The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson PREFACE

PREFACE by Reverend John Nicola The problem to which this book addresses itself is one which, although it is as old as mankind, needs to be brought to the attention of thoughtful readers today. All civilizations have expressed some sense of insecurity and fear over the spotty but recurring reports of phenomena that leave menContinue reading “The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson PREFACE”

12 Rules of Life – A Reciprocal Arrangement – A view on Friendships Quote

Here’s something to consider: If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister, or your father, or your son, why would you have such a friend for yourself? You might say: out of loyalty. Well, loyalty is not identical to stupidity. Loyalty must be negotiated, fairly and honestly. Friendship is aContinue reading “12 Rules of Life – A Reciprocal Arrangement – A view on Friendships Quote”

Understand a novelette by Ted Chiang (Full Excerpt)

Ted Chiang writes… The initial impulse to write “Understand” arose from an offhand remark made by my roommate in college; he was reading Sartre’s Nausea at the time, whose protagonist finds only meaninglessness in everything he sees. But what would it be like, my roommate wondered, to find meaning and order in everything you saw? To meContinue reading “Understand a novelette by Ted Chiang (Full Excerpt)”

The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals by Gavin De Becker (Excerpt)

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker: Many homicides have occurred at the courthouse where women were seeking protection orders, or just prior to the hearings. Why? Because the murderers were allergic to rejection. They found it hard enough in private but intolerable in public. For men likeContinue reading “The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals by Gavin De Becker (Excerpt)”

Some strong quotes from “The Book Thief”

I absolutely loved “The Book Thief” – a story about the Second World War, about the killing of Jews and concentration camps, about death and fatherhood and a little girl. I re-read my favourite passage from the book – the day before the Jews marched towards the death camp – the last day of peaceContinue reading “Some strong quotes from “The Book Thief””

Best sex scene in Atlas Shrugged * Ayn Rand

Whoever told you that Atlas Shrugged is a boring book, they never mentioned that it features some pretty cool characters, love triangles by the truckload and one sex scene that would make Anne Rice blush! Well, maybe not Anne Rice but it’s definitely better than Murakami’s approach. The sound came from his engine, from theContinue reading “Best sex scene in Atlas Shrugged * Ayn Rand”

Atlas Shrugged * The crying song of the people * Excerpt

This is what happens when inept people rule the country and prioritize budgeting for friends and luxury rather than food and subsistence and jobs: “Soybeans make an excellent substitute for bread, meat, cereals and coffee-and if all of us were compelled to adopt soybeans as our staple diet, it would solve the national food crisisContinue reading “Atlas Shrugged * The crying song of the people * Excerpt”

Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations Excerpt

We enjoy publishing our thoughts and those of our writers, but we also love going to primary sources whenever possible. Today we’re sitting at the feet of ancient Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius to hear his timeless thoughts on what matters in life—and what doesn’t. The following is excerpted from Book II of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations.

Robin Hood – The most immoral human symbol – Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

I freakishly love Atlas Shrugged. This mammoth of a book from the Objectivist Ayn Rand. This is a small excerpt from the middle of the book – just after laws were given to rob from the rich and give to the poor, to make all men equal (which is in today’s world called The Robin HoodContinue reading “Robin Hood – The most immoral human symbol – Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)”