Page 1

CATALYST

FREE

FEBRUARY 2018 VOLUME 38 NUMBER 2

RESOURCES FOR CREATIVE LIVING

Eternal Companion by Lucia Heffernan

140 S Mcclelland st. Salt Lake City, UT 84102


The

GOLDEN BRAID Discover what is in store for your relationships by scheduling a couple’s reading in the month of February Please join us in welcoming Mercedes Rice, our newest Intuitive Reader at the Golden Braid. She will be available Saturday’s in February and for our Psychic Fair on February 21st from 6-9pm.

Psychic Fair Join us on February 21st from 6-9pm 20 minute reading for $25 Call to book your reading today!

151 South 500 East 801-322-1162 oasiscafeslc.com

goldenbraidbooks.com


2&3&%.4()(!%,5+*#6()(!.4'5"%'()(-&$*5"5*,#(5,,%'

8

!"#$%&'()(*#!&#'&()(+,-&($&!,.(/(-0!+(-,.&1


$PHULFD·V3UHPLHU-HZHOU\ %HDG)DLUHV

*(0)$,5( 0$5&+ WR

$35,/

6$/7/$.(&,7<

0RXQWDLQ$PHULFD([SR&HQWHU

^^IPO\6RXWK7RZQH([SR&WU66WDWH6W6DQG\87` IPO\

*(0)$,5(+2856)5,DPSP_6$7DPSP_681DPSP %ULQJWKLVDG WRUHFHLYH21(

(( )5 GPLVVLRQ D

$GPLVVLRQ

-(:(/5<Â&#x2014;&5<67$/6Â&#x2014;*(06Â&#x2014;%($'6 6,/9(5Â&#x2014;0,1(5$/6Â&#x2014;)266,/6 &ODVVHV 'HPRV_-HZHOU\5HSDLU_/DUJHVW6HOHFWLRQ_1HZ9HQGRUV 1RWYDOLGZLWKRWKHURIIHU21(SHUSHUVRQ3URSHUW\RI*HP)DLUH,QFFDQEHUHYRNHGZLWKRXWQRWLFH1RQWUDQVIHUUDEOH

6SRQVRUHGE\*(0)$,5(,1&_  _*(0)$,5(&20 Q


CATALYST

TWO Exceptional Programs

RESOURCES FOR CREATIVE LIVING

COMMON GOOD PRESS, 501C3 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Greta Belanger deJong

Diverse 900-hr Massage Therapy Program ➢

+ Unique Core Classes (Hydrotherapy, Lymphatic, Prenatal, Reiki,

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER John deJong

Crystal Healing, Thai Yoga, Aromatherapy & more)

+ One-on-one Mentoring with Seasoned Professionals + Small Class sizes with 15 students max for hands-on courses + Gain Day Spa Experience with the Most Comprehensive Clinic Practicum.

ART DIRECTOR Polly P. Mottonen ASSISTANT EDITOR Katherine Pioli COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR Sophie Silverstone PRODUCTION Polly P. Mottonen, John deJong, Rocky Lindgren WEB MEISTER & TECH WRANGLER Pax Rasmussen DIRECTOR OF ATTENTION Anna Zumwalt PHOTOGRAPHY & ART Polly Mottonen, John deJong, Sophie Silverstone, Emma Ryder BOOKKEEPING Carolynn Bottino

Upcoming Enrollment Deadline is March 20th

1600-hr Holistic Health Practitioner Program ➢

Transfer Student Deadline is February 29th

+ Includes our 900-hour Massage Therapy Program + 200-hr Yoga Alliance® Teacher Training, Holistic Wellness, Nutrition & more + Advanced Massage & Bodywork (Ayurveda, Lomi Lomi, Structural Integration, Myofascial Release & more)

+ Small Class Size with 8 students max for hands-on courses

CONTRIBUTORS Charlotte Bell, Amy Brunvand, Dennis Hinkamp, James Loomis, Alice Toler, Carmen Taylor, Suzanne Wagner, Diane Olson, Valerie Litchfield

Federal Student Aid available

OFFICE ASSISTANTS Jane Lyon, Anna Albertsen, Avrey Evans

Take your tour today by calling 801.355.6300 ext. 2

for those who qualify

INTERNS Claire Brown, Andrea Flores, Molly Jager DISTRIBUTION Anna Albertsen (Manager), Brandee Bee, Golden Gibson, Avrey Evans, Jordan Lyons, Molly Jager, Claire Brown, Brian Blanco, Jane Lyon, Andrea Flores, Ward Pettingill

How to reach us

Mail:

140 S. McClelland St. SLC, UT 84102 Phone: 801.363.1505 Email: CONTACT@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET Web: WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET HOW TO DONATE: WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/DONATE OR MAIL US A CHECK TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS

363 S. 500 E. Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 www.healingmountain.edu

®


OTC_1802.gb.qxp_Layout 1 1/29/18 8:14 AM Page 1

Suzanne Wagner

ON THE COVER Lucia Heffernan

6 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET February 2018

PSYCHIC, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, TEACHER

A

30 YEARS PSYCHIC EXPERIENCE Author of “Integral Tarot” and “Integral Numerology” COLUMNIST FOR Catalyst magazine since 1990 25 YEARS TEACHING: Tarot, Numerology, Palmistry & Channeling

WORKSHOPS Shades of Intimacy Feb 16-18 Channeling Class March 3-4 Tarot Class April 14-15 Elemental Feminine Apr 27-29 Numerology Class June 16-17

SUZANNE WILL BE IN UTAH FOR APPOINTMENTS: Feb 1-4 Feb 12-15 March 1-11 April 13-30 June 15-July 1

1-hour reading $150 1/2-hour $75 1-1/2 hours $200

PSYCHIC PHONE CONSULTATIONS Call 707-354-1019 www.suzannewagner.com

nthropomorphism, a common theme in Lucia Heffernan’s work where she combines Trompe l’Oeil techniques and uses animals as characters, tells a pretty convincing story. “Nature, human and animals are the most fascinating things our planet has to offer,” says Heffernan. “I believe by painting animals doing human things, it brings awareness to them and gives them a voice and personality. “My inspiration comes from the things I encounter in our daily lives—nature, humor, comics, social media, illustrations, movies. YouTube videos and the countless quirky and

IN THIS ISSUE 7

SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP CES Excess.

8

ENVIRONEWS The lie of “local control;” the good & bad of bills; Bears Ears undone for uranium; gas taxes for transit; Bundy. AMY BRUNVAND

10

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK GRETA DEJONG

12

2018: YEAR OF THE DOG VALERIE LITCHFIELD Our annual homage to Chinese astrology.

16

BREATHE ASHLEY MILLER Refinery Row: It’s not what we thought.

18

LEGISLATIVE WATCH JESSICA REIMER

charming moments that unfold if we take the time to notice them. By imagining what animals might do if put in human situations, I stage tableaus that shine a spotlight on both their innocence and their raw instinct,” she continues. “This collision between animal and human sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical and often humorous world that viewers can relate to on a visceral or emotional level.” A graphic designer by trade and an oil painter by design, Heffernan is continually experimenting with different styles of contemporary realism that balance her artistic sensibility, technique and unique sense of humor. Heffernan is represented by the 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City, and also by Mountain Trails Galleries (Park City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming). You can also see her work at the Art and Soup celebration in March at the Salt Palace. ◆ WWW.LUCIAHEFFERNAN.COM

Volume 38 Issue 2 February 2018 Your voice counts. No squeak, no oil. Call. 19

BETTER BOUNDARIES BETSY BURTON Making Utah’s electoral districts whole again.

20

CLEAN IAR SOLUTIONS FAIR HIGHLIGHTS GRETA DEJONG (A night) and a day to remember!

22

A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS SOPHIE SILVERSTONE “Performance science” brings the conversation about climate change home to our hearts at this year’s Intermountain Sustainability Summit.

24

A STONE’S THROW ALICE TOLER A vandalized Buddha activates a community.

25

COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY

28

A PLAY OF OPTIONS JENIFER NII The Weird Play explores love and options.

30

BIOREGIONAL SEEDS Locally grown seeds offer best resilience.

32

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

35

METAPHORS SUZANNE WAGNER Do not hold back what you can offer, even if you feel it’s not enough.

36

URBAN ALMANAC A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond.

Common Good Press board members: Valerie Holt (president), Lauren Singer Katz (treasurer), Paula Evershed, Gary Evershed, Ron Johnson, Naomi Silverstone, Barry Scholl, Mike Place and Gary Couillard


SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER

CES Excess

Take me to your dirt, dude

DENNIS HINKAMP

A

s a kid, I never wanted a pony; I wanted a robot. As proof that we never really grow up, one of my life goals has been to go to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Imagine, if you will, a drunken mob of 180,000 people with laser eyes locked on the stripper pole of tech. I am not exaggerating. CES defies exaggeration. I logged 15 miles on my smart watch trekking through convention halls and I still didn’t see it all. Here’s what I saw as trends. Robots: We’ve had robots all over the house for at least a couple decades—your toaster, oven, washing machine and anything with a timer and heat sensor is a robot of sorts. The show presented an army of companion robots this year that mainly still look like an iPad stuck on top of a self-propelled upright vacuum cleaner. They can read to your kids, entertain the dog and in some fuzzy logic sort of way assess your mood. They have blinking eyes and an expressive virtual face, but they’re still sort of creepy. But the best robots are the ones that do stuff you cannot or would rather not do. For instance, someone finally invented a window-cleaning robot. The show also introduced a table tennis-playing robot the size of a garage; I wonder if it might turn on you if it lost. This is the problem with all robots: They could go bad. We are not far enough removed from popular science fiction movies not to believe it to be so. Smart everything: How smart do you want your house to be? Everything already beeps or buzzes when it has ended its task or is angered that you left a door ajar. This new batch of smart home stuff includes a mirror that gives you a read on your skin health and probably secretly laughs at your appearance or attire. Or leers at you if you’ve no attire at all (which would seem to have horrible hacking implications). If your mind has not gone there already, yes, there were

BE GREAT, DO GOOD also smart toilets. They do way more than flush (which is more than I want to know). Sensors: This was the year of sensors—in everything from your shoes to your hat and from your car to your dog’s personalized feeding station. All these sensors are quietly collecting data in their smart way to send to your smart phone or maybe to Russian hackers. Autonomous vehicles: Driverless cars are coming sooner than you think. The first humans to topple to the robot vehicle revolution will be delivery drivers of any kind. Some vehicles will look like motorized ice chests and others like old Volkswagen vans that leak less oil. Of course the natural progression is to the smart city where traffic can be rerouted quickly and every car knows where every other car is all the time; what could go wrong? Everybody is talking and listening: I’ve had Alexa, the Amazonian talking tower, for several years now. Siri, Hey Google, PC Cortana and Samsung’s Bixby have joined her in a coven of voice recognition technology. Now you can connect all of them to your smart aleck home devices and car and have them do your dirty work. This may sound frightening, but consider that not that long ago many people believed scanning bar codes in grocery stores would ruin everything. Much technology may be silly.. Some causes more problems than it solves. Then there’s the tech we are most grateful for. Who would want to fly into a metro airport and rely only on the vision and sobriety of the 100 pilots all converging at the same time? ◆ Dennis Hinkamp says that he now wants a robot pony.

Utah Benefit Corporation

Specialists in the Installation of Earth Friendly Floors 1900 S. 300 W. www.underfootfloors.net 801.467.6636

meet pastry chef andrew young from bubble & brown bakery plus sixty other local vendors, food producers and artists

NOW EVERY SATURDAY 10AM TO 2PM

RIO GRANDE DEPOT | 300 SOUTH RIO GRANDE STREET


8 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

February 2018

ENVIRONEWS

“Local control” a sneaky strategy to kill environmental protection BY AMY BRUNVAND

R

epublican politicians and the Trump Administration are trying a particularly sneaky strategy to undermine conservation land management and environmental protections by promising “local control.” In recent months, this phrase has popped up again and again in legislation and policies proposing to transfer federal responsibility to state and county governments. On the surface, “local control” sounds like it might be a good thing. After all, don’t people in Utah know better how to manage our own state than remote bureaucrats in Washington D. C.? But the consequences became apparent in December 2017 when the size of Utah’s Bears

Federal protection is necessary because air, water and wildlife don’t stay neatly within political boundaries. Ears National Monument was slashed 85% due to dubious claims that Monument designation had insufficient “local” input. Utah politicians made it clear that only certain “locals” counted. So “local control” became a dishonest excuse to pick and choose who was to be excluded from the public process. Even if “local control” policies are applied equitably, though, they often give ordinary citizens less of a voice in environmental issues and hand over significant decision-making power to national and international corporations. This is because existing laws were written under assumptions that federal agencies would be responsible to enforce environmental regulations. Because the State of Utah was never responsible for these environmental protections, Utah laws don’t provide formal opportunities for public input on environmental issues. By contrast, a public process is mandated at the federal level by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 or the Federal Lands Policy and Management act of 1976. Federal protection is necessary because air, water and wildlife don’t stay neatly within po-

litical boundaries. When President Nixon formed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970 it was because state governments had already failed to protect the environment. State government is not able to regulate across borders in order to protect communities downstream or downwind from out-of-state pollution. Without federal regulations, corporations that operate in more than one state can misbehave in places with lax environmental regulations and then pressure other states to lower their standards. Utah legislators have never demonstrated much political will to hold big companies (i.e. big donors) accountable, and in the past Utah citizens have often relied on federal regulations to force the state to protect clean air, clean water, land and wildlife. Right now the State of Utah is working to upgrade an air pollution strategy largely because the Wasatch Front is out of compliance with EPA standards, not because state officials are particularly responsive to citizen demands for clean air. In January, under the guise of “local control,” Utah Senators Orrin Hatch (R) and Mike Lee (R) introduced the ONSHORE Act. This ill-conceived bill would transfer oil and gas permitting to state control, exempt state and private land from federal oil and gas regulations and waive environmental regulations for hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The call for “local control” has also been raised in bills intended to block lawsuits seeking to restore Utah’s National Monuments. Representative John Curtis (R-UT-3) introduced a bill that purports to create a “tribally managed national monument” but actually undermines tribal sovereignty. Likewise Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) introduced a bill that would create a fake “national park” under the control of Garfield County, even though county government has no accountability on a national level. The lesson for environmentalists is, we need to apply much greater pressure on state, county and city government. If we can’t rely on federal environmental protection under the Trump Administration, local rules and regulations to protect the environment may be the best we can do.

