped break water. Solving these water challenges will re- but it was only a message bill with no funding or action plan attached. the ice to encourage quire reshaping water management so that the other Republicans to people, birds, and wildlife of the arid West can DEQ Harmful Algal Blooms: join, and Caucus DEQ.UTAH.GOV/DIVISIONS/ DWQ/ HEALTH-ADVIthrive together,“ the report concludes. SORY/HARMFUL-ALGAL-BLOOMS membership now Water and Birds in the Arid West: Habitats in Decline. stands at 48. Love has AUDUBON.ORG/CONSERVATION/WESTERN-WATER


Haitian ancestry, and the 2017 “Global Climate Risk Index” shows Haiti ranked third among countries most affected by climate risk. While the Caucus has not yet endorsed any specific plan, CCL advocates a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would be returned directly to taxpayers. Details of the CCL plan are given in a 2013 study, The Economic, Climate, Fiscal, Power, and Demographic Impact of a National Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Tax, available on their website. Citizens’ Climate Lobby: CITIZENSCLIMATELOBBY.ORG

Mike Noel blames “rock lickers” for fires In June and July the Brianhead fire in the Dixie National Forest burned more than 71,000 acres and racked up over $34 million in firefighting costs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to cover 75% of firefighting costs; the rest will come from the State and Iron County. During the crisis, representative Mike Noel (R-Kanab) delivered a scientifically inaccurate rant claiming that unregulated logging could have prevented the blaze: “When we turned the Forest Service over to the bird and bunnylovers and the tree-huggers and the rock-lickers we turned our history over,” he griped. The truth is, without careful management, salvage logging can cause more harm than the problems it is supposed to solve. From 19951997, federal law exempted “emergency” salvage timber sales from environmental regulation. Environmental groups strongly opposed the policy because mismanaged salvage logging not only damages watersheds, recreation and wildlife habitat, it prevents forest recovery and can prolong insect infestation by eliminating insectivores. Research shows that selectively harvesting commercially viable large trees fails to reduce fire risk because fires spread through smaller trees and brush. Noel’s name-calling and overly simplistic ideas about forestry are particularly unhelpful because to cope with climate change we need science-based forestry policies appropriate to hotter, drier conditions that increase the risk of wildfire in the West.

Zion Park crowds: Comments due August 14 In 1909, President Taft used the Antiquities Act to designate Mukuntu-Weap National

study commissioned by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). The study estimates that in 2015 the economic impact of cycling in Utah was $303.9 million, nearly 2,000 jobs, and over $46 million in income. Utah Active Transportation Benefits Study: BIKEUTAH.ORG/ATBENEFITSSTUDY

Monument in southwest Utah—the place we now know as Zion National Park. The park is a national treasure, but it’s too popular. Over the past 10 years, visitation at Zion National Park has increased 60%, to 4.3 million visitors in 2016 and a mind-boggling 90,000 visitors on the past Memorial Day weekend. The National Park Service is proposing to implement a reservation system for popular front-country hikes and is currently gathering public comments for a new Visitor Use Management Plan. Submit your comments electronically at PARKPLANNING.NPS. GOV/ZION or by mail: Visitor Use Planning Team/ Zion National Park/ State Route 9/ Springdale, UT 84767-1099

West Davis Corridor comments due August 31 The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Davis Corridor, 19 miles of new freeway that slices through human communities and bird habitat near Farmington Bay. The EIS states that the project is needed to improve regional and peak-period “mobility,” a misleading term that means “flow of through traffic” (not local access to neighborhoods or shopping centers). Public comment is open through August 31. West Davis Corridor Final EIS UDOT.UTAH.GOV/WESTDAVIS

Economic benefits of “active transportation” Government spending on walking and biking can have big paybacks in the form of health benefits, tourism, sales of goods and services, increased real estate values and greenhouse gas reduction, according to a

HEAL Utah seeks a new director Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) is looking for a new executive director. Matt Pacenza, who has directed the organization since 2011, is moving on to teach highschool. With Pacenza in charge, HEAL Utah helped keep an EnergySolutions executive off of a state board that regulates nuclear waste, blocked plans for a nuclear reactor in Green River, convinced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require pollution controls on Utah’s coal power plants and helped transform air pollution from a fringe issue into a mainstream concern. HEAL Utah is a grassroots organization that works to promote clean energy and protect Utah from toxic, nuclear and dirty energy threats. The organization formed in 1996 as the “West Desert Healthy Environment Alliance” in response to a cancer cluster in Tooele County, which Chip Ward wrote about in Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West. ◆ For HEAL executive director job description go to: HEALUTAH.ORG/EDJOB


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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK

The Old Men’s Club

hen I die and someone writes an obituary listing my lifetime affiliations, there may not be a whole lot to say. But one group whose membership I am eternally proud of: I was once the token female in the Old Men’s Club. The other members were fellows older (from four to 24 years older) than myself, all erudite, lively, all in some capacity involved in the world of biology and ecology. Three university pro-

fessors; a reclamation engineer; a professional tree-hugger; a landscape designer. Brilliant and heartfelt, all of them. I first encountered them as a group at a multi-course sit-down dinner they planned and executed, based on wildcaught foods, right down to dessert. How I first got invited to join them was a fluke. That they kept me was a gift. We’d meet for lunch semi-regularly. The conversation was always vivid, inspiring. Hopeful, even in the dire

turn-of-the-century days. We hadn’t met for a few years when, in October of 2015, our first member died at the age of 77. Peter Lassig always referred to himself as “the church gardener.” In fact, he was the man who designed the LDS Temple grounds. He was a maverick under his gentle and quick wit, the best example of a Mormon I’ve ever met. Last month, going through an old notebook, I found a list titled “Fun Things to do with Ty.” It was mostly a how-to list of things I wanted to learn from member Ty Harrison, Westminster College biology professor—cloning roses, growing moss, that sort of thing. But I was too late. Days before finding that page, Ty died. He was 75. A few weeks later I got a call from Ardean Watts, the heartiest of the club—musician, professor, founder of the Utah Mushroom Society, world traveler, highly skilled at thinking, doing and being. He had just weathered a weird illness and come out the other side. He was facing triple-bypass heart surgery in the week ahead, but felt confident. “My life continues to be blessed,” he said. He died within the month, age 89. I called one of the remaining members. “We’re going to see more of each other,” I pretty much ordered. Hikes. Lunch. Random conversations. “Some day” is an illusion. Corner the ones who make your heart sing, especially those older and wiser. Prioritize them in your life. Learn all you can from them. I am grateful for my time with these amazing men, and if I will carry their spirit with me, the rest of my life, too, will be blessed. Amen. ◆ Greta Belanger deJong is the founder, editor and publisher of CATALYST. photo: Ardean Watts (GRETA DEJONG)


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Enjoy the totality!

How and why you should see the Great American Eclipse this month DIAGRAMS AND STORY BY ANNA ZUMWALT A diagram showing how our relatively small moon will block out the sun completely on August 21 in a path just north of Utah.

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here were you when…?” is a question that usually refers to a shock that binds humanity. One such event will be the solar eclipse occurring across the U.S.A. on August 21. Referred to by many as the Great American Eclipse, it spans the country from Oregon to South Carolina in a band 60 to 70 miles wide. While solar eclipses are not so rare, they usually appear over oceans or in remote areas. It is rare for us to have this event practically in our own backyard. Expe-

This is bigger than Burning Man. Plan accordingly. rienced eclipse watchers say that those who position themselves in this narrow band will feel the temperature drop, see stars and planets appear midday and be changed forever after. An eclipse often leaves viewers feeling not just on the planet, but of the planet. The notion of the universe is not so theoretical any more.

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ne local umbraphile (aka: eclipse-o-maniac) is George Williams. Williams has been a physics professor at the University of Utah for over 40 years. As a scientist and educator, he sees eclipses as important events for learning. For instance, the 1919 eclipse made Einstein’s career. During that event, his general theory of relativity was finally able to be tested and was proven correct.

Williams says eclipses have been recorded as long as there have been people around to see them. Because of this, we have learned that Earth’s rotation is slowing down, by about a second every century. He has traveled to see seven eclipses, the first in Hawaii in 1991. “One of the biggest benefits of going to see a total solar eclipse is that it gets you to interesting places,” says Williams. “I don’t know if I would have ever visited Easter Island (2010) if it weren’t for the eclipse." His eclipse-watching obsession has also taken him to the Black Sea (1999), Western Australia (2002), Eastern Australia (2012), Gabon (2013) and Indonesia (2016). Southern Utah (2012) was an annular eclipse. Where will Williams be on August 21? “On an organized tour, a Columbia River cruise.” The exact location is being kept secret by the organizers who don’t want to alert the masses.


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atrick Wiggins is the Solar System Ambassador for Utah, recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award from NASA and public outreach educator for the University of Utah’s Physics and Astronomy department. He counts over five solar eclipses. Wiggins’ recommendation: to look up, but also look around. “You’ll see people laughing, giggling, crying, doing a happy dance.” Turns out, the witnessing of humanity awestruck is a huge part of the event. “Sure, you know in your mind what’s happening, but still. It affects you profoundly, in your own unique way. It’s indescribable and very personal. Being in totality, you’ll learn something new about yourself.” Though we know a lot about eclipses, and are continuing to refine our knowledge, much of what happens during a total solar eclipse remains a mystery—something to be experienced and felt, rather than understood.

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oth men have seen many eclipses and are still awed by them. “Make the effort,” they both say. “Go see the

Getting to totality This is bigger than Burning Man.

Up to an estimated 7.4 million people are expected to travel to the eclipse path for August 21, in addition to the 12 million people who live in the path. Plan accordingly. Secure your accommodations in advance. Bring what you need: water, food, toilet paper, first-aid, coolant and your auto club cards. Keep your gas tank topped. “Some interstate highways in or near the path will be parking lots on the morning of the eclipse,” writes Michael Zeiler of GREATAMERIANECLIPSE.COM. Where, actually, are you headed? See maps of the “drivesheds” here: WWW.GREATAMERICAN ECLIPSE.COM/STATISTICS/ Photo: Patrick Wiggins

totality—99% is not the same thing.” For first-timers, the general recommendation by experts is not to bother with extra equipment such as cameras. It’s a zen moment, after all. Be there. Be present. Maybe the biggest benefit for viewing this eclipse (and for all seminal moments of each generation) is that it inspires presence, an experience of being in the moment: a oneness with their human tribe. Weather permitting, this will probably be the most-seen eclipse in human history. For those who make it to totality, August 21 will be the day we all talk about for a long time, a generation-defining moment. Unlike other “where were you when” moments, it is predicted, but what happens will, no doubt, surprise and change us. In what ways, we will soon find out.


