A great big bull's-eye on my butt

by Patrice Lewis -- There's a joke that's been running around the Internet lately. It goes something like this: A Southern Californian man was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was more…

Feral youths

by Patrice Lewis -- The world has been riveted by the riots in London over the past week. The degree of lawlessness, violence, looting, assault, arson, murder and every other conceivable vice more…

Man the lifeboats!

by Patrice Lewis -- So the debt ceiling has been raised. Somehow I expected it. Can anyone honestly claim raising the debt ceiling is a viable, long-term solution to America's fiscal crisis? more…

So you say you want a revolution?

by Patrice Lewis -- Consider these recent news headlines: Republican and Democratic leaders are floating the idea of a new "Super Congress" not authorized in the Constitution A legislative proposal in San more…

Cultivating gratitude

by Patrice Lewis -- This past week, along with millions of others, I've spent a lot of time weeding my garden. The early mornings I spend yanking unwanted plants and nurturing the more…

Clean a toilet, save America

by Patrice Lewis -- A shocking survey came out of the United Kingdom last year: 70 percent of women said they like doing housework. Oh the horrors. "With many more women now more…

Welfare as God intended

by Patrice Lewis -- I recently re-read a book entitled "The Year of Living Biblically" by A.J. Jacobs. Jacobs is a secular agnostic Jew in New York City who – purely out more…

Occupied Nation

by Patrice Lewis -- I have a confession to make. Until I was an adult – as in, until a few years ago – I never completely read the Declaration of Independence. more…

The Alpha and Omega Strategy

by Patrice Lewis -- A couple weeks ago I was in Wal-Mart, which I seldom visit because it's so far away. But on this occasion it was convenient to some other errands, more…

The forgotten fathers

by Patrice Lewis -- On this Father's Day weekend, it is customary to acknowledge the critical impact dads have in the lives of their kids. Unlike Mother's Day which tends to be more…