1/4/19 Stream of Consciousness Video Blog

Greetings! This afternoon I was compelled to just talk to whoever cared to listen about my thoughts on applying to graduate school, my psychology, literature, poetry, Simon Ortiz, Proust, Dostoevsky, Martha Witt, Walt Whitman, Russia, Trump, childhood and adolescence, et cetera. This is part of my effort to be a more open, and productive blogger… Read More 1/4/19 Stream of Consciousness Video Blog

Akhtar’s and Dostoevsky’s Examinations of Freedom, Reason and Faith

“There is nothing more seductive for man than the freedom of his conscience, but there is nothing more tormenting either” –The Grand Inquisitor (From Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov 254)   “…an attempt to liberate the more heartfelt metaphorical version of religious experience from the literalist dogma of the orthodoxy…”                                     -Ayad Akhtar (From The… Read More Akhtar’s and Dostoevsky’s Examinations of Freedom, Reason and Faith

PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE: THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS UNDER ATTACK; AN ATTEMPT TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH

Yesterday twelve former senior intelligence officials issued a joint statement saying that President Trump’s removal of former Director of the CIA John Brennan’s security clearances has “everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech.” The officials added, “We have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE: THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS UNDER ATTACK; AN ATTEMPT TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH

Impeach Trump For Treason: Here’s Why

“We have a cancer within-close to the presidency, that’s growing. It’s growing daily. It’s compounding. It grows geometrically now, because it compounds itself.” -John Dean, on tape discussing Watergate with President Nixon   “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. I think you will probably be… Read More Impeach Trump For Treason: Here’s Why