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Sholeh Patrick

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Updated 1 day, 12 hours ago

Lawsuits: Winning has its limits

Defamation case victor might not become overnight millionaire.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
No gift? Write a love letter

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for young lovers anymore, nor lovers for that matter. It’s for love. And love thrives on words.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Time for dragons to roar

Xin nian kuai-le — happy new year! Chinese astrology is a lot more complex than its Western counterpart. With comparatively less emphasis on astronomical progn…

Updated 4 months ago
Life is brew-tea-ful

I try to work continually on self-awareness. Knowing what triggers feelings, mood, or a chain of thoughts and, more to the point, consciously controlling my re…

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Poverty closer than it used to be

Eleven million American children, or about 1 in 7 kids, live in poverty. Most were born to it. Statistics say their children will be more likely to experience the same.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Do you feel safe?

The gap between what we complain about and what’s actually a problem seems to be widening.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Are we eating plastic?

A bag sits in our laundry room filled with empty plastic. I’ve been trying to choose more products sold sustainably, but it’s hard to avoid plastic anymore bec…

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Christmas isn’t over ‘til the water’s blessed

In a quiet corner of Tampa Bay at the Fournos Bakery - or any of the other four bakery-cum-coffee-shops within a 10-block radius – the shop owner and customers…

Updated 5 months ago
Journal your new year

Time flows without sentiment. Yet every Dec. 31, we take note of it with big fanfare: Out with the old, in with the new. A fresh start full of good intentions.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Six holiday traditions, village style

On Christmas Eve in the quiet town of Arlington, Vt. — the state’s first capital — the town’s 2,400 residents have a sweet tradition (Vermonters love to say, "…

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Words of the year: Real or Memorex?

That headline is rather unfair to younger readers, but those of a “certain age” undoubtedly remember the cassette brand commercials: Is it real, or is it Memor…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Reining in AI, top-down

Technology is always a mixed blessing. Develop it unchecked by a sense of ethics, and we’ve learned it costs too much in human health, equanimity, or safety.

Updated 6 months ago
Can you outthink a goldfish?

We all know it by now: The average person today reads less and has a much shorter attention span. Taken together, that doesn’t bode well for man’s ability to t…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Could quiet hours make us smarter?

“Noise” so pervades modern life that it’s become inescapable. We hardly know what it’s like anymore without a cacophony of noise, chatter, and moving images — …

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Anastrophe, it is

Pleased, she is, when your Mrs. Language Person notes the anastrophe so rare. Delights, she does, when our language so diminished may delight in its creativity…

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Want to see 100? Get blue

In case you missed the Oct. 12 column by Geoff Emry, Coeur d’Alene’s self-styled “exercise explorer M.D.,” let me tell you about blue zones.