COLUMN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COLUMN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Knowing when to cut ties with family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233935-223/family-member-carolyn-disappointing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233935-223/family-member-carolyn-disappointing.html.csp">Knowing when to cut ties with family</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T01:01:03.053-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • In a past column (bit.ly/1BadDad), you talked about the difference between cutting off a harmful family member versus dealing with a disappointing one. If I read correctly, you were saying if the family member is merely a disappointment, then keep the lines of contact open (paraphrasing). I have a family member who definitely falls on the disappointing end of the scale, but I wonder how much disappointment I’m really supposed to take. Where’s the line? How far down do I need to ad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233935@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236366-90/says-english-homophones-language.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236366-90/says-english-homophones-language.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T21:32:49.381-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, which and witch, their and there. This concept is taught early on to foreign students learning English because it can be confusing to someone whose native language does not have that feature. But when the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homoph...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236366@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:32:49 MDT Kirby: Getting my money’s worth out of TRAX http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58149569-200/trax-jose-kirby-card.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58149569-200/trax-jose-kirby-card.html.csp">Kirby: Getting my money’s worth out of TRAX</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Tribune Columnist </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T22:46:09.454-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Transit Authority is worried that its $360 Hive Pass hasn’t sold better. The substantially discounted yearlong rail, bus and streetcar pass has not pulled in as many new riders as hoped. I don’t need a bargain pass to ride TRAX more frequently. What I would like to see is a club car or a place to get a drink on the 40-minute ride from my house to The Tribune. Kidding. I don’t drink anymore. But there have been times on TRAX when I’ve given some thought to starting again. Sitting knee-to-kn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149569@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 22:46:09 MDT Weight isn’t the real issue at play here http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075325-223/weight-carolyn-dear-girlfriend.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58075325-223/weight-carolyn-dear-girlfriend.html.csp">Weight isn’t the real issue at play here</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T01:01:02.702-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • My girlfriend is overweight — more so since we started dating — and I’m becoming less attracted to her. I’m hesitant to discuss this with her because I don’t want to project my own insecurities or expectations on her. I used to be overweight but slimmed down because I don’t want to suffer the health problems that run in my family. She also seems to be insecure about her appearance, and I don’t want to aggravate that insecurity. She doesn’t like talking about emotional stuff, parti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075325@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:01:02 MDT Editorial page second thoughts, from here to St. Louis and back again ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58090338-82/gerson-george-louis-michael.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58090338-82/gerson-george-louis-michael.html.csp">Editorial page second thoughts, from here to St. Louis and back again ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T16:15:22.523-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The other day, we at The Salt Lake Tribune Opinion section felt we owed our readers a more detailed explanation about the true nature of the author of one of last Sunday’s op-eds. — Bean-counting bureaucrats’ at BLM are locking up Utah’s future — Anastasia Swearingen | For The Salt Lake Tribune “Editor’s note: This commentary originally described the author as a senior research analyst for the Environmental Policy Alliance. In fact, Anastasia Swearingen works for the public relations firm Berman...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090338@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:15:22 MDT Cancel my Win-a-Trip With Dowd Contest entry ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58037550-82/dowd-marijuana-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58037550-82/dowd-marijuana-com-http.html.csp">Cancel my Win-a-Trip With Dowd Contest entry ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T17:40:02.348-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">[Above: Graphic from Vox.com] Nicholas Kristof, the globe-trotting op-ed columnist for The New York Times, sponsors a Win-a-Trip With Kristof Contest. He chooses a young person, usually college age, to accompany him on his travels. They generally end up going to some horrid place where large numbers of human beings are barely eking out an existence, haunted by starvation, disease and really lousy governments. Which is why I used to post reader comments on Kristof’s pieces saying that I was h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58037550@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:40:02 MDT Rosenberg: Dowd not the only one who needs to learn about marijuana http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58031557-82/marijuana-dowd-consumers-alcohol.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58031557-82/marijuana-dowd-consumers-alcohol.html.csp">Rosenberg: Dowd not the only one who needs to learn about marijuana</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alyssa Rosenberg</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T10:30:29.881-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If there is one thing you can say about New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, it is that she knows her brand. Even when she has a bad high in Colorado and uses it as the peg for a column on the messy process of marijuana legalization, she does not lose sight of her Dowdisms. Dowd may have lost her mind via mis-dosage, but in writing about it, she stays on message by describing “my more mundane drugs of choice, chardonnay and mediocre-movies-on-demand,” blaming a girlish affinity for chocolate ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58031557@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:30:29 MDT