I'm depressed … but preparing

by Patrice Lewis -- I just learned a depressing statistic: The unemployment rate in our corner of Idaho is 13.6 percent. Keep this in mind for a moment. A couple weeks ago more…

What is a socialist?

by Patrice Lewis -- The one fascinating thing I'm learning in writing for WND is the staggering ability of so many people to deny reality. In last week's column, I pointed out more…

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…