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Book Reviews: We the Living by Ayn Rand and 1984 by George Orwell

Did Ayn Rand and George Orwell Predict the Future?

I’ve been re-reading some of the classic fiction that captivated me when I was a teenager.  595 more words

Book Reviews

Episode 30: Electric Kool-Aid Blue Star Acid Test

A lot of conspiracy theorists see connections that others cannot; connections most people cannot fathom, or believe to be real. You know who else sees connections like this? 232 more words


Chapter Five, Berkeley: the Center of the World, Part IV

Before there were hippies

Although the full-blown counterculture complete with newly-invented hippies was yet to come, the roots of it could be seen all around me from day one in Berkeley. 4,933 more words

Memoirs In Progress

10-07-2016: American Neo-Feudal Serfdom; Are We Choosing This?

If I suggest our Constitutional Republic and its three malfeasant branches of government are no longer functional; that we the people are becoming neo-feudal, indebted serfs, because hard working Democrats and Republicans vote for politician pawns appropriating funds for a growing… 1,046 more words

Connect The Dots

Mystery ~

“I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer — they think they have, so they stop thinking.
But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. 14 more words


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Review

Book: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Author: Ken Kesey
Year: 1962
Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy.

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One Flew Over a Great Notion

or, Sometimes a Cuckoo Nest…

Today would have been Ken Kesey’s birthday, so my twisted title pays tribute to his best known works, his debut novel, … 979 more words