Month: April 2013

Can everybody be sensible, yet come to different conclusions?

Some personality dimensions I use. They show how people who disagree are not being illogical, but are evaluating the facts and possibilities of reality differently.
Dimensions: Stability – Dynamic, Pragmatism – Purism, Risk-Reward tradeoff, Immediate Satisfaction – Delayed Gratification, Natural – Theoretical, Logical-Creative


Nemesis by Philip Roth A novel of a young man caught in the paranoia surrounding a polio epidemic, how it affects him during the time and then for the rest of his life. The impact of polio on a Newark neighborhood in 1944, before the etiology is known.  Because it strikes mysteriously, most everyone formulates…