Beware! Utah legislature in session The 2018 General Session of the Utah Legislature runs from January 22 to March 8, 2018. Here’s what you need to do: 1) find out who represents you and know how to contact them HTTPS://LE.UTAH.GOV/GIS/ FINDDISTRICT.JSP 2) Sign up for email alerts and social media from your favorite Utah-based environmental organizations. They’ll let you know when it’s time to take action. And then do it! The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club also maintains a legislative tracker for priority environmental bills at UTAH.SIERRACLUB.ORG/PRIORITY-BILLS Here are some bills and resolutions currently in the works: • Good for air quality, HB 38: James Dunnigan (R-Taylorsville) and Jani Iwamoto (D-SLC) are teaming up with a “Fireworks Restrictions” bill. • Good for bikes, HB58: Carol S. Moss (D-SLC) would let bicycles treat stoplights like stop signs and proceed through after stopping if all is clear. • Bad for clean water, HR 135: Mike Noel (RKanab), long a foe of environmental protection, has sponsored a bill to prevent the Wasatch Front from having clean drinking water. HB 135, “Extraterritorial jurisdiction Amendments” would remove language from the Utah Code that enables Utah cities to protect their watersheds which nearly always lie outside of city and county boundaries. The bill would deliver SLC residents both dirty water high-priced water treatment. Watersheds are so important that in an ideal world, political boundaries would have been drawn around watersheds. • Good for carbon emissions and air quality, HCR 1: Raymond Ward (R-Bountiful) acknowledges human-caused climate change and calls upon state government to base policies on scientific evidence. HCR 4: Rebecca Edwards (R- North Salt Lake) has sponsored a similar Resolution, but without acknowledging human causes. • Bad for public lands, HJR1: Carl Albrecht (RSLC) and David Hinkins (R- Orangeville) call on the U.S. Congress to exempt Utah from the Antiquities Act of 1906. • Bad for public lands, HJR 2: Carl Albrecht (RSLC) and David Hinkins (R-Orangeville) call on the federal government to move the headquarters of the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service to Utah.


Bears Ears undone for uranium

J

ournalists at the New York Times have uncovered persuasive evidence that Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument was downsized specifically to accommodate uranium mining. An article published in January examined mining claims registered in a government database and found that nearly all of them “fall neatly outside the new boundaries of Bears Ears.” Many of these claims are owned by a Canadian company called Energy Fuels Resources which has been pressing to end a ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. The company was also heavily involved in lobbying against Bears Ears. The destruction of Bears Ears for the sake of uranium is particularly offensive since many Navajos are downwinders. Intensive uranium mining on the Navajo Reservation from 1944 to 1986 left a legacy of more than 500 abandoned mines Stephen Trimble along with contaminated land and drinking water and an epidemic of cancer and kidney disease. Source: Oil Wells — Utah Department of Natural Resources, Oil, Gas, and Mining Division. Uranium and Mineral Deposits — Utah Geological Survey. —Westernpriorities.org

Cliven Bundy off the hook (for now)

N

evada Rancher Cliven Bundy received a “get out of jail free” card when a federal judge declared a mistrial after federal prosecutors failed to turn over evidence relevant to the case. Bundy was charged with conspiracy and assault related to an event in 2014 when the Bureau of Land Management tried to remove Bundy’s cows from illegally grazing on public rangelands. Bundy’s anti-government views derive from an off-beat brand of Mormon fundamentalism, but due to his anti-government stance he became a hero to far-right militias, sagebrush rebels, constitutional fundamentalists and states’ rights fanatics. He was able to recruit an armed paramiliatary group for a “range war” to prevent the cattle round-up, and government personnel backed off to avoid a violent confrontation. After this perceived victory, Bundy supporters began to foment other armed antigovernment actions. In May 2014, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman was inspired by Bundy supporters to lead an illegal offroad vehicle rally through a closed por-

tion of Recapture Canyon (Lyman was convicted of misdemeanor trespass and conspiracy). In January 2016, Bundy’s sons Ammon and Ryan led an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. A jury acquitted them of conspiracy, apparently convinced that the occupation was a legitimate protest of government overreach. Environmental activists are deeply concerned that the Bundy clan has avoided responsibility for their attacks on public property which creates a false appearance that their radical anti-government rhetoric has validity. There is legitimate concern that Bundy will inspire more violence and environmental destruction on public lands. However, no court ever decided that Bundy can violate federal grazing rules. Conservation groups are asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove Bundy’s illegal cattle which are still trespassing on desert tortoise habitat and inside Gold Butte National Monument 18 years after Bundy’s grazing permit was revoked. Groups working to hold Bundy accountable include Western Watersheds Project, Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians and Public Employees of Environmental Responsibility.

Herbert proposes gas taxes for transit

U

tah Governor Gary Herbert’s FY 2019 Budget Recommendation calls for “flexibility to use Transportation Investment Funds (TIF) for all modes of transportation.” This would represent a major breakthrough for sustainability in Utah. Right now the Utah Code specifies that TIF money can only be used to pay for “maintenance, construction, reconstruction or renovation to state and federal highways”—that is to say, to make air quality and traffic congestion worse. By contrast, the Governor’s budget recognizes the connection between transportation, land use, and air quality. One of four key objectives in the document is “Affordable, Thriving Communities” where infrastructure allows people “to live in communities with access to ample opportunities for housing, jobs, education, recreation, and shopping within a short walk, drive, transit trip, or bike ride. “ This sounds like a great vision for Utah’s future. • Utah State Budget: GOMB.UTAH.GOV/BUDGETPOLICY/STATE-BUDGET/


10% off any online purchase using coupon code “catalyst2018”

Feb.

An event for sustainability professionals & emerging leaders in business, government, nonprofit and education. Register at:

IntermountainSustainabilitySummit.com

Peery’s Egyptian Theater (Free)

28th

A Nationally Renowned Performance by The Crossroads Project

March

Weber State University (Ticketed)

1

st

Keynote • Eco Expo Hall • 30+ speakers on: Climate Communication • Green Buildings • Clean Energy Infrastructure • Urban Water • Sustainability

Keynote Address by Naomi Oreskes Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University Co-author of Merchants of Doubt

March

2

nd

Weber State University (Ticketed) Workshops: Let’s Talk Climate • LEED Green Associate Demystifying Carbon Neutrality • Climate Communication


GIVE LOVE

$14

CAT & KITTEN ADOPTIONS FEBRUARY 12 − 18 Best Friends Pet Adoption Center 2005 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City

bestfriendsutah.org

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.org

Mardi Gras Eve – Lundi Gras

Pure New Orleans Jazz Concert and sing-along Salt City Saints with Doc Lloyd Miller Monday Feb 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm ~ Free U of U

David Gardner Hall School of Music, Dumke Recital Hall

more info: DOCMILLER@JAZZSCOPE.COM Thanks to Utah Division of Arts and Museums and Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks


12 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

CHINESE ASTROLOGY

2018

February 2018

Year of the Dog BY VALERIE LITCHFIELD

T

he tail-wagging, lovable and loyal dog, man’s best friend, will be jumping into all of our lives and laps on February 16, 2018 for the Chinese New Year. This will be a year filled with hearts, licks, barks and wet noses, a simpler year than the past two. Dogs, being uncomplicated animals, want

nothing more than to play fetch and be rewarded with treats. Dogs are loyal pack animals that don’t like being alone; instead they follow us around and watch us with their dancing eyes as they lay their head between their paws. The annual celebration of the Chinese New Year is based upon the Hsia Lunar Farm Calendar that has been kept for 4,717 years. The new year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice and is celebrated with festivals, foods and fireworks. The two-week celebration culminates with the Festival of Lanterns on or near the full moon. Prior to Chinese New Year’s Day, houses and businesses will be ritually swept clean, discard-

Animal Horoscopes - 2018 Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) Unfortunately, the Rat will be facing a demanding year that is filled with obstacles. The Dog brings worry and anxiety to the Rat that could affect self-confidence and inner strength. Rather than forcing things to happen, relax and make peace with what does. Rats are advised to watch spending and be cautious with investments or taking financial risks. Love is possible this year, but it will require work and dedication and will be average in nature. Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009) Oxen will have strong personal energy in 2018 and will bulldoze through the year. This will be an excellent year for finding love and

ing the dirt and energy from the previous year. Fresh energy is encouraged to enter by placing a bowl of mandarin oranges near the front door. Mandarin oranges symbolize gold and invite financial luck. For 2018, placing a Dog figurine near the entry of your home or office will invite the festive mood and the good fortune of the year. There is a complexity to the ancient Chinese calendar that adds additional dimensions to the equation of figuring out the energetics of the year. The first dimension is the polarity of the year: Each year is either yin or yang, large or small, male or female. The second dimension is the element from nature: water, wood, fire, earth or metal. 2018 is a Yang Earth Dog year. Earth Dog years are characterized as a time of idealism, social justice, innovation and lifestyle changes. The positive qualities that accompany the element of earth are those of grounding and stability—like that of a mountain. Strong earth energy brings into focus issues pertaining to real estate, agriculture and the environ-

romance but it will take someone special to woo and capture your heart. With the right person, you will find happiness and a sense of calm. When it comes to finances it’s best to use common sense where investments or projects are concerned. Carefully thinking through things rather than acting impulsively will bring positive results. Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 ) The Tiger’s forecast for 2018 shows many positive indications. Strong life force energy will bring success and creative new ideas. The Tiger’s enthusiasm about life in 2018 will attract exciting opportunities for achieving wealth that could come from his ideas. Tiger’s strong positive aura will bring many admirers and the Tiger will be in mood to flirt and play. A serious committed relationship could come in the later part of a very satisfying year.


ment. This energy also is protective and watches over people. Dogs are seen as guardians in Chinese Astrology and are linked to spirituality and religion. During the Earth Dog year, it is believed that the Dog will watch over people from a place on the mountain. The Earth Dog invites us to have a down-toearth attitude. This is a time to listen and learn and not to act impulsively. If you’re considering big changes this year, don’t act to quickly as you may end up worst off. The element of earth is expected to bring prosperity in 2018, as earth produces metal or money in the Chinese elemental system. People who are proactive, hard working and communicate well will see spectacular results this year. Those who show generosity to others will reap the greatest benefits. Marriages in the Year of the Dog bring happiness and good fortune. This is a great time to marry your best friend. If you’re having a baby in 2018, you can know that children born in Earth Dog years are born with common sense as their greatest virtue and blossom when given tasks that require responsibility. They are able to amuse themselves for hours when given toys that stimulate their imaginations and artistic abilities. Children born in the year of the Dog might be slightly introverted but will emerge as leaders because of their stable minds and their ability to exercise emotional intelligence. The Dog being a pack animal makes 2018 a great time to rekindle and strengthen family ties. The dog’s unfailing loyalty is expected to bring happiness to relationships, both with family and friends. The animal sign which is most unfavorable in 2018 is the Dragon. It is in direct conflict with the Dog. People born in the year of the Dragon can anticipate change, more traveling, or movements such as changing jobs or residence. Carry the image of the Rabbit as protec-

tion, and to attract the Dog away from your path. When the Dog encounters their own year, they are made to look inside of themselves and can experience disharmony, worries and frustrations, as well as sickness. They, too, benefit from carrying the Rabbit, to minimize the negative effect.

Predictions The Dog is the 11th of the 12 animal signs in the Chinese Zodiac and is combined with the element of earth for 2018. The current 12-year cycle will end in 2019 (this cycle began in 2008 with the year of Rat, the seed of the cycle, and will end with the sign of the Pig). One main aspect of Dog years is that they’re a time for consolidating the events and experiences of the cycle. It’s a great time to retire, or move to a new residence that will be a better fit for future plans. By identifying and consolidating the events that have occurred since 2008, we will ready ourselves for the completion of the cycle next year and a new start in 2020. Lap Chun, each February 4, is the official beginning of spring in the Chinese Solar Calendar. When the lunar new year comes after this date as it does in 2018, falling on February 16, then the coming year is deemed to be a time of slow growth. If you’re getting ready to launch a business it’s best to get it started before February 4. Add a green plant to your home or office to fill the void of the missing Lap Chun and infuse your undertakings with vibrant yang energy. Dog years are defined by idealism and new ways to interpret the human condition. One such way is by advancing spirituality and paying closer attention to spiritual matters (one possible solution to growing religious intolerances which have caused much disharmony in the last decade). The Dog is related to spiritual matters and so there will be tension and con-

Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011) 2018 will be time when Rabbit can make up ground that might have been lost in 2017. Rabbits will experience quick and unexpected success. The coming year will be a time when Rabbits can better focus on their goals and how to achieve them. Spending time with loved ones and taking care of yourself will be important in 2018. The Dog year will bring major leaps in progress and success but it will be necessary to put in the hours needed to achieve your desires. Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012) 2018 is a tricky year for the Dragon. It will take clever and strategic thinking to help the Dragon navigate because they are in direct conflict with the Dog. With careful planning and work, Dragons can expect to have their share of financial success. Your hunches should not be relied upon this year; lying low is a good strategy to avoid attracting negativity.

flicts that arise around religious and cultural causes, but the Dog is also the bringer of peaceful resolutions and long-term advancements. The Dog is a lover of the great outdoors, preferring the countryside where it can be off leash and free, to city streets. For this reason Dog energy represents the environment and is linked to environmental issues. The Environmental Protection Agency was formed during the Dog year of 1970. And on April 22, 1970, millions of Americans celebrated Earth Day, spreading the idea that each of us plays a role in taking care of the Earth and its resources. This year our focus may be ending plastic pollution, biodiversity vs. extinction, and extreme weather. There may also be increased international cooperation around issues such as nuclear power and climate change. Earth element in its yang form, the mountain, will bring forth tremors from deep inside for change. These tremors will come from social awareness and a demand for truth and justice. The intelligent, empathetic and protective Dog will reject actions based on individual desires and will create a time of taking action for the many, rather than the few. During the year, ordinary people who have been feeling hopeless and excluded will not hesitate to make demands for their own living conditions and the conditions of their children. These demands will be heard, even by those who might not want to hear it, and will result in political debates about war, the environment and social justice. The Earth year, being a large mountain, could bring about more natural disasters such as drought, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions and avalanches. An Earth year could also bring more traffic accidents or problems involving roads.

