Why I'm hostile toward public education

by Patrice Lewis -- Ever since I became a parent and faced the options for educating our daughters, I've become increasingly antagonistic toward public schools. Since our daughters are currently 20 and more…

When did 'Ma'am' become an insult?

by Patrice Lewis -- Our younger daughter, then 19, used to work as a manager in an antique store. As such, she was expected to be polite and respectful with customers. One more…

How to risk someone else's dime

by Patrice Lewis -- Several years ago in one of my favorite rural-themed magazines (dedicated to independence and self-sufficiency), I was stunned to come across the following letter: "My husband and I more…

The dangers of worshiping science

by Patrice Lewis -- We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land. But it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand. He sends us snow in winter, more…

Jesus, Robin Hood and true compassion

by Patrice Lewis -- It all started with a quote I read some time ago, attributed to comedian Stephen Colbert: "If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help more…