In Memory

Robert Weinberg



 
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11/25/15 11:32 PM #1    

Edward Earle

Poor Bob, he had such potential.  He was a great bud starting in Pyle.  He moved to Cleveland (Rocky River, OH, actually) senior year or thereabouts, and I actually hitch-hiked up to see him.  His folks were brilliant and entertaining, and treated me as a second son.

Bob was really smart, but didn't react well to the pressures of Tulane.  Sadly, inner demons kept him from being the scientist that this world needed.  With his interests in physics, fiberoptics, chemistry and botany, who knows how far he could have gone?  I still think of him often.  Requiem in pacet, old buddy!  Ed Earle


11/26/15 04:32 PM #2    

Michael Tovar

Ed, thanks for your explanation of trekking up to Ohio to see Bobby Woodward, and being lovingly taken in by his parents.  I didn't meet either of you guys, but what you say makes me think, in the way of a question, What are any of us really doing ?  You know, aside from our obvious or evident apptitudes, what are we really good at and what do we end up doing with it, ultimately for others as much as for ourselves.  Of Bob's physics aptitude, I have a definition of physics written in a notebook, just saw it the other day while looking for something.  It said, physics is the science, or discipline of proving or studying why something doesn't work; I obviously am unable to quote it indirectly, only saying, far out, man, as we look out to the horizon and examine, humbly, what's in between.  Rhetorically, yours, Ed, Mike Tovar.


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