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Our writer, Anna, with George Williams, U of U physics professor and eclipse expert.

How to view the eclipse

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ou could watch the reflection in water (like the ancients did!), or a reflection from a mirror cast on a wall (don’t look at the mirror), or use an old pair of binoculars to cast light on a paper and make sure no one looks at the sun through binoculars.... But don’t. Get solar glasses. They're cheap, now—but prices may skyrocket if supplies run low. As of this writing, they are available at the Clark Planetarium and at the Leonardo in packs of five ($10), 10 ($20) and 25 ($50). CLARKPLANETARIUM.ORG, Use only solar filter glasses, made in USA. You can get them (while supplies last) at the Clark Planetarium and the Leonardo, both in downtown Salt Lake City. You can also order them online, but many reviewers claim receiving counterfeits from China, even when they say “shipping from the USA.” Be warned. Counterfeits often come folded, scratched and unusable. Get them even if you plan on staying in Utah. Viewing a partial eclipse with naked eyes, sunglasses or even welder’s glass is as damaging as looking at the sun on a regular day… and more tempting. Even though it may not hurt at the time, don’t do it. It takes mere seconds for irreversible damage to happen, says Williams. For any viewing other than the total eclipse, NASA warns, “Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness!”

Patrick Wiggins, Solar System Ambassador for Utah, recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award from NASA and public outreach educator for the University of Utah’s Physics and Astronomy department.

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Traces of History A turn-of-the-century real estate investment becomes a beloved landmark, only to face its original fate BY KATHERINE PIOLI

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ary Kimball Johnson was not the first person to own the pioneer-era brown brick bungalow at 1432 South and 1100 East. The home’s first owners were Mary’s parents, Don Carlos Kimball and Annie Clark Kimball, who received the original five-acre property as a wedding gift and hired an architect and builders to construct the house in the early 1900s. Mary Kimball Johnson, the third of eight Kimball children, lived in the house tillshe died in 1994, at which t i m e

Tanya Chatterton bought the house and property and opened her gardening business, Traces. Spaces that were once Mary’s kitchen and sitting room became Tanya’s office, flower-arranging space and garden supply store. Under Tanya’s care, the turn of the century home kept its spirit. Step inside the front door and the wood floors still creaked underfoot; the fireplace set into the north wall had a mantel lined with gardening knick-knacks and seed packets; the original molasses-colored wood molding still rimmed each ceiling; and a few observant customers

might have noticed the remaining touches of Mary’s life as a painter wrapping around the lower walls of the enclosed back porch—the

Tanya on steps of her business, Traces. Photo by Katherine Pioli

Annie Clark Kimball and Don Carlos Kimball

hand-painted oil renditions of irises and peonies and roses, some of the late matron’s favorite flowers. Walk through the house and out into the gardens with anyone who knew Mary or her


family and you will soon also know some stories—of roses and peonies, of the old, dying, hollowed-out apple tree where wild bees once lived, of family gatherings that lasted long into the evening. This year, Mary’s house, which then became Tanya’s house, and the one acre that is left of this property, sold. Though not much is being disclosed about the details of the sale there is little doubt that the property will be developed (a conversation with the project’s architect confirmed that building a single family home on site was “financially unfeasible”). The woods and gardens around Mary’s House are some of the last remaining vestiges of our city’s more bucolic past, possibly soon to be stripped and excavated. Even Mary’s house will likely be torn down for the sake of something new. And, when those things go, what will happen to the stories?

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ith a name like Kimball— Mary’s greatgreat grandfather, Heber C. Kimball, served as one of the original 12 LDS apostles and as counselor to Brigham Young—it’s no surprise to those with any history here that stories from this house reveal old Mormon roots. Though he’d missed the handcart era by a few generations, Don Carlos Kimball, Mary’s father, continued the family tradition of literally making Salt Lake City grow from the desert through his role as a developer in early Salt Lake City at a time when Mormons were discouraged by their leaders from engaging in real estate speculation. In the late 1800s, at a time when most development in the valley was undertaken by non-Mormons, Don Carlos Kimball and his partner Claude Richards entered business under the title of “land merchants” and began buying up and developing large subdivisions (and building the occasional single-family home). The Kimball and Richards Building Company, along with local architect Taylor Woolley, created some of what remain the city’s most charming neighborhoods: Gilmer Park (in the Harvard/Yale neighborhood) and Highland Park (south of Sugar House). The latter neighborhood, constructed in 1909 when Mary was just three years old, was

bution to the broad patterns of our history… with the lives of persons significant in our past…[and which] embodies the distinctive characteristics of a period.” A little over a mile away from Highland Park, Mary’s House would never see such a designation.

Watercolor by Mary Kimball Johnson

a daring undertaking, a modern subdivision with a mix of popular architecture styles of the day—Tudor revival, Prairie School and craftsman—on 250 acres of vacant land outside the city limits. These projects by Kimball and Richards Building Company set the tone for the kind of city Salt Lake is today. Neighborhoods within just a few miles of downtown retain a pleasantly suburban quality. They are populated with small, single-family Mary Kimball Johnson

dwellings. Houses are sturdy, well crafted and attractive; the streets are tree-lined—beautification through landscaping was an intentional component of each of these developments— and many of the trees still standing today were planted by Kimball and Richards. While increasingly dense development in our city is necessary to meet the rising demand for housing, the preservation of old homes and neighborhoods like Highland Park make this city unique. In 1998, Highland Park earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places (certified by the National Park Service), recognizing the neighborhood’s “significant contri-

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ary, who married but never had children of her own, was caretaker for her parents in their old age. In exchange, the house became hers though it never stopped being a gathering place for the entire family—at one point three generations lived in the house with Mary, as she took in family members, mostly women and their children, who needed a place to stay, including her young nephew Roy Johnson who lived happily with “Aunt Mary” for many years, sleeping on the walled-in second-story porch, and whose wife Jude Rubadue, who knew Aunt Mary well, kindly imparted many of these family stories during a slow walk around the property. Family dinners were too big to hold inside so the food went out into the garden on long tables around which the adults sat and ate and talked while Kimball/Clark children ran through the yard looking for wild animals among the vegetable rows and the old trees planted by Grandpa Kimball. No one was allowed to touch the dishes after a meal. Not even a single plate. Drunk with food, the family would stack their plates by the sink where they would wait until morning for Mary to wash, dry and stack them with a kerchief between each plate. The nice silver would get hidden again in the back of the cleaning closet. All of the Kimball children were raised to be self-reliant—the girls as well as the boys received college educations and found work outside of the home. Mary spent over 30 years teaching at schools around the valley. But from day one her real calling was as an artist. Painting was her gift and her passion. Her watercolors captured the Wasatch Mountains and crooked pines in the Utah desert. She would just as often set up her canvases in the backyard and capture scenes of the family property, her artist’s palette. Mary was strong till the very end of her life. With little gardening tools fitted


18 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET August 2017 with handles made just for her small hands, she continued to work in her garden. The day she passed away, family members say, she went suddenly and against her will—nearly 20 unfinished paintings lay about in various corners of the house and the thought of leaving them undone tortured her. Mary died, in 1994, in her parents’ house, the place of her birth, at the age of 88. As per her father’s instructions, so I’ve been told, no family member would be allowed to buy the property after Mary’s passing. A real estate man to the very end, Grandpa Kimball was unsentimental—the family property was just another piece of business inventory whose purpose was to support family members’ endeavors. By the time Tanya Chatterton bought the place soon after Mary’s death, the property had been whittled down to one acre from the original five. Still, there were things the family was determined to hold on to. Not long after the sale closed, recalls Tanya, she arrived at the House to find Mary’s prized rose garden by the front gate gone. With shovels and buckets Mary’s relatives had descended, digging up and taking every last rose and with them a few remaining memories.

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e have a funny sense of ownership in this city,” says Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City council member, district 5. “I was in Traces during last few weeks it was open and I heard customer after customer talking with Tanya saying, ‘I’m so sorry,’ as if the place were being taken away from her [instead of her having sold it].” A lot of people love and will miss Mary’s House, not just those of the Kimball family but also Chatterton and her former customers, employees and people from the neighborhood who have spent decades walking by the semiwild acre and watching the trees sway. For those concerned about what comes next for the property, it may be of some relief to know that while the new owner/developer is lying low and not making their name public, the firm that will be designing the new development is Flores-Sahagun Arcflo+ Principal architect Bernardo FloresSahagum, who serves on the city’s Redevelopment Advisory Committee has been engaging with members of the Salt Lake City Council and the East Liberty Park Community Organization and is actively seeking their input on the project. “[This kind of outreach] is not required,” explains Mendenhall who was present for one of the two

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Traces carried on the blooming tradition.

community meetings, “but Flores has built enough in this city to know how difficult it can be to get a project off the ground without this kind of communication with the neighborhood. So, it’s been a very good process so far.” Darryl High, Co-Chair of the East Liberty Park Community Organization, has met with Flores and his associate twice regarding the development and agrees with Mendenhall. “We have had two very cordial meetings with Bernardo. It’s a gesture that’s very well received by members of the community, when a developer approaches our residents with a neighborhood project that is this sizable.” According to High, there haven’t been any negative sentiments so far from community members, just questions, mostly regarding the two biggest concerns on people’s minds: adequate parking and a design that fits with the neighborhood. So far, according to Mendenhall, Flores has not asked the city for any exemptions from the

neighborhood’s zoning restrictions—unlike a recent 9th and 9th development proposal that requested among other things a height exemption and drew the ire of neighborhood residents. “Without trying to sound negative, the feeling frequently expressed is that we don’t want to become another Sugar House,” says High. “Salt Lake has changed a lot in the last three years. It’s really growing fast and more is coming.” Mendenhall acknowledges that neither she nor residents have any real control over what happens with the property but, she says, “I’m trying to sway what finally happens with it based on what the community I represent says they want.” Part of that means trying to save the Kimball house. On a weekday in mid-July, on one of the last days that the gates to Traces were swung open and a small buzz of activity could be seen as the last pieces were brought out of the house, I stopped by Mary’s House one last time and

The last of the garden items go as Traces closes.

was rewarded with a surprise meeting with one of Dan Carlos and Annie Clark’s great granddaughters. She and her mother, with a few young boys in tow, had come to take a walk through the old house and say hello (for the youngsters) and goodbye, again, to their family’s ancestral home. The ancestral trees and gardens, which became Tanya’s trees and gardens, are still a haven for bees, birds and other wildlife. It’s been a good run, for an ever more urban neighborhood. ◆ Katherine Pioli is CATALYST’s assistant editor. Photos of Mary and family members and watercolors courtesy of Jude Rubadue and Roy Johnson


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The Rose, exposed

PAST & PRESENT

An experiment in living (and sometimes working) together for six Salt Lake City performing arts organizations BY LINDA C. SMITH

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n January 1994, Repertory Dance Theatre leased the old Restaurant Equipment Supply building at 138 West Broadway. We put a portable dance floor in the middle of the large warehouse and rehearsed daily. The entrance to the building allowed pedestrians a view of our activities. This was a derelict area and transients would seek shelter or a place to drink in the entryway.

