Angry young men

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently I read an extraordinary essay on the subject of why so many young men are angry, sullen and rebellious. The writer of this piece (Tiffani) has five more…

Ants, grasshoppers and God

by Patrice Lewis -- I've been thinking a great deal about poverty lately, specifically its causes as well as what our obligations are (both personal and societal) to alleviate it. This is more…

Your tax dollars at work

by Patrice Lewis -- A great sadness has befallen some friends of mine. They are expecting their first grandchild. My friend "Linda" has two stepchildren. Bob, her 19-year-old stepson, is a decent more…

Too proud for charity

by Patrice Lewis -- "Mom," asked my older daughter this week, "what does 'surreal' mean?" "It means something is so wild and crazy that it's hard to grasp," I replied, and used more…

The United States: An oppressive hellhole?

by Patrice Lewis -- While Americans struggle with their day-to-day activities – working, raising families, coping with a bad economy, worrying about the future – a little-noticed but pervasive influence has invaded more…

Eliminate those resource-sucking brats!

by Patrice Lewis -- For some time now, I've been bookmarking "green" articles on overpopulation and how we need to reduce the number of children we bear in order to save the more…

Why the Grinch won't steal our Christmas

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently I had an interesting e-mail exchange with a favorite long-time reader. On my blog entry for Thanksgiving he saw a photo of our dinner table and guest. more…

Let's hear it for the teens!

by Patrice Lewis -- Our older daughter woke up crying one morning this week. "I dreamed about Gypsy and Hopi," she sobbed, referring to the pets we lost in the last few more…

The Twinkie Solution

by Patrice Lewis -- OK, I'm going to improvise a scenario for you. Let's say that my husband and I have good jobs. Together we make $150,000 a year. Our kids attend more…

The Church of Global Warming

by Patrice Lewis -- I'm sure you've all heard about the scandal coming out of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, in which some bozos cooked the raw data on more…