The Great Unlearning

by Patrice Lewis -- I am currently reading a book entitled "A Gentle Madness" by Nicholas A. Basbanes, which covers the history of book collecting. In it, the author acknowledges an enormous more…

Hate U.S. values? Then, please, get out

by Patrice Lewis -- Back in 1984 when I was a college student, I had a seasonal job as a field biologist assistant, which required camping all summer deep in the High more…

Ode to a dog

by Patrice Lewis -- Once in a while I depart from my usual socio-political commentary to write something personal. This is one of those occasions. That's because this week we lost our more…

14 lessons for stupid people

by Patrice Lewis -- As I write this, the German town of Hamburg is in chaos as 100,000 anti-capitalists (otherwise known as "stupid people") pour in to participate in a "Welcome to more…

My daughter, the feminist

by Patrice Lewis -- One of the side effects of being a private person with a public column is people assume they know everything about us. Based on 1,000 words a week, more…

Our daughter is joining the Navy

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband and I are proud to announce our 19-year-old daughter's recent career decision: She has enlisted in the Navy. Our younger daughter (hereafter referred to as YD) more…

Are we already in a civil war?

by Patrice Lewis -- This week we were shocked when a deranged leftist named James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on lawmakers – specifically Republican lawmakers – holding a baseball practice in Alexandria, more…