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Billy Is Wearing a Kilt Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: March 2020
"Creation throws all sorts of unexpected things at us--things we can refuse to see, argue against, accept, or even celebrate."
 
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. . . . "
 
Cloudy Befuddlement Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: May 2021
"The forcast for me, for the time being, at least, is (mentally) partly cloudy with a chance of passing befuddlement. Expect periods of anxiety throughout the evening."
 
Crowing About Fear Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: May 2020
People deal with fear using the type of worry that jumps from subject to subject, never resting on a place long enough to find a solution or a bearable assessment of risk. It is a mental exercise of thought with a mild degree of emotional distress.
 
Doing Something New Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: January 2020
"Hospice care for cats, owl pellet analysis, and dinner out on Thanksgiving Day . . . . I never anticipated doing any of them [and] am grateful for all of them . . . ."
 
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.
 
Evil by Any Other Name Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: March 2021
"Refuse to play the all-or-nothing game in which someone disagreeing on one thing means they must be punished, rejected, and even shamed. For the time being, it is going to cost you. Evil is like that."
 
Florida Man . . . and Woman Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: September 2021
"When it all becomes very normal--the gators, bees, kids kayaking down the street after a rainstorm, flip-flops at church--you have become Florida Man and Wife."
 
It Is What It Is Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: July 2021
"Exactly how [the] full-frontal embrace of raw reality intersects with the bottomless relativism of our culture is a mystery to me."
 
Kids Will Be Kids--Won't They? Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: January 2021
"Death from COVID, financial devastation, and briefly living like our ancestors in terms of social life and being with family are not on equal footing. We do young people harm by pretending that it is so."
 
Let's Talk About Them Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: January 2018
 
Mom and Dad, Guess What? Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: November 2021
"[Do] you have a precociously sophisticated kid, whose creativity lands with laser-like accuracy on the things most likely to trigger a reaction."
 
New World in the Morning Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: November 2020
Today is the first day of the rest of your life--don't blow it!
 
Peddle Your Onions Elsewhere Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: November 2019
"Do not try to impose your ways on us. In return, I promise not to move back to (where I came from) and plant a bunch of weeds and plastic flamingos in my front yard and call it landscaping."
 
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."
 
Questions, Questions, Questions Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: September 2020
Perhaps you harbor "a yen to toss Teddy in the toilet just to see what happens next."
 
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.'"
 
Sump Pump Monsters Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: March 2018
 
The Elusive Easy-Peasy Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: September 2017
 
The Magic of Toxicity Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Parting Thoughts Published: July 2020
"The personal happiness project of evicting anything negative, justified by labeling it toxic, is a profoundly selfiish form of magical thinking."
 
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."