Monthly Archives: August 2011

Eulogies For Our Infant Son, Thomas

On December 18, 2010, in my post entitled, “Mary Elizabeth Reveals – Part Three: Tom,” I wrote these words: “The next morning my first husband and the priest told me Tom had died during the night. I asked the time. They … Continue reading

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Puritanism, Sexuality, and the Work Ethic

There is a connection between sexual repression and the work ethic in America. Both stem from American Puritanism. The psychologist and author, Rollo May, writes the following in his 1969 book “Love and Will,” p. 47: “The old Puritans repressed sex and were … Continue reading

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