Monthly Archives: July 2011

PTSD Highjacked by Pop Culture

Regrettably, I’ve been unable, over the years, to catalogue the numerous media instances where PTSD was referenced. PTSD is a psychiatric diagnosis originating with (Vietnam) war veterans and historically linked to such terms as Shell Shock or Battle Fatigue. The … Continue reading

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The Box

Have you never heard the admonitory maxim: “Think Outside The Box”? The Box being referred to is of course, The Idiot Box, or television set. “Television” usually refers to  just the home receiver or television set. The term “television set” … Continue reading

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VA Doctors Claim Immunity from Malpractice

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Diversity!

Diversity! crieth the wolf, as he hungrily lunges forth, scattering the flock. In the dust-covered bleating and chaos, none, neither the ram nor his dam, for all their diversity, cares or even notices the absence of a solitary lamb.

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Wall Street

You say you lost your shirt on Wall Street today? Somebody else is wearing it now. A lot of investors lost their asses on Wall Street today? Someone drove home with a truckload of asses. Not a penny has ever … Continue reading

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“For Outstanding Service”

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Mental Illness

During my truncated foray into higher education I took a course in Theology at Marquette University. The course, taught by a very sexy Jesuit priest (at least all the girls thought so) centered on the 1974 Pulitzer Prize winning book: … Continue reading

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That and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee.

The original expression was: “That and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee.” Inflation crept in and now it would be more appropriate to say: “That and $2.55 will get you a latte at Starbucks.” The meaning remains … Continue reading

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May I ask you a rather personal question?

   

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