Sholeh Patrick

AAís lesson in suffering

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Suffering respects no limits or borders. Rich or poor, healthy or sick, lonely or surrounded by people ó no one is immune. Suffering is rooted in the spirit, the most inner self. So thatís where its answer lies. Regardless of its many trans...

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Got tight jeans? Then fight abuse

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Like the abuse they mischaracterize, stereotypes cut both ways. Society suffers the consequences. In public health costs: Crime victimsí medical bills are often borne by public coffers). In crime rates: Domestic and sexualized violence rate...

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Go green easily for Earth Day

April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Forty-seven years, come Saturday. Itís not much, considering how long Earth has been around (4.5 billion years), and how long humans have been using its resources (200,000, give or take a millennium).As we become more advanced in how we use...

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Civility, anonymity at odds

April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Anonymity can be so appealing. It permits acting without personal consequence or responsibility. Without identification, words and acts are wielded more freely and thoughtlessly. We donít ďownĒ them. As a Press editorial recently emphasized...

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Easterís Passover connections

April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Whatís in a name? For two among the most important holidays in Judeo-Christian tradition, quite a lot.Early Christians did not celebrate Easter (by that or any other name). The earliest known written record of the word was made in England b...

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When friends canít even visit

April 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Wanderlust is a natural human trait. Perhaps itís an innate drive to expand knowledge and understanding ó tools which optimize manís power to control and thrive in his environment. Travel changes us, expanding our thoughts and increasing ou...

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Saving for college? Hereís good news

April 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

Each year our 529 plan saves us about $500 in taxes. Now, thanks to a new law Gov. Otter signed on March 20, that deduction will be even higher. Let me back up. A 529 plan (named for a section of the Internal Revenue Code) is a state-sponso...

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Have you hugged a doc today?

March 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Itís painful even to imagine what a patientís experience of surgery must have been like before anesthesia. We take for granted the transformations of medicine, from the first documented use of general anesthesia in surgery ó which occurred ...

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Clarifying the court conundrum

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

With all this ink about cases and courts, readers have expressed understandable confusion. Courts referred to by state names; circuit, district, and magistrate courts; terms can be dizzying. Why, asked one reader, did a court in neighboring...

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Them? No, there is only us

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I had the good fortune to be born into diversity: Of religion, ethnicity, nationality, and of thought. I was raised bilingual from the time I learned my first words. I was taught two religions (and picked up a few more along the way), lived...

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