Retired from Kenyon College in 2017 after 41 yrs teaching and research in academe. Have been a radical lesbian feminist through that time. Most infamous and profound course, Biology of Female Sexuality. Research, however, was in plant and fungal physiology and the discovery of stretch activated ion channels in plant cells. Live in rural Republican Ohio: Mount Vernon. Breed and show Boxer dogs, they are my children, Have earned a Permaculture Design Certificate. Created Witness for Social Justice, a group that seeks to improve social justice locally. Precinct Dem Chair, Knox County Democratic Party webmaster, poll worker.
Jeff was pivotal in setting up the Story Hour at our reunion. His fund of experience and gracious assistance helped us tremendously. I didn't know him well at school, but it was a privalege and a pleasure working with him last year. I am so sorry that he is gone.
Posted on: Sep 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM
I had a "six degrees' encounter this morning relating to you. A newish volunteer at the food pantry JIm and I manage, with whom I hadn't yet had a chance to have much personal conversation, came in this morning wearing a Steelers sweatshirt. I took the opening and asked if he is from Pittsburgh, and he said yes, Aspinwal and so it went back and forth for a few until he said he went to Fox Chapel High School, one of the busees from the working class area. I said "My college roommate Susan Hochschild went there." and he said " Does she have a brother Steven?" Apparently they were classmates or at least schoolmates. The volunteer's name is Gregory Large. Not sure how long he has been in Peekskill, but after a short stint at State Teachers' Colleges there was a detour, as for a number of high school and college classmates, through California.
I think of you often. Is your mom still with you?
Happy Birthday Walt! You and Tom have done 'yeomans' work on the Reunion and the website. Wishing you many more b'days.
If I am still around in 10 years, I'll be at our 60th. Hope you and Tom will be too.
Posted on: May 28, 2019 at 8:18 PM
I left after the Samoan circle but picked up your book--and then came back to the workshop/discussion precisely because of it! You're in Montclair, I'm in Princeton Junction. maybe we can get together some time.
great pics of daughter and grandchild. check private messages if you can.
Posted on: Apr 05, 2019 at 1:59 PM
Sorry we've lost touch for so many years. Still pretty active but not on the scale of backpacking for a week. My younger son Everett graduated from Oberlin in 2009 and is now an astronomy post-doc at U of A in Tucson. Among other things, he's involved with instruments for the James Webb telescope. I'll see you at the reunion.
Posted on: May 22, 2019 at 7:43 AM
Ed, I hope we run into each other. I'll be there from Friday noon until Monday after the brunch.