Category Archives: psychology

Is it True,”The Center Will not Hold”?

E.J. Dionne has a very good op-ed in today’s Washington Post about the Alabama Senatorial election next week. His presents the notion that definition is on the table again in our country, the meaning of words and ideas, and that … Continue reading

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Trump and Lack of Self-Awareness

Paul Manafort, under indictment already and out on bail, almost immediately had the audacity to contact the Russian media to arrange an editorial in the American press favorable to himself.  This was clearly contrary to the terms of the bail. … Continue reading

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T.S. Eliot, “Oh the Shame of Motives Late Revealed…”

The Roy Moore spectacle in Alabama is put a spin-off of the block-buster series now showing world-wide, The Trump Show.  But like all spin-off tv shows and movies, the Roy Moore saga is cut from the same bolt of cloth … Continue reading

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Senator Franken, “I Crossed a Line.”

This confession of Senator Al Franken needs to be heard more often from a lot of men, those of note and even the rest of us.  Yes, I too have crossed “that” line in my life and am fortunate that … Continue reading

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William Blake, “The Center Will not Hold”

My country appears to be unraveling.  The “flow” of life is becoming a tornado and the structures and conventions of day-to-day life are straining under the pressure.  Just one example is the area of sexuality as the sexual mores are … Continue reading

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All of Our Ponds Are Pretty Damn Murky

I have a respondent from one of my blogs who himself blogs, his entitled, “Thoughts from a Murky Pond.”  This gentleman is very intelligent and thoughtful, but “consarned him” he is so damn critical of my discoursing!  But, I deeply … Continue reading

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Is Alabama’s Governor Ivey Stupid? Answer: No.

Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey has demonstrated the mind set of many conservative Republicans in announcing her support of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore.  Though she “has no reason to doubt” the numerous women who report his inappropriate sexual advances on … Continue reading

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