“Don’t stand under the coconut tree when the shock wave gets up here, stand out in the clear with your finger in your ear…”
Physics lessons through music (in this case, how to prepare for the effects of atomic bomb testing) was just one example of Joe’s gentle but insightful persona.
What should never be overlooked are the effects he had well beyond Claremont. He was, for instance, VERY closely consulted during the formation of Olin College which has, like Mudd and due to Joe’s
guidance, become wildly successful right out of the chute.
What a stellar man whom I’m very happy to have known.