The Rose is not just the building across from Squatters. This is our home, a gathering place, a laboratory, an incubator for creativity. I noticed that a certain gentleman would make a daily pilgrimage to peek at rehearsals. One day, I cornered him to investigate his motives. I asked him if he liked dance. He said that his wife used to be a vaudeville dancer. He added, “I was born here.” I answered that I was also a native of Utah. “No,” said the man. “I mean that I was born right here.” I told him that

I was also from Salt Lake. “Listen to me,” he said. “I was born right here on this spot. My family home was on this site. My family business was right here, right where this building stands.” When I asked his name, his answer startled me. “I’m Izzy Wagner,” was his response. The man whom I believed to be a homeless vagrant was one of our city’s most respected and successful businessmen. I.J. "Izzy" Wagner’s old adobe family home was located at 144 W. Broadway, which later became the business address of Wagner Bag. The company manufactured and distributed packaging materials at that address from 1912 to 1958. To make a long story short, Izzy became the lead private donor in the newly formed campaign to build a performing arts center on this spot. In September 1995, the old warehouse was demolished and construction began on what is now affectionately called The Rose, named for Izzy’s mother.

Envisioning a new space When we formed our modern dance company in 1966, we moved into an old barracks at

the University of Utah. We rehearsed and taught classes there until, in the early 1980s, I learned that our home was slated for demolition. Friends, board members and community leaders advised us to establish a greater presence downtown. The first step in the process of designing a new home for ourselves was to dream. What would the ideal space look like? What activities could we develop in a larger facility? RDT needed to grow. We wanted to increase the number of home season performances, develop a school, sponsor other performing groups, present lectures, demonstrations, activities for children and seniors and become more integrated into the life of the community. We envisioned large rehearsal studios, efficient office space and multiple performance areas. While setting our own priorities, we realized that other arts groups had similar needs. It became clear that RDT’s ambitious goals could only be realized by forming partnerships and coalitions. In 1989, RDT board member Alice Steiner accepted an invitation to help our company find a new home. Alice formed a nonprofit organization, the Performing Arts Coalition (PAC), dedicated to developing a performing arts center. She invited the arts community to collaborate. In 1990, local arts organizations met to share ideas. We envisioned creating a place with no “cultural barriers,” where people could feel com-

fortable and welcome. We dreamed of a community center where audiences and artists could create a dialogue; a place to explore all kinds of social and political issues; a place where experimentation and innovation could


branding of the “Broadway mile” (the business district from 200 West to 200 East along 300 South) and help nurture all the arts events and businesses that take place in one of the most vibrant and interesting areas in downtown Salt Lake City. Now celebrating its sixth year —not to mention the 20th anniversary of the Rose Wagner itself—Rose Exposed In January 1994, Repertory Dance Theatre leased the old Restaurant Equipment Supply building at 138 West Broadway. “We put a is one of Salt Lake’s most inportable dance floor in the middle of the large warehouse and rehearsed daily.” novative events featuring a thrive; a place where arts groups could interact, Fake news as inspiration: new short work created around a unifying support one another and cooperate to help theme by each of the six resident companies. The Sky is Falling contribute to the economic vitality and cultural Rose Exposed…The Sky is Falling, focused on Keeping Utah arts groups healthy depends all the to-do surrounding fake news, is inspired life downtown. A public/private partnership was formed be- on cooperation and interaction. Thus PAC is by the well-known folktale that makes light of tween the local nonprofit arts organizations now a coalition of the six resident companies paranoia and mass hysteria. SB Dance will go (PAC) and Salt Lake County. Through coopera- who love to collaborate, commiserate and col- full gangster-noir; RWDC and RDT will create tion and tenacity, a dynamic home for artists lectively problem-solve to make all activities at new work that day, PYGmalion will weave the The Rose more successful. and audiences was born. pieces together with sightings of Chicken Little Together we make our Broadway neighbor- and Turkey Lurkey throughout the night; Home, sweet home hood a destination for thousands of people. Stephan Beus (Gina Bachauer’s 2006 Gold In the fall of 1996, phase I of The Rose was The Rose is not just the building across from Medalist) will elevate the scene with live music; completed and featured the 200-seat Leona Squatters. This is our home, a gathering place, and Matthew Ivan Bennett (Plan-B’s resident Wagner Black Box named for Izzy’s sister. RDT a laboratory, an incubator for creativity. The playwright) will wrap up the evening with a christened the space in January of 1997. Then, Rose is a joyful place filled with experimenta- new, apocalyptic comedy, whether or not the in 2001, Phase II was completed and the 500- tion and interaction and we want everyone in sky actually falls. ◆ seat Jeanne Wagner Theatre (named for Izzy’s the community to feel part of the process. Linda C. Smith is artistic director and founding member of While many members of the general public wife) opened its doors. In 2002, a rehearsal stuRepertory Dance Theatre. dio was converted to the 75-seat Studio The- are patrons of The Rose, countless others have yet to be introduced to the variety of artistic atre. Rose Exposed …The Sky Is Falling The Black Box is now home to PYGmalion programs offered in this lively arts center. In 2012, PAC launched Rose Exposed, a collab- Saturday, August 26, 8pm Theatre Company and SB Dance; the Jeanne to 138 W. Broadway Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, orative event that introduces the public to the $15 ($10 students) facility and to the many arts organizations that RDT and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company; and ROSEEXPOSED.ORG the Studio Theatre to Plan-B Theatre Company. are residents. The innovative activities help the

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Raising up our machines They will learn what we teach them BY MICHAEL PLACE

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magine ordering a car from a ride-sharing app on your smartphone and selecting a driverless option. As you approach a blind turn on a narrow street in your neighborhood, you come upon a stopped school bus. Children are crossing the road! On the sidewalk in the only place the car can swerve stands your golden retriever! There’s no avoiding a crash and you brace for impact, but into...what?

Questions of gender equality and social justice are increasingly mixed with an emerging field know as machine ethics. Self-driving cars must be trained to make ethical decisions —just like humans know how to do, though we accomplish that feat through a murky blend of experience, morality and instinct. We’ve reached a point where it’s of enormous consequence what data is used to train cars to make life and death decisions, what biases that data might contain and how the machine-learning algorithms which control those decisions are tuned.

How those types of questions are answered may turn out to be one of the most complex and meaningful debates in human history. Far from being theoretical considerations for future generations, they’re here, right now. Both Lyft and Uber are testing self-driving cars today and it’s up to data scientists to provide the first and perhaps most fundamental sets of answers to these questions and many more affecting everything from what ads you see, the news you see and hear, the friends you make, to whom you’re matched with when you date online, to what you read to the movies you watch. Even questions of gender equality and social justice are increasingly mixed with an emerging field know as machine ethics. For example, a 2015 Carnegie Mellon University study generated sets of fake online profiles for men and women and had those profiles automatically visit identical jobs sites with identical searches. The result? Google suggested CEO jobs to the fake profiles for men five times as often as it did for women. In many U.S. counties, computer algorithms are used to perform risk assessment to predict future violent behavior for criminal defendants. Some researchers have found these algorithms to be racially biased, yet they continue to be used by judges when considering sentences. Other questions in the field are massive and potentially global.

As Elon Musk’s promised autonomous trucks roll out across the country, how do we deal with the sudden loss of millions of truck driving jobs? If artificial intelligence and automation deliver on their promises to automate the future workforce, how will we deal with the threat of wealth inequality as the algorithms that perform work displace the workers given that the algorithms are owned and controlled by a wealthy few? As machine algorithms are increasingly optimized to elicit a dopamine response in humans, how should we react? Finally, there’s the question of what futurists call the singularity, which hypothesizes that a point will occur when artificial intelligence will propagate itself so rapidly that its advance may exceed humankind’s ability to control it. Machines will learn what we teach them. Will we show them how to be just, fair, compassionate and empathetic or will we reveal our greed and avarice? Will our algorithms represent our best selves? Ultimately, the soft underbelly of machine learning and artificial intelligence comes from the bias inherent in the data that we give it. We will be judged by the tools we build to serve ourselves, so perhaps it is time to ask ourselves as we birth these new machines—what will we see in ourselves? If we are Narcissus, staring into our technological reflection, what will we see staring back? All important questions to consider as you take your next ride-sharing car home from the airport—driver or not. ◆ Michael Place is a a writer and open-source software developer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For more thoughts on this topic, visit the Salt Lake City Public Library on August 31, 7pm in the Nancy Tessman Auditorium for When Algorithms Decide Your Fate by University of Utah computer science professor Suresh Venkatasubramanian. This lecture is first in a series on the impact of computer science on our society and culture.

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At home with Nathan Florence Artists draw inspiration from their curated living spaces.

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he artist’s role is to take that which we can’t say or express and present it in a fresh way, be it beautiful or provocative. Taking in myriad reference material from the news, conversations, the natural world, and art from peers or masters, the wellspring of inspiration runs deep. To the extent that what the artist chooses to consume in the outside world influences his or her art, the curation of their homes— their sanctuary and a place to recharge—is equally important. Our things hold significance, whether as a gift from a beloved one, as nostalgic keepsakes, or as art that begs

us to ask questions or repeatedly search for meaning, as does the overall feel of a home. One might wonder if there is a direct correlation to, say, a mid-mod home with clean, white lines to an artist’s overall aesthetic. Similarly, might a home decorated with a mish-mash of funky decor and art be represented in the output of an artist? It begs the question: Are you what you “eat”? Whatever the case, we wanted to take a look inside four Salt Lake City artists to see what inspires them. The first in our series is the home of Nathan Florence.


