Hey, dude: When things go to pot

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, a crafting friend took a trip to Oregon to attend a show selling her products. She hadn't been to the Beaver State in several years and was more…

Forever young

by Patrice Lewis -- Note: The original version of this column was published in 2009. I had a column all written and ready to go for this weekend when my husband stopped more…

What happens when beauty meets brains

by Patrice Lewis -- My father (an engineer) used to always jokingly say, "Beauty times brains is a constant." In mathematics, a constant is a number that is always the same no more…

Is it Mother's Day -- or Women's Day?

by Patrice Lewis -- Mother's Day: The most sentimental and mushy day of the year, the day when mothers –whether they deserve it or not – are smothered in a suffocating layer more…

Meet Jane: A true tale of a true transgender

by Patrice Lewis -- People have always embraced wild, wacky fads. While most are harmless, some delve into darkness and morbidity. Today, one of the most destructive fads is transgenderism – and more…

Want to live 'green'? Grow some watermelons

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, we painted two of our kitchen walls a lovely shade of green. Green is my favorite color. I find it soothing, classy, restful, attractive and evocative of more…

Fleeing insanity -- that is, liberalism

by Patrice Lewis -- In 1972, when I was 10 years old, my father's job was transferred from Buffalo, New York, to California. After endless cold Buffalo winters, the golden state seemed more…