Occupy this

by Patrice Lewis -- (Yawn) Another Occupy "Whatever" day – May 1 – has come and gone with hardly a headline. Oh, there were a few pathetic attempts to blow up bridges more…

The anti-teens

by Patrice Lewis -- Our older daughter (age 16) was helping me make a fruit salad one morning after drinking a cup of tea from a delicate china teacup and saucer. While more…

My green is greener than your green

by Patrice Lewis -- As we approach this year's Earth Day – the international celebration in which progressive politicians and celebrities exempt themselves from the green legislation they helped create – the more…

Rendering unto Caesar

by Patrice Lewis -- I've had a grueling week. I spent much of it huddling over our kitchen table, preparing our taxes. When you're self-employed as we are, taxes are a complicated more…

Treason from within

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago in college, I took a required psychology class. One day we were told by our professor we had to divvy ourselves up into two groups more…

Omnipotent moral busybodies

by Patrice Lewis -- Thinking on donating food to a city-run homeless shelter? If you're in New York City, forget it. It seems Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a man on a mission: more…

The sins of the parents

by Patrice Lewis -- You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the more…

Why we are a nation divided

by Patrice Lewis -- With the presidential elections coming up this year, I've been giving a great deal of thought to why we are so divided as a nation. I know division more…

Bad guys and monsters

by Patrice Lewis -- Doubtless you've heard of the bizarre case of a Canadian father named Jesse Sansone who was arrested, strip-searched and jailed because his four-year-old daughter drew a crayon picture more…