Have a selfish Thanksgiving

by Patrice Lewis -- I thought everyone knew this story, but it seems I'm wrong. Most of us are products of the public school system, after all, so it's not surprising that more…

No man is an island

by Patrice Lewis -- There are two types of "green" people. The first type live green because it's cheaper than the alternative. If they can't afford gasoline or a car, they bicycle. more…

Voices of the great unwashed

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago, a friend named Jane described a heated conversation she had with her husband, Charles, about a particular issue. They debated back and forth for a more…

Thanks, Obama!

by Patrice Lewis -- "Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years," reads the opening line. "Truly, he is the savior of America's future. more…

Slamming for votes

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago, my husband received a phone call from a long-distance telephone carrier. "Is this Mr. Lewis?" asked the representative. "Yes," my husband replied. "Would you be more…

The altar of indoctrination

by Patrice Lewis -- I got a troll on my blog this week. Although allegedly a "conservative Christian" (though I have my doubts), he indulged in a spate of name-calling about my more…

I am a criminal

by Patrice Lewis -- Yeah, I thought that title would get your attention. That's right, I'm a criminal. So what's my crime? I'm not sure yet. But guaranteed, there's something on the more…

People don't get rich by being dumb

by Patrice Lewis -- A long time ago, I visited some friends who lived in a tiny town of about 500. Everyone knew everyone else. Like most of the folks in and more…

Cruising toward destruction

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband and I have always wanted to take a cruise to Alaska. Sounds fun, doesn't it? The luxury, the scenery, the freedom from responsibility. Despite the fact more…

Preparedness 101

by Patrice Lewis -- Did you know that this is National Preparedness Month? Yes, that's right. This is the month we recognize the efforts of those of us concerned enough about the more…