Sholeh Patrick

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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Basics of bail ó and justice

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sometimes law and the appearance of justice feel like two different things, perhaps even diametrically opposed. Those working within the justice system occasionally feel that way, so itís understandable when others feel as outraged as theyí...

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