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…

Where does paranoia end and tyranny begin?

by Patrice Lewis -- About three years ago, a faithful reader of my blog contacted me to say she would no longer be leaving comments or otherwise communicating by email because she more…

The Obamacare nightmare

by Patrice Lewis -- We've had a dicey month here in the Lewis household, because for the first time we've had to face some serious medical issues. For the 23 years of more…

Pay no attention to man behind the curtain

by Patrice Lewis -- Always, always, when I think things can't get any loonier, they do. On May 5, President Obama gave the commencement speech at Ohio State University and actually said more…

Blue collar workers, unite!

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago when my husband and I still lived in Oregon, we had a cold snap right before Christmas. On Christmas morning we woke up to find more…

The real domestic terrorists

by Patrice Lewis -- In the wake of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, it took mere hours for CNN to strongly hint – without anything so significant as evidence or proof – more…

Free money

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently I got together with a friend I hadn't seen in years (I'll call her Mary). It was very pleasant, catching up on each others' lives. Among other more…