Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Absence



Here in spirit. Denisyuk.

One of Hans Bjelkhagan's 30x40cm holograms, in the foyer of the Optic Technium.

The opening day of the symposium was really all about remembering Denisyuk, Benton and Leith - and missing them.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Michael Harrison said...

Thanks for blogging the symposium Pearl. For those of us who couldn't make it, it helps lessen the pain. A little.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous dave battin said...

thank you for posting all the wonderful things going on over there ........

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
John Pecora

12:53 PM  
Blogger Pearl V John said...

You're most welcome all, sorry there hasn't been anything up yet today - I got waylaid with making sure my paper was presentatable!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Ed Wesly said...

Ed Wesly's Tale of Woe: While preparing for the trip a month ago, I discovered that my sons' passports had expired, and mine was due to do so in August. So we took then to the Post Office to get them renewed, paying a hefty $60 each for the 14 day expedite fee.

This was on June 19th, so in the worst possible case scenario that means they would have arrived by July 3rd, or the 5th figuring in the 4th of July holiday. Our flight was booked for July 7th.

But the clerk at the post office didn't pass the expedite fee on to the passport agency, which I didn't discover until the 6th. Lots of phone calls ensued, but to no avail, with contingency plans of leaving Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday, but we are without passports to this day.

I hope you are all having fun. I alternate between punching the wall and breaking into tears. I had been to every ISDH since '82, and it just boils my blood that a clerk wasn't competent enough to do her job right and screwed me out of this great opportunity!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Kaveh Bazargan said...

Ed, you are sorely missed. I was so looking forward to meeting you.

And your name has been mentioned many times, including by one of the chairmen yesterday (Fred Unterseher). Let's have a conference next year in the US, so we can all meet up again. 3 years is too long to wait.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Pearl V John said...

So, so sorry Ed. :(

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaveh, count me in!!! When and where, when and where, WHEN AND WHERE?

John Pecora

1:17 PM  

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