Continued on next page

Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013) 2018 is a promising year for the Snake. They can set their own rules and control their own destiny. Opportunities are theirs for the taking . With forethought, it will be surprising how well the year ends up. Good fortune extends beyond finances into relationships where admirers may make the first move and romance will unfold when it is right. Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014) An auspicious year for the Horse will unfold in 2018, as Horse is an ally and friend with the Dog. There are good indications that wisdom and romance are in store. Horses are in a place to create rapport with others, which can lead to happiness. Horses seeking lasting love could find it, with someone special easily coming along. This could be the year to settle down.


14 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

February 2018

The faithful and protective Dog has a strong sense of morality and is regarded in China as an auspicious animal that brings peace. Great strides will be made this year in humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering of people through education and improved health care. During the Dog year of 1934, we saw the passage of the National Housing Act in support of affordable public housing and the creation of UNICEF, an international organization that protects and defends the rights of children. Fundamental questions of how to improve care for the elderly, the homeless and animals will all be revisited and will motivate people to participate in philanthropic gestures. Thanks to the dog’s intelligence, training and discipline, the Year of the Dog is a good time to make lifestyle changes (quit smoking, move your residence or start a new business venture). Dog years are slower paced, making it easier to consider pros and cons. The Dog year of 1946 brought about the advent of Mensa, while other Dog years saw the creation of the Nicotine Patch, Tupperware, the microchip, jumbo jets—Boeing 747 and the Concorde. New philosophies and new authors emerge in Dog years, as well as renewed interest in forgotten texts by great classical writers and poets. Markets are associated with the Earth element. The real estate market in particular has had strong activity in the past two years and is anticipated to continue flourishing in 2018 along with the other markets associated with Earth: insurance , hotels, recycling and renewable energy.

Continued:

CHINESE ASTROLOGY

Eleven Down to Earth Ideas for 2018 1. Take time to weigh the pros and cons of changes that could have the biggest impact in your life: Is it time to move your residence, start a new business or quit smoking? 2. Success in the Year of the Dog will come by making sure that one task is completed before taking on another. 3. Volunteer for humanitarian causes such as Habitat for Humanity, Doctors without Borders or Make-a-Wish. 4. Establish new traditions in your life and revisit old ones. 5. Adopt a rescue dog or donate your time or resources to a shelter. 6. Take a family vacation to a place in nature. 7. Take (and give) common sense advice. 8. (Re)connect with your spiritual or religious tradition. 9. Practice devotion, a trait our four-legged friends are known for. 10. Dogs are pack animals and understand hierarchies; take time this year to identify the leaders, mentors, advocates and detractors in your life. 11. Read or reread classic books, stories and poetry—paws for thought .

Dog people Those born under the sign of the Dog are said to be caring, altruistic, honest and loyal. By nature, Dog people are generous, loving, friendly and have a strong sense of justice. They

Sheep (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015) Sheep can look forward to a remarkable, year. Major developments come to the Sheep because of strong life force energy. This will give the Sheep motivation to work harder in achieving desired goals. Investments and money-making opportunities will be promising. Relationship luck is also favored, for both singles and those already in partnership. All in all, this could be a very pleasant year for the Sheep. Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980,1992, 2004, 2016) The 2018 forecast for the Monkey looks quite promising and filled with good fortune. New people, bringing new projects and opportunities, will be coming into the lives of Monkeys. The Monkey’s confidence and positive attitude will build rapport with these people and help create something new. Finding someone to fulfill your life and marry are all possible in 2018. Aim high, make ambitious plans and follow your inner voice for great results in 2018.

always have a kind word, a reassuring smile and are excellent listeners. They will always be the first to lend support, and offer wise counsel from their deep well of intuition. Because Dogs are observant and cautious they make excellent judges of character and human nature. Dogs are constructive and efficient thinkers and are devoted to their ideals. They proceed in life by having a well-defined purpose and plan. With a strong sense of justice, Dogs are brave, forthright and like righting wrongs. They have a profound sense of duty in their careers and tend to stick to them when they find them to be worthwhile. They won’t waste their time job-hopping; instead they will take the time to specialize and become an expert. As an employee, they will be loyal and will perform well in their jobs. They are also good working partners and are held in high regard by their superiors. Like the animal itself, Dog people are homebodies who care deeply for their family and always put them first. Dogs are undemanding and have simple needs in relationships. As partners they seek a simple and comfortable love life. As partners they are kind-hearted, considerate and provide a sense of security. Dogs stick by their partners, offering support and sharing the highs and lows of life together. Giving Dog people an appropriate amount of space and distance is an effective way of keeping love fresh. Dogs create traditional homes that are happy and safe places for their children to grow and develop. Dogs as parents encourage their children to question and explore the world. Dogs support their children’s choices and wouldn’t dream of standing in their way, but will be there for them if they are ever in need. Dogs can foresee and catch many golden opportunities when it comes to business and

Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017) A fabulous year awaits the Rooster, with an abundance of energy, strength and confidence. Career, business and relationships look successful and joyous this year. There are romantic times ahead and this could be the year that the Rooster decides to take love seriously. Your instincts and mind are at their best, making it clear that beneficial decisions can be made. Confidence runs high and mentally you’re ready to take on the world! 2018 will be a year to remember! Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006) Many benefits are within reach for the Dog in 2018. Dog’s own year promises to be an auspicious time when they can recoup on recent losses. Rather than going with your instincts and taking a chance, be open-minded and trust in the victory energy that is backing you. Dog’s carefree attitude will be charming to admirers and should you


moving up the corporate ladder. They’re usually willing to take on extra responsibilities and are goal-oriented people who will fight for the achievement of their goals. Dogs are very careful with money and finances. They have little interest in accumulating money just for money’s sake. Their goals and motivations around money come from making themselves and others comfortable. They are very generous with family and friends, with their time and resources. Generally speaking, most of them have busy and challenging jobs that require their involvement in many social activities. Their charming personality makes them popular among colleagues and business partners. Although they have stable and abundant incomes, they will conserve their resources and save money. Those born in the Year of the Dog make great teachers, lawyers, judges, scientists, counselors, builders and politicians. Three out of the four last U.S. Presidents were born in Dog years: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump. Though very friendly and calm, Dogs can also be very secretive and they don’t like to reveal their problems. In private they have a tendency to worry, a characteristic which if left unchecked can lead to deep-seated anxiety. Dogs can find it hard to compromise and at times are overly judgmental—nothing is good enough for them. Though diplomatic and even-handed, Dogs can be equally fast with razor-sharp comebacks (we have witnessed this in the last year with President Trump’s Twitter feed). Famous dog people include Mariah Carey, Tommy Lee Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Jackson and a man who told us that “You ain’t nothing but a hound dog,” Elvis Presley. ◆

feel that you are ready to settle down with that special someone, this could be the year where an engagement or marriage could happen. Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007) Luck is a mixed bag for the Pig in 2018. There is an expectation of happiness and success but the Pig has poor life force energy that affects their confidence and strength. The key is for the Pig to focus on the good things that happen and not engage with the negative ones. Career and business outlooks are good but will require that Pigs decide to give it their all to help make their dreams come true.


16 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET February 2018

BREATHE

Refinery Row Though unattractive, the century-old refineries to the north of Salt Lake are more than pulling their weight regarding air quality improvements and emissions reductions

W

BY ASHLEY MILLER

hen it comes to placing the blame on bad air quality, it’s easy to point the finger at the five refineries in the Salt Lake Valley. They are very visual: stacks with billowing plumes of grey matter and flares. First, to clarify: It’s not smoke. It’s water vapor. Mixed with the vapor are, among other things, SO2 (sulfur dioxide) and NOx (nitrogen oxides), sources of irritation to eyes, nose, throat and lungs and contributors to acid rain. Gas-powered vehicles emit the same, every time we drive them. In the meantime, three Salt Lake Valley refineries, Chevron, Andeavor and Silver Eagle, are committed to being a part of the solution when it comes to cleaning up Utah’s air. In recent interviews with the people who run this industry locally, I found a common theme: They all live and work here and, just like the rest of us, want to have the best air quality possible. So, as long as we require the transportation fuels they produce, refinery spokespeople say they are committed to reducing their impacts on the airshed as best they can.

The sources of air pollution On an average winter day along the Wasatch Front, here’s how air pollution sources rank, according to the emissions inventory from the Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ): 48%: mobile sources (vehicle emissions) 39%: area sources (homes, buildings, small businesses) 13%: point sources (all industry, including the refineries, which contribute 3%) The same amount of pollution enters our air shed every day. A “red” day is different only because the weather, such as an inversion, traps it in the valley and as each day goes on, the pollution accumulates. There are a lot of misconceptions about the refineries. The biggest misconception is that the refineries are major polluters in our state. In fact, only 3% of emissions come from Utah’s five refineries combined. Andeavor, formerly Tesoro, is Salt Lake’s largest refinery, processing crude oil from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Canada and manufacturing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel (supAuthor Ashley Miller and Deborah Burney-Sigman, executive director of Breathe Utah, get a look at Andeavor’s new wet gas scrubber.


plied to Salt Lake City International Airport), heavy oils and liquefied petroleum gas. Andeavor’s Salt Lake refinery supplies a network of Tesoro, Shell, and ExxonMobil stations mostly in Utah, Idaho and Nevada. Andeavor has invested over $300 million in emissions reductions projects. Sulfur dioxide (SO2), a gas that comes naturally from the refining process, reacts with other chemicals and leads to the formation of both wintertime PM 2.5 pollution and summertime ozone pollution. Sulfur recovery units (SRU) on Andeavor stacks remove sulfur from the fuel they refine. The recovered sulfur is sold to companies who use it for various products including fertilizer. Their tail gas treating proj-

The biggest misconception about the refineries is that are major polluters. In fact, only 3% of emissions come from Utah’s five refineries combined. ect, completed in 2015, takes sulfur recovery one step further by converting the sulfur compounds left over from the SRU and recycling them back for additional processing. The result has been a huge reduction in SO2 emissions. The refineries have limits as to how much pollution they can emit annually. This is laid out in the air quality permits issued, and it is regulated under the Federal Clean Air Act. All of these refineries implement the emissions reductions projects and equipment to comply with those limits, but at least Chevron, Silver Eagle and Andeavor pollute much less than they are allowed under their permits. They exceed the standards placed on them. Industry, like the refineries, are the most regulated sources of air pollution, and this is really important. Remember that with these regulations in place, all five refineries combined emit only 3% of the total air pollution captured in our valley.

Tier 3 fuel In 2014, before any state incentives to do so, Andeavor committed to produce Tier 3 gasoline in Utah. With their permit to produce the lower sulfur fuel recently approved, the company expects to have the project underway this spring. Tier 3 is the newest fuel standard under federal regulation that drops the sulfur content in fuel from the current Tier 2 standard of 30ppm to 10ppm. (See CATALYST, November 2017:”More Cars, Less Pollution.”) Less sulfur means the fuel burns cleaner. This product also allows a vehicle’s emissions controls to work more efficiently as sulfur builds up over time on the catalyst.

Chevron has also committed to producing Tier 3 gasoline for sale in Utah and Silver Eagle Refinery has set a goal to become a “net-zero emitter” in Davis County. If Silver Eagle can sell 2,000 barrels per day of their own Tier 3 gasoline in Davis County, the estimated overall reductions in tailpipe emissions would be roughly equivalent to the total emissions from their Woods Cross facility, in total tons. Because the five refineries in the Salt Lake Valley are considered small refineries, they do not necessarily have to produce fuel that meets the new Tier 3 standard. HollyFrontier and Big West are the two refineries that have not made such a commitment. The benefit of having Tier 3 gas for sale in Utah will be significant. When Tier 3 is combined with the newest, cleanest Tier 3 vehicle, vehicles will run 80% cleaner. Silver Eagle is already producing Tier 3 fuel, just not at its Utah plants. A few years back,the company shut down their old and inefficient equipment locally and moved gasoline production to their Evanston, Wyoming facility where they began producing Tier 3 gasoline in 2012. Seventy-five percent of the Tier 3 gas they produce makes its way back to Utah for sale at local gas stations (look for it at Costco, Smith’s and smaller unbranded gas stations throughout Salt Lake, Davis and Utah counties).

New technologies pull more pollutants from the stacks The newest and best equipment to hit Utah’s refineries is Andeavor’s wet gas scrubber. A water mist spray captures sulfur and dust particles that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere, sequestering them inside the refinery’s system for further treatment, resulting in a 94% reduction in the refinery’s emissions. The scrubber will reduce SO2 emissions from 550 tons per year (tpy) to under 40 tpy. Nitrogen oxide will be reduced 60%, down to less than 100 tpy. Direct particulate matter will be virtually eliminated. In a big effort to reduce their VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions, a source of both wintertime PM 2.5 pollution and summertime ozone, Silver Eagle installed floating roofs in all of their crude tanks. VOCs are a major source of emissions coming from refineries. The tanks are sort of dome shaped, so liquid naturally remains level with a “bubble” on top where gases form and escape. The floating roofs act as a seal, cutting off VOCs that would normally offgas. At the Chevron refinery, inefficient equipment is slowly being retired and replaced. For example, the old burners, which resulted in big NOx emissions, are being replaced with Ultra Low NOx models. This technology reduces the NOx emissions by nearly 75%. Chevron also employs some of the best leak detection strategies available to mitigate fugitive emis-

Refineries will be with us as long as we require the transportation fuels they produce. sions that would otherwise enter the air. Addressing perhaps the most visual part of a refinery, the big flare stack, Andeavor and Chevron have installed new Flare Gas Recovery systems that make it necessary to burn flares only in emergency situations. Flaring is an essential safety mechanism and a part of the refining process. A simple way of thinking about it is when a buildup of gas vapor needs to escape for safety reasons, it is sent to the flare stack and is burned because it can’t be released into the atmosphere in its raw state. With some new technology in place, these two companies are now able to, in non-emergency situations, collect and repurpose excess gas that would normally be sent to the flare stack.

