The uncertain fate of higher education

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago, a horticulturalist told me how and when certain potted plants bloom. When people see flowers, he said, they often think the plant is healthy and more…

Americans now 'sensing danger'

by Patrice Lewis -- An article from Money Morning caught my eye this week, titled, “Faber warns ‘Everything will collapse.’” In response to Bernanke’s stimulus plan (QE3) as well as the Fed’s more…

Redefining a slut

by Patrice Lewis -- Just when I think things can't get any nuttier, I find I'm mistaken. Consider the latest from that bastion of wholesome family values, Planned Parenthood. It seems Planned more…

'This nation is proudly gun-free'

by Patrice Lewis -- A rather disturbing incident happened this week in our remote and isolated rural neighborhood. Before dawn, a strange pickup truck came roaring down our potholed dirt lane, straight more…

Sex and the single girl

by Patrice Lewis -- Lately I've been thinking about Sandra Fluke and wondering what it is about her that I so dislike, above and beyond the obvious. It occurs to me that more…

The squeaky wheel gets the entitlement

by Patrice Lewis -- Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill A more…

Give us this day our daily bread

by Patrice Lewis -- During a week of drama from the RNC and Hurricane Isaac, my family and I were quietly involved in something very different than watching coverage on TV. In more…

We ain't got no self-control

by Patrice Lewis -- A few years ago, I was waitressing in a restaurant when some acquaintances came in for a meal. During the ordering process, their young son realized the restaurant more…

Go to trade school, young man

by Patrice Lewis -- About two years ago, I got a call from a dear college friend. We chatted for a long time, catching up on each others' lives. Among the news more…

The end of the world as we know it

by Patrice Lewis -- In the past week, I've seen a number of articles on the possibility of either a massive solar flare or EMP taking down the electrical grid in this more…