Don't leave home without 'it'

by Patrice Lewis -- I'm typing this column in our barnyard. Five feet away is a calf nursing from his mother. A dozen other cows are lying around, chewing their cud or more…

Obama's 'moral evolution' -- downward

by Patrice Lewis -- In late May, as you may recall, Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima. In his speech he called on the world to "morally evolve," according more…

Is knowledge doubling -- or halving?

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, I read something startling: Knowledge is doubling every 12 months, and this will soon be every 12 hours. Notes this link: "Buckminster Fuller created the 'Knowledge Doubling more…

Small business vs. power-mad bureaucrats

by Patrice Lewis -- This week, our 18-year-old daughter was indulging in a little mental fantasy about someday opening a used-book store. Our girls are passionate readers, and one of their favorite more…

Stupid mothers

by Patrice Lewis -- Ah, Mother's Day. The most sentimental and mushy day of the year, the day when mothers everywhere are smothered in a suffocating layer of syrup and treacle and more…

Is feminism killing women?

by Patrice Lewis -- A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Post published a sobering statistic: It seems there has been a huge spike in suicides among white middle-age women. Suicide is more…

Which woman is living 'sustainably'?

by Patrice Lewis -- I got a phone call from my old friend "Jane" this week. Jane and I went to high school together. We've kept in touch over the years as more…