Out in the community Though Silver Eagle is owned by a Canadian company, they are working on becoming good neighbors to the Woods Cross community in which they work. In fact, Silver Eagle, Chevron and Andeavor are all highly invested in the local community not just through new pollution controls. Concerned with air quality challenges, Silver Eagle has voluntarily invested in efforts to reduce their emissions footprint by over 57%. And they have begun providing new air quality monitors for local schools. Andeavor, meanwhile, has partnered with Salt Lake County to expand the Vehicle Repair and Replacement Program (VRAP), which repairs emissions equipment on vehicles that fail emissions testing. The VRAP program is a huge air quality benefit as it provides assistance that actually helps fix the problem. Andeavor also partnered with Chevron and Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) for the wood stove exchange program in 2017. Chevron invests more than $1.3 million in the state of Utah annually. All of these emissions reductions projects undertaken by the refineries are a step towards cleaner air in Utah. We can breathe easier knowing that these companies are taking meaningful steps to be a part of the solution. We hope that the other two refineries in the valley, HollyFrontier and Big West, will follow their lead. Their efforts to produce cleaner fuel will also help reduce mobile source pollution—which comes from all of us who drive vehicles with combustion engines and purchase goods delivered to Utah by truck. ◆ Ashley Miller, J.D., is the program and policy director for Breathe Utah. She is a member of the state’s new Air Quality Policy Advisory Board and is also the Salt Lake County Health Department Environmental Quality Advisory Commission.


18 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET February 2018 I’d like to talk to my legislator please.

LEGISLATIVE WATCH

Your voice counts No squeak, no oil. Call today.

I

t’s February, and the 2018 Legislative Session is in full swing. Here are a few bills we at HEAL Utah are working to support. These are bills we believe we can make a difference on. If you support these bills, use this information to call your representatives and senators and let them know.

✦ H.B. 101 – Air Quality Emissions Testing Amendments. Bill Sponsors: Rep. Patrice Arent and Sen. Curt Bramble What does the bill do? This bill requires emissions testing for diesel vehicles in the five counties that currently require gasoline emissions testing (Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Weber-Morgan and Utah Counties). Given that 48% of our air quality is due to tailpipe emissions, it’s important that every vehicle on the road is as clean as possible. What problem does it solve? Of the five counties with serious ongoing air quality issues along the Wasatch Front, four voluntarily implement diesel emissions testing. Only Utah County currently does not. A poorly functioning diesel engine can emit up to 21 times the pollution of a well-functioning one. This pollution is particularly dangerous: It can cause acute and chronic respiratory issues and cross into the blood stream, causing cardiac problems. Implementing diesel emissions testing would reduce 170 tons of pollution per year. What’s the pushback? Owners of some (and only some) new diesel engines must add a fluid that helps reduce nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx), to the tune of $5-$10 per 300 miles. Be-

cause they already pay to reduce emissions, some believe they shouldn’t have to pay for an emissions inspection. However, the additive functions within one of multiple emissions control systems that target various pollutants. These systems are meant to work together, and if any one of them stops functioning correctly, more emissions are released. Emissions testing is needed for all vehicles.

✦ H.B. 171 – Motor Vehicle Emissions Amendments. Bill sponsors: Rep. Angela Romero and Sen. Luz Escamilla What does the bill do? Targets diesel truck owners who intentionally, and illegally, tamper with their engines to emit acrid, black smoke from their tailpipe. It increases fines for offenders (from $50 to $100 for a first-time offense, and $100 to $500 for a second-time offense), and requires a stronger line of communication between law enforcement who cite the vehicles and the local health departments. Health departments have the authority to report vehicles to the DMV, which can then revoke the registration of those vehicles. What problem does it solve? It is illegal for excessive black smoke to be emitted from the tailpipe of vehicles that have disabled or removed their emissions controls. It is also difficult to prove, as visible evidence is needed for the DMV to revoke vehicle registration. HB171 would strengthen existing laws by requiring secondtime citations to be reported to the health departments, thereby creating a new line of

✦ H.C.R. 1 – Concurrent Resolution on Global Warming and Climate Change. Bill sponsor: Rep. Ray Ward What does the resolution say? The resolution would acknowledge that climate change is happening here in Utah, and that there is overwhelming scientific consensus that it is caused by humans. What problem does it solve? Utah is the fastest growing state in the U.S., and policy decisions made now will impact our future. The resolution would recognize that Utah policy should consider the effects of climate change and support reduction of energy use. While it may only be a conversation starter, it is a critically important one to have as summers become longer and hotter, snowpack gradually decreases and the risk of wild fires increases. What’s the pushback? Climate change is not universally accepted, especially in this conservative state. Addressing climate change requires all parties to recognize that it is happening. While this resolution may be difficult to pass, it will hopefully begin conversations that can move the needle. A second climate change resolution may be introduced that would recognize the effects of climate change and the impact on Utah’s economy and culture—no mention of humans. ✦ Jessica Reimer is HEAL Utah’s policy associate. To learn more, visit HEALUTAH.ORG/BILL-TRACKER

PENNIANN J. SCHUMANN PLLC

Morning & Evening Meditation at Artspace Zendo

!5:30 & 6:15pm Mon-Fri

evidence for a vehicle whose owner may be intentionally polluting. What’s the pushback? Almost none!

LAW OFFICE OF

New!

Evening Sits With Diane Musho! Hamilton Sensei

BY JESSICA REIMER

Morning Sits With Michael Mugaku! Zimmerman Sensei !7:00 & 7:45am Mon-Fri

230 South 500 West • Salt Lake City • Artspace Building Suite 155! Find More information at

WWW.TWOARROWSZEN.ORG/!"#$%!&'()'*+,

Wills • Trusts Conservatorships Guardianships and Probate Penniann J. Schumann, JD, LL.M

www.estateplanningforutah.com penni.schumann@comcast.net Tel: 801-631-7811 2150 S. 1300 E., Ste 500, Salt Lake City, Ut 84106


I

GUEST EDITORIAL

t took over an hour for the crowd of 2,000 to get into the West High auditorium for Representative Chris Stewart’s first town meeting after last November’s election. At first the crowd was orderly. Then a huge screen dropped down in front of us displaying a pie chart of the location of Representative Stewart’s votes throughout his district. Stewart came forward to welcome us, noting the huge size of the crowd, and saying he assumed people were there because they didn’t agree with his stands on many of the issues. He pointed to the pie chart, explained the reality of his sliced and diced district and said, “As you can see here, what you think doesn’t really make a difference to me.” He spoke the truth. Stewart’s district has been so gerrymandered that he can safely ignore the opinions of those who vote in Salt Lake City, a city he represents. The way things are now structured, Piute County (population 11,000) or Sevier County (population 21,000) could well have more influence on decisions impacting Salt Lake County (population 1.12 million) than do its own residents. If you happen to live in either Salt Lake City or Salt Lake County, you may be surprised to learn that none of our four Representatives to Congress live in either place. This means the largest metropolitan area in the state is not represented by a single member of Congress who actually lives in the area. But please, don’t think this is a partisan editorial. It is not. The sad truth is, this same thing would have happened had the Democrats been in power. It has happened in those states where they are. Simply put, gerrymandering is when politicians (who always want to keep their power) pick their voters instead of voters picking their

Making Utah’s electoral districts whole again Better Boundaries is the answer BY BETSY BURTON politicians. It’s not the way of democracy and it’s not new. What’s new is that this process has become a science. Amazing computer software and access to big data has made picking and choosing voters not just easy but almost foolproof.

of interest would not be broken up, and partisan political information would not be used when drawing up the boundaries. Better Boundaries is a citizen petition drive currently gathering signatures to get this issue on the 2018 ballot. Passage would give Utah an

Salt Lake County is not represented by a single member of Congress who actually lives in the area. The way things are now structured, Piute County (population 11,000) or Sevier County (population 21,000) could well have more influence on decisions impacting the largest metropolitan area in the state (population 1.12 million) than do its own residents. That puts a dangerous weapon in the hands of politicians, whatever their party. The only solution to this problem is to have district lines drawn by an independent commission required to follow strict criteria when they make their decisions. In the end, in Utah, the Constitution says the Legislature must sign off—but if the independent commission’s plan isn’t passed, the Legislature, too, would be required to follow the criteria. This would mean, among other things, that districts would be formed from neighboring areas, communities

When life gives you lemons make sure you have a sweet kitchen ! Let’s find you one NOW.

Babs De Lay, Broker 801.201.8824 Urban Utah Homes and Estates– a woman owned brokerage.

babs@urbanutah

independent commission to draw state and federal district lines that are not gerrymandered. The campaign wants you to pick your politicians again. I fully support the Better Boundaries campaign, and I encourage you to join in this effort by going to WWW.BETTERBOUNDARIES.ORG to find out how you can help make democracy work again. ◆ Betsy Burton is the co-founder/owner of The King’s English in Salt Lake City, an author, and president of the National Booksellers Assn. She describes herself as “an activist for all things local.”


20

CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

February 2018

WRAP-UP

CATALYST’s Clean Air Solutions Fair

BY GRETA BELANGER DEJONG

D

id you know that at the rate we are tossing out garbage, our landfill will be full in 10 years? Lesha Earl, public education and outreach coordinator for the Trans-Jordan Landfill, teaches people how to improve their recycling skills. She and a colleague recently worked with U of U design students on how to create more eco-friendly, less wasteful packaging. Earl was one of nine speakers who enlightened the 110 people who braved Friday, January 19th’s snowflurry to attend A Clean Air Affair at Trolley Square, organized by CATALYST Magazine /Common Good Press and PechaKucha a quarterly speakers series. The topic, generally speaking, was air quality. Here are a few things we learned: Ashley Miller, program and policy director for Breathe Utah, showed us how to figure out the new smog ratings—important if you are buying a new (or used) car. Daniel Mendoza, who studies health effects associated with acute and chronic pollutant exposure, said SLC is one of the most studied airsheds in the world, with air monitors on top of TRAX and on KSL’s helicoptors. We now see that pollution ratings can change from neighborhood to neighborhood. The west side fares the worst, with freeway traffic, the railroad and the airport, as well as older vehicles, older home construction, gas-powered lawn equipment and a dependence among some on wood heat. While many of these issues are systemic, education can help improve people’s immediate surroundings. Somer Love brought the audience to tears as she shared the story of living her life to the fullest

even with cystic fibrosis—a challenge made more extreme when red air days descend. John Loveless, electrical engineer and hardcore energy-saving geek, reminded us that the Kill-AWatt meter from some years back really is a great way to discover just where your electricity is going. Which is a good thing, because when you see what you’re wasting, you can fix it. Alyssa Kay, Salt Lake Community College’s energy management program director, shared with us the stories of a handful of department graduates, who are now gainfully employed in the new green economy.

Contact Your Local Rep

On Saturday, the Clean Air Solutions Fair was hopping the full five hours, with a Native American opening ceremony by PANDOS and a closing “bad air exorcism” with African drums by Kaz Speirs and Friends (and dancing by the CATALYST staff!). An estimated 1,000 attendees visited the main atrium, upstairs mezzanine and several hallways lined with the following nonprofits, air quality-related businesses and presenters: Altris Power

Leaders for Clean Air

Ask a Scientist

Salt Lake Co. Bike Ambassadors

Auric Solar

Salt Lake Co. Health Department

Bags to Beds

Salt Lake E-Bikes

Blue Monkey Bikes

Salt Lake Permaculture Guild

Catalyst

Seven Canyons Trust

Chad David: Sound Bath

Sierra Club Utah

Charlotte Bell: yogic breathing

Summit Realty Professionals

Mountain Bear Ink/Fred Montague

Sunus Solar

Web of Life Wellness/Austin air filters

Sunzee Car

Children’s Media Workshop

Tim Dahle Nissan Leaf

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Torrey House Press

Clever Octopus

Transition Salt Lake Skill Sharing:

Darin Mann for Dist. 24 Democratic Socialists Energy Institute SLCC Unitarian Enviro. Ministry Geo-engineering Watch Gorilla Designs Green Urban Lunchbox Greenfire HVAC Guthrie Bicycles Hawkwatch International HEAL Utah JaMo Threads Air Masks Jesus or Genome (band) John Saves Energy Kaz Speirs & Friends (drummers) Less Food Waste Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance Nate Wade Subaru Provo Sustainability & Orem Natural Resources Rainbow Water-Based Air Filtration Rocky Mountain Power Rocky Mountain Renewable Energy Salt Lake City Air Protectors SLC Green

(candle making, shampoo making, fermentation station, shovel sharpening, mushroom growing) Phantom Power U of U AQ and U U of U Actor Training Program UT Physicians for a Healthy Environ. Utah Recycling Alliance Wasatch Cooperative Market Weber State/Sustainability Summit Thank you to our sponsors! Benefactor: UCAIR Partner: O2 Today, Auric Solar, Andeavor Associate: Creative Energies Solar, Inversion/Jamo Threads, Tim Dahle Nissan Leaf, Summit Realty, Blue Monkey Electric Bikes In-Kind: Trolley Square, Klugonyx, Even Steven’s, Weller Book Works, PechaKucha And a huge thank you to our organizing committee/heavy lifters: Jim French, who signed up all those booths; John deJong, who engineered everything; David Brooks, who originated the fair five years ago and is still a strong organizing force; Travis, who shepherded the great street signs around town; a/v expert Bob Abeyta; Morgan Byrne, wrangler of volunteers; Jane Lyon, who coordinated the silent auction and the entertainment; Sophie Silverstone, who organized the bar and social media; our amazing interns and friends who showed up and did what needed to be done, including our volunteer bartender Derrick; and last but not least, my PechaKucha cohort, Emily Bodily. (If I have left out someone who needs to be thanked, I will remember soon and thank you next month!


22 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET February 2018

SOLUTIONS

A little help from our friends

Performance science brings the conversation about climate change home to our hearts at this year’s Intermountain Sustainability Summit BY SOPHIE SILVERSTONE The time has come to believe what we know. – Yann Arthus-Bertrand (photographer & naturalist)

T

here is a fundamental disconnect, believes Robert Davies, associate professor of physics at Utah State University, between what people know and understand about climate change and how they act in response to that knowledge. “[I’ve come] to believe,” he says, “it’s not that people weren’t getting it, they just weren’t feeling it.” The missing element, he surmised, might be creative expression: art, music, soulful engagement. “Just look at the 1960s with the [Vietnam] war,” says Davies. “The people connecting us the most effectively to what we all felt were 19-year-old musicians. I think the issues we’re dealing with today need something like that.” Enter The Crossroads Project, a “performance science” project involving the creative talents of Utah musicians, visual artists and scientists.

