I met Lewis Grizzard in Montford Park partying with fellow UNCA students. The party never ended 'til the end. Shortly before his death I met him againI met Lewis Grizzard in Montford Park partying with fellow UNCA students. The party never ended 'til the end. Shortly before his death I met him again in Ashville with the same friends of Tunnel Road where he wrote and published a short piece that would catch my fathers eye. My father was also facing heart surgery. He wrote his life like he partied his life. ...more
I found myself unable to make fair judgement about: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character. One day I gave it three starI found myself unable to make fair judgement about: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character. One day I gave it three stars and another five. I should think that it certainly deserves five stars in that it is one of the few books that delve into the mind of a genius and gives some idea to their thought process's. My desire to write a review of this book are threefold:
I was stationed in Orlando Florida and it was mandatory that we watch the liftoff's.
After the Challenger shuttle disaster I worked for a woman who did quality assurance for repairs on US Polaris ballistic missile systems who worked with the same seals that failed on the shuttle disaster. Long before the results were published by the investigation team she met Mr. Feynman on a flight to duty stations. In their exchange he asked her what she thought was the problem and told him without a doubt it was the seals.
Reagan the president at the time this disaster had exerted pressure to launch the Challenger in the overly cold weather. I also watched the media's involvement and unneeded sensationalism about the delays that undoubtedly provoked a too hasty decision to launch. I have read many management studies attributing this debacle as a legacy of the decision making process called Groupthink. As this can only be so and knowledge of the affects of cold on the seals was widely know in professional circles and also at NASA it must be surmised that we have a warped decision making system in place in our government.
The lightness that Feynman's stories give to the seriousness of his academic career must only be surmised as a way of dealing with his knowledge of how many problems the Earth is facing in part due to our faulty decision making. It was driven home after watching a video about his life where I was almost brought to tears... The must see video is The Quest For Tannu Tuva which seemed to be more widely shown in the UK than in the US.
I helped with the cover color and with the cover design while my father put it to press. That's the Grenvale Press which I believied was listed in RosI helped with the cover color and with the cover design while my father put it to press. That's the Grenvale Press which I believied was listed in Roslyn or Forest Hills NY.
It's not a book to sit and read but it does contain one of Machiavelli's poems that is one of my favorites. The work also shows the importance that Niccolo's ideas had in the development of our country...
Anthony Pansini recently died in Waco Texas at over a hundred years old after surviving rectal cancer first diagnosed in the 1960's.
His major works were about power distribution.
He helped bring about our modern electrical grid system.
One controversial book was "The North East be Damned" which is about making a freshwater supply out of the Long Island Sound and also a tidal power supply.
Great works Anthony - the world still needs you. ...more
This book started with a wonderful description of the gods of the Greeks and Romans and how each was pertinent to describe our human condition - our sThis book started with a wonderful description of the gods of the Greeks and Romans and how each was pertinent to describe our human condition - our suffering! ...more