Have a greedy new year

by Patrice Lewis -- As we enter into a new year, I would like to discuss greed and why it's (mostly) a good thing. Greed gets a bad rap. The dictionary defines more…

We've chosen the wrong king

by Patrice Lewis -- This past week we were talking with our teenage daughters about where this country is heading. "What I don't understand," said our 15-year-old, "is why people can't see more…

The last literate generation?

by Patrice Lewis -- Some time around 1908, the president of Harvard University, Charles Eliot, accepted a unique challenge. "Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could more…

Help! My 15-year-old daughter is having sex!

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, I came across an advice column on Slate.com in which a heartbroken mother learned her 15-year-old daughter was having sex with her boyfriend. "I spent many years more…

Incivility at Trader Joe's

by Patrice Lewis -- A couple of years ago, I bookmarked an article called "We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other" by Sherry Turkle. The writer tells how she more…

Once upon a time…

by Patrice Lewis -- Let me tell you a story, a fairy tale of a once-great nation called America. Once upon a time … Once upon a time, we could send our more…

The laughingstock of the world

by Patrice Lewis -- Along with the rest of America – well, at least the folks who aren't slack-jawed by Hollywood's entertainment drivel – I've become more and more concerned about the more…

If I were king

by Patrice Lewis -- I have made an important decision. I have decided that if this country is going to be saved, people are going to have to make me king (well, more…

Enslaved by our government masters

by Patrice Lewis -- I have an assignment for you. I want you to click on this link and read the text from Genesis 47:13-27. It's the familiar story of the famine more…

The Magic Health Care Fairy

by Patrice Lewis -- Doubtless you've all heard about the Law of Unintended Consequences, which can be paraphrased as an intended solution that makes a problem worse. "Wait a minute!" is a more…