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ave you ever pulled the loose tab of something and revealed a portal to another place and time, or another corner of your imagination? The Florence family home is transportive and moving, literally. As he and his wife Marian peeled off the Pottery Barn-esque wallpaper, love and a sense of playfulness exposed a patinated richness and a portal to their time in Italy. Nathan’s playlist titled “Untitled”—today with Bach, Beastie Boys, Lady Gaga, LCD soundsystem—is as thick and varied as the layers of paint and material in the painting “Storm Windows” (page 24) and, well, the as-yet-untitled painting of a girl in a green dress, done on a silk sari (page 25). Fabric, textiles, eclectic textures.… Nathan is a self-described aesthete and salvager. He is interested in space, its feeling and use. His home is a collage of shrines to the past (the blue chair his father-in-law bought for college in the ’60s), present (with the paintings of his son, Paul, and daughter, Maren, and the relic of a sculpture for UMOCA’s mini golf course’s 3rd hole) and future (they often reshuffle the furniture, to keep things “fresh”). Nathan’s distinctive painting style carries notes of fine traditional technique mixed with a modern edge to strike memoral chords time after time. A friend, describing one of Nathan’s works— “A painting of yours stuck in my head like a song.” ◆ Nathan has a show January 2018 at Modern West Gallery. Details at WWW.MODERWESTFINEART.COM Also visit his website WWW.NFLORENCEFINEART.COM


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GARDEN LIKE A BOSS

Please please please water those trees! BY JAMES LOOMIS

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he peak heat of August in our Salt Lake City summer brings with it some of the most uncomfortable and stressful weeks for our gardens and the gardeners that inhabit them. While one may catch a bit of reprieve from the hostile sun in the shade under the canopy of a tree, the tree itself often bears the brute force of that sun all day. An established tree relies on water banked deep in the soil from our seasonal rains, a savings account that by now is nearly exhausted. And until we see a summer monsoon (which we may very well not get again this year), the urban forest needs a drink. Giving your trees the right amount of water at the right time assures the needs of the plant are met, but also conserves precious water in our arid steppe climate. Overwatering can promote disease by depriving the soil of oxygen, and underwatering won’t get the water deep enough to reach the roots that need them most. To decide whether or not you need to water, dig down to a depth of 4 inches; if the soil is dry at this depth, it is time to water. It is important water deeply, rather than frequently.

How much water do my trees need? The boss move in this whole scenario is to measure and meter the water you are applying. This is easily done with one of my favorite low tech tools, the five gallon bucket. Most friends of mine water their trees with the hose on a slow trickle, and move the hose around to various points to deep water. I prefer a 50-ft. length of “sweating” soaker hose, the type made from recycled tires. Whatever your

method, measure your flow by timing how long it takes to fill a five gallon bucket, and run some simple math. With my 50-ft. length of soaker hose, it takes three minutes to fill a 5 gallon bucket. Newly planted trees require frequent weekly watering, around 15-20 gallons per week. New trees may take one to two years to become fully established, depending on variety.

three weeks depending on temperature. As a general rule of thumb, plan on 10 gallons of water per 1 inch of tree diameter. “Ask a 4th Grader” math moment: Diameter is how wide a tree is, not its circumference, which is how big around it is. Example: My beautiful park strip tree is 24 inches in diameter, so it requires 240 gallons of water. My soaker hose puts out five gallons of water in three minutes. 240 (gallons of water) divided by a five gallon bucket is 48 buckets, 48 buckets x three minutes is 144 minutes, so leaving my soaker hose on for two and a half hours gives my tree the right amount of water.

Where do I water? Avoid watering at the base of the trunk. Instead, notice the tree’s dripline—the outer edge of the canopy of the tree. Identify the midpoint between the trunk and the drip line. Then water from that midpoint to the dripline and beyond. (Feel free to re-read that last part, I had to when writing it to make sure it made sense.) Water as evenly as possible in this zone.

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Established trees require less frequent watering. A proper watering may last from 10 days to four weeks, depending on soil type. In my area of the Sugarhood, we have a light clay/ clay loam soil, which holds water quite well, and my trees require watering every two to

I’m good at a lot of things, but remembering to turn off the hose isn’t one of them. Set a timer on your phone to remind you when you are finished, or when to rotate the hose. There also exists a handy little dial timer valve that works like a kitchen timer. Rotate the dial to the desired time, and when it reaches the end if turns off the water. Brilliant. Set a calendar reminder to notify you when to dig down to that four-inch depth to check the moisture content of the soil, and possibly water again. ◆ James Loomis is the Green Team farm manager for Wasatch Community Gardens.


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PROSE GARDEN

Migrations A seasonal flux of home

BY JONNY JEW AND CARMEN TAYLOR

“Migration simply happens to some people. Maybe a restless, spring-loaded gene keeps us on the move, or an alignment of perceptual coincidences pushes us from place to place.” Craig Childs, House of Rain

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ver the course of a year and a half, my partner, Jonny, and I lived at four separate addresses within Salt Lake City. Each move seemed to coincide with the shoulder seasons, nature’s times of transition. This pattern of moving from place to place is not new for us, and not necessarily a reflection of Salt Lake City. It seems we both have been adrift for the entirety of our twenties, and are able to accept this fate. Yet, we still harbor a deep drive to find home, the place to which one’s identity, friends, and family are attached. We all, in some way or another, seek to find a sense of belonging in the places we live, or with the people we are surrounded by. Is this understanding of home inextricably linked to a formal address? Where does one go to find their home, and how do you know when you are there?

Fall: Liberty Park We had just driven across the Great Basin, shuttling all our belongings from Reno to Salt Lake City. The previous night, torrential rain outside of Winnemucca forced us to sleep sitting upright in the front seats of the Outback crammed with every one of our worldly possessions.

As we arrived in Salt Lake City the next day, anything with four walls and a roof would have been welcome. Still, we were cautiously optimistic when pulling up to a house that we’d only seen from pictures on Craigslist, thinking that this would be our home. The house had been advertised as an urban homestead, complete with cheap rent in exchange for work on the two-acre garden and a communal lifestyle sharing meals, chores, and a single bathroom with six other residents. Our new home and our new city were both bursting with unknown potential. Eagerly, we made friends with the eclectic community in the house. One room was devoted to Airbnbs, which kept a steady stream of new acquaintances coming into the house, everyone from poets to ski bums, from Columbians to Kazaks. We planted turnips and installed hoop houses; we were quite literally putting down our roots. Then winter came. It seemed that the whole city had gone into hibernation so we turned inward as well and stayed at home. New and interesting visitors became abrasive intruders. Hoop houses kept our garden alive through the winter cold but there was no growth. Like our plants, we felt ourselves in an unhappy stasis. It became a nearly biweekly conversation as to whether we should move. We had almost made it through the winter, there were starts in the greenhouse and our two troubling housemates, one freeloader and the other a psychopath, had both packed their bags and moved out with only mild confrontation. But a home

needs peace. Not knowing if a stranger would greet us at the front door, not feeling free to say no to the latest kitchen fermentation project, we knew this was not our home, we were just its residents.

Spring: Sugar House We found a cute little cottage on Craigslist, met the housemates and, shortly after, moved in. The perks of our new digs: Our housemates were easy-going and there were only two of them. The downside: Our room was in the basement, less than 20 feet across, and the ceilings were so low that the two of us, each about six feet tall, couldn’t stand upright without hitting our heads. Our new house was tucked between other cottages, situated on a perfectly square plot, resting in an immaculate neighborhood with green, groomed lawns and block parties full of children on tricycles. We had left the chaos of the bohemian oasis and landed squarely in normalcy, a more domestic situation than either of us had experienced since leaving home at 17. The summer went by in a smooth, hot haze. We both worked office jobs in an air-conditioned building and most nights we came home, tended to our garden, made dinner and went to bed. Our lives matched our surroundings; the disorder of the fall and winter, the clutter of people and emotions, had transformed into a fully functioning system, a quiet house on a quiet street, where we could live our quiet, ordered lives. Stability, however, was not in our future. We


were still renters and, at the end of our lease, when the landlord decided to rent the room to a friend we were once again sent in search of a home.

Fall: The Avenues By a mere stroke of Facebook luck, Carmen happened to see an old college friend’s post looking for a couple to move into the master bedroom of her house. The sheer serendipity and convenience compelled us. It was a bright, yellow house in the Avenues with an airy kitchen. We moved in quickly and once we were there it became the favorite of our numerous Salt Lake dwellings. When we first moved in, the house was unfurnished. The four of us would gather in the kitchen, sitting on counters and floors,

laughing at our housemate’s cat as she learned to live with an energetic puppy who loved to skid across the hardwood floors. Several D.I. trips slowly filled the house with couches, pillows, and a sturdy wooden dining table that became a place of comfort, somewhere to play cards and eat hot soups on snowy evenings. The dynamic among the housemates was easy and we affectionately christened the place “Snugglehaus,” settling into its warmth and comfort for the wintry season. Despite Snugglehaus’s pleasantries, once winter started shifting towards spring, life changes were afoot. One housemate was pregnant, one had seasonal work coming to an end, and as for us, well, we were easily convinced that change was necessary. This time, though, another move within the city felt like too much. Neither of us had been able to develop a strong sense of community in Salt Lake over the nearly two years we’d been there—admittedly, perhaps related to our pat-

tern of moving—and we decided to cast off again, even further this time, in hopes of finding home somewhere beyond Utah.

Spring: Millcreek/ Cottonwood Heights As a quirk of work obligations, we opted to stay in Salt Lake for a whole month after leaving the Avenues. Friends in Millcreek graciously offered to host us and store our boxes until we left for good and we began our tradition of shedding every extraneous possession and cramming the rest into the overstuffed Outback.

The month in Millcreek felt like a peek into all the things a home ought to be: coffee and NPR in the morning before work, house dinners and parties worth losing sleep for. Still, we were keenly aware that this was not our house. Though in that short time we had already decorated the space with our houseplants and geodes, all those little familiar trappings, we knew that they, like our friends, would stay in Salt Lake after we left. When the house went quiet at night, we would find ourselves contemplating our future and reflecting on all the things we were leaving behind. Perhaps the transformation had been imperceptibly slow, or perhaps our serial rambling had numbed us to it, but only once we were leaving it did we realize that Salt Lake felt like home. ◆ Jonny Jew is currently living out of the very same Outback in San Juan County. Carmen Taylor is in Santa Fe, New Mexico pulling weeds and harvesting beets on Green Tractor Farm.

