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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.

Trump, Shame, and Shamelessness

I heard a noted psychologist share an anecdote about his toddler son in a lecture one day relevant to the subject of healthy shame vs. unhealthy shame.  This psychologist and his wife were entertaining another couple in their living room … Continue reading

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Existential Quandary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders brought to my mind a quip from the book of 1 Timothy in the New Testament about people have “have their conscience seared with a hot iron.”  In the religious culture of my youth, this always meant … Continue reading

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Trump Does Not Think but is at the Mercy of Thoughts.

Trump today insulted a female reporter, apparently misunderstanding her and then rather than giving her a chance to clarify, told her, “Oh, I know you are not thinking.  You never do.” However, he is the one that “never thinks” and … Continue reading

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When Guilty, Scream Loudly That You Are Innocent!!!

Brett Kavanaugh and his fellow imbibers of the Trumpian kool-aid understand this ruse very well.  I do to, having spent much of my youth practicing it though my “screaming” was muted as I was just “too much a damn Christian.”  … Continue reading

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The Trumpian “Tempest in the Teapot” is Getting Crazy!!!

The “tempest” in my country’s “teapot” is brewing tempestuously this morning.  The Trumpster’s assault on the Justice Dept. has ratcheted up the pressure as his obsessive fear of exposure has him and his minions in a panic mode.  Specifically, the … Continue reading

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“Fake News” is Again the Answer for Trump

Trump has been hit hard the past two days with the book from Bob Woodward and today’s New York Times’s op-ed by a “top official” in Trump’s administration which describes the “crazy world” inside the Trump White House.  But Trump … Continue reading

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“Baby Christian” Trump is Still Very Much “Baby”

Senator John McCain is giving up the fight and will apparently die without the medical intervention which he is now refusing.  I admire his courage.  There is a time to die and I hope I have the same courage to … Continue reading

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