Ayn Rand and Adult-Onset Adolescence

THE FOUNTAINHEAD is one of my personal all-time favorite must-read novels; it establishes Ayn Rand as a major, domineering fiction writer.  I’ve read that she wrote it on methamphetamines, and tho I have never tried them and therefore know not whereof I speak, let me say that it really shows! Reader, I said “major, domineering …

Charter of Secularity

Everyone’s talking about Mme. Marois’ Charter of Secularity these days. It’s an explosion of personal issues and thoughts for me. – I am so embarrassed by Canadians.  I try to think of myself as a “human” yet obviously, I live in a certain socio-economic entity.  Rich white people are so embarrassing.  When will we talk …

Mankind’s Golden Rule

Lewis Browne’s “Mankind’s Golden Rule” (1946) is a condensed version of his book, The World’s Great Scriptures. He lists the same basic message of “love your neighbour as yourself” from seven of the world’s great religions: Brahmanism [now generally called Hinduism]: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you …