Characteristics of powerful men
Sep22

Characteristics of powerful men

by Steve Norcross When I was a kid, I feared powerful men. Now upon reflection, my fear was based on observations that were real. In the world I grew up in, many men were powerful to the extent that they were dominant if not domineering over members of their families. Their work tended toward the competitive, and their life styles were punctuated by alcohol and a love of high contact sports. Since then, I have come to appreciate power...

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Gender differences: Are men or women more likely to be mentally ill?
Jun20

Gender differences: Are men or women more likely to be mentally ill?

by Steve Norcross Part of my training as an Episcopal priest was to go through a summer of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).  I accomplished this as an intern at a state mental hospital in Texas. Years later, I advanced my education to become a supervisor in CPE, and did so at a large federal mental hospital in Washington, DC. My training assigned me to several wards, some of which were coed, and others one-gender. In this article I...

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Gender Differences: Women love by sentiment. Men love by action.
Mar20

Gender Differences: Women love by sentiment. Men love by action.

by Steve Norcross Women give and receive love as sentiment. Men give and receive love as action. Already I’m in trouble. I have made a sweeping generalization with many exceptions. In this time of discovering that men and women are more alike than different, and in this day of a blurring of the lines that formerly defined the gender roles, I may be politically incorrect to describe inherent differences between the sexes. Actually, I’m...

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‘New Warrior’ men make good fathers
Jun21

‘New Warrior’ men make good fathers

by Steve Norcross Once again, the third Sunday in June is Father’s Day. Greeting card publishers, clothing manufacturers, distilleries, and long-distance phone operators are hoping to realize a profit from the once-a-year obligation many feel to honor their dads. I hope my own kids, at least, call and wish me well, tell me that they love me. I’m put in mind, this time of year, to recall and honor my fathers and...

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