The project, which brings together an orchestral movement with projected images of oil paintings and nature photography, tied together with a TEDx-style talk addressing climate change, was conceived of four years ago by Davies shortly after he returned to Utah

University’s Intermountain Sustainability Summit, in Ogden (February 28-March 2). Professor Davies, whose life’s work requires continuous traveling to various climate conferences around the globe, is accustomed to giving presentations on the subject. And this won’t be his first time speaking at the Sustainability Summit (Davies has presented multiple years). But what Davies and The Crossroads Project bring to the conference this year, with their 75minute program, Rising Tide, will be something completely new. “Rob Davies is a fantastic communicator,” says Alice Mulder, Summit director, “and while he is a professor, this is not a lecture.” Rising Tide is made up of five vignettes, the first four about the way the natural world is put together, and the fifth, called “Re-imagine,” about our current mindset surrounding cli-

It’s not that people aren’t getting it, Davies surmises; it’s that they’re not feeling it. Maybe the arts are the answer. from Oxford, England to take a position at Utah State University’s Utah Climate Center. Today, The Crossroads Project has played almost 35 times throughout the United States, Mexico and Brazil and on Wednesday, February 28 it will play for a home audience at Weber State


mate change and how to move forward in ad- chants of Doubt (2010) — an investigative nondressing it. fiction that exposes how a handful of scientists The music, an original score allied with powerful politiby Laura Kaminksi, is percians have worked through formed by the Fry Street Quarthe decades to undermine tet — Robert Waters (violin), the broader scientific comRebecca McFaul (violin), Anne munity’s warnings about toFrancis Bayless (cello), Bradley bacco, acid rain and climate Ottsesen (viola) — who cochange. created The Crossroads ProjOther speakers include ect. The Fry Street Quartet has Kate Bowman, Solar Project earned praise from the New Coordinator from Utah York Times, performed from Clean Energy; Zach Frankel, Carnegie Hall to London, and Executive Director of Utah recently earned the Grand Rivers Council; Chamonix Prize at the Fischoff National Larsen, Building Science Chamber Music Competition. Consultant at Morrison HerIn addition to The Crossshfield; and Prof. Robert roads Project’s performance Davies who, in addition to art/science project the weekperforming with The Crosslong Intermountain Sustainroads Project, will co-lead a ability Summit will host over 20 Friday “Climate Change sessions and workshops coverCommunication” Workshop Naomi Oreskes ing topics relating to clean enwith Dan Bedford and John ergy, electric vehicles, green buildings, climate Cook, author of Climate Change: Examining the change, urban water and more. Facts. This year’s keynote speaker is Naomi “The quality of people they put in front of Oreskes, a distinguished Harvard professor and the audience is just great,” says Davies, reflectco-author of the award-winning book Mer- ing on last year’s keynote speaker, Mary Robin-

son, the first female president of Ireland and an advocate for environmental and women’s rights. Certainly the Intermountain Sustainability Summit is committed to a multi-dimensional approach. Each year it brings together the business community, scientists, nonprofits and government and this year is especially acknowledging the role of the arts. “We have more than enough scientists and science communicators doing a great job,” continues Davies. “What we don’t have is enough people connecting to this important work. This conference is key to creating that awareness.” ◆ WWW.INTERMOUNTAINSUSTAINABILITYSUMMIT.COM

Registration information The Crossroads Project performance at Perry’s Egyptian Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7pm, is free to the public, thanks to a generous grant. The theatre is limited to 800 seats on a first-come-first-seat basis. For Thursday and Friday schedule and pricing, visit WWW.INTERMOUNTAINSUSTAINABILITYSUMMIT.COM

Local Artist - Groovy Tunes

FEBRUARY LINE-UP 2018 2/2 & 2/3 - CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD (SOLD OUT) Fans of: The Black Crowes, Hard Working Americans Fans of: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jenny Lewis, Neko Case

2/8 - THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS Fans of: Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon

2/9 - POLYRHYTHMICS Fans of: Monophonics, Orgone, The Budos Band

2/13 - ORGONE WITH BIG BLUE OX Fans of: The New Mastersounds, Monophonics, Polyrhythmics

2/14 - TINSLEY ELLIS (PRESENTED BY UBS) Fans of: Tommy Castro, Kenny Neal, Coco Montoya

2/15 - BRUCE COCKBURN (SOLD OUT) Fans of: John Hiatt, David Crosby, Lyle Lovett

2/16 - ZEPPARELLA (FEMALE LED ZEPPELIN COVER BAND) Fans of: Led Zeppelin

2/17 - RADIO MOSCOW (PRESENTED BY COALATREE) Fans of: All Them Witches, The Stone Foxes

2/22 - THE MOTET Fans of: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Galactic, Lettuce

2/23 - MARGO PRICE (SOLD OUT) Fans of: Lilly Hiatt, Brent Cobb, Kacey Musgraves

2/27 - FRONT COUNTRY (PRESENTED BY OFOAM) Fans of: The Brothers Comatose, Hot Rize, Noam Pikelny

3/1 - THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS (SOLD OUT) Fans of: Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band

3/2 - BLITZEN TRAPPER Fans of: Fruit Bats, Dawes, Langhorne Slim

638 STATE ST, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111 . PHONE: (800) 501-2885 . THESTATEROOM.COM

2/6 - JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD (PRESENTED BY KRCL)

Debut EP available on iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify & Amazon Music www.RobHarrington.band/music


24 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET February 2018

COMMUNITY

A stone’s throw The Buddha on 9th

B

BY ALICE TOLER

uddhists are a rather serene lot, and that vember, but had already become serenity came to the test recently when a landmark for locals. vandals threw a 25-pound rock through “Oddly enough, I’ve been the face of the terra-cotta Buddha strangely untroubled,” Ben said, restatue in the shrine in Bengarding the attack. “Certainly my jamin Dieterle’s front garden at meditation practice and study 1917 South 900 East. with the Zen Center has fortiThe intent of the vandals fied me…and the outpouring to destroy the shrine of kindness and support from seems to have backfired. the community has bolstered Reported by KUTV, KTVX, my resolve to find a lasting soKSL, the Salt Lake Tribune lution to the vandalism.” and Univision, public Ben set up a GoFundMe page awareness of its existence to collect enough money for a has been greatly increased, replacement, and at the time of and the resulting commen- Zen master Michael Mugaku this writing has met over $2,000 of tary has been overwhelmingly Zimmerman and Zen monk his $3,000 goal. He has also been sympathetic to Ben and the Maya Myozen Hill, dedicating the working with local sculptor Eric Wilshrine on November 5, 2017 Buddhist community. son to repair the head “in the wabiThe shrine had been dedicated by Zen mas- sabi style,” a traditional Japanese aesthetic ter Michael Mugaku Zimmerman just last No- centered on the acceptance of transience and

SOULCOLLAGE® CIRCLE

with

Lucia Gardner

Create a few or a whole deck of collaged cards that speak to your soul !!!!!!!!!Feb 5, !Mar 5,!!"#$%&!'( !!!!!!!!& May 14!!):30-8:30pm

imperfection. Dieterle may also cast a new rock- proof head from a second Buddha head he has indoors. “I will probably try to sell the wabi-sabi Buddha to help pay for the new Buddha, but if I can’t sell it, I will return it to the back garden and have three giant Buddha heads. Honestly all I wanted was one, but soon I may have three. I guess that’s not a bad place to be.” ◆ If you’d like to donate to the new shrine:: HTTPS://WWW.GOFUNDME.COM/FIX-VANDALIZED-BUDDHIST-SHRINE

DANCE CL ASSES FOR ADULTS

AFRICAN DANCE

CLASSES with live drumming

SATURDAYS | 10:30 AM-12:05 PM

Milagro Art Studio, 923 Lake St., SLC

with Diane Musho Hamilton Salt Lake City March 15-17 Explore and practice the developmental edge of facilitation Register:

HTTPS://TENDIRECTIONS.COM

/NEXT-STAGE-FACILITATION-3-DAY-INTENSIVE

Cost $30/class 5 classes/$125

(use within 4 mos)

Instruction & Materials included

Space is Limited Register Now! Call/Text Lucia at 801.631.8915

or email at luciawgardner@hotmail.com All are welcome No art experience necessary

CHECK OUT OUR OTHER CLASSES

Lucia Gardner

Certified Facilitator

of SoulCollage® as taught by Seena Frost, Founder of SoulCollage®

MODERN//CONTEMPORARY F L A M E N CO // B A L L E T HIP HOP // BOLLY WOOD PR I M E M OV E M E N T (4 0 +)

www.RDTutah.org


February 2018

CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

25

COMMUNITY

Resource Directory Abode • Psychotherapy & Personal Growth • Retail • Spiritual Practice Health & Bodywork • Movement & Sport • Psychic Arts & Intuitive Sciences ABODE

AUTOMOTIVE Schneider Auto Karosserie 8/18

801.484.9400, f 801.484.6623, 1180 S. 400 W., SLC. Utah’s first green body shop. Making customers happy since 1984! We are a friendly, full-service collision repair shop in SLC. Your satisfaction is our goal. We’ll act as your advocate with your insurance company to ensure proper repairs and give you a lifetime warranty. WWW.SCHNEIDER AUTO.NET

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION Ann Larsen Residential Design DA 10/18

801.604.3721. Specializing in historically sensitive design solutions and adding charm to the ordinary. Consultation and design of new homes, additions, remodeling, decks and outdoor structures. Experienced, reasonable, references. HOUSEWORKS4@YAHOO.COM

GREEN PRODUCTS Heritage Natural Finishes DA 11/18

888.526.3275. We are makers of fine, all natural penetrating oil wood finished for timber frames, log homes, furniture and more. Non toxic, high performing and beautiful. Contact us for a free sample! Located in Escalante, UT but ship anywhere. Order online at HERITAGENATURALFINISHES.COM or INFO@HERITAGENATURALFINISHES.COM

Underfoot Floors DA 11/18

801.467.6636, 1900 S. 300 W., SLC. We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. KE@UNDERFOOTFLOORS.COM WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET

HOUSING Urban Utah Homes & Estates DA 9/18

801.595.8824, 380 West 200 South, #101, SLC. Founded in 2001 by Babs De Lay, Urban Utah Homes & Estates is an independent real estate brokerage. Our experienced realtors have skill sets to help first time to last time buyers and sellers with residential sales, estate liquidations of homes & property, land sales, new construction and small business sales. WWW.URBANUTAH.COM

PETS Best Friends - Utah DA 9/18

801.574.2454, 2005 S. 1100 E., SLC. Utah is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to making Utah a no-kill state. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Utah Adoption Center in Sugar House and leads the NKUT initiative. WWW.BESTFRIENDS.ORG

DINING Café Solstice DA 3/18

801.487.0980, 673 E. Simpson Ave., SLC. (inside Dancing Cranes). Loose teas, specialty coffee drinks and herbal smoothies in a relaxing atmosphere. Veggie wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Our dressings, spreads, salsa, hummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a refreshing violet mocha or mango & basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. WWW.CAFESOLSTICESLC.COM SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM

Coffee Garden DA

801.355.3425, 900 E. 900 S. and 254 S. Main, SLC. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a-12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi.

We can help you or anyone you know with substance abuse and any other pain you may have. Call today to schedule an appointment! www.LUHEALTHCENTER.COM TYEHAO@LUHEALTHCENTER.COM 6/18

Oasis Cafe DA 11/18

SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 12/18

801.322.0404,151 S. 500 E., SLC. A refreshing retreat in the heart of the city, Oasis Cafe provides a true sanctuary of spectacular spaces: the beautiful flower-laden patio, the private covered breezeway or the casual style dining room. Authentic American cafe-style cuisine plus full bar, craft beers, wine list and more. WWW.OASISC AFESLC.COM

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE Keith Stevens Acupuncture 3/18

801.255.7016, 209.617.7379 (c). Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 8728 S. 120 E. in old Sandy. Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stress-related insomnia, fatigue, headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and postoperative recovery. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. www.STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM

Master Lu’s Health Center

801.463.1101. 3220 S. State St. TyeHao Lu, L.Ac, MAOM. Are you struggling with addiction? If so we can help at Master Lu’s Health Center, utilizing acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

801.521.3337, 177 E. 900 S., Ste. 101, SLC. Affordable Acupuncture! Sliding scale rates ($15-40). Open weekends. Grab a recliner and relax in a safe, comfortable, and healing space. We help with pain, fertility, digestion, allergies, arthritis, sleep and stress disorders, cardiac/respiratory conditions, metabolism & more. WWW.SLCQI.COM

APOTHECARY Natural Law Apothecary 1/19

801.613.2128, 619 S. 600 W. Salt Lake's primier herbal medicine shop featuring 100+ organic/wild-harvested herbs available in any amount. Specializing in custom, small batch tinctures, salves, green drink and teas. Also features a knowledge center with books, classes & consultation on herbs, bees, massage/bodywork wellness and more! www.NATURALLAWAPOTHECARY.COM

ENERGY HEALING Amy Berens, OTR/L, CHT (certified Hypnotherapist, MRT, Reiki Master

801.583.2107. Intensive hypnotherapy for anxiety, hospice, depression, age regression, eating disorders, fears, athletic performance, insomnia, chronic pain/illness and addiction. 28 years experience as an Occupational Therapist, Reiki Master/teacher, manual release pain specialist. Fast, amazing results with hypnotherapy. Everyone can heal with the right help from inside out. AMYTBERENS@GMAIL.COM4/18


26

CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

February 2018

Kristen Dalzen, LMT 12/18

801.661.3896, Turiya’s, 1569 S. 1100 E., SLC. IGNITE YOUR DIVINE SPARK! Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher practicing in SLC since 1996. Offering a dynamic array of healing services and classes designed to create a balanced, expansive and vivacious life. WWW.T URIYAS . COM

SoulPathmaking with Lucia Gardner, LMT, BCC, PC 12/18 801.631.8915. 40+ years experience caring for the Soul. LUCIAWGARDNER@HOTMAIL.COM. WWW.S OUL PATHMAKER . COM

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Carol Lessinger, GCTP9/18--

801.580.9484, 1390 S. 1100 E., SLC. “Movement is Life, without Movement, Life is unthinkable,” Moshe Feldenkrais. Carol trained personally with Dr. Feldenkrais and has over 30 years experience. When you work with her, you can expect your movement to be more comfortable, less painful & more aware. Offering private sessions & classes. WWW.CAROLLESSINGER.COM CAROLLESSINGER@GMAIL.COM

Open Hand Bodywork DA

801.694.4086, Dan Schmidt, GCFP, LMT. 244 W. 700 S., SLC. WWW.OPENHANDSLC.COM

Leighann Shelton, GCFP, CR, CPT, LMT

303.726.6667, 466 S. 500 E., SLC. Helping athletes, dancers, musicians, children and people of all types with chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, arthritis, injuries & stress. Leighann's 7 years of education make her the only practitioner in Utah certified in Feldenkrais®, Rolfing® Structural Integration and Pilates. Providing comprehensive care for lasting results. WWW.LEIGHANNSHELTON.COM 6/18

