Hate U.S. values? Then, please, get out

by Patrice Lewis -- Back in 1984 when I was a college student, I had a seasonal job as a field biologist assistant, which required camping all summer deep in the High more…

Ode to a dog

by Patrice Lewis -- Once in a while I depart from my usual socio-political commentary to write something personal. This is one of those occasions. That's because this week we lost our more…

14 lessons for stupid people

by Patrice Lewis -- As I write this, the German town of Hamburg is in chaos as 100,000 anti-capitalists (otherwise known as "stupid people") pour in to participate in a "Welcome to more…

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…