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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.

Paul Ryan Steps to the Plate!

Paul Ryan declared this morning, “Separating children from their parents is wrong.”  It has been so frustrating to watch this man, occupying the important position of Speaker of the House, stand lamely by and not stand up to Trump.  There … Continue reading

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Reality is Tightening its Noose on Trump.

I kick the subject of mental illness around a lot in this venue due to my career as a clinician which has given me a perspective to “sniff out” madness pretty readily.  Oh, we are all “mad” to some degree … Continue reading

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Gun Craziness Happens Again!!!

Gun craziness erupts again in my country.  We have so much craziness and there are so many ways to express it but I really don’t think schools and children should have to be victimized with it.  “School shooting” has now … Continue reading

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Faux “Fox News” Flash Report!

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this morning warned the United States that Russia is currently attempting to interfere with the 2018 mid-term elections and that our country is no better prepared than before the 2016 election.  Reliable sources have confirmed … Continue reading

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Evil Necessary to “Push” Us into God

The evangelical Christian support of Trump has been a sore point for me, given my background in fundamentalist Christianity and a continued emphasis in personal faith.  The evangelical trope, “The Lord has raised him up” to restore our country to … Continue reading

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I Go, “Fox News,” On You!!!

The Republican candidate in the state of Wisconsin is Arthur Jones.  He runs unopposed, as his party clearly sees him as the unalloyed voice for their racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Trumpian ideas.  The GOP realizes that he is the voice for … Continue reading

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Logically Distorting “Truth” To Maintain the GOP’s Pretenses

The Trumpian onslaught on truth continues daily.  “Shit” continues to make headlines and the efforts to deny the obvious on this issue has reached the comical proportion.  It makes me think of a skit I’d like to see, two partisan … Continue reading

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