Preserving abundance

by Patrice Lewis -- Wednesdays are kind of loopy in our house with regard to our homeschooling schedule. That's because the girls have music and sewing lessons on Wednesdays and it breaks more…

How free Americans became pigs at a trough

by Patrice Lewis -- I frequently receive e-mails from readers professing admiration for our (ahem) "simple" life. (For those unfamiliar with our lifestyle, we have a homestead farm, a home business, and more…

Discipline your brats

by Patrice Lewis -- I'd like to pause momentarily from my usual socio-political commentary to remark upon a subject of interest to all parents: raising good kids. The reason for the change more…

Suck it in, guys!

by Patrice Lewis -- We're getting by in the Lewis household during this harsh economic downturn. Not because we're making any more money than normal, but because – as usual – we're more…

The government is after me … and you

by Patrice Lewis -- There's an old saying that goes, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean you're wrong." Lately I've taken that as my personal motto. That's because everything about our government more…

Ugly truth surrounds Obama's health plan

by Patrice Lewis -- Right now Obama is stumping hard to get his health care reform passed. Obamacare is backed by most of the liberal Democrats, of course, though the "Blue Dogs" more…

Green with envy

by Patrice Lewis -- So I hear India has been recognized by the National Geographic Society for being the greenest country in the world. Isn't that nice? According to the international polling more…

Silence: No longer an option

by Patrice Lewis -- Woe to you when all men speak well of you. – Luke 6:26 It's funny how things coincide sometimes. This past Sunday, our pastor delivered a riveting sermon. more…

Don't worry, be happy

by Patrice Lewis -- Last week's column, "The Late Great United States," prompted a disgusted reader to chastise me for my gloomy tone. "Why don't you take your continuously sour outlook on more…

The late great United States

by Patrice Lewis -- Ah, the glorious Fourth of July. The best possible time for a national day of mourning. I mean, really … what better day could you choose to lament more…