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Feb 9 Bash

Help me out, Kathryn, I’m not clear. Do you want me to drop the talk on Runge-Kutta integration & do that one on Straussian/LeMaistrean themes in Heinlein’s short fiction instead–the one that went over so well on the last cruise? (Several audience members came up to me afterwards & said my talk had made the cruise seem much longer!) Won’t that clash with Jonah’s presentation titled (if I remember aright) “Does Homer Nod?–Voegelinian Subtexts in The Simpsons? And btw did we sort out the confusion over Ramesh’s demonstration dolls?

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