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About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos.I have a lovely wife, Claire, and our only children are two lovely dachshunds, Elsa and Ludwig. I have a BA in history/psychology (double major) from Henderson State University and a M. Ed. in counseling from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. I have a passion for literature, religion, philosophy....and, in general, the liberal arts.

Evolution, Mental Illness, and Trump

Mental illness is bad for the health of the organism.  That is why that in early childhood development “contrary” impulses are readily overridden by a genetically/socially determined demand that these anti-social impulses be sloughed off in favor of socially amenable … Continue reading

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Will Trump “Declare Victory” and Resign?

Tony Schwartz, the co-author of Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal,” has declared that “the noose is tightening” around Trump’s neck and that he will soon “declare victory” and resign.  Schwartz got to know Trump very well when writing … Continue reading

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Trump Echoes Jim Carrey, “SOMEBODY, Stop Me!!!”

As the Trump train wreck careens down the track, desperately seeking the misery-relief its final catastrophe will bring, I can’t help but feel a touch of pity for Trump and also for Trump-lite, Steve Bannon.  There is a sense in … Continue reading

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Trump Has a Point Here about Charlottesville!!!

On the Charlottesville issue that is before my country, Trump has argued that if we must take down the statue of Robert E. Lee we need to take down the statues of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and their ilk.  Hmm. … Continue reading

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Trump Must Not Criticize White Supremacy!

That is right!  Because he tells the truth.  Contrary to “Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary” he tells the truth and to suddenly be critical of white supremacy when he is the poster boy for white supremacy would be a bald … Continue reading

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Be Kind to the Mentally Ill!!!

Early in grade school we were taught to be nice to our class mates who were, well…ahem…pause….”kinda different.”  Later we began to describe them as “nuts” and only later more properly as “mentally ill.”  We learned that to make fun … Continue reading

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The Trumpian Black Hole Continues to Gnaw Into Our Collective Heart

Trump’s malignant narcissism becomes more apparent daily.  He is governed by whims which have been unchecked since the indulgence he was given during his “terrible two’s” some 69 years ago.  One of the many anecdotes that graphically illustrate this is … Continue reading

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