Rescuing Fiction | Hemingway’s lost stories | Where are they now?

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?

Rescuing psychology | The Big Five Personality Traits | Shouldn’t it be the Big Ten?

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?

Paranormal World | children who remember past lives | Let’s look at Veer Singh again

Among my new posts, those on autism draw the most visits to this site. But with older posts, those about Ian Stevenson and his investigation of children who talk of past lives get more traffic than all the rest put together. Scientist Carl Sagan, now deceased, always a big sceptic of anything paranormal, found these … Continue reading Paranormal World | children who remember past lives | Let’s look at Veer Singh again

Rescuing the Future | Me and (I hope) you vs The Apocalypse

I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone talk about the end of the world, or Humankind destroying itself - in a word, the coming Apocalypse. I once had a discussion with a fundamentalist Christian in which I was trying to find out whether he really believed in the Apocalypse described … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | Me and (I hope) you vs The Apocalypse