Sholeh Patrick

Where freedoms should co-exist

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Such few and simple words, such controversy, as Wednesday’s headlines both local (letters page) and national (latest ruling against the travel ban) would attest. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohib...

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What you need to know about Sarahah

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

It looks so innocuous. Type “Sarahah.com” in your browser and you’ll see a very simple page which hardly conjures the controversy of recent headlines. Nor was it meant to.Last week a local high school added security and disciplinary measure...

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Will we get over the f-word?

October 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

After writing more than 2,000 columns over 15 years, one does tend to run out of ideas. So I’m grateful when readers suggest something new, lest they be subjected to a boring alternative when I lack creativity. Today, we are spared such a f...

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High Court docket a blockbuster

October 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s a new year and a new Justice for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), which began its new term last week. Their 43-case docket includes some blockbusters — civil rights vs. religion; cellphone privacy; presidential power an...

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Shootings: American perspective is unique

October 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Regardless of political persuasion, viewpoint, or perspective, mass shootings such as Vegas, Orlando, and Columbine elicit that gut-searing pain in just about everyone. The senseless deaths and injuries, panic, unnecessary pain and loss fru...

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The science behind fall colors

October 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

All seasons have their pleasures, but fall is the family favorite, and not only because of Halloween. These rich autumn palettes are reminiscent of life itself — its cyclical patterns, its breadth and variety firing a blast of rich color be...

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MLP: Pick pronouns properly, please!

September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Mrs. Language Person, that pathetic word nerd, has been known to make mistakes; but never, never with pronouns. In fact, when she hears, “Me and him are going...” or “It was fun for her and I,” your MLP gets that spine-shattering feeling li...

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MLP: Well don’t try and deny it

September 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Why, you may wonder, is your Mrs. Language Person such a fuss-budget? Language is only as useful as it is consistent. Without that consistency, without clear definitions and rules, language erodes and communication breaks down. From one Sni...

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Peace begins at home

September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Are you at peace? It begins within, if we hope to achieve it on an international scale. Today marks the 36th annual International Day of Peace.Namaste.That ancient Sanskrit greeting has many translations, and is apropos of today’s theme. Pu...

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Donate life, for David

September 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Just when you think you’re done crying... I suppose it shouldn’t have surprised me while working on today’s column topic to learn that we’ve just missed Organ Donation Week. David would have loved the timing. Who’s David? Right now, in a wa...

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