Parents? We don't need no stinkin' parents!

by Patrice Lewis -- Something momentous happened in our household last December: Our oldest daughter turned 13. Snarky teenage-hood, here we come! Except something's wrong. So far, Elder Daughter is still treating more…

Welcome to Bedrock

by Patrice Lewis -- Newsflash: I'm a busy person. Really. Here are some of the hats I wear on a daily basis. I'm a wife. Mother. Homeschooling teacher. Farmer. Business owner. Writer. more…

Is green losing its gold?

by Patrice Lewis -- Sales of organic products are down. Green projects are diving. Recycling profits are declining. With the economy in deep recession, the green movement is losing momentum. Funny how more…

Welcome to Flyover Country

by Patrice Lewis -- The name of my column is Real America. I try to give opinion and commentary from Flyover Country, where I live. Every so often I get asked exactly more…

The answer is simple: Don't hire a woman

by Patrice Lewis -- Ha ha. Want to hear something funny? When I was offered this column last year, I honestly wondered if I could find something suitably interesting to write about more…

But it's … for the children!

by Patrice Lewis -- It's happening once again. Amidst the tanking economy, I'm stunned to introduce HR 4040, the Consumer Product Safety "Improvement" Act of 2008. It is without question one of more…

How to tell if you're a spoiled brat

by Patrice Lewis -- OK, I confess I wrote last week's column, "A nation bursting with spoiled brats," because I wanted to slap people upside the head with something simple, truthful and, more…

A nation bursting with spoiled brats

by Patrice Lewis -- We are a nation of spoiled brats. We have daily miracles at our fingers tips, and all we can do is complain. Push a button, and heat comes more…