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ew positions are more ubiquitous in yoga practice than Anjali Mudra (Prayer Position). We often practice Anjali Mudra to begin and end a class. We begin and end Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) in Anjali Mudra. On silent meditation retreats, since verbal communication is verboten, it can mean lots of things: “thank you,” “may I pass by?” or “hello.” Anjali Mudra’s roots span Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Sikh traditions. As such, its meaning, and the meaning of its often accompanying verbalization, “namaste,” is subject to lots of interpretations. In many Western yoga asana classes, Anjali Mudra, accompanied by “namaste,” is interpreted to mean, “The divine in me bows to the divine in you.” Many traditional practitioners, however, consider this interpretation to be a Western overlay to what is really meant to be a simple “hello.” The literal meaning of namaste is “I salute you.” When I traveled to India, Anjali Mudra was used as a simple, respectful greeting, a kind acknowledgment of the momentary meeting of two individuals. It can be confusing to sort out all the meanings humans have applied to Anjali Mudra and “namaste.” Which one is the “true” meaning? I guess we have to honor the source of each interpretation. I tend to prefer one Buddhist’s interpretation that I heard many years ago—that Anjali Mudra simply means “welcome.”

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No matter the specific meaning, Anjali Mudra, whether or not it’s accompanied by “namaste,” is a gesture of respect and greeting. While there is no documented scientific evidence of this, some yoga teachers claim that joining our hands at the heart center integrates the two hemispheres of the brain. Still others claim that it strengthens the heart. Who knows?

Anjali Mudra: firm and soft I like to practice Anjali Mudra after sitting meditation. Joining my hands over my heart, especially following mindfulness practice, allows me to feel the energy exchange between my hands. The quality of contact—meaning how hard or soft I find myself pressing my hands together—tells me about the state of my mind. Firm pressure indicates strong intention, but if I press too firmly, the natural exchange I feel between my hands becomes dull or numb. Too light a touch feels disconnected; the energy flow between the hands is not clear. So I practice to find balance, a state where there is clear intention to connect, but also a feeling of receptivity between my hands. Sutra 2.46 in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the first of three sutras that address the physical practice of yoga, says, “The physical posture is steady and

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comfortable,” or in other translations “firm and soft,” “steady and easy.” This applies to all the asanas we practice, including Anjali Mudra.

Practicing Anjali Mudra 1. Sit in a cross-legged position (Sukhasana) or stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). 2. Join your palms at chest level, with your thumbs touching your sternum. 3. Allow your fingers, thumbs and heels of your hands to touch. The knuckles at the base of your fingers may or may not be in contact 4. Close your eyes. This is optional, but for many of us, this can help focus awareness inward. 5. Feel the contact between your hands. Are you pressing hard? Or do the hands feel as if they are pulling away from one another? Find what feels like balance for you at this moment. 6. Tune in. What is the sensation of contact? How would you describe it—tingling, pressure, vibration or something else entirely? 7. Stay for five to 10 deep, relaxed breaths and notice how these sensations change over time. 8. Release your hands down to your sides. However you choose to interpret Anjali Mudra, and in turn, namaste, practice it on its own. Practicing Anjali Mudra by itself helps you develop your own relationship with it. In the Kalama Sutta the Buddha said: “ … don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted and carried out, lead to welfare and to happiness’ — then you should enter and remain in them.” Discover Anjali Mudra for yourself. ◆ Charlotte Bell has been practicing yoga since 1982. She is the author of several yoga-related books and founder of Mindful Yoga Collective in Salt Lake City. CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.


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CHIROPRACTIC Salt Lake Chiropractic 11/17

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MARTIAL ARTS Aikitaiji 8/17

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Red Lotus School of Movement 12/17

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hree years ago, as a new intern at CATALYST Magazine, one of my first assignments was to track my “food mileage” for a day. Tracking food mileage is just like making a food diary, but instead of calories you are counting miles that food traveled to get to your plate. The assignment was in preparation for Salt Lake’s annual Eat Local Week, where people pay attention to the origins of their food and aim to up their intake of local products—”local” defined as you wish, usually less than a 250-mile radius. We have not found a source that calculates the numbers on carbon emissions from shipping a meal-sized quantity of food from point A to point

Eat Local Week September 9-16

Info: EATLOCALWEEK.ORG Take the Eat Local pledge Volunteer opportunities Contests, Recipes,

Assignment: Track your “food miles” for one day. How far did your food travel to reach your table? Think original source. (The almond milk box may say Colorado, but the almonds were grown in California.) B. Train, boat or plane? The bottom line is that we’ve demonstrated to ourselves that our food choices, like so much else in our lives, have a carbon footprint. CO2

Event calendar Area farmers markets Mark your calendar: Fermentation Festival, September 16, 11am-2pm, Downtown Farmers Market

Lunch: 1,460 miles pollution matters because it traps heat in the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. My final mileage for one day, three years ago, came out at 20,936 miles. At this point, the idea of the 100-mile diet started to become clearer to me. In the spirit of this year’s Eat Local Week (September 9-16), I am revisiting this exercise. (See sidebar.) I have cut my food mileage in half and I’m proud of that! Chia seeds and coffee come from afar and are not locally replaceable; I’m not giving them up, but I honor their journey when I consume them. I’m getting to know my local farmers, artisans and bakers at all the markets around town. So as you continue to avoid gluten and sugar and restrain yourself from carbs, I propose this: Look, first, to local providers. Shop at farmers markets (real ones, not out-of-state chain grocers that pretend). Note how far your food has traveled (it’s there on the label) and ask yourself: Could I be enjoying something local right now? ◆ Jane Lyon graduated from the University of Utah in Sustainability and now works at CATALYST. She is a former staff intern.

Dinner: 700 miles Butternut Squash Soup, Epicurean Chefs. • All ingredients are gathered in trade from the Downtown Farmers Market, est. 100 miles total. Shredded Mary’s Chicken (Central Valley, California, 600 miles)

Total mileage: 10,570 miles

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Abigail’s Oven Dutch Oven Sourdough Bread • Grain supplier: West Mountain Grain in Spanish Fork, 50 miles. Grain is grown here then shipped to Logan for organic milling to make the flour, then it is returned to Spanish Fork, 260 miles roundtrip. Basil growing in my windowsill 0 miles. Mozzarella cheese from Epicurean Chefs. • milk: Rosehill Dairy, Orem 40 mi. • cheese curd: Wisconsin, 1,100 mi. Local Love from Vive Juice • beets: Frog Bench Farm, SLC, 10 mi. • chard: Keep It Real Vegetables, SLC, 10 mi. • carrots, apples, lemons and ginger: Muir Copper Canyons Produce distributors. *All produce is not available year round, especially here in Utah. There may be seasons where all the carrots and apples are local, but there will never be a season where the lemons and ginger are local. Vive Juice consistently pushes to support local farmers but when we want full-flavored juices year round, they cannot promise that the “Local Love” will truly be local.


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practice you can add to your everyday life, and explore the ever-relevant teachings of the yoga system. Always free! WWW.MEDITATIONSLC.COM

Anna Zumwalt: Sunday Sitting at Dancing Cranes ImportsFOG

801.647.8311. 673 E Simpson Ave. First Sunday of each month is a guided meditation. Other Sundays all styles welcomed for group meditation. Dogs, birds, children welcomed. Visit our FB page or contact Anna by phone or text.

YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell DA 1/18

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 students to discover their own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, non-competitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM

YOGA STUDIOS Centered City Yoga 12/17

801.521.9642, 926 S. 900 E., SLC. Yoga for Every Body, we offer 75 classes a week as relaxing as meditation and yoga nidra, to yin yoga and restorative, along with plenty of classes to challenge you, such as anusara and power classes. InBody Academy 1,000-hour teacher trainings also offered. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM

Mountain Yoga—Sandy 3/18

801.501.YOGA [9642], 9343 S. 1300

E., SLC. Offering a variety of Hot and Not hot yoga classes to the Salt Lake Valley for the past 13 years. The Mountain Yoga System is comprised of 5 Elemental Classes EARTH-FIREWIND-FLOW-WATER varying in heat, duration, intensity and sequence. The 5 classes work together and offer you a balanced and sustainable yoga practice. Whether you like it hot and intense, calm and restorative, or somewhere in-between, Mountain Yoga Sandy has a class for you. WWW.MOUNTAINYOGASANDY.COM

Mudita—Be Joy Yoga 3/18

801.699.3627, 1550 E. 3300 S., SLC. Our studio is warm and spacious – a place for you to come home and experience yourself! Varied classes will have you move and sweat, open and lengthen, or chill and relax. Come just as you are, ease into your body and reconnect to your true essence. WWW.BEJOYYOGA.COM

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ASTROLOGY Transformational Astrology FOG

212.222.3232. Ralfee Finn. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 20 years! Visit her website, WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM, RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

Christopher Renstrom 11/17

Astrology Lovers: Looking for a class? Christopher Renstrom, professional astrologer, teaches class three times a month. Perfect for beginners or advanced students. $30 each or 8 classes

Mindful Yoga Collective at Great Basin Chiropractic

for $200 prepaid. Come to an Astrology Slam and get a mini-reading, $15. Details: RULINGPLANETS1@GMAIL.COM, WWW.RULINGPLANETS.COM/PRIMETIME-ASTROLOGY

PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Carrie Held, Intuitive Empath 9/17

435.841.4022. A session with Carrie provides deep understanding, guidance, healing and direction. I connect with your Angels, Guides, and Ancestors to help you move into your highest potential. In person or long distance session by appointment only. www.MyAscensionCoaching.com CARRIEHELD@YAHOO.COM

Crone’s Hollow 11/17

801.906.0470, 3834 S. Main Street, SLC. Crone's Hollow offers intuitive/psychic consultations for questions on love, money, health & more. Our talented House Readers use Tarot, Pendulum, Palmistry, Stones, Pet Psychics, Crystal Ball and other oracles. $25 for 20 minutes. Afternoon and evening appointments available -Walk-ins welcome! WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THECRONESHOLLOW WWW.C RONES H OLLOW. COM

Nick Stark 6/18

801.721.2779. Ogden Canyon. Shamanic energy healings/ clearings/ readings/offerings/transformative work. Over 20 years experience. NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NET

Suzanne Wagner DA 1/18

707.354.1019. In a world of paradox and possibility, an intelligent psychic with a sense of humor might as well be listed with the family dentist in one's day planner. Suzanne's readings are sensitive, compassionate, humor-

801.440.9833. 684 E. Vine St, #4A, Murray. Holistic/transpersonal psychotherapy, combining traditional & alternative modalities to integrate body mind, & spirit. Trauma/ abuse, depression, anxiety, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, loss, life-transitions, past lives. Offering EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Lifespan Integration, Rapid Eye Therapy, mindfulness, shamanic practices, light-body healing, TFT/EFT. WWW.ASCENTINTEGRATIVE THERAPY.COM

Cynthia Kimberlin-Flanders, LPC 10/17

801.231.5916. 1399 S. 700 E., Ste. 15, SLC. Feeling out of sorts? Tell your story in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Eighteen years specializing in depression, anxiety, life-transitions, anger management, relationships and "middle-aged crazy." Most insurances, sliding scale and medication management referrals. If you've been waiting to talk to someone, wait no more.