MASSAGE

Agua Alma Aquatic Bodywork 5/18 801.891.5695. Mary Cain, LMT, MA

Psychology. Compassionate experienced Bodyworker: Transformational Neuromuscular Massage, Reiki, a massage paired with a yoga session/prescription addressing specific body balancing needs, Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation: private & group sessions, Yoga Teacher Training. Agua Alma water massage pool. Call to schedule. www.FROMSOURCETOSOURCE.COM

Healing Mountain Massage School 11/18 801.355.6300, 363 S. 500 E., Ste. 210, SLC. (enter off 500 E.). All people seek balance in their lives…balance and meaningful expression. Massage is a compassionate art. It helps find healing & peace for both the giver and

receiver. Whether you seek a new vocation or balm for your wounded soul, you can find it here. DA www.HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM

M.D. PHYSICIANS Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center 801.531.8340, 34 S. 500 E., #204,

SLC. Integrative Medicine Family Practitioner who utilizes functional medicine. He specializes in the treatment of chronic fatigue, fibro-myalgia, digestive disorders, adrenal fatigue, menopause, hormone imbalances for men & women, weight loss, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, immune dysfunctions, thyroid disorders, insomnia, depression, anxiety and other health problems. Dr. Mangum designs personalized treatment plans using diet, vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, bioidentical hormones, Western and Chinese herbal therapies, acupuncture and conventional Western medicines. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM, THEPEOPLE@WEBOFLIFEWC.COM 2/18

NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS 11/17 Eastside Natural Health Clinic 3/18

801.474.3684. Uli Knorr, ND, 3350 S. High land Dr., SLC. Dr. Knorr will create a Natural Medi cine plan for you to optimize your health and live more vibrantly. He likes to educate his patients and offers comprehensive medical testing op tions. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation, gastrointestinal disorders & food allergies. WWW.E ASTSIDE N ATURAL H EALTH . COM

YOGA THERAPY Deva Healing Center, A Sancturay for Women 6/18 928.899.9939. Heal chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Each therapeutic healing session includes thai yoga bodywork, chakra alignment and sound healing, and gentle restorative yoga poses. Sliding scale starts at $45. To book, call or e-mail Bri@devahealingcenter.org. DevaHealingCenter. Located in Murray. www.DEVAHEALINGCENTER.ORG

MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS Send Out Cards Mark Holland, Distributor 11/18

801.557.710. Building bridges to stronger friendships and better business. Connect with your customers, one greeting card at a time. WWW.MYBRIDGEBUILDER.COM NONCOM144@AOL.COM

COMMUNITY

R E S O U R C E DIREC TOR Y

ENTERTAINMENT Utah Film Center/Salt Lake Film Center

801.746.7000, 122 Main Street, SLC. A non-profit continually striving to bring community together through film. WWW.UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG A11/18

INSTRUCTION 1/19 Living Light Institute of Energy Healing Arts Safety Consortium 400 W.

Lawndale, SLC. Offers classes on many topics related to crystals, crystal energy, personal energy management, self-awareness, metaphysics, intuitive development, Crystal Healer Certification, meditation and more. Monthly Crystal Boutique with local vendors/artists include handmade bath/body, crystals, jewelry, pottery & more. WWW.LIVINGLIGHTSCHOOL.COM

LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law, Penniann J. Schumann, J.D., LL.M 3/18 DA 801.631.7811. Whether you are planning for your own future protection and management, or you are planning for your family, friends, or charitable causes, Penniann Schumann can assist you with creating and implementating a plan to meet those goals. WWW.ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM

MEDIA KRCL 90.9FM DA 801.363.1818, 1971 N. Temple, SLC.

Northern Utah’s only non-profit, member-supported public radio station dedicated to broadcasting a well-curated contemporary eclectic mix of music and community information 24 hours a day. WWW.KRCL.ORG

NON-PROFIT Local First 12/18 801.456.1456. A not-for-profit organi-

zation that seeks to strengthen communities and local economies by promoting, preserving and protecting local, independently owned businesses throughout Utah. Organized in 2005 by volunteer business owners and community-minded residents, Local First Utah has over 2,700 locally owned and independent businesses. WWW.LOCALFIRST.ORG.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School

SLC campus: 801.355.6300, 363 S. 500 E., Ste. 210, SLC. Cedar City campus: 435.586.8222, 297 N. Cove Dr., Cedar City. Morning & evening programs. Four start dates per year, 8-14 students to a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice with licensed therapists in a live day spa setting. Graduate in as little as 8 months. ABHES accredited. Financial aid available for those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.EDU DA

SPACE FOR RENT Space available at Center for Transpersonal Therapy 3/18

801.596.0147 x41, 5801 S. Fashion Blvd., Ste. 250, Murray. Two large plush spaces available for rent by the hour, day or for weekend use. Pillows, yoga chairs, regular chairs and kichenette area included. Size: 395 sq. ft./530 sq. ft. WWW.CTTSLC.COM, THECENTER@CTTSLC.COM

TRAVEL Machu Picchu, Peru 6/18

801.721.2779. Group or individual spiritual journeys or tours with Shaman KUCHO. Accomodations available. Contact: Nick Stark, NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NET, WWW.MACHUPICCHUTRAVELCENTER.COM

VOICE COACH Stacey Cole 6/18

801.808.9249. Voice training for singing, speaking, and accent modification. Individual and group sessions with Stacey Cole, licensed speechlanguage pathologist and Fitzmaurice Voicework® teacher. Holistic approach. Free the breath, body and voice. Check out singing workhops and drop-in choirs in the “events” section of WWW.VOICECOACHSLC.COM

WEALTH MANAGEMENT Harrington Wealth Services DA 2/18

801.871.0840 (O), 801.673.1294, 8899 S. 700 E., Ste. 225, Sandy, UT 84070. Robert Harrington, Wealth Advisor. Client-centered retirement planning, wealth management, IRA rollovers, ROTH IRA’s, 401(k) plans, investing & life insurance. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. ROBERT.HARRINGTON@LPL.COM, WWW. H ARRINGTON W EALTH S ERVICES . COM

MOVEMENT & MEDITATION, DANCE RDT Dance Center Community School

801.534.1000, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway, SLC. RDT’s Dance Center on Broadway offers a wide range of classes for adults (ages 16+) on evenings and weekends. Classes are “drop-in,” so no long-term commitment is required. Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet & Prime Movement (specifically designed for ages 40+). WWW.RDTUTAH.ORG 6/18

MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 12/18

801.355.6375, 740 S. 300 W., SLC. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classi-


COMMUNITY

R E S O U R C E DIREC TORY

cal martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and Qigong exercises). Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET

MEDITATION PRACTICES 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 12/18

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

PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS 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. An inspirational speaker and healer she also teaches Numerology, Palmistry, Tarot and Channeling. WWW.S UZ WAGNER . COM

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH THERAPY/COUNSELING Cynthia Kimberlin-Flanders, LPC 10/18

801.231.5916. 1399 S. 700 E., Ste. 15, SLC. Feeling out of sorts? Tell your story in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Over 20 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.

Ed Peterson, LCSW, MBA 7/18

801.809.7990. 684 E. Vine St., SLC. Relationship problems? Addictions? Anxiety or depression? Let me help. Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a scientifically proven approach to repair and restore distressed relationships. Over 15 years experience treating addictions and mood/anxiety disorders. Approaches: EFT, Jungian Therapy, DBT,

CBT, Mindfulness, and Gestalt Therapy. WWW.PETERSONFAMILYTHERAPY.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 12/18

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 experience 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 6/18DA

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

!"#$%&"' Apothecary ! KnowledgeCenter

!"

!"

&*+,"*+ !"#$% &$'()$)"

&$-./012 &##34.1

!"# !$%&'()


28 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET February 2018

THE PLAYWRIGHT SPEAKS

A play of options Exploring how love—its manifestations, iterations, challenges and blessings—is unbounded by blood, age, color, gender or faith BY JENIFER NII

I

try to be appropriate. I try not to poke at people. I try to keep my soft bits under armor. But early on in the writing of The Weird Play, I could tell all of that was headed out the window, and that things were going to get funky. The Weird Play began as a very personal, inward-facing story about romance because I wanted to remember what it felt like to want and believe with my whole body and soul and was terrified I’d forgotten how or couldn’t. Which would make me...what? Empty. Inhuman. Dead. I wanted to try not to be dead, so I sat down with my notebook and wrote scenes with titles like “Swoon” and “Quid Pro Quo” and “Temptation” and for the first few drafts it was all very drippy-melodramatic and I thought I might pen myself into a diabetic coma. Then something weird happened. I began to look underneath, to the questions I really had about what it was to not be dead. And I realized that romance was the least interesting part of it. That being not dead is really about love. It’s about connecting heart to brain to hands, and extending mine to you and them. So The Weird Play became a love story. As honest an examination as I could muster of the questions I had about what and how and why and who. In the writing, I unearthed a lot of ugly truths about myself, and even more empty spaces. But it also opened my eyes to the possibility that while I am lost and heartsore and still looking for answers, I might not be alone, and that it might be nice to see

URGYEN SAMTEN LING GONPA Tibetan Buddhist Temple

whether there are questions we can ask and things we can discover together. Because I also began to wonder whether, though we are so blessed in so many ways to live here and now, we’re seeing what happens when love slips behind devices and divisiveness and fear. The Weird Play is my attempt to put on stage, embodied, those sensations, questions, hopes and doubts I suspect many of us feel and are kerfuffled by. The play is Weird because love is. It’s individual and universal, intensely personal and utterly communal. I’ve built it weird (abstract language, flexible casting, wide discretion in sets, costume, lights, and sound) to reflect that, and to be as open as possible—as love is—to interpretation, expression and presentation. In the play, the characters are named One, Two and Three. There are no age or race specifications, and only the character of One is written specifically for a woman. There are no “character descriptions” beyond what’s in the text. I did this to allow for maximum flexibility, to see how different casts, comprised of different mixes of age, ethnicity and gender, might impact the experience of the play. And to underscore my belief that love—its manifestations, iterations, challenges and blessings—is unbounded by blood, age, color, gender or faith.

Over the last year, the play has been read by actors of varying genders, ethnicities and ages. Each time, to my delight, the tone and focus of the play changed. Each time, audiences had vastly different opinions about what the play was about—often depending on their own personal experiences, which many bravely shared. These readings were thrilling to me, and I’m excited for Plan B’s premiere, because my goal is to invite everyone, from the production team to the cast and audience, to create their own specific theatrical experience. I w a n t to create a world that each person can see differently and individually, seated right next to someone who might be a lover or total stranger. I hope each participant experiences something that speaks to their own, and asks them to look at the Other. That’s what theatre can do in a uniquely powerful way, and ultimately what love is: mine, yours, ours. ◆ Jenifer Nii’s plays WALLACE (co-written with Debora Threedy), THE SCARLET LETTER, SUFFRAGE, RUFF! and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (music by Dave Evanoff) have premiered at Plan-B Theatre. THE WEIRD PLAY, one of 10 recipients nationwide of the inaugural Writers Alliance Grant from the Dramatists Guild Foundation, premieres at Plan-B March 1-11 in a co-production with Sackerson. Tickets and information: PLANBTHEATRE.ORG

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS SCHOOL OF MOVEMENT

Intro to Tibetan Buddhism Course — Beginning Practice Course — Meditation Class — Sunday Pujas

801.328.4629

UrgyenSamtenLing.org info@urgyensamtenling.org

Check our websites or Facebook for details on classes offered. 740 SOUTH 300 WEST | SALT LAKE CITY

Integration of Body and Mind

T’ai Chi & Qigong — Wing Chung Kung-Fu — Iaido and Kendo

801.355.6375

RedLotusSchool.com redlotus@redlotus.cnc.net


COMMUNITY

R E S O U R C E DIREC TORY

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 10/18

801.631.8426. Ambassador Plaza, 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 3B, 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

Summit Community Counseling3/18

5689 S Redwood Rd. #27, Taylorsville. 801.266.2485. SCC is open to all individuals across the lifespan from toddlers to the elderly population and offer individual, family, couples, and group counseling, medication management and comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological assessments. Most Insurances accepted including Medicaid and Medicare. See our website for our specialties. WWW.SUMMITCOM.ORG. REFERRALS@SUMMITCOM.ORG.

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.

