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About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos. I have a life-long passion for the liberal arts and a deep spiritual commitment. I will utilize my voracious appetite for the written word in this blog, delving into literature, psychology, religion, philosophy, and linguistics.

The Price-Tag of “Having No Agenda”

Today Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta had a heated exchange which got so heated that Trump dismissed him, telling him, “You have an agenda.  Fake news.”  “Having an agenda” is a common refrain from Trumpsters in reference to their … Continue reading

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Shame, Truth, Politics, and Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and the Washington Post, shocked the world yesterday by disclosing an effort by AMI (the National Enquirer publisher) to blackmail him with salacious text messages they had uncovered, including sexually intimate photos.  Yes, these … Continue reading

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Politics, Thinking, and Rumi

The problem in politics is thinking.  The problem is human experience is thinking.  If thinking could be banned, we could all live in harmony…though the harmony would be that of a vegetative state!  We would still be just one step … Continue reading

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“We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us”

My country’s national crisis continues…and worsens daily.  But the faux crisis that Trump has created, the border wall matter, is a distraction for the egregious crisis that Trump is himself.  He has been a crisis waiting to explode the whole … Continue reading

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“People of the Lie” by M. Scott Peck; Still Relevant Today

Scott Peck in 1983 wrote a book entitled, “People of the Lie” a description of evil gleaned from decades of clinical work.  He described how that some people are so captive to their reptilian brain that “lying” in socially acceptable … Continue reading

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The Emperor Has No Clothes On

Of course, this is something we have known for a couple of years now about Trump but it appears that his “nudity” is even getting more egregious.  If you are naked, how can you get more naked?  Well, Trump is … Continue reading

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Congressperson Rashida Tlaib Goes “Trumpian” on Trump.

Newly elected Congressperson, Rashida Tlaib, in an enthusiast display of emotion and intensity vowed to impeach Trump, describing in as a, “motherf….r.”  I’m totally pleased that she is in her position, the first Muslim elected to Congress, but in using … Continue reading

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