Healing Pathways Therapy Center 11/17

435.248.2089. Clinical Director: Kristan Warnick, CMHC. 1174 E. Graystone

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ous and insightful. An inspirational speaker and healer she also teaches Numerology, Palmistry, Tarot and Channeling. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM

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Way (2760 S.), Ste. 8, Sugarhouse. Integrated counseling and medical services for anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship, life adjustment issues. Focusing on clients’ innate capacity to heal and resolve past and current obstacles, rather than just cope. Modalities include EMDR, EFT, mindfulness, feminist/multicultural. Individuals, couples, families. WWW.HEALINGPATHWAYSTHERAPY.COM

Holly Lineback, CMHC11/17

801-259-7311. 1104 E. Ashton Ave, #103, SLC. Counseling and psychotherapy for stress, worry, anxiety, depression, relationships and other life problems causing emotional distress. See website for further information. WWW.HOLLYLINEBACK.COM

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/18

801.582.2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a transpersonal approach to the experiences and challenges of our life cycles, including: individuation-identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, partnership, work, parenting, divorce, aging, illness, death and other loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision.

Marianne Felt, CMHC, MT-BC 12/17

801.524.0560, ext. 2, 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C, SLC. Certified Mental Health Counselor, Board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Mountain Lotus Counseling. Transpersonal psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experi-

ence of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind and spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts and relationships that challenge & inspire our lives. WWW.M OUNTAIN LOTUS COUNSELING . COM

Mountain Lotus Counseling 4/17 DA

801.524.0560. Theresa Holleran, LCSW, Marianne Felt, CMHC, & Sean Patrick McPeak, CSW. Learn yourself. Transform. Depth psychotherapy and transformational services for individuals, relationships, groups and communities. WWW.MOUNTAINLOTUSCOUNSELING.COM

Natalie Herndon, PhD, CMHC 7/18

801.657.3330. 1151 E. 3900 S, Suite B175, SLC. 15+ years experience specializing in Jungian, Analytical, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Are you seeking to more deeply understand yourself, your relationships, and why you struggle with certain thoughts and feelings? Call today for an appointment and let's begin. NatalieHerndon@HopeCanHelp.net WWW.HOPECANHELP.NET

Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 10/17

801.631.8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302, SLC. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy and meditation with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in treating identity crises, LGBTQ issues and bipolar disorders. SPROSKAUER@COMCAST.NET

Love being a gardener but your green thumb has turned brown? Let’s move you to a condo closer to the Farmers Market ! Babs De Lay, Broker Urban Utah Homes and Estates– a woman owned brokerage.

801.201.8824

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10/16 Sunny Strasburg, LMFT3/18

1399 S. 700 E., SLC. Sunny is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in Jungian Psychology, Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy and EMDR. Sunny meets clients in person at her office in Salt Lake City. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please email Sunny at: SUNNYS@JPS.NET.

SHAMANIC PRACTICE Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW 3/18

801.531.8051. ssifers514@aol.com. 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 FOG

801.209.1095. 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. NAOMI S ILVER @ EARTHLINK . NET

line goes here APPAREL, GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique 10/17 DA

801.487.1807, 1383 S. 2100 E., SLC. Shopping Made Sexy. Since 1987, Blue Boutique has expanded to four locations, offering the finest in a variety of sexy lingerie, sexy shoes and sexy adult merchandise to discriminating shoppers. We’ve created comfortable, inviting environments with salespeople ready to offer friendly and creative advice. WWW.B LUE B OUTIQUE . COM

Dancing Cranes Imports DA8/17

801.486.1129, 673 E. Simpson Ave., SLC. Jewelry, clothing, incense, ethnic art, pottery, candles, chimes and much more! Visit Café Solstice for lunch, too. WWW.D ANCING C RANES I MPORTS . COM

Golden Braid Books DA 11/17

801.322.1162, 151 S. 500 E., SLC. A true sanctuary for conscious living in the city. Offerings include gifts and books to feed mind, body, spirit, soul and heart; luscious health care products to refresh and revive; and a Lifestyles department to lift the spirit. www.G OLDEN B RAID B OOKS . COM

Lotus DA 11/17

801.333.3777. 12896 Pony Express Rd., #200, Draper. For rocks and crystals. Everything from Angels to Zen. WWW.ILOVELOTUS.COM

The INNER LIGHT CENTER A MYSTICAL, METAPHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY

Empower your week by joining in a celebration that nurtures your soul, mind, body, and spirit. Sunday Celebrations at 10:00 a.m. Followed by Fellowship Social

The Inner Light Center 4408 S. 500 East Salt Lake City, UT (801) 571-2888 www.theinnerlightcenter.net


Healing Mountain Crystals DA

801.808.6442, 363 S. 500 E., #210 (east entrance), SLC. A welcoming crystal shop located one block from the “Trolley” Trax station. Offering: crystals, jewelry, essential oils, $2 sage, 50 cent tumbled stones, Tibetan singing bowls, spa products, books, chakra healing supplies, gifts and more. We are known for our low prices. WWW.H EALING M OUNTAIN C RYS TALS . COM

iconoCLAD—We Sell Your Previously Rocked Stuff & You Keep 50% 2/18

801.833.2272. 414 E. 300 S., SLC. New and previously rocked (aka, consigned) men’s and women’s fashion, summer festival gear and locally made jewelry, clothing, crafts and decor. M-Sat 11a-9p, Sun 1p-6p. Follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @iconoCLAD to see new inventory before someone beats you to it! WWW. ICONO CLAD. COM

Turiya’s Gifts8/17 DA

801.531.7823, 1569 S. 1100 E., SLC. M-F 11a-7p, Sat 11a-6p, Sun 12-5p. 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.T URIYAS . COM

Urban Renewal Boutique Consignment

435.640.2636, 2015 Sidewinder Drive No. 109, PC. A curated collection of women’s new & previously enjoyed designer, trendy, & aspiring brands at discounted prices. Featuring

KOKUN NYC cashmere 50% off retail. Earn money while you up-cycle your closet. 40/60 split. Track inventory, sales, & payout online. Mention this ad, receive 10% off first purchase! WWW.U RBAN R ENEWAL B OUTIQUE . COM

5/18 HEALTH & WELLNESS Dave’s Health & Nutrition 7/17

SLC: 801.268.3000, 880 E. 3900 S. and W. Jordan: 801.446.0499, 1817 W. 9000 S. We focus on health & holistic living through education, empowerment and high-quality products. With supplements, homeopathics, herbs, stones, books and beauty care products, we provide you with the options you need to reach your optimum health. Certified professionals also offer private consultations. WWW.DAVESH EALTH .COM

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE line goes here ORGANIZATIONS Inner Light Center Spiritual Community

801.919.4742, 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. An interspiritual sanctuary that goes beyond religion into mystical realms. Access inner wisdom, deepen divine connection, enjoy an accepting, friendly community. Events & classes. Sunday Celebration: 10a; WWW.T HE I NNER L IGHTC ENTER . ORG

The Church of the Sacred Circle 11/17

801.330.6666, 3464 W. 3800 S., WVC. We are a local independent church of non-denominational earth-based

spirituality. We welcome all those who follow Paganism, Wicca, Witchcraft, Asatru, Druid, Shamanic, Eclectic and other traditions. We hold public full moon and new moon circles, monthly events, psychic faires and are family friendly. www.S A CRED C IRCLE C HURCH . COM , INFO @ SA CREDCIRCLECHURCH . COM

Unity Spiritual Community 8/17

801.281.2400. Garden Center in Sugar House Park, 1602 E. 2100 S., SLC. Unity principles celebrate the Universal Christ Consciousness by practicing the teachings of Jesus. We honor the many paths to God knowing that all people are created with sacred worth. Unity offers love, encouragement and acceptance to support you in discovering and living your spiritual purpose. WWW.U NI TYOF S ALT L AKE . ORG , CONTACT @U NITYO F S ALT L AKE.ORG

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple

801.328.4629, 740 S. 300 W., SLC. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.U RGYEN S AMTEN L ING . ORG 12/17

Utah Eckankar 12/17

801.542.8070, 8105 S. 700 E., Sandy. Eckankar teaches you to be more aware of your own natural relationship with Divine Spirit. Many have had spiritual experiences and want to learn more about them. You will meet people with similar experi-

ences who also wish to share how these improve our daily lives. WWW.E CKANKAR -U TAH . ORG

INSTRUCTION The Diamond Approach 8/17

801.839.6418, 1399 S. 700 E., SLC. Diamond Approach, the work of A. H. Almaas, is a journey of uncovering the deepest truth of who we are beneath all the layers of social conditioning and cultural expectations. An ongoing group meets each Thursday. Diamond Approach Workshop: May 16-19. Call for time and place. R ACHELY ES @ GMAIL . COM

Two Arrows Zen Center 3/18DA

801.532.4975, ArtSpace, 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. Two Arrows Zen is a center for Zen study and practice in Utah with two location: SLC & Torrey. The ArtSpace Zendo in SLC offers daily morning meditation and a morning service and evening sit on Thursday. TAZ also offers regular daylong intensives—Day of Zen—and telecourses. WWW.T WO A RROWS Z EN . ORG

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MIND/BODY/SPIRIT Aug. 5 & 12: Free Yoga, Reggae Rise Up YogaJam @ Downtown SLC Farmers Market. 9-10am. Fruits, veggies, flow. Bring your yoga mats to the Farmer’s Market for a free yoga class taught by Salt Lake Power Yoga, and live DJ sets. YogaJam is a preview for the official YogaJam program at this year’s Reggae Rise Up Festival, held in Heber August 19-20. 400 W. 300 S. Aug. 29: KUER It Starts With You Speaker Series: Nikole Hannah-Jones @ SLCC’s Grand Theatre. 7-8:30pm. KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have come together to offer a three-part speaker series on our nation’s most dividing issues. National reporters and community members discuss and col-

laborate on issues such as poverty, racism, sexism and more with a goal to ignite change. By creating a better understanding of our world’s differences, these community conversations en-

Aug. 19-20: Reggae Rise Up Festival @ River’s Edge Resort. Reggae Rise Up is rising into the hills and camping out this year, moving from their previous site at Liberty Park to River’s Edge Resort in Heber with 20+ acts, and an added YogaJam element. CATALYST is proud to sponsor this year, along with WEAREYOGA.COM and Salt Lake Power Yoga who are adding an approachable program of morning yoga for attendees 8-11am, Sunday morning on the festival grounds. Single day pass: $40/55 adv/DOS, Weekend pass: $80/$70; VIP Weekend: $135. Camping passes and cabins $75-$400. REGGAERISEUPUTAH.COM. 7000 Old Hwy 40, Heber. courage each individual to stand up to everyday injustice. The second series event, KUER presents an evening discussion with New York Times author and This American Life contributor Nikole Hannah-Jones. Free with RSVP. (At 5:30p, join KUER in a special Meet and Greet Reception with HannahJones. $25.) 1575 S State St. Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Aeris Aerial presents: Asteria @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Leona Black Box. Matinee: 2:30-4p; evening: 7-9:30p; daily. A cirque-style show about Asteria, daughter of the Sun and Moon,

who has fallen from the sky. Aeris Aerial Performing Arts Company will take the audience on her journey home with acrobatics, hand balancing, contortion, aerial acts including silks, straps, lyra, and Aeris original apparatuses and costumes. Family friendly. . $20/children $7. ARTSSALTLAKE.ORG. 138 W. Broadway.

