Some Interesting Folks
(in semi-random order)
(If you're not on this list but should be, it's not personal: you need
to email me (try barzilai at-sign-here gmail dot com) your website!)
Wagner (Crisfield, MD / Salisbury University; see
page of hers). Let's see..she works as
Advising Coordinator for the Seidel School of Education, she is
finishing her Ph.D., she gardens, she plays music, she
maintains a great local activist
website (I merely
brainstormed it with her over lunch..she ran with it..) and to top it
all off, she's a great friend to have when you've car shopping and
need a "bad cop" ;-) to come along and help you avoid getting
ripped off. Check out also the wealth of resources
OnDelmarva main site. (update:
she finished her PhD, congratulations Dr. Wagner!) And photos
from her Farmhouse!
- Diana's partner has been diagnored with cancer.. Page to follow
- 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.
- My friend Jeremy Alderson has for more than 10 years run the Homelessness Marathon
national radio broadcast to end homelessness. If you're ever
in central NY's beautiful finger lakes region and need a place to
stay, check out the charming Cottagette Jeremy and
his wife Ellen put together, which is available for rent.
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"
Winkel in Missouri, online (internet, then web) activism
collaborator since 1990.
- Jane Hager [no website?]
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.
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.