Why I battle against easy living

by Patrice Lewis -- Back in 1990, my husband and I were normal. No really, we were. We were newlyweds living in a rental house in Sacramento. We had two dogs. We more…

Inside a horrifying social justice factory

by Patrice Lewis -- Once upon a time, American schools were something to be proud of, with high expectations and students who – by some accounts – graduated high school with what more…

Government goons grasping at straws

by Patrice Lewis -- Friends, it's good to know our wise and benevolent state and local governments are always looking out for us, particularly in matters of health and safety. As an more…

What? Millennials turn to 'hands-on' vocations

by Patrice Lewis -- Last June, a very interesting article came out in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Why old-timey jobs are suddenly hot again." (If you have trouble reading the link, more…

The latest stupid parenting advice

by Patrice Lewis -- Once upon a time, everyone knew the best way to raise kids. You brought them up in a nuclear family with love, discipline, chores, responsibility and a sound more…

The aging, sagging fruits of feminism

by Patrice Lewis -- Ain't feminism great? It's opened so many doors for women. No longer held back by the male patriarchy, women are free to compete in the most cut-throat professions, more…

Come in from the cold

by Patrice Lewis -- There is a passage from a book called "Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping" by Judith Levine. Disgusted with what she sees as a consumer culture in more…