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Aug. 15: American Acoustic: Punch Brothers, I’m With Her, Julian Lage @ Park City Live’s Snow Park Amphitheater. 7p. Punch Brothers, a traditional bluegrass band with a spontaneous pop of classical Americana. The New York-based group has all the folky fixins: acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, stand-up bass, fiddle and five gorgeous harmonizing voices. You’ll want to wear your dancing shoes. Lawn: $44. ECCLESCENTER.ORG. 2250 Deer Valley Dr.

Aug. 1-Oct. 18: Harvest Market @ The Gallivan Center. Every Tuesday, 4p-dusk. Other farmers markets: Friday nights at Liberty Park, Saturdays at Pioneer Park, Sundays at the 9th West People’s Market and the Wheeler Farm. Eat your (local) veggies. 239 Main St.


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FESTIVALS Aug. 11-12: 9th Annual DIY Fest, Craft Lake City @ The Gallivan Center. Fri: 5-10pm. Sat: Noon-10pm. Sun: Noon-7pm. 250 artisans & vintage vendors, two stages for music and dancing and plenty of food trucks. In the new Google Fiber STEM building you can get hands-on with mathematics and engineering projects. Workshops include screen printing, brush lettering, robotic demos, gold leafing, macrame and many more. Day pass: $5, 3-day pass: $10. 239 Main St. August 18-20: Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival @ Helper, UT. Thurs: 6-9pm. Fri: Noon-dusk. Sat: 10-dusk. Sun: 10-4pm. For 20-plus years, the Helper Festival has been enriching artistic culture throughout the town of Helper and beyond its borders. The community of hard-working volunteers have made this festival such a success that it now has a permanent location in the historic building on 69 Main St, making it finally a more centralized fest. At just a two-hour drive from Salt Lake, you can look forward to checking out the gallery stroll, some “bad Shakespeare,” a concert by local prog-rock band, Advent Horizon, as well as The Jeff Keel Band. Free. 69 South Main Street Helper, UT.

Aug. 19-20: City Weekly’s 8th Annual Utah Beer Festival @ Utah State Fair Park. Sat: 28p, Sun: 1-7p. Sample over 200 beers and ciders, listen to live music, shop local vendors and rest easy knowing your proceeds benefit the Utah Humane Society. 21+. Single day: $22-$50, Weekend: $33$80. Designated Driver: $6. UTAHBEERFESTIVAL.COM. 155 N. 1000 West.

Curated Film Media Education Artist Support

Upcoming Free Film Screenings

ALIVE INSIDE

A joyous look into music’s ability to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. years of Utah Tuesday | August 1 | 7pm The City Library 210 E. 400 S. , SLC Film Center

Official Selection: 2017 Independent Film Festival Boston Q&A with Monday | August 21 | 7pm director Rose Wagner 138 W 300 S, SLC

THE RED TURTLE

BORN INTO BROTHELS

Winner: Audience Award–2014 Sundance Film Festival

OPENINGS August 26: Utah Museum of Fine Art Grand Re-Opening Party @ UMFA. 10am-midnight. After 18 months of renovations and dormant galleries, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will reopen its doors. The UMFA has planned a full weekend of activities to welcome back the art-loving public and show off the new digs including an improved humidity control system, completely redesigned exhibits and newly acquired art from all corners of the globe. All weekend long you can celebrate with free behind-the-scenes collection tours, film screenings, yoga, and even a dance party. Museum members can enjoy invite-only events on Friday night. Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. Film screenings include The Legacy of Frida Kahlo and Boy and the World co-presented by the Utah Film Center. Interactive art workshops with visiting sculptors and drawers Lisa and Jane Iglesias of Las Hermanas Iglesias start at 10am Sat. and Sun. Enjoy a live performance from experimental clarinetist Katie Porter Sun. at 3pm, or bring the family out to take part in the HERE, HERE piñata “opening bash” on the museum's outdoor plaza Sat. at 1pm. Full schedule: UMFA.UTAH.EDU/REOPENING. Free. Marcia & John Price Museum Building 410 Campus Center Dr. ◆

STREET FIGHTING MEN

Shot in Detroit, this is a story of hard work, faith, and manhood in a community left to fend for itself.

Celebrating 15

A man marooned on an island tries desperately to escape until he encounters a strange turtle that changes his life. Winner: Special Jury Prize–2016 Cannes Film Festival

Saturday | August 5 | 11am The City Library 210 E. 400 S. , SLC

Tumbleweeds Film Festival Year-Round

THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK

Harvey Milk was a true 20thcentury trailblazer. This film was as groundbreaking as its subject. Winner - Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature

Celebrating 15

Photography releases sparks of artistic genius in the children who live in Calcutta’s red light district.

Winner: Best Documentary Feature–2005 Academy Awards Celebrating 15

years of Utah Tuesday | August 22 | 7pm The City Library 210 E. 400 S. , SLC Film Center

THE LEGACY OF FRIDA KAHLO

Photographer Miyako Ishiuchi explores a lost trove of Frida Kahlo’s belongings, mixing life and death in art.

years of Utah Tuesday | August 8 | 7pm The City Library 210 E. 400 S. , SLC Film Center

Saturday | August 26 | 7pm UMFA 410 Campus Center Dr , SLC

MEET THE PATELS

BOY AND THE WORLD

Thirty, single, and freaked out, Ravi Patel embarks on a worldwide search for his bride in this witty comedy. Celebrating 15

years of Utah Tuesday | August 15 | 7pm The City Library 210 E. 400 S. , SLC Film Center

DTH: Best of Fest

A young boy’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family.

Sunday | August 27 | 3pm UMFA 410 Campus Center Dr , SLC

THE CRASH REEL

Join us for a special screening of an Pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce battles audience favorite from our 2017 Damn to recover after a training accident in These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival. Park City that left him in a coma. Winner: Audience Award–2013

Damn These Heels SXSW Film Festival Film Festival Tuesday | August 29 | 7pm Thursday | August 17 | 7pm Year-Round The City Library 210 E. 400 S. , SLC The City Library 210 E. 400 S. , SLC

Watch trailers and see our full schedule

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Those with Wings A beloved book inspires a place-based dance BY AMY BRUNVAND

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hen I arrived at Bend-in-the-River Park by the Jordan River, Liz Ivkovich and Ashley Anderson were busy unrolling a huge bolt of white fabric along the Jordan River trail. The two women were deep into a creative process, working out details for an immersive dance experience inspired by Terry Tempest Williams’ book When Women Were Birds. They had already put in a year of work to raise money, form a creative team and get permits. In less than a month a live audience would come to see the show, titled Those With Wings. “The dancers are going to follow the path,” Anderson explained. “The floor gets rolled up while the dance is happening and when it’s

SHALL WE DANCE? rolled up the dance is over and it’s gone.” The disappearing “stage” and fleeting experience relate to themes in Williams’ book which is subtitled Fifty-Four Variations on Voice. Ecology and a sense of place are constant themes in Williams’ writing, and the “stage” for the dance performance is the whole park. The audience follows the dancers as they travel through the different spaces, sometimes integrating the audience. Bend-in-the-River was selected as the site because it is what Ivkovich terms an “in-between” space— an uneasy mix of wildness and urban neglect. Majestic old cottonwood trees grow alongside dilapidated constructions of wood and rocks that might have been intended as artwork. A shabby pavilion labeled “Urban Treehouse” was dedicated for Earth Day 2001, intended as an outdoor classroom. Mallards floated on the brownish river which gave off an un-fresh smell, and iridescent blue dragonflies hovered overhead. As we talked, people passed by on the Jordan River trail—kids with skateboards, couples holding hands, moms pushing strollers, people on bikes. Nobody lingered except for one man in filthy clothes who stopped to rifle through the trashcan. One idea behind Those With Wings is to restore a relationship between the westside neighborhood and the environmentally damaged Jordan River. The dance performance is a collaboration between Anderson’s organization loveDANCEmore and Seven Canyons Trust, a nonprofit with a mission to restore the seven creeks in the Salt Lake City watershed. “I think that every dance is about ecology,” Izkovich muses. “It’s about space. This is going to say something specific about conservation and the wilderness in your own backyard.” An-

derson concurs, adding that performing outdoors allows unexpected things to happen. “When we did the last show, there was the beautiful dance happening and there was this fridge floating down the river and it was sort of horrible and wonderful and Brian said you mean that it was sublime? Which it totally was.” Ivkovich has done this kind of thing before. Together with Alysia Ramos she created The Mists, a magical immersive dance based on the legends of King Arthur, performed in 2015 at Red Butte Garden as part of the Garden After Dark Hallo ween event. The scale was considerably larger—60 performers with a sum total audience of 7,000 people. “This time we are going to have a super intimate audience—only 25 people per show.” Anderson says her ideal audience wouldn’t just see the show and leave; they would be people who live in the neighborhood and have an ongoing relationship with the place. Ivkovich says her ideal audience would be Terry Tempest Williams. “She’s a genius. My deepest hope and desire is that she would come to the show.” She laughs and admits, “I don’t think it will happen. “ ◆ Those With Wings August 17-19, 7-8pm and 8:30-9:30pm @ Bend in the River Park, 1030 W. Fremont Ave, SLC: SLCGOV.COM/OPEN-SPACE/BITR $15 (SEVENCANYONSTRUST.ORG/STORE/TWW ) Directed by: Liz Ivkovich, Ashley Anderson, Alysia Ramos, and Ching-I Chang Bigelow. Co-produced by loveDANCEmore and Seven Canyons. Live music by Old Soldier. JORDANRIVERCOMMISSION.COM LOVEDANCEMORE: LOVEDANCEMORE.ORG

