Some Interesting Folks...
(If you're not on this list but should be, it's not personal: you need
to email me your website!)
- Eric Schissel
(Ithaca, NY) Eric and I met at Cornell way back in 91/92. A
self-described "classical music fiend" who introduced me to Havergal
Brian (look it up!) and who in addition to carrying the progressive
torch is also mercifully devoid of much of the 'neurotypical bullsh*t'
pretense one wades through much of the time.
- Paul Garrett
Professor of Mathematics, UMN, Minneapolis MN. If he were merely an
all around smart fellow (TM) in mathematics and programming, I'd not
be impressed. But this all around Benevellian also has a good heart
and social/political conscience. And a sense of humor.
Gargova Fung (Monmouth, OR). Another friend from Cornell
days. Along with Lisa and Bob, Maria and I got Calculus
Reform started ('93) and launched ('95) at Cornell. We
co-organized a session in Jan 03 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in
Baltimore, collaborated in other areas, and Maria is one of my
colleagues who is definitely also in the subset called "friends"
Lamperti (Norwich, VT) Retired Dartmouth Professor. Known to wear
"Emmy Neother" and "Reject the Null Hypothesis" T-shirts, I knew him
at Dartmouth as my Math 20 (And later grad level probability)
professor, and as an activist (Central America, peace etc), and
friend. John very kindly let me stay at his house for a month or so in
91 after I had to leave Chicago (air pollution) and before I found
Cornell as my next stop.
- Miriam and Pattrice
Jones (Princess Anne, MD) founders of the Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education
Center (Bravebirds FAQ). Two
honest, good, hard-working souls. I got to know Miriam better, first,
through the Vegetarian
Potlucks. Pattrice, who works fulltime as an activist, is
remarkable for her broad vision and work linking AR to issues of
hunger, ecology and organic and sustainable agriculture, worker's
rights, and more. Summer 04 I had the opportunity to visit and help
out a bit at the Sanctuary.
Although we have unfortunately not kept in regular contact, I knew
Michael Greger as a friend and fellow activist when he was an
undergraduate (and I a graduate student in mathematics) at Cornell.
autobiography (or shorter "bio"
on his main page). Please read
review of this book "Heart Failure" about Medical School What
Patients need to know these truths, too!
Greger also coordinates the
Mad Cow Disease website of the Organic Consumers Association. See
article on Mad Cow's discovery in Canada and the US risk.