Thomas Laskowski, LCSW 5/18

801.696.5538. 3018 E. 3300 S., SLC. INTENSE PSYCHOTHERAPY. I work primarily with people who suffer from the negative effects of intense life experiences, PTSD, unresolved/complex grief (suicides,etc.) and child sexual abuse. Talk therapy can be helpful, but it doesn't fix the problem. Free 15 minute consultation, or text/email. THOMAS.M.LASKOWSKI.PLLC@GMAIL.COM

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

Mindful Yoga Collective at Great Basin Chiropractic

SPIRITUAL COUNSELING Wendy Thorne, Ph.D. Metaphysician

385.414.6916. Spiritual Counselor and Educator for Inner Spiritual Transformation Work with 22 years of experience in advanced energy healing. Wendy is the Director of Utah Integrative Health Alliance, and helps develop spiritual gifts, provides useful tools for spiritual enlightenment, and is a resource to Integrative Healers in Utah. 1ARROWSE@GMAIL.COM 7/18

RETAIL line goes here APPAREL, GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique 10/18DA

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. WWW.BLUE B OUTIQUE . COM

801.808.6442, 363 S. 500 E., #210 (east entrance), SLC. WWW.H EALING M OUNTAIN C RYSTALS . COM

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

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 Gifts8/18 DA

Golden Braid Books DA 11/18

Urban Renewal Boutique Consignment

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

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 upcycle your closet. 40/60 split. Track

!"#$%&'()*+*,'&-#"*+*,./01'(12#"

3%&"*1(4*-51$0'$"*6'07*%.5*85'"(4#9:*";-"5'"($"4*0"1$7"5/< !"#$%&''()*(%%)+)*$#,-.)/%%(,)+)!#$%#)/,-($0&,)+)1.2()*($3($)+)*.%%)4(%-) 1#$%(,#)5#67($')+)8#,#)5(9:)+);&<)=(>6#$2)+)!#'":)?&%%&@2)+)4(.-.)AB8&,&3"C(

Weekly Schedule Tuesday

7:30-9am: Mindful Hatha - Charlotte DEFGHIJ6E)K(,'%()4#'"#)H);&< 7:15-8:30pm: Mindfulness Meditation - Heidi

Wednesday

801-355-2617

Healing Mountain Crystals DA

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

Dancing Cranes Imports DA8/18

9:15-10:45am: All Levels Hatha - Dana 5:30-7pm: Mindful Hatha - Charlotte

mindfulyogacollective.com

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

801.531.7823, 1569 S. 1100 E., SLC. MF 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

Monday

223 South 700 East

Lotus DA 12/18

IEFGHL#6E)K(,'%()M,($3('.@)4#'"#)H);&< 10-11:30am: All Levels Hatha - Dana 5:30-7:00 pm: Mindful Hatha - Charlotte IENDHOEFGJ6E)/-C%')1#$'.#%)/$'0)H)1.2(

Thursday

7:30-9am: Mindful Hatha - Charlotte DEFGHPEQDJ6E)/%.3,6(,')R&3#)H)!#$%#

Friday

9:15-10:45am: All Levels Hatha - Dana DEFGHPEFGJ6E);(0'&$#'.9()H)*.%% IENDHOEFGJ6E)/-C%')1#$'.#%)/$'0)H)1.2(

Saturday

2/3, 2/10, 2/24: 8:30-10:00am: Saturday Series - Dana

Sunday

2/11, 2/25: 10-11:30am - Sunday Series - Brandi 2/4: 7-8:30pm: First Sunday Mindfulness Group - Marlena

S"()M67&-.(-)T#:U)?$.9#'()/%(V#,-($)5(00&,0)>.'")!#'":)?&%%&@2)+)OGNHWFGHIPPN


30 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET February 2018

GARDEN LIKE A BOSS

Choose bioregional seed for best resilience

I

magine yourself curled up on the couch while winter still dominates the outdoors, salivating over visions of future vegetable grandeur leaping from the pages. "This is my year,” you proclaim, as selections are circled and seeds are ordered. But how often have you purchased seeds, whether from a catalogue or seed rack, only to

find their performance underwhelming? The gorgeous heirloom tomato that hardly produces, or a melon plant that might yield only a single small fruit can prove to be frustrating at best. What if I were to tell you that the underperforming garden might not be your fault? Chances are, it’s not a matter of fertility or technique, but simply the fact that the variety you chose would much rather be growing in another region of the country, or even the world, regardless of how you pamper it.

What an heirloom really is There was a time when an “heirloom” was exactly that—a variety passed down from generation to generation, the seed saved from the best plants year after year. Nowadays it seems “heirloom” is more often used to describe a goofy looking tomato or (incorrectly) as a substitute for the term “open pollinated.” (An open pollinated variety is one whose seed can be saved and reliably produce another generation that resembles the parent plants, as long as proper isolation distances are respected to avoid cross pollination.) Our country was once home to literally thousands upon thousands of local seed companies. Not only were these companies locally

owned, but the seed they sold was locally produced. If seed wasn't saved by the gardeners themselves, or acquired by family and neighbors, then chances were it came from a local seed company. Unfortunately, over the last several decades we have seen aggressive consolidation of seed companies. Nearly all of the once numerous

Since 1903 we’ve lost approximately 93% of the varieties of vegetable crops we once enjoyed. Worldwide, genetic diversity of human food crops is in peril. local seed companies have disappeared. As a result, since 1903 we’ve lost approximately 93% of the varieties of vegetable crops we once enjoyed. Worldwide, genetic diversity of human food crops is in peril. Most neighborly looking seed companies that remain, even organic ones, don’t actually produce or purchase any of their seed from local growers. They are more accurately packaging companies, who purchase cheap seed in bulk from far-off producers, and repackage and rebrand it as their own. As is often the case, seed is now produced

with efficiency in mind. Kale is produced in the best areas of the country for growing kale, peppers are produced in the best areas of the country for growing peppers. Increasingly, seed is now coming from the best areas of the world for a variety. Plants have an incredible ability to respond and adapt. After roughly seven generations, annual vegetable plants will become acclimatized to the conditions where it is growing. The farm terraces in Peru were used to acclimatize new varieties of useful plants to grow at high altitudes. Each successive generation produced from parent seed was moved up several terraces, and as a result each generation became more and more resilient to the increasing altitude. What does this mean for you? Perhaps the greatest “hack” to having the most successful garden you've ever grown: Grow from locally produced seed, produced within your bioregion. These seeds are increasingly optimizing themselves for your climate. Have you ever noticed how the “volunteer” plants that pop up in your garden, seeded by previous generations (often unintentional!), are often far and away the healthiest in the garden? Seed produced in another region of the country, or world, often ends up with plants that struggle in our brutal and chaotically shifting weather. For those of us in Utah, there are currently only two regional seed companies I’m aware of. Snake River Seed Cooperative produces 100% of the seeds they offer in our Great Basin bioregion, nearly all of which comes from farms in Utah and Southern Idaho. They have hundreds of varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers available. The second company is Grand Prismatic, which produces their seed at their farm in Fruit Heights. (For those gardening in Park City, Alpine, or other high altitude areas, I suggest Penn and Cords Garden, based out of Colorado, which specializes in producing selections with a short “days to maturity” turnaround. This is a key strategy to obtaining a successful harvest with a short growing season. These companies offer exclusively nonGMO, open pollinated, patent-free, nontreated seed that is grown without agricultural petrochemicals. By supporting these companies, you not only gain the advantages of bioregionally produced seed, you also help to support a network of small local farmers working hard to grow in an ecologically friendly and socially ethical way while helping to protect and restore our vegetable heritage, which needs every ally it can cultivate. ◆ Resources: SNAKERIVERSEEDS.COM, GRANDPRISMATICSEED.COM, PENNANDCORDSGARDEN.COM/


Advertise your Spring classes, workshops, services or specials to our thoughtful readership

CATALYST 801-363-1505

sales@catalystmagazine.net

COMMUNITY

R E S O U R C E DIREC TORY

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 7/18

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.D AVES H EALTH . COM

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 NITYOF 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

12/18

Utah Eckankar 12/18

We can help one another grow!

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 N NER L IGHT C ENTER . ORG 3/18

Unity Spiritual Community 8/18

801.281.2400. Garden Center in Sugar House Park, 1602 E. 2100 S., SLC. Unity principles celebrate the Universal Christ Consciousness by practicing the

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

INSTRUCTION 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 day-long intensives—Day of Zen—and telecourses. WWW.T WO A R ROWS Z EN . ORG


32

CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

February, 2018

CALENDAR

Get the full calendar online: CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/COMMUNITY-CALENDAR/ Or sign up for the CATALYST Weekly Reader – updates every Thursday: HTTP://WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/SUBSCRIBE-WEEKLY-READER/

Feb. 8: Growing A Garden Community @ Sorenson Unity Center. 6-8p. How to keep people engaged in your community garden over the long term. $15. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Feb. 2-3: Ririe-Woodbury presents Strata: An Evening of Choreography by Alwin Nikolais @ Capitol Theatre. 7:30p. $35/$15 Student/Senior. RIRIEWOODBURY.COM Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23: Grant Writing @ SLCC Community Writing Center. 10a. Learn the basics of grant writing. $100. SLCC.EDU/CWC/WORKSHOPS Feb. 2: Remarkably Normal: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign @ Rose Wagner. Documentary play using real stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign, all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood Utah. $40- $100. ARTSALTLAKE.ORG

Feb. 3: Writing for Change: Social Media @ Day Riverside Library. 3-5p. Learn how to structure your social media posts to be more engaging and persuasive. Free. SLCC.EDU/CWC/WORKSHOPS.ASPX

Feb. 6, 13, 20: Re-imagining Your Life: Creative Aging Workshop @ Blair Education Center at Park City Medical Center. 2-5p. Writing workshop on aging. $145. DEBBIELEAMAN.COM Feb. 7: Sex Week 2018 Social Justice Presentation and Workshop @ University of Utah College of Social Work. 12-7p. Featured Keynote Speaker Prisca Dorcas, founder and owner of Latina Rebels. Free.

Feb. 3: Moving Parts Family Series: Elements/ Elementos @ Capitol Theatre. 1:00p. Family friendly dance performance. $10 or 5 for $45. RIRIEWOODBURY.COM Feb. 3: Mr. Frog (Meester Kikker) @ The City Library. 11a. Dutch movie. with English subtitles. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

Feb. 5: Wild Horses and Wolves @ Salt Lake City Main Library. 7p. Wasatch Packtivists meeting and presentation. Free. HTTP://BIT.LY/2NK1BSX

Feb. 3: Anne Lamott @ George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Center Theater, PC 7:30-10p. Award winning author Anne Lamott shares her insights on stage. $29+. TICKETS. PARKCITY.INSTITUTE/ Feb. 3: Samba Fogo Presents 9th Annual Samba Queen Contest @ Pierpont Place. 8p-12a. Samba dancing competition. $15-$25. SAMBAFOGO.COM Feb. 4: Sunday Mindfulness Series w/ Marlena @ Mindful Yoga Collective. 78:30p. By donation.

Feb. 8: Black LGBTQ Shorts Program @ Salt Lake Public Library. 7-10p. Acclaimed short dramas and documentaries that explore the black queer experience. Free. Feb. 8: The Bee // Sorry Not Sorry @ Metro Music Hall. 6-10p. 21+. $15. THEBEESLC.ORG Feb 9: Polyrhythmics @ The State Room. 8p. Rhythm dance music band from Washington, 21+. $15. THESTATEROOM.COM Feb. 10: RDT’s Ring Around the Rose Presents Gina Bachauer @ Rose Wagner Theatre. 11a-12p. A “wiggle-tchildren and families. $4.

Feb. 7, 21: Lit Knit @ Weller Book Works. 6- 8p. Join Catherine and the crafters of Weller Book Works for casual bookish conversation and snacks. Free. WELLERBOOKWORKS.COM Feb. 7: Tell them we are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities @ The City Library. 8-9p. History of black colleges and universities documentary. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG Feb. 7: The Rape of Recy Taylor @ Rose Wagner. 7-8p. Civil Rights movement-era film. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG Feb. 7: ZOSO- The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience @ Park City Live. 8p. $15. PARKCITYLIVE.NET

Feb. 6: Big Wild @ Park City Live. 8p. Electronic Dj from Massachusetts. $16-$30. WWW.PARKCITYLIVE.NET


CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET 33 Feb. 13: Sound Bath Experience @ Dancing Crane Imports. 1-3p. Sound bath experience with Chad Davis. Adults $20 Children under 12 $5. DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM Feb. 13: Orgōne With Special Guest Big Blue Ox @ The State Room. 8p. Funk and soul band from California, 21+. $22. THESTATEROOM.COM

Feb. 10: Aphrodisiac Love Tea Tasting @ Natural Law Apothecary. 6-8p. NATURALLAWAPOTHECARY.COM Feb. 10: Valentine Boutique @ Living Light Energy Healing Arts. 11a-5p. Local vendors/artists. LIVINGLIGHTSCHOOL.COM Feb. 10: Sing For Love! @ Mindful Yoga Collective. 1-3p. In honor of Valentine’s Day, sing two pop love songs, Happy Together (the Turtles) & Drop Baby Drop (The Mana’o Company), w/ guitar accompaniment. Free, donations welcome. VOICECOACHSLC.COM Feb. 12: SoulCollage® Circle @ Milagro Art Studio. 5:30-8:30p. Create a few or

a whole deck of collaged cards that speak to your soul. Materials included. $30. SOULPATHMAKER.COM Feb. 12: Pure New Orleans Jazz Concert and sing-along @ Gardner Hall. 7:30p. Salt City Saints with Doc Lloyd Miller. Free. DOCMILLER@JAZZSCOPE.COM Feb. 13: Galentines Day and Paint Mixer @ Humane Society of Utah. 6:30p. Girl’s night out. $60 ticket includes a dessert bar and a glass of bubbly, all proceeds donated to the Humane Society. 21+. UTAHHUMANE.ORG

Feb. 13: Hidden Figures @ Salt Lake Public Library. 7-9p. A group of African-American female mathematicians are tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG Feb. 15: Refugee Community Gardens @ Sorenson Unity Center. 6p-8p. Working through gardening to understand what it means to be a refugee in Utah. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG. Feb. 17: Writing for Change: Letter Writing @ City Library. 3-5p. Learn how to write letters to editors and public officials. Free. SLCC.EDU/CWC/WORKSHOPS.ASPX Feb. 17: Wasatch Contras (3rd Saturday Contra Dance) @ Garbett Center

Feb. 14: Tinsley Ellis with special guest The Elders @ The State Room. 8p. Blues & rock musician from Florida. 21+. $20. THESTATEROOM.COM for the Choral Arts. 7-10:30p. Learn contras, a communal-style folk dance. General admission, $8; Youth (3-24), $5. WASATCHCONTRAS.ORG


34

CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

February, 2018

Feb. 27: National Theatre Live presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Broadway Theater. 7-10p. $15-20. THC.UTAH.EDU Feb. 17: Radio Moscow with special guest Amplified Heat @ The State Room. 8p. Psychedelic rock band from Iowa. 21+. $20. THESTATEROOM.COM Feb. 20: For Ahkeem @ Salt Lake Public Library. 5p. A the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-yearold girl in North St. Louis. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG Feb. 20: Fighting Serious Crimes: Strategies and Tactics for Conflict-Affected Societies @ Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. 7p. Colette Rausch will explore how violent extremism, political violence, organized crime, and corruption fuel violent conflict and thwart peace-building efforts. Free. SERIOUS-CRIMES.EVENTBRITE.COM Feb. 22: Volunteer Orientation American Kestrel Study @ Hawk Watch International. 6-8p. Feb. 23: Collector’s Book Salon: Daniel Davison, Ancient Religions of Europe @ Weller Book Works. 6:30- 9p. A Collector’s Chat on the Ancient Religions of Europe, the Mediterranean

on the Near East. Free. WORKS.COM

WELLERBOOK-

Feb. 24: Scholarship and College Applications for Teens @ City Library. 11a- 1p. Workshop on personal essays. Free. SLCC.EDU/CWC/WORKSHOPS.ASPX Feb. 24: Regalia @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. 6-9:30p. Fundraiser performance and gala. $50-$75 (performance or VIP tickets). RDTUTAH.ORG Feb. 28: The Crossroads Project @ Peery Egyptian Theater. 6-8:30p. Collaboration of Fry Street Quartet with climate physicist Dr. Robert Davies weaves art and science together. Free. See story, this issue. INTERMOUNTAINSUSTAINABILITYSUMMIT.COM Feb. 27: Strong Island @ Salt Lake Public Library. 7-10p. The story of the Ford family and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG Feb. 27: Front Country w/ Matthew Mayfield presented by OFOAM @ The State Room. 7p. Progressive RootsPop band from CA. 21+. $14. THESTATEROOM.COM Feb. 28: Through the Repellent Fence @ Salt Lake Public Library. 7-10p. Movie follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile-long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

Feb. 22: The Motet @ The State Room. 8p. American funk, afrobeat and jazz-influenced band from CO. 21+. $28. THESTATEROOM.COM

Mar. 1-2: Intermountain Sustainability Summit @ Weber State University. 8a-5p. 30+ speakers on climate communication, green buildings, clean energy infrastructure, urban water & sustainability. $105/$30 student. INTERMOUNTAINSUSTAINABILITYSUMMIT.COM

Say goodbye to pain. LeighannShelton.com 303.726.6667


METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH

February 2018

THE BEE // TRUE STORIES FROM THE HIVE

LOVINGLY COMPETITIVE STORYTELLING Bring your friends. Have a drink. Laugh. Cry. Bee entertained.

