04 Jan '12, 8pm

My new post: My New Year’s resolution About making space for dreamers & risk-takers.

My new post: My New Year’s resolution About making space for dreamers & risk-takers.

Rationality (and Legos) can only get you so far. What follows is a navel-gazey personal essay. If that's not your thing, move along. By nature, I am an introverted, thinky person -- in the Myers-Briggs personality schema, an INTP , if that means anything to you. Or a Virgo , if that's your cup of tea. An analyzer, dissector, chopper-upper, drawn to flaws and inconsistencies like itches that need scratching. I like to take ideas apart and put them into new configurations, like Legos. It's fun! Nonetheless, for me, one of the notable aspects of 2011 has been a growing awareness of the limits of that sort of thing. Obviously, I'm a fan of reason and opposed to error or deception. But there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are captured by this rational vs. irrational dichotomy. I can't help feeling lately that the developed world generally and the U.S. specif...

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