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…

Net data collection: Be very afraid!

by Patrice Lewis -- It was the tweet heard round the world. A young British couple on their way to America to sightsee tweeted to some friends that they were going to more…

Hating wholesomeness

by Patrice Lewis -- We were invited to dinner this week with a family who lives nearby. John and Mary are a bit younger than my husband and I, and their five more…

Cassandra and the sheeple

by Patrice Lewis -- In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a princess whose beauty caused Apollo to grant her the gift of prophecy. But when she didn't return his love, Apollo placed a more…

Tebowing for life

by Patrice Lewis -- Sometimes it's hard to write a column every single week. Sometimes an idea "sings" to me and I can pound out a column in an hour. Other times more…

Jesus or Robin Hood?

by Patrice Lewis -- It all started with a quote I recently read, attributed to comedian Stephen Colbert: If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, more…

PATRICE LEWIS: Advice from the elders

by Patrice Lewis -- I woke up early one morning shortly after Christmas and lay in bed, worrying. You know what that's like. Things always seem darker and more dire during the more…

The gift that keeps on giving

by Patrice Lewis -- There is a passage from a book called Not Buying It by Judith Levine. Disgusted with what she sees as a consumer culture in New York City, this more…