BY SUZANNE WAGNER

Osho Zen Tarot: Healing, Innocence, Rebirth Medicine Cards: Mountain Lion, Whale Mayan Oracle: Caban, Center, Mystical Power Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Five of Cups, Six of Disks, Eight of Swords Aleister Crowley Deck: Strength, Knight of Wands, Truce Healing Earth Tarot: Man of Shields, Five of Shields Words of Truth: Abandonment, Intimacy, Dullness

I

n this moment of 2018, a time of coldness and stillness, be grateful for what is. Accept what cannot be changed and look beyond the immediate future for your personal hope and satisfaction. Worrying will not change this situation. Times of such extreme dysfunction can catapult us into a new world. You might have been expecting an article about the rekindling of love and romance this month. But right now it is more important to rekindle your own clarity, mystical power and personal center. From that place, you will have something authentic to give and share with the world. This is a time to reassess and restructure. Many years ago, my sister and I were at Shanghi Teachers University where the beds were literally box springs on top of wood, covered with a slightly quilted cover. It felt like sleeping on a bouncy wood frame. Every morning at 5a.m., students got up and marched out onto the soccer field for exercise. The beds were so uncomfortable, the only thing you could do for your sanity was get up and get moving. Staying in that bed was torture. Certain types of pain are designed to motivate you past disappointment and into positive action. You might notice how comfortably stuck and complacent you’ve been. But now, things are growing uncomfortable. At what point will you get up and get moving? This month might feel just like that. Being still and not moving or changing is about to feel like torture. You will have to move just to feel better. You will have to do anything but stay asleep. You can’t hide your head in the sand. There is another way. But there is only one way: change. Life is at a cosmic impasse. You cannot go the way you have always gone. That road is washed out and now a dead end. Problems might seem insurmountable but there are solutions. You just have to have the confidence to

look for them. Personal desires are being repeatedly obstructed and interfered with. You are in a prison created by your mind based on the present circumstances. But what your mind believes is not necessarily real. Step back from trying to figure it out and step forward into the dance that is emerging from your experience. I use the model of dance because through expressing what you feel inside, you feel less trapped on the outside. Expression is liberation. Trust that fate does have something worked out. Do not hold back what you have to offer even if you feel as if what you offer is not enough. When you give from a

Do not hold back what you have to offer even if you feel as if what you offer is not enough. place of authenticity, your gift grows exponentially. The times ask for your efforts. Give from the place of joy in who and what you are. Give from the place of unconditional service and compassion. Give just because you have something to offer and that, in that moment, is and always will be enough. Do not respond to aggression with more aggression. It is time to be the “crazy” warrior who goes into battle with no weapons, only a shield. You cannot get to where you wish to go through force of will. Only healing, trust, innocence and love have the power to balance out suffering and mayhem. Self-doubt leads to self-pity. When you have strength and faith on the inside, you will move towards deeper intimacy and kindness. Anything else will not feel life-fulfilling. Anything that takes away centeredness, synergy, galactic alignment and a fluid world resonance is no longer acceptable. Learn to observe the present moment without drawing conclusions. A larger pattern is emerging and you can be a part of its unfolding. But your ticket to get on this boat is the ability to stay centered in the tumultuous waves of this storm of transformation. You cannot be afraid of the storm. You must learn to move and flow with the storm. ◆ 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

Sorry, Not Sorry STORIES ABOUT APOLOGIES AND NON-APOLOGIES, CONFESSIONS AND CONCESSIONS, EXCUSES AND EXPLANATIONS, ADMISSIONS AND ATONEMENTS.

THU FEB 8 @ METRO MUSIC HALL // $15

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? TICKETS, ARCHIVES, WORKSHOPS & MORE AT

THEBEESLC.ORG Crystal Energy Education & More! Classes • Energy Healing • Crystal Healer Certification Monthly Crystal Boutique — Purchase Crystals

Valentine Boutique Feb 10 11am-5pm FREE EVENT Local Vendors & Artists Safety Consortium 400 W Lawndale

WWW.LIVINGLIGHTSCHOOL.COM


CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

36

Febuary 2018

URBAN ALMANAC

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond by Diane Olson, Anna Zumwalt and Greta deJong

February 2018

Feb 1 1 Sun rise: 7:37am, sun set: 5:45pm. Monthly averages: low, 25 degrees; high, 44; precipitation: 1.5 in.; snowfall: 10 in. Feb 2 Cold symptoms are actually caused by your immune system's reaction to the virus, so a dreadful cold is the product of a strong immune system, not a weak one. A single cough can contain as many as two hundred million individual virus particles. It takes only 1-30 particles to become infected. Feb 3 The Day the Music Died. On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. Feb 4 The Super Bowl is so popular, it’s practically a national holiday. In 1985, when the San Francisco 49ers played the Super Bowl in Palo Alto, California, the crime rate in San Francisco dropped 75%.

Feb 5 This month’s birthstone, amethyst, is a purple variety of quartz. The name comes from

the Greek a (“not”) and methustos ("to intoxicate”), as the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that it protected against drunkenness. Thus, amethyst cups were popular with heavy drinkers.

Feb 6 The rutabaga is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. Its leaves, as well as its root ,may be eaten and it’s delicious in stews and soups. They grow easily in Utah. Plant some! Feb 7 Trees in a forest are connected by a “wood-wide web” of underground mycorrhizal fungi. It enables them to warn one another of insect attacks and disease, and to deliver nitrogen, carbon and water to neighbors in need. Feb 8 As heated blood travels down the leg arteries from a bird’s core, cold blood running back up from the feet in adjacent veins sucks most of the heat out and returns it to the core. When it’s chilly outside, a bird’s feet may be barely above freezing, while its core remains close to 110 degrees. Feb 9 An estimated 70 pounds of insects exist on the planet for every pound of human! Feb 10 Current homo sapiens have three vestigial muscles located under their scalp that were once used to swivel our ears to better localize sounds.

Feb 11 Spider’s brains are so large that they extend into their legs. In some specials, the brain occupies up to 80% of the spider’s body, and the smaller the spider, the proportionately larger the brain. By comparison, human brains represent only 2-3% of our body-mass. Feb 12 Time to inventory last year's seeds and order new ones. To test old seeds, sprout 10 in a bed of warm, moist paper towels; if fewer than six germinate, buy new ones. Feb 13 Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is the day immediately before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. In many countries Mardi Gras is a carnival day, and also the last day of gorging before the austerities of Lent.

Feb 14 The annual pre-Roman pagan celebration, called Lupercalia, was held every year mid-February and remained wildly popular

well into the fifth century A.D.—at least 150 years after Constantine legalized Christianity in the Roman Empire. Feb 15 2:05 pm New Moon. There is no Full


moon in February. The next Full moon is March 1.

begin to swell, move to a brighter spot, but avoid direct sunlight.

Feb 16 Mating season is on for the coyotes, foxes and raccoons around the valley. Raccoon females, or sows, usually give birth to 1-6 kits in April or May. Mothers are very protective of their young until they separate after about a year.

Feb 22 Now’s a good time to take lawn mowers and tillers in for service. While you’re at it, get your bike tuned up before the spring rush.

Feb 17 It’s seed-starting time for cool weather veggies, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, leaks, lettuce, mizuna, onions and spinach. Feb 18 A few years ago researchers discovered that mealworms can get all the nutrition they need from Styrofoam, and turn it into environmentally friendly worm poop. Feb 19 Presidents Day. Take a walk and look for birds nests. How many types can you find? Cups—used mostly by songbirds.  Pendulous—orioles, vireos. Cavity— woodpeckers, some nuthatches.  Platforms—osprey, eagles, and some hawks.  Many birds weave aromatic plants in their nests to keep them clean and bug-free. Feb 20 Keep turning and pruning houseplants, but don't fertilize until the spring equinox. Feb 21 Cut forsythia, mock orange, plum and apple branches to force inside. Use medium-thick branches, strip buds and twigs off the bottom few inches, and mash the ends for good water uptake. Put in a vase with a drop of bleach and bit of sugar, and place in a cool, dark spot. Spray with water a couple of times per day, or wrap with damp newspaper, and change the water every few days. When the buds

Feb 23 Feb 23 Over 500,000,000 plastic drinking straws are used every day in the U.S. When straws fragment into micro plastic pieces they are sometimes accidentally consumed by fish, which introduce toxins attached to the plastic into the fish's body. Use paper or reuseable straws, if you must. Feb 24: Put a box over rhubarb plants now and you’ll get an earlier crop. Rhubarb leaves contain high levels of oxalic acid (not good). The stems, however, are g r e a t . Stems can be red or green, depending on the variety. Feb 25 Houseflies are starting to hatch. Galileo, who turned his telescope around to examine a fly, was the first to describe the compound eye of the insect. Feb 26 Hungry for spring? Take a walk and look for early-blooming crocus, violets and snowdrops planted against south-facing foundations. While you’re at it, explore a new neighborhood in your area. Feb 27 Song sparrows, titmice, house finches, mourning doves, canyon wrens, bluebirds, meadowlarks and redwing blackbirds are beginning to sing. F e b back r e -

28 Pull mulch from emerging bulbs, but don't move it. Winter’s not over yet! ◆

Mindfulness Meditation

With Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei

Sundays at Artspace Zendo 10-11:30am

Day of Zen With Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei

Saturdays at Artspace Zendo !!!!!"#$%!&'!"!#$%&!'(

230 South 500 West • Salt Lake City • Artspace Building Suite 155 Find More information at

WWW.TWOARROWSZEN.ORG/EVENTS

EAT

BRUNCH & DINNER MON - FRI 9AM - 2PM

LOCALLY SOURCED // CRAFTED WITH LOVE SAT &- SUN 9AM -- 3PM MON FRI 9AM 2PM FRI & SAT 6PM - 11PM SAT & SUN 9AM - 3PM www.RyeSLC.com | 801-364-4655 FRI & SAT 6PM - 11PM


Let me help.

Couples relationship repair Addictions Depression & Anxiety

- Ed Peterson, LCSW Psychotherapist

Peterson Family Therapy

(801) 809-7990 | PETERSON.ED.LCSW@GMAIL.COM PETERSONFAMILYTHERAPY.COM

Ann Larsen

Residential Design Experienced, reasonable, references CONSULTATION AND DESIGN OF Remodeling • Additions • New Homes Decks and outdoor Structures Specializing in historically sensitive design solutions and adding charm to the ordinary houseworks4@yahoo.com

Ann Larsen • 604-3721


Curated Film Media Education Artist Support

Upcoming Free Film Screenings

Come see our new arrivals fresh from the Tucson Gem Show MR. FROG

Science Movie Night: TBA

Presented in Dutch with English subtitles. Official Selection: 2016 Cinekid Festival

Presented in partnership with Natural History Museum of Utah and The City Library.

When Mr. Franz’s students learn he occasionally turns into a frog, they come together to guard the secret from the principal. Saturday | February 3 | 11am The City Library 210 E 400 S, SLC

Due to licensing agreements, we cannot advertise the name of the film playing. Please visit our website for details. Tuesday | February 13 | 7pm The City Library 210 E 400 S, SLC

TELL THEM WE ARE RISING:

Post-film discussion

FOR AHKEEM

The Story of Black Colleges & Universities

Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the previously untold story of Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The compassionate profile of a 17-year-old black girl foreshadows and examines recent racial turmoil in Ferguson.

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Official Selection: 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Tuesday | February 6 | 7pm The City Library 210 E 400 S, SLC

Tuesday | February 20 | 7pm The City Library 210 E 400 S, SLC

THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR

STRONG ISLAND

Official Selection: 2017 Venice Film Festival, 2017 New York Film Festival

Winner: Special Jury Award U.S. Documentary–2017 Sundance Film Festival

Wednesday | February 7 | 7pm Rose Wagner 138 W 300 S, SLC

Tuesday | February 27 | 7pm The City Library 210 E 400 S, SLC

The story of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old mother who was gang raped by 6 white boys in 1944 in Alabama, and her pursuit of justice.

Post-film Q&A with director

BLACK LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Acclaimed short dramas and docs that explore the black queer experience. Contemporary voices, powerful stories.

Family, grief, and racial injustice converge in this powerful film exploring the murder of the filmmaker’s brother.

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE Three Native American artists set out to construct a two-mile-long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S. and Mexico border.

Within you is the light of a thousand suns -Robert Adams

Official Selection: 2017 SXSW Film Festival

Thursday | February 8 | 7pm The City Library 210 E 400 S, SLC

Damn These Heels Film Festival Year-Round

Wednesday | February 28 | 7pm UMFA 410 Campus Center Dr, SLC

www.turiyas.com 1569 S 1100 E · SLC · 801.531.7823


Thank you! to our volunteers, sponsors, participants and 1,000+ attendees who supported the

CATALYST Clean Air Weekend* January 19-20, 2018. Because of you, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a bit closer to making Salt Lake a healthy, breathable city! *Jan. 19: A Clean Air Affair, in conjunction with PechaKucha and Jan. 20: The Clean Air Solutions Fair, both held at Trolley Square CATALYST Magazine/Common Good Press is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to explore and promote ideas, resources and events that support conscious empowered living for people and the planet.

Thank you to our sponsors:

CATALYST February 2018  

CATALYST February 2018 issue

CATALYST February 2018  

CATALYST February 2018 issue

Advertisement