Don't step in the elephant poop

by Patrice Lewis -- As a humble housewife, I don't understand national economics. I don't have a degree in business or finance from Harvard or a series of impressive letters after my more…

Throwaway children

by Patrice Lewis -- This was a difficult column to write because no matter how much I explain myself, I will be called heartless, cruel and unfeeling. At the risk of personal more…

Living in sin

by Patrice Lewis -- Awhile ago, I saw an online query from a journalist looking for information. The query was as follows: "I'm looking to interview men and women age 20-60 anywhere more…

'Respectable teenagers': Not an oxymoron

by Patrice Lewis -- Like many people, my husband and I follow the news closely. Seldom do we hear anything good. Seldom do we hear about incidences where our constitutional rights are more…

Tangible investments … that breathe

by Patrice Lewis -- We're having babies this summer at the Lewis homestead. Not human babies, cow babies. So far we have six out of a projected eight calves cavorting in the more…

Armed but not dangerous

by Patrice Lewis -- Last weekend I spent an entire beautiful day cooped up in a classroom, doing something very important: qualifying for my Utah concealed carry permit. In Idaho, it's fairly more…

Another kind of Obama-approved drone

by Patrice Lewis -- It was a remark meant for no other purpose than to be divisive. When President Obama stood in front of a crowd in Northern Ireland and said, "If more…

Why I'm becoming paranoid

by Patrice Lewis -- The news this week has been freaky. It seems everything we do, say, or write is being monitored by Big Brother. Every keystroke, every bank transaction, every word more…

Laws are for little people

by Patrice Lewis -- Doubtless many of you remember the notorious "Queen of Mean," hotelier Leona Helmsley, who was convicted of federal income tax evasion in 1989 after famously saying, "We don't more…