Fasstuck: a new oxymoronic word

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Hello Pamela, On our last Skype call you used the word “FASSTuck” to refer to an obstacle you had been facing with the FASST experiment. We then talked through the obstacle and realized it wasn’t an obstacle at all: that FASST has already launched, and is always and already moving, and to deal with an… Read more »

Meditation group

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Dear Pamela, The idea for this open letter came to me a week ago Tuesday. But I’ll start the story a couple of days sooner: a week ago Sunday. About 10:30 at night that Sunday I received a text message. There was no one I was expecting to hear from, and it was the time… Read more »

My stomach virus

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Hi Pamela, I see your last open letter was about “the big picture in physics,” and yesterday the world’s scientists (I’m not sure how many of them are there) announced the existence of “gravity waves.” Rather than comment on either of these two topics, I’m going to talk about the most important thing that happened to… Read more »

High Lines and Bottom Lines

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Dear Pamela, Delancey Street on the Lower East Side is somewhat near me. More interesting is that I used to live one block away from what’s now known as the High Line. Whenever I’m walking on the High Line with a friend I point out the building where I used to live (“The terrible one, right… Read more »