My daughter, the feminist

by Patrice Lewis -- One of the side effects of being a private person with a public column is people assume they know everything about us. Based on 1,000 words a week, more…

Our daughter is joining the Navy

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband and I are proud to announce our 19-year-old daughter's recent career decision: She has enlisted in the Navy. Our younger daughter (hereafter referred to as YD) more…

Are we already in a civil war?

by Patrice Lewis -- This week we were shocked when a deranged leftist named James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on lawmakers – specifically Republican lawmakers – holding a baseball practice in Alexandria, more…

Hey, dude: When things go to pot

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, a crafting friend took a trip to Oregon to attend a show selling her products. She hadn't been to the Beaver State in several years and was more…

Forever young

by Patrice Lewis -- Note: The original version of this column was published in 2009. I had a column all written and ready to go for this weekend when my husband stopped more…

What happens when beauty meets brains

by Patrice Lewis -- My father (an engineer) used to always jokingly say, "Beauty times brains is a constant." In mathematics, a constant is a number that is always the same no more…

Is it Mother's Day -- or Women's Day?

by Patrice Lewis -- Mother's Day: The most sentimental and mushy day of the year, the day when mothers –whether they deserve it or not – are smothered in a suffocating layer more…

Meet Jane: A true tale of a true transgender

by Patrice Lewis -- People have always embraced wild, wacky fads. While most are harmless, some delve into darkness and morbidity. Today, one of the most destructive fads is transgenderism – and more…