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Dear Krista, Thank you for your interview with Xavier Le Pichon. It’s inspiring to hear people who forge connections between science and spirituality. In particular, his description of cooling and cracking rocks near the earth’s surface as an analogy for people’s inflexible thinking reminded me of what Joseph Campbell called being “absorbed by the machine” of ideology. And thank you for the archives. I often find that I “tune out” during the broadcast to think about how it relates to what I’ve read (and lived) over the years, and miss the next 10-15 minutes. The beauty of downloading the archives is that I can pause the MP3 player, and start it again when I’ve sifted through my thoughts. Speaking of flexible thinking, there’s a cover story in the current issue of Psychology Today on introverts, by Laurie Helgoe. I was so impressed with her article that I read her book on the same subject, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength. All my life I’ve felt that there must be something wrong with me because I prefer to organize my thoughts rather than party; now it turns out that I’m a perfectly normal introvert. And we’re not only normal, but the majority (57%, possibly higher among NPR listeners). Her book has been a great blessing and relief. Please invite her to talk about healthy introverts, and how we can thrive in our extraverted American culture. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Keith Heiberg Brighton, MA