Just got off the phone with a former science teacher from Challenger. Mr. Crum.. I recall notes had cartoons and had all been “drawn” (rather than, say, typing or writing); it made science more interesting in some .. applied sense. He lives several states away now, and has retired from the military, private sector work, and teaching. I sent him a letter regarding those wierd “Mr. Crum’s Notes” that covered the fundamentals of each different science (I have an incomplete set..they’re high quality). We conversed regarding science (also the notes – that he still has and is sending[!]). It turns out he worked at a nuclear physics lab as a chemist, and was hired as chief engineer for the environmental maintenence program in the shuttle…
Challenging, strange, interesting, intense..my reactions with other people often so seem to be. [the grammar of this correspondence is atrocious, I am typing [mostly] the thoughts directly as a word develops in my head – my thought trajectories tend to ignore traditional grammatical syntax (“human affairs, one and all, are of no great seriousness; nevertheless..”). I will work on editing for you.]
Well what’s the point of that? Successful letter. We are now corresponding regarding project development. Talk to people.
What’s the point of that? I am STOKED about DC and perhaps I try to give a good bit of word to begin(above) so you’ll read enough to get to this boast? [Maybe I shouldn’t type as I think.] Well.. I am going to the Global Katoomba Meeting (action/purpose: “Developing an Infrastructure Fund for the Planet”) regarding the state of ecological economics in the world. It will be held inside the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Speaking, face-to-face, with some of the people convening with this group will probably forever set in fine light this first visit and impression of mine to DC.
Katoomba Meeting Website: