The simple secret to surviving any crisis

by Patrice Lewis -- Some time ago I collected a few links about why some people survive a disaster and others don't. Assuming the event is survivable (and sometimes it's not), it more…

Aborting boys because you hate men

by Patrice Lewis -- It was a blog post so revolting it sent reverberations across the ocean and shocked even ardent leftists. It was so brazenly horrifying some called it a hoax. more…

Removing guns, 1 child at a time

by Patrice Lewis -- Well, it seems Minnesota's largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom. "As part of a state grant to improve more…

What's next – composting dead babies?

by Patrice Lewis -- Out here on our farm, we have many methods of waste disposal. Human waste, of course, is flushed into the septic system. Barn waste gets heaped onto a more…

Does it really cost $245,000 to raise a kid?

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently I came across an article titled "Baby limbo: Millennials struggle to find the right time for parenthood." It detailed how many young couples find themselves so saddled more…

Leave us alone!

by Patrice Lewis -- When our first child was three days old, I received a scary phone call. As young parents, we were overjoyed with our new baby and had everything ready more…

How to create a job in a bad economy

by Patrice Lewis -- Earlier this week, a sobering headline caught my attention: "In 10 Years, Your Job Might Not Exist: Here's how to make sure you're still employable." The article notes more…

A prison of their own making

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, a friend described someone of her acquaintance, a 24-year-old woman living with her boyfriend. She's able-bodied but claims a disability that keeps her from working (my friend more…

Our economic house of cards

by Patrice Lewis -- Two days before Christmas, the Dow hit an unprecedented landmark: For the first time, it soared over 18,000, pushed in part by a healthy surge in the third more…

Christmas: The good, the bad and the ugly

by Patrice Lewis -- It's been a week of grim headlines. The hostage situation in Sydney. The eight children stabbed to death in Cairns. The horrific massacre of schoolchildren in Pakistan. The more…