'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…

Why I'll never live in New York City

by Patrice Lewis -- I will never live in New York City. I've only been to New York once, many years ago, but it left a dazzling impression on me. What I more…

Celebrating government dependency

by Patrice Lewis -- Over the last few weeks I've bookmarked a number of alarming articles on how the government is actively recruiting people to sign up for food stamps (read the more…