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How To Make A Lifelong Objectivist?

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-11-25 22:39
The book.

I have been absent from SOLO for a few weeks, writing a new book. Now it is published.

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A "read" is likely a "hit". — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Mon, 2013-12-02 00:26
What is a "read"? — by Walter Donway on Sun, 2013-12-01 00:45

"The Money-Making Personality," by Ayn Rand (original version from Cosmopolitan, April 1963)

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-11-14 00:52

Ayn Rand's article for the April 1963 issue of Cosmopolitan, "The Money-Making Personality," was one of my favorite for its color, passion, and professionalism of popular writing.


“When You Grow Up, You Work. You Don't 'Have Fun'”

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-11-09 04:10

Jeez, Dad, why sugar-coat everything? No, he didn't; he served it black, his philosophy of life, and there you have it. This post is about work, the endless project of my youth.


Bless Us And Keep Us on All Hallow's Eve

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-11-01 16:27

Eye [I wrote a version of this short story yesterday evening, and posted it in time for a late Halloween reading. Next morning, I saw I had left my characters stranded, so I wrote a conclusion.

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Linz — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-11-05 17:00
The Bookmuda Triangle... — by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-11-05 16:15
For sure — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-11-05 06:22

The Theme Song Is "Yuan The Mighty Dragon"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-10-17 14:15

I wonder if, watching the clamorous melodrama in the United States Congress over the budget and the debt, the American public and world could miss the sound track--the theme song--playing in the background? Both sides of the clash were loudly playing the same theme song, but singing different words. Don't try to decipher the words, listen to the music.

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Possible Financial Doomsday — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-10-18 07:48
Yes... — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-10-18 02:08
Orchestra on the Titanic — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2013-10-18 00:49

X-Rated

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-20 21:58
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A new poem...

X-Rated

XX, OO, and then you're gone,
As ever on the run; but I
Am like that ever-earnest John--
Incomprehensibly alive,
Entrenched where dead and quick now lie--


How To Explain The Crash To Your Barber (from www.FinancialSenseOnline.com)

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-19 21:39
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Walter — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-23 16:15
Thanks Gregster and Terry — by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-23 14:24
Fuse Box Analogy Greenspan's — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-23 13:56

To Ethan

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-19 03:37

This is the first poem in my first book of poetry, "Touched By Its Rays."

To Ethan

It is my role, surely, ever has been,
To dry the tears, to say the pain will pass:


My New York After 9/11

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-17 02:46
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From Romantic Revolution Books, this evening...

My New York After 9/11

Busy in my own small city,
My happy fraction of this place
Improbable and real, I pause

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Lindsay, thank you for your comment. We poets don't get many... — by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-17 16:01
Walter — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-09-17 12:12

Just A Short Poem, This Evening... "Complications"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sun, 2013-09-15 00:35
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Complications

Come praise Apollo bright,
Who prickled a thick brow,
Briefly as lambent light:

Sufficient though to cause
A remorseless shuffling
Across dry plains to pause;


"Touched By Its Rays"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-09-14 01:58

Well, this site is for "Sense of Life Objectivists," so let me share my sense of life, with the poem that is the prelude to my first poetry book, "Touched By Its Rays." You need a little context.

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Thank you, Olivia... — by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-19 02:18
Touched by Touched by its Rays! — by Olivia on Wed, 2013-09-18 06:12
I'm touched — by tvr on Sun, 2013-09-15 11:15

Just a short poem, tonight...

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-13 02:57

for you to read at your leisure...

Complications

Come praise Apollo bright,
Who prickled a thick brow,
Briefly as lambent light:

Sufficient though to cause
A remorseless shuffling


The Middle East: The Great Game, A Weird Cast of Characters...

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-12 16:34

I do not intend to be any kind of conduit for the opinions of others--and will not.


An Iranian Who Saw It All Comments on Our Arguments...

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 23:01

A friend of mine, born in Iran but brought up in the United States, attending a U.S.

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Walter — by tvr on Sat, 2013-09-14 07:28
My Iranian friend replies... — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-13 18:48
Checking Fallacies and Facts — by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-12 09:20

Try To Remember

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 04:32

I feel at risk of over-posting, but if I don't post this, now, it must wait a year.

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Background Context — by Ellen Stuttle on Fri, 2013-09-13 00:31
Ellen, I do recall the conversation... — by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-12 23:00
Life — by Ellen Stuttle on Wed, 2013-09-11 17:53

Empire Of Earth: J.J. Hill And America's Age of Enterprise

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-10 02:03
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NEXT WEEK IS THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JAMES JEROME HILL, the great Nineteenth-Century entrepreneur and exemplar of laissez faire capitalism.

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The words of love, I hear... — by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 04:02
Walter — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-09-11 03:55
One minor footnote... — by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 02:15

My Video on Ayn Rand's Esthetics and Historic Romantic Revolution

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-09 17:13
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For any who might be interested, I am posting the link to the free video on my presentation this summer at Atlas Summit 2013.


The Terrors of Ideological Warfare...

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-09-07 22:47

There is an interesting new book by Kenneth M. Pollack, a former CIA analyst and Brookings scholar, entitled, "Unthinkable."

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Sharia doesn't contradict the — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2013-09-16 11:07
Craig — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-16 06:28
I'm not part of the ulema, but... — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2013-09-15 21:36

An Amusing "First" for The Great Romantic Revolution in The Arts

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-06 00:19
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From Romantic Revolution Books, this evening...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

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TVR: a wonderful sidelight on this topic — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-06 14:51
An Unamusing "First" For Stamp Collectors — by tvr on Fri, 2013-09-06 08:03

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Redlining Syria and Redlining Iran

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-04 21:56

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/....

Our ever-reliable ally, Israel, is urging President Obama to attack Syria. Or so says this article in the Huff post. It makes sense; Israel and the American-Israeli lobby want all our foreign policy to be in the national self-interest--of Israel.

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Lindsay, thanks for the warm welcome to SOLO! — by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-09-07 18:32

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"The Way the Wind Blew"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-02 22:32

Ayn Rand's analysis of the New Left "student rebellion" in the 1970's exposed a movement by students, acting on the worst of philosophical ideas being taught in the university classroom, to introduce force as a legitimate expression of political ideas.

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Walter — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-09-04 21:24
Thanks, Michael — by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-04 14:30
Walter — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-09-03 18:51

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