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I bid him goodnight afterwards, ate a poor solitary meal at a late diner, and slept well, Princeton, October 6, 1966 Bad headache. Hot flashes, apparent heart palpitations after lunch. Query: alcohol? Alcohol plus fine crop of my garden mushrooms "coprinus" for dinner last evening? barometric pressures possibly related to hurricane Inez? something more functionally severe? Poor mood, anyhow, Louise S--- our house guest again. A beautiful woman, so well turned out, and 52 years old. She had a torrid affair with a young Greek and spent weeks with him on a primitive island in the Aegean this summer.
But I am a radical by temper and I resent being involved in little changes when bigger ones are needed. I wonder: can it be that in the measurement NOT of the difficulty of change, but whether the changes brought are big or little, that the conservatism of a society should be determined? M. At 9 am Edward de G. " At 10 V. calls and tells me we should publish his Brown University speech and the accompanying talks of his critics, together with the Neugebauer reviews and correspondence, as a book.
Hess replied by hand: June 4, 1963, Washington. C. D. exams, department budget construction, a request to appear before a committee of congress and finally orders to two weeks of active duty in the Navy starting yesterday. I have spent two days reading the material and trying to analyze my own thoughts. I can't urge you to publish it. Velikovsky is a friend of mine. You will reopen old wounds and create more antagonism against him, though at the same time you will support his position and bring out the injustices.