Nature, Outdoor

So You Want to Learn to Fish

Friday nights when I was a kid, my dad and I would go out in the backyard, turn on the hose and flood a patch of lawn in the shade of the house. Hours later, we’d scan the ground w …

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Community Profiles, Culture

Kelm at the Helm

In the cockpit-like control room at the KRCL studio, Brian Kelm, surrounded by buttons, levers, microphones, screens, dials and wavering needles, is hard at work. It’s Monday night …

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Community Profiles, Garden, Nature

Gifts that Grew

What grows in your home or garden that came from somewhere else—not purchased, not even as a formal gift, but a garden-to-garden sharing, like sourdough starter? We asked a few of …

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Garden

Garden Like a Boss: A Mod Solution to a Modern Dilemma

I invite you to consider the following irony: Agri­cul­ture is the foundation of civilization. By cultivating plants and animals, we developed the means to grow our tribes into vil …

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Food & Health

Yoga: Mindful Eating

A habit to savor. On every silent Insight Meditation retreat I’ve attended—at The Last Resort in Southern Utah, or at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California—meals ha …

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Spirituality & Mysticism

The Aquarium Age: June 29 – July 5

It’s here: Mars Direct starts today at 4:38 PM PDT, ending a long retrograde phase that began on April 17. And while jubilance is appropriate, before you start singing “At Last” to …

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Spirituality & Mysticism

The Aquarium Age: June 22-28

On June 29, at 4:38 PM PDT—just seven days away—Mars, the astrological archetype for the Warrior, goes direct, ending a nearly eleven week retrograde that spanned two Signs (the fi …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: June 15

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this week’s column—after the massacre in Orlando, and given the heavy air penetrating our collective hearts with yet another awful tragedy, it’ …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: June 8-14

If you can keep your mind from wandering and can turn down its chattering and listen closely, you might be able to hear the sound of a huge transition underlying the goings-on of d …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: June 1-6

If you’ve got a cross to bear, but have been too shy to show it to the world, this would be the week to put it on display for everyone to witness. Even if you’ve been dragging it a …

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On the Cover

Splendor in the Sun, by Stephanie Saint-Thomas. I was born in Madrid, Spain in 1961, where my artist parents, Diane and Greg­ory Saint-Thom­as loved the warm Span­ish family-orient …

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DIY, Live

Editor’s Notebook

Thoughts about this issue. You’ll find a small gardening story in this issue that is really about optimism and sharing: “The Gifts That Grew,” p. 14. The idea came from contemplati …

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Politics

Don’t Get Me Started: Lap Dancers

You say sugar daddy, I say sugar daddies. —by John deJong In the ever more interesting race for Utah’s governorship, Gary Herbert has labeled Republican primary opponent Jonathan J …

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