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"Shrink"-ing the Mind Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Psychology Published: March 2008
Does psychotherapy work? Yes. It depends. What do you mean by "work"?
 
A Great Romance Gone Wrong Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: March 2009
"America is a country loaded with romantics, and, so, despite having our hearts broken and our waists expanded by failed food affairs, we wander through the wasteland seaking our true soul mate."
 
Chronic Pain and Counseling Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: November 2018
"Life hurts. Maturation hurts. These are truths, and not terribly pleasant. Normal living creatures avoid pain; flinching is, after all, a reflex. . . . "
 
Duck, Duck, Goose Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: November 2017
Somehow the power to vote, own property, & be paid the same for the same work seems cast aside for the power to wear vagina hats in public, insist that tights are business trousers, & gain fame by posting indecent photos of oneself to [anti)social media.
 
Get Over It Already Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: November 2018
"Like Ebenezer Scrooge facing his desolate gravesite and begging for a chance to make things right, the bereaved political left scrambles for something to do, or say, that will make it all go away, will make it better, will resurrect the dream."
 
Has Religion Dropped a Notch Below S&M? Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: November 2011
For the present time, Catholics and Jews are free to beat one another for pleasure, but may have little time remaining to circumcise their sons into the covenant.
 
He's Not the Marrying Kind Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Religion Published: July 2013
Imagine the congregation's discomfort when they know that young Father Matthew is dating the lector who is processing in front of him towards the altar at the beginning of Mass.
 
I Do Not Think My Feelings Will Change . . . But at Least I Hope They Will Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Psychology Published: May 2008
"In an environment where intellectuals assert that nothing is definite or sure . . . Emotions were handed the higher ground as pure, honest expressions of the true self rather than impositions from a cold, rational, profit-driven society."
 
If You (Don't) Snooze, You Lose Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: July 2011
The typical American adult has an unhealthy, strange relationship with sleep.
 
Just What Do You Mean by That? Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: July 2012
In the alphabet soup of misrepresentation, three "a" words easily come to mind: absolution, access, and automatic
 
Let's Put the Relations in Foreign Relations Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Worldview Published: March 2011
"All of this high-falutin' talk about the family of nations is silly academic claptrap unless we really see the familial in the nations: the kids, the teens, the abusive and the abused, the sociopaths and the decadent."
 
Let's Talk About Them Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: January 2018
 
Lodge Act Soldiers: the Mural and the Portrait Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Wartime America Published: May 2015
"The Lodge Act soldiers have had counterparts throughout history, but, in the U.S. wars from the mid 20th century through the current day, what sometimes is mislabeled as 'irregular' warfare includes the imperative to involve the local population."
 
Mislabeling the Military's Mental Health Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Psychology Published: July 2016
"The conundrum of diagnoses and the risk of damage to one's life explain why some military personnel are suspicious about seeking mental health treatment."
 
On the Prowl Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: November 2010
"Does the cougar merit an 'atta girl' for finally staking out the grounds of sexual power and privilege previously allotted to successful men?"
 
One Starfish at a Time Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: September 2009
"You are needy, insecure, controlling, impulsive, attention-seeking, and otherwise immature and disagreeable to know. . . ." In other words, you fit in perfectly with our narcissistic society."
 
Plight of the Village People Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: September 2018
". . . Now there is an endlessly shifting benchmark tht means that self-assessment segues into perpetual dissatisfaction."
 
Relishing God's Great Gifts--in Our Homes Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Religion Published: September 2010
...If everyone who is living the Jewish or Christian faiths would assert proudly that the immanent has elevated the immediate, & that this means the trouble it takes to arrange stems in a jar, light a candle, or make a cake are ways to reflect that love.
 
Rituals in Relationships Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: September 2008
"Rituals, including the rites of organized religion, are critical parts of life. They provide context, meaning, rhythm, and connection."
 
Stop "Working" So Hard Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: July 2018
"Perhaps you have a lot of stuff, and now you are on the tiresome treadmill of stuff-maintenance. You work harder than you have to, just to pay for the storage unit, when instead you probably could get rid of a lot of 'that junk.'"
 
Stop Strawberry Citizenship Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Immigration Reform Published: July 2010
"There is a lot of posturing about needing illegal immigrants because they will perform jobs Americans will not. That assertion is insulting."
 
Sump Pump Monsters Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: March 2018
 
Swim! Bike! Run! Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Athletic Arena Published: September 2011
"The . . . Training [for a triathalon] is a full mind, body, spirit connection. It teaches you to break down self-limitation. It carries over into other aspects of life."
 
The Ark of Civic Virtue Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: January 2009
"At one time, the virtues of honor, duty, responsibility, and respect were part of civic education and expected behavior. Failure to live up to one or more of these virtues was considered a significant deficit of character."
 
The Elusive Easy-Peasy Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: September 2017
 
The Hunger Within Us Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: January 2010
"The phenomenon of the New Year's Resolution, in which bad habits will be overcome suddenly and dramatically, treats all of life as a 12-step program with 11 steps in the wash."
 
The Left's Sorry Response to San Bernadino Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Political Landscape Published: January 2016
"People do not become 'radicalized' any more than they become 'alcohol-ized' by someone else's behavior. They choose it--as [conservatives] angrily would assert in response to [liberals'] excuse-making obfuscation."
 
The Screwtape Letters: Sophistications and Self-Absorption Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2011
In a world in which simple has becoome synonymous with either ascetism or stupidity, is if preferable to be sophisticated or simple?
 
The Universe Does Not Revolve Around You--or Does It? Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: July 2009
". . . Two generations of 'your opinion is worth as much as anyone else's has come home to roost."
 
What's Your Excuse? Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: May 2018
"Perhaps you have been scratching your hed and wondering what on earth is going on with people. There are echoes of adolescence, insufficiently mastered, in those baffling behaviors."
 
Yes, You Can! Well, Maybe . . . Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: American Thought Published: January 2014
". . . One of the dangerous flaws in the modern American myth [is] that you can be whatever you want to be, if only you want it badly enough."