The best-kept secret in the world

by Patrice Lewis -- Once in a while I have the opportunity to use this column as a platform to note significant events in my life. This is such an occasion. On more…

A generation of Peter Pans

by Patrice Lewis -- An interesting doom-and-gloom piece appeared on ZeroHedge this week entitled "A Generational Storm is Coming." Apparently written as a rather depressing commencement address for the graduating class of more…

How to bring down a republic

by Patrice Lewis -- It comes as no surprise to vigilant people that America is now on a steep downhill trajectory. There are endless contributions to this increasingly slippery slope: the creation more…

How much technology is too much?

by Patrice Lewis -- Consider the following story. My brother (a retired engineer) has a friend named Tom, who is also a retired engineer. Tom and my brother share an odd and more…

What happens when God closes a door?

by Patrice Lewis -- Seven years ago exactly – April 2008 – was a happy time for me. My first book had been accepted by a publisher, and I was thrilled. Writing more…

Don't waste your money on college

by Patrice Lewis -- Here's a riddle: What costs anywhere from $50,000 to $400,000 but often is utterly useless? Answer: a college degree. Now that our daughters are at or approaching college more…

California: A state of denial

by Patrice Lewis -- In 1972, when I was 10 years old, my dad accepted a job transfer. We packed up our belongings and drove 3,000 miles to our new home. We more…