I was fortunate to attend a one week seminar with Ralph at the college I attended back years ago. He had just published Semblance (sp?)and was generally very full on himself. After about the 3rd day of no one but him talking, he got mad and challenged all of us to tell him what we thought. I told him that I was embarrassed because I was not perceptive enough to realise he actually wanted us to participate and interact with him. I thought he just liked to hear himself talk. I was ready to walk out of the seminar at that point but he smiled and from then on, he and I got along.