Sholeh Patrick

Dancing reverses aging

April 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

My mama had a dancing heart. So I passed it on. When my son and daughter were little, not only at happy times, but especially after they’d been sad, I turned up the music, grabbed their little hands, and we danced ourselves silly until joy ...

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What’s super about Super 1

April 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’m not in the business of reviews; that’s not what this column is about. I don’t like to promote a particular business (with occasional exceptions for nonprofits). Yet as a customer who happens to be a writer, rather than the other way aro...

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MLP: Don’t try and split infinitives

April 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

It may be difficult for Mrs. Language Person’s dwindling reader base to believe, but occasionally that Snitty Old Bitty will indeed concede. Case in point: the split infinitive. First thing’s first; one must define the infinitive verb form....

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April Fool’s hilarious history

March 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

If you believe anyone knows the origin of April Fool’s pranks, the joke’s on you. Traditional as it may be to dupe the unwary on April 1, historians aren’t really sure how or why it started. From a variety of historical, encyclopedic, and a...

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Easter’s timing is, well, elusive

March 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sunday’s Easter celebration approaches the middle point this year, edging into April. In fact, Easter can fall as early as March 22 and as late as April 25 in our Gregorian calendar. Why such a wide range? With its pagan etymology, “Eostur”...

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Study: Idaho depends on guns

March 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

When it comes to guns, we’re No. 1. Idaho is the state most dependent on the multibillion-dollar gun industry. We have the most firearms industry output per capita, the most gun-related jobs, the most immunity for the gun industry (i.e., le...

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Stephen Hawking, in his own words

March 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

In early 1963, just shy of his 21st birthday, England’s Stephen Hawking — easily the most recognizable, award-winning physicist in history — was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease...

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Irish gifts go beyond good beer

March 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s almost Patricks’ Day (no, that’s not a typo) — time for corned beef stewed in Irish stout (this “poor man’s” dinner is mostly an American tradition), and shepherd’s pie (that’s more Irish). Break out the green hats and three-leafed sha...

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Here’s how presidents made some words OK

March 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Presidential influence transcends both terms and politics. Presidents change language, sometimes permanently. And that’s “OK.”Attempts to explain the origin of one of the world’s most popular words are as numerous as they are dubious. “OK,”...

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Biggest barriers are from within

March 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Shout out to all you women today, and feminists of any gender. International Women’s Day 2018 is time to “Press for Progress” — in pay parity, career mobility, political power and access, medical research, relationship and domestic violence...

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