Author Archives: diospsytrek

About diospsytrek

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I am also the author of four books. The books have to do with coping with depression and other mood disorders, and the nexus of psychological problems and spiritual warfare.

JFK

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country.”  May 29, 2017, on this long Memorial Day weekend, comes the centenary of our 35th president’s birth. JFK 100? It seems impossible. … Continue reading

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Blah Blah O’Reilly. . .

or Who’s next He was rude. He was crude and he cut people off that often had more substantive things to say than he did  — like Dr. Krauthammer.  But frankly, I will miss him. I haven’t watched Fox News … Continue reading

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Lonely But Never Really Alone

“Alone prevents a sole pretense…” The above was a line from a poem in the student literary magazine of New Mexico State University circa 1963.  It was written by a student a year or two older than I and it … Continue reading

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The Want of Power and Control: Everyone’s Temptation

  “The Christian must bear the burden of a brother. . . It is only when he is a burden that another person is really a brother and not an object to be manipulated.”  ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bonhoeffer’s statement poses … Continue reading

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3-30-30

Thirty years ago today, 3-30-87, Judge Kirkland, Seminole County’s official “hangin’ judge” said, “It’s over”– or words to that effect. He officially declared us divorced.  Our nine year marriage was done, null and void, finis. The judge vaguely remembered me … Continue reading

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Sports Talk

“‘Meaningless! Meaningless!’ says the Teacher, ‘Everything is meaningless.’” Ecclesiastes 12:8 Okay, so I’m officially an old fart. I’m reminded of that when I occasionally listen to sports talk radio. I never cease to be amazed at how much enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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TDS

The new diagnostic category TDS is not likely to be included in the American Psychiatric Association’s official diagnostic manual DSM-V anytime soon. It just reeks too much of political incorrectness –and the APA is all about going along with the … Continue reading

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