How much technology is too much?

by Patrice Lewis -- Consider the following story. My brother (a retired engineer) has a friend named Tom, who is also a retired engineer. Tom and my brother share an odd and more…

What happens when God closes a door?

by Patrice Lewis -- Seven years ago exactly – April 2008 – was a happy time for me. My first book had been accepted by a publisher, and I was thrilled. Writing more…

Don't waste your money on college

by Patrice Lewis -- Here's a riddle: What costs anywhere from $50,000 to $400,000 but often is utterly useless? Answer: a college degree. Now that our daughters are at or approaching college more…

California: A state of denial

by Patrice Lewis -- In 1972, when I was 10 years old, my dad accepted a job transfer. We packed up our belongings and drove 3,000 miles to our new home. We more…

Can poverty be stopped?

by Patrice Lewis -- Last week I read a comment that stopped me in my tracks. "We have SPCA for cats and dogs," noted a woman, "and do not have money to more…

Why I admire the Democrats

by Patrice Lewis -- "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." – H.L. Mencken I have nothing but the deepest contempt for the more…