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Pulp Fiction, Politics, and a Whiff of Rachmaninoff

I should have heard that name long ago. It has frequently come up in headlines about the surge of the political right in the US; occasionally, in the European context. 1,437 more words


Atlas Shrugged, Chapters 2 and 3

I am a little behind on my posting, so I did not post Chapter 2 last week.

Chapter 2

In this chapter, we get to meet Hank Reardon’s family.   435 more words

Ayn Rand

9/13/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I was able to come up with a solution for the Malibu.  From my phone, I requested a $50 Walmart Gift Card from MyPoints (I had been earning one for six months, and it was ready to use).   191 more words


"Atlas Shrugged," Psychology, and 60 Years

By John E. Dick © 2017

Atlas Shrugged, by novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand, turns 60 years old this year, 2017, published so many years ago in 1957. 1,250 more words

John's Ponderings

Paul Ryan and ayn rand ... a reminder of contradictions

I don’t know about you but if you grew up with a certain teaching or dogma and you are now in your mid-forties + … it must be hard to convince folks that you now reject a philosophy after only a couple of hours later –  just saying


The Atlas Project

I started participating in the Atlas Project, or rather the Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Project. This project involves reading Atlas Shrugged, one chapter at a time.   192 more words


It started with a quote

Today was Writers Group day so no time for a coffee house visit and no time therefore to think of something clever to write or photographs to take which might inspire a poem or blog idea. 458 more words