The burned hand teaches best

by Patrice Lewis -- Ever wonder why conservatives and progressives can't seem to get along? I think I have a clue. We see evil in different things. When I was in college, more…

The right to nothing

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, I heard conservative radio talk-show host Michael Medved interviewing, with considerable patience, the director of a national advocacy organization that benefits the homeless (I'll call him John). more…

Gun control is using 2 hands

by Patrice Lewis -- An English reader of my blog picked up a post from last November called "Gun control is using two hands." It depicted a series of posters explaining why more…

Not your 1930s Depression

by Patrice Lewis -- The news headlines have been screaming lately: Market forecaster sees Dow plunge to 1000 Dow repeats Great Depression pattern 7.9 million jobs lost, many never to return If more…

And another underground business is born

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband came in from his shop recently and announced, "Well, another underground business is born." It seems he heard a news report on the radio that Washington more…

The poor's fairy godmother

by Patrice Lewis -- When I was a little girl, my favorite fairy tale was "Cinderella." It wasn't because of all the pretty dresses Cinderella got to wear, but rather because it's more…

Holy and sacred abortion

by Patrice Lewis -- May 31 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Dr. George Tiller. Of course you remember George Tiller. He was the blatant and unrepentant abortionist who was more…

Manure spreader? Guilty as charged

by Patrice Lewis -- I always enjoy the occasional well-written snark from a reader about something I write. A few days ago I received a doozy of a snark from a musician more…

Artistic parasites

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, while attending a crafts show, I had the pleasure of meeting a regional artist named Andy Sewell. I've admired his work for years, so I broke down more…