I was born in the wrong century

by Patrice Lewis -- Over my kitchen sink, I have a small ceramic tile depicting a charming scene: A father milking a cow, a mother making cheese and smiling at a watching more…

Do as I say, not as I do

by Patrice Lewis -- Last week I touched on a quasi-satirical phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger effect, and quoted Wikipedia's definition: "A cognitive bias wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority, more…

The 'how hard can it be' syndrome

by Patrice Lewis -- As many readers know, my husband and I homestead 20 acres in the North Idaho panhandle. It's a fun challenge that simultaneously keeps us young and gives us more…

Lament for my hometown

by Patrice Lewis -- One quiet summer day in June of 1981, home from my first year of college, I sat in my bedroom writing a letter to a friend. In a more…

2 categories of the 'ban all guns' crowd

by Patrice Lewis -- "Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them." – George Orwell, "1984" In the wake of the horrific massacre in Las Vegas Sunday came the inevitable more…

Hey, Hillary: Here's what really happened

by Patrice Lewis -- So Hillary Clinton has a new book out entitled "What Happened" in which, apparently, she attempts to dissect what went wrong with her failed 2016 presidential campaign. Disclaimer: more…

Eco-skanks, unite!

by Patrice Lewis -- I beg pardon in advance for profiling an offensive topic, but I'm here to report breaking news from the University of California at Santa Cruz: A taxpayer-funded nutjob more…

A sure-fire way to save the planet

by Patrice Lewis -- Every single day, we are exhorted by environmentalists to do our part to save the planet. We are told we must take public transportation, install LED light bulbs, more…