The trouble started with a discussion of the word 'numinous'.
But here is the question – why do social people, whose whole world seems to be built around play-acting with each other, admire someone who can't do that?
When I saw the title of this post by K.W. Colyard, I felt my usual reaction of mild curiosity mixed with scepticism. A reader of SF since the 1950s, I've found most commentary of this kind disappointingly superficial, and sometimes outright wrong. What a surprise was in store for me. Kristian Wilson Colyard is an … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books of all Time by K. W. Colyard
.....But Asimov wasn’t like that in spite of an autistic nature. No, he was happy because of his autistic nature.
If I was asked to choose the ten greatest scenes in literature, this one would be near the top.
Do you know the story about Hemingway's lost stories? How his wife Hadley, when he asked her to bring all his manuscript drafts to Trieste where he was reporting on an international conference for the Toronto Star, accidentally lost the suitcase containing them in a railway station? The suitcase was never found. For a long … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | Hemingway’s lost stories | Where are they now?
The only thing worse than too much government is too little ...........
Stop talking so much; listen, use your eyes, watch the wind..........
Let's look at the enigmatic “Big Five Personality Traits" again. They aren't new. The idea began in United States Air Force in the 1950s, then psychologist J.M. Digman proposed the "five factor model" of personality in 1990. Human resource departments in large corporations have been using it for a long time to assess potential employees. … Continue reading Rescuing psychology | The Big Five Personality Traits | Shouldn’t it be the Big Ten?