Sholeh Patrick

Thatís one Corny moon up there

September 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

If you can see it through the smoke tonight, take a gander skyward at the Corn Moon, reaching its full glory at 12:04 a.m. Pacific Time. Why corn? According to the Old Farmerís Almanac, September is historically harvest time, for both corn ...

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Have a double shot ó for your car

August 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

Ms. Coffee Person would approve.The notion of coffee as energy-producer is nothing new. The morning rush at any decent java joint, and the standard pot in office break rooms are proof enough: Coffee fuels us.But how about our cars? Thatís n...

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How to navigate your newspaper

August 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

First things first: All columns, even those research-based like mine, are matters of opinion. Sundayís Opinions page featured several letters complaining of the perceived impropriety of opinion in our daily journal, suggesting newspapers ar...

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Equality takes a big step backward

August 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

This news will surprise only some: We have less to celebrate for Womenís Equality Day Saturday. Beyond notions of fairness and democratic pride, gender inequality also makes poor economic sense. So why is the U.S. slipping backward, instead...

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ĎGlobal leaderí coming to town

August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Why pass another Thursday night with the same ennui? Instead, your Sept. 7 dinner could be regaled by tales of presidents past from award-winning storyteller Jon Meacham. If American history sounds boring, trust me; this wonít be. A fiction...

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Nelson a charming getaway

August 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Need a weekend getaway? Already done Seattle, Ellensburg, and Glacier National Park? Then head north. Just over three hours from Coeur díAlene is charming Nelson, British Columbia, nestled deep between forested mountains, with familiar lake...

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Sip on this hot coffee tutorial

August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Editorís note: Mrs. Language Person is taking a break this week. Her substitute? Ms. Coffee Person. Coffee recipes may be short and simple, but their preparation isnít ó or, as coffee snobs would say, they shouldnít be. Tuesday, your Ms. C...

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Elena Johnson: A coffee tutorial with foam on the top

August 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Editorís note: Mrs. Language Person is taking a break this week. Her substitute? Ms. Coffee Person.Itís a familiar scene.ďIíll take a macchiato,Ē you say. You had it once at Starbucks on a whim, pleasantly surprised at how creamy and sweet ...

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Are you a planet protector?

August 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

We all have our embarrassing secrets. So with deep breath and thick skin I reveal mine: Iím a closet Trekkie.Yup; alone with rare free time I binge on Star Trek. I donít discriminate ó TNG (the best, by far), Voyager, Deep Space 9, and for ...

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Artís power to disturb is also its gift

August 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Art is art (and not mere reproduction of what can be seen by anyone) because it is evocative ó of emotion, thought, and ó at its best ó passions. Art is meant to do all of those things; the beauty in Monetís water lilies evokes peaceful fee...

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