You! Back to your festering hellhole!

by Patrice Lewis -- While I generally try to avoid writing about specific news cases (because I'm not an investigative journalist), once in awhile a story hits the headlines that is so more…

Making a virtue out of a necessity

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago when we lived in Oregon, our county was electrified by the news that a local person had won the lottery. Days, then weeks ticked by more…

The Tucson witch trials

by Patrice Lewis -- A few days ago, I came across a classic book from my childhood: "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare. The book was published in 1958 more…

The raunchy 'real' world

by Patrice Lewis -- You know, the older I get, the more I'm convinced I live in a fantasy world. In this cheery little artificial la-la land where I reside, boys are more…

Follow your spleen

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, my daughters and I were at a friend's house where a television was on (we don't get TV reception in our home). The girls, instantly mesmerized by more…

Christmas in America

by Patrice Lewis -- During the weeks leading up to Christmas, there have been a lot of complaints about the ever-increasing commercialization and secularization of this most holy holiday. These concerns are more…

The Golden Horde

by Patrice Lewis -- For some reason I didn't see the parallels. Black Friday came and went and I heard the typical stories of camp-outs, record crowds at store fronts, sprints for more…

Random acts of evil

by Patrice Lewis -- Mining has always been a perilous occupation. One of the most insidious and invisible dangers comes from toxic gases that are heavier than air and therefore collect in more…

Glorying in our shame

by Patrice Lewis -- I read a Bible passage (Philippians 3:18a-19) recently that hit me: "… many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is more…

Me, a 'domestic extremist'? So be it!

by Patrice Lewis -- We have some dear friends who are Traditional Catholics. Like many conservative Christians, this means the women dress modestly and in skirts. Their 15-year-old daughter, GG, is attending more…