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The Art of FEAR: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead by Kristen Ulmer HarperCollins: 2017 (298 pp.) $27, hardback

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olar panels, insulation, double-paned windows. You already know these things will make a house more “green,” more energy efficient, but what should you start with? How much will it cost? Who should you hire to install a system or upgrade something already existing? Are there local contractors that build LEED-certified homes? The annual Green Homes Tour, organized by the Utah Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, was created to help answer these questions. The tour is a unique chance to actually take a walk through some local green homes and talk with the homeowners, contractors or builders. The homes provide inspiration. Having people on hand to talk about their experience and share their knowledge is an added benefit of the tour. The U.S. Green Building Council is a national community resource that creates partnerships among homeowners, designers, builders and vendors. Since 2013 the Utah chapter of USGBC has been hosting the Green Homes Tour in Davis, Salt Lake and Summit counties to

demonstrate how people in our communities are approaching sustainable designs in their homes. “Building green is feasible for the average person. You don’t have to get LEED certification to make a difference,” says Daniel Pacheco, event organizer and director of USGBC Utah. “Even if someone goes out on the tour and comes away with big dreams, they can stop on their way home to buy caulk for the windows or LED lights and make a difference that very day.” For a green home, begin with the obvious. Thinking of solar panels? “We say build the envelope first. Make your house as efficient as possible. Then go the extra mile.” The Green Homes Tour will demonstrate what is possible. ◆ This year’s tour will include about a half dozen homes. The tour is free. Sign up in advance. The day prior to the event, you will receive the list of homes and their addresses. (The list is announced the day before the tour in order to protect the privacy of the homeowners and to prevent people showing up early at sites that are still under construction.) Homes tours take place in two sessions: 9 am-noon and noon-4pm. USFBC.ORG

ons of books (and many teachers, gurus and coaches) tell us how to conquer fear, imploring us to ask what we would do without it. But one thing is true: Despite all those books, fear is on the rise— look at recent Gallup polls and you’ll see fear of snakes and crime top the list—but the real problem, according to Kristen Ulmer, is that we fear fear itself. Ulmer spent 12 years being the world’s best woman extreme skier, a job where controlling fear was a daily task. Since then, she has spent 14 years studying Zen Buddhism and 15 years working as a “mindset facilitator” helping clients address their fear-based problems. Now, Ulmer has written a book, The Art of Fear, out this summer from HarperCollins. Ulmer doesn’t like what she calls “fear shaming.” Fear can be used positively. It can help people survive life-threatening situations, she says, and it’s a powerful source of intuition and creativity. ”This book is about becoming curious about the cause of your problems and how the repression —the ignoring—of fear may be playing a role in them,” Ulmer tells

CATALYST. “If you have a problem in your life—whatever it is—in my experience the avoidance of fear has something to do with it. Not fear itself, mind you, that is not the cause. The avoidance of fear is the cause. [It] becomes a stagnant pool of constant anxiety that weakens your system, creating an ideal environment for the virus to thrive. You become like an unbendable tree, which can break easily in a heavy wind.” Ulmer challenges us to “go out and do something that scares you. Tell your husband how you really feel. Ask your boss for a raise.” Then, pick up a copy of Ulmer’s The Art of Fear and find out what other advice she has to give. — Interviewed by Anna Zumwalt As a companion to the book, Kristen Ulmer has a prerecorded video course and a series of six live webinars. Her next workshop in Salt Lake City is on October 21-22. KRISTENULMER.COM


METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH Osho Zen Tarot: Guilt, The Burden Medicine Cards: Deer, Squirrel Mayan Oracle: IX, Adventurer’s Quest, Universal Movement Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince of Disks, Six of Wands, Ace of Cups, Nine of Disks Aleister Crowley Deck: Change, Princess of Disks, Abundance Healing Earth Tarot: Six of Wands, Wise Old Woman Words of Truth: Senses, Hopelessness, Generational Pattern

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e are finally at the month of two eclipses with a Mercury retrograde between them. To say there’s about to be monumental change would be an understatement. Leo does not do anything small. Just a reminder to all of you out there that you signed up for this adventure and what an adventure it’s about to become! To pretend that you’re not a bit nervous (if not outright frightened) these days would be a lie. You are challenging yourself to sail off the edge of your known world. And you will discover that there is something beyond that edge. But you must be willing to confront limitations in your perception before the new reality can be seen. It is no different than when the white man came to the New World. The Native Indigenous People had never seen a sailing ship so at first, they did not see it at all. You cannot see what is ahead because it is nothing that you have ever encountered in this life. That is not necessarily bad but it can be very stressful. This month, a lot of eggs are going to break—thoughts and beliefs you’ve carefully held all these years. It would be wise to let them fall. Let something bigger overtake the ego mind. You will have the opportunity to see

For August 2017 BY SUZANNE WAGNER

and embrace your most shadowed and disowned self. Resistance isn’t worth it any more. Your innocence and openness is the secret code to get you past those demons you’ve created to protect you from your truth. Squirrel reminds you to gather what you need for the future; having reserves is always a good idea,

You can feel it. The change is like a sound coming from a distance. especially in unpredictable times. It is time to unburden yourself of the guilt you’ve been carrying for way too long. You just need to confess the truth to yourself to be free. Without truth, you can fall into hopelessness. You have this moment to break out of generational patterns that have been repeating over and over again. Step beyond your DNA and into your true self.

I know that sounds like a big leap but the current astrology lends the extra power you need to move beyond present limitations. Choose to move with the energy instead of against it. Be your own hero or heroine. Magic happens when you are willing to trust that you are bigger and more powerful than you believed or that others told you. The only limitation is the one in your mind. Connecting with others of like mind creates a unified field that may become unstoppable. You can feel it. The change is like a sound coming from a distance. Your sensitive ears and intuitive feelers are already connecting to something beyond you. Let this be a magical moment. Let this change be so full and fulfilling that you cannot remember that older, smaller self any longer. From this place, your life can become what you’ve always wanted it to be. ◆ Suzanne Wagner is the author of books and CDs on the tarot and creator of the Wild Women app. She lives in California, but visits Utah frequently. SUZWAGNER.COM

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A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden & natural world by Diane Olson, Anna Zumwalt and Greta deJong good deeds. — Rob Brezsny

August 1 Dawn breaks at 4:35 am. Sun rises at 6:25 am and sets at 8:42 pm. August 2 Vit. D deficiency is on the rise, thanks in part to our obsessive use of sunblock (an SPF higher than 8 blocks 100% of vit. D absorption). The answer, as in all things: moderation (in sunscreen and exposure). The point: Don’t burn. August 3 The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. August 4 How to choose a ripe melon: white "field spot” on the fruit’s underside, hollow sound

when thumped and dull skin. They don’t get sweeter after picked. Store at 45-50ºF. Keeps one to two weeks. August 5 Tomato production slowed as temps rose above 90ºF. Shade plants with cheesecloth. As weather cools later this month, they will start production again. August 6 Another reason to eat more salmon: The omega-3 fatty acids have skin cancer-fighting properties. August 7 Full Moon 12:10 pm. August 8 Happy birthday, John deJong!

Diatoms August 9 The costly saffron, the stigmas of the fallblooming C. Sativus crocus, likes our dry soil and air. Plant bulbs now for October harvest. Bulbs are about $10/dozen and will multiply. August 10 Deadhead flowers to keep plants blooming longer. Careful not to take the small hidden buds along with the spent blooms. August 11 (night) and 12

(morning): Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. August 13

Fertilize trees, shrubs and perennials one last time before fall. Don’t wait until September as that could

force new growth in time to be blasted by first frosts. August 14 Plant seeds for fall and winter vegetables this month: radishes, lettuce, beets, carrots, peas and spinach. Don’t let them dry out.

Clove oil August 15 Got a toothache? Apply some clove oil (or make a poultice with cloves from your kitchen cupboard). It reduces the pain immediately. Seriously. August 16 "Ondinnonk" is an Iroquois word with two related meanings: 1. a secret wish of the soul, especially as revealed in dreams; 2. the spiritual part of our nature that longs to do

August 17 Over the course of the month, the average daily temp in Salt Lake City drops from 92 to 86 degrees. August 18 Mormon crickets are taking over Idaho this season. "Drivers who see pavement that looks like it is moving should slow down and drive as if they are on icy roads,” according to an AP story quoting a state policeman. August 19 National (and World) Honey Bee Day. Mead (honey wine) is the oldest known alcoholic drink. The alcoholic content ranges from about 8% ABV to more than 20%. August 20 There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums. That's more than the attendance at all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. August 21 New Moon 12:31pm. SOLAR ECLIPSE! (See article in this issue.) In Salt Lake City the eclipse countdown begins at 10:13am; the maximum happens at 11:33am and will last approx. 2 min. 30 seconds. The whole thing ends at 12:59 pm; Duration: 2 hours, 46 minutes. August 22 Looking for a droughttolerant, attractive, fragrant, edible deciduous ground cover to replace the tender things that didn’t stand up to this summer’s rising temps? Try the Pawnee Buttes creeping western sand cherry. August 23 Some roses are grown for their lovely


hips. Stop deadheading and let those form. Not only are they beautiful, but beneficially packed with vitamin C. August 24 Always keep two pieces of paper in your pockets. One says, "I

am a speck of dust;" the other, "The world was created for me." —Rabbi Bunim August 25 Cooked eggs are good picnic food. For easy peeling, don’t boil eggs, steam them in a steamer

over 1 inch of boiling water for 12 minutes. Place in ice water for 10 minutes, then peel. Store in a jar of water, refrigerated. August 26 American women won the right to vote on this day in 1920—the culmination of a massive civil rights movement that began in 1848.

August 29 First Quarter Moon. We can see exactly half of the Moon's surface illuminated. Whether the left or right half depends on where you are on Earth. August 30 Cucumbers (good for your skin) are in season now. Make a toner: Scrub or peel, then liquify in a

August 27 International Bat Night. The largest Utah bat, the big freetailed, has a wingspan of 17 inches but weighs less than 1 oz. August 28 Diatoms (like those pictured around this story’s headline) are the sharp shells of ancient creatures. They act like microscopic broken glass, killing insects by cutting holes in their bodies as they move. Though natural, diatomaceous earth is an indescriminant pesticide, killing good and bad. Apply with caution.

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blender and strain. Apply liquid with cotton ball or spritzer. Store in the fridge. Use within a week. August 31 Take up swimming while the pools are still open. Wetting the inside of the swim cap makes it easier to pull over your hair. Goggles are handy. Make sure they fit properly. ◆


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