Sholeh Patrick

Itís a dogís life for 2018

February 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Xin nian kuai-le (ďsheen neeahn kwai luhĒ)!Happy lunar new year Friday to all 12 animals of the zodiac, with a special nod to dogs; itís their lucky year. While the Chinese zodiac calendar was not implemented until 2600 B.C.E. by Emperor Hu...

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Skip the skins, Valentine

February 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

You donít see such scenes in modern cartoons anymore, but those of us above a certain age may remember the images. Amorous caveman with big stick hits cavewoman ó zonk ó and drags his conquest to his cave, probably by the hair.Happy Valenti...

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Stressed? Donít take it seriously

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gifted with a wise and life-embracing mother-in-law who turned 90 last week, I asked mine her secret to a long and satisfying life. ďIf I have to pick one thing,Ē she said, ďitís a sense of humor. Just donít take yourself too seriously.ĒLau...

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Five tips for safer Internet

February 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is one European idea that we should be glad to adopt. Feb. 6 is Safer Internet Day, initially focused on making the internet safer for children, and urging us all toward more responsible use of online technology.So before you click on ...

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Here’s how to follow key bills

February 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tuesday's column outlined the Idaho legislative process. Today, a look at bill types and how to track them. While hundreds of bills are introduced in each Idaho legislative session (notably in an election year), not all make it to the finis...

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Legislation 101: Your how-to guide

January 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

With Idahoís 2018 session in full swing, todayís column outlines the stages of legislation and where to find it. Thursday, a glimpse at various types of bills.Itís easy now with Bill Tracker, yet few voters pay attention to Idahoís annual l...

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Divorce: Itís hard; donít make it harder

January 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Itís neither a pleasant nor a hopeful subject, but a necessary one. Half of married Americans either have or will experience a divorce. Thatís difficult enough, but when divorce is also financially devastating, it can seriously frustrate ef...

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Busking can be beautiful

January 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Believed to derive from the Spanish verb ďbuscarĒ (to look for), buskersí sounds and styles may not appeal to everyone, and certainly not all are talented. Nevertheless, street musicians are an old, global tradition. Buskers can make a down...

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Idahoís a fine place to retire

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idaho made yet another top 10 list of best places to retire. Talk about stating the obvious; gorgeous scenery, affordable living, quality medical facilities, vibrant and friendly communities. All good, if weíre ready. According to the Feder...

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Question is, who are you?

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

What began as an everyday greeting at a workout Sunday soon resulted in one of those consciousness-raising moments. Ironic, really; Peak Fitness is where one normally focuses on the body, not the mind. Yet in a way, apropos. Because a very ...

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