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…

To be a writer

by Patrice Lewis -- This column departs from my usual socio-political commentary for an important reason. I owe a lot of people some very big thanks. I've had the most astounding week. more…

From pioneers to pansies

by Patrice Lewis -- Do you remember your Laura Ingalls Wilder books? I don't know about you, but these classic stories of a pioneer childhood give me a full-blown inferiority complex. Looking more…

Gender hostility

by Patrice Lewis -- "If you really want to get to know someone," notes the mother, "you don't ask what's between their legs." This startling statement was made by the female half more…

The tyranny of socialization

by Patrice Lewis -- Have you ever noticed that socialization has now become – apparently – the sole and exclusive purpose of education? Every single homeschooler on the planet, it seems, has more…

Slacker moms

by Patrice Lewis -- Today our younger daughter turns 13. Yes, it's her birthday. We now officially have two teenagers in the house. On this Mother's Day weekend, our daughter's birthday got more…

Serfdom: Coming soon to country near you

by Patrice Lewis -- What would you do if you were a woman alone and heard an intruder in your home? Hopefully you would grab your shotgun and deal with the matter. more…