Too ignorant to feed ourselves

by Patrice Lewis -- This past weekend, I attended the Sustainability Preparedness Expo in Spokane, Wash. This event was designed to bring together speakers and vendors for the purpose of addressing concerns more…

Appeasing our kids, appeasing the world

by Patrice Lewis -- I try not to involve myself in international politics. I don't understand the issues well enough to comment intelligently, and I would rather keep my mouth closed and more…

The albatross of higher education

by Patrice Lewis -- There is an older Zits comic featuring high-school age Jeremy and his friend Hector having a conversation about their future. Hector says, "What are you going to do more…

Let's hear it for the prudes

by Patrice Lewis -- A couple weeks ago, a Huffington Post blogger by the name of Soraya Chemaly put up a provocative post entitled "How Do You Feel About Sex and Teenage more…

The tyranny of low expectations

by Patrice Lewis -- Throughout most of American history, it was common for people to rise above their circumstances. To strive, to work hard, be thrifty, educate themselves, start businesses and otherwise more…

Government invading homes for fun and profit

by Patrice Lewis -- [caption id="attachment_507419" align="alignright" width="298" caption="Recent news headlines featured on The Drudge Report"][/caption] The news reports are coming in thick and fast: In Henderson, Nev., the police violently entered more…

Radical homemakers

by Patrice Lewis -- As a housewife and homesteader (small farmer), I have taken it upon myself to learn a great many things over the past 20 years. I've learned to milk more…

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…