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…

The lust for power

by Patrice Lewis -- Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it. – Frank Herbert, "Dune" It was nothing more than a random headline my husband read out loud off the more…

Nutrition Nazis – at a school near you

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband stormed in from his shop on Tuesday, furious over a news story he heard on the Rush Limbaugh show. It seems there are now Nutrition Nazis more…

Government doesn't work!

by Patrice Lewis -- Lately I've been feeling quite depressed about the state of our nation. I guess I'm suffering from political burnout. That's an amazing thing when you consider I haven't more…