Bill Cheswick's Brushes with greatness
- I've played GPS games with
Freeman Dyson's grandchildren.
"How slow can you walk with this GPS unit, and register
more than 0 MPH?" He was amused.
- I've been mistaken for
Elliot Gould in airports. Recently
someone took my picture as I was stopped at a light in NYC.
- I've spent several hours chatting with
- I've held the door for
Dr. Ruth has told Lorette and me to "try a new position."
Rob Pike has dreamt about me.
- Was once kissed by the
- Am a remote cousin of
Thomas Edison. (But he never
comes to family picnics.) What percentage of
the country is at least a sixth cousin?
Teller taught me the French drop.
- I am credited as a gofer in
- I've juggled with
- I once jay-walked with
Jim Clark in Karlsruhe.
- Ate dinner near a guy who might have been
- My family attends Renaissance Weekend, and has
a terrific time. It is hard to remember if some
people are familiar because we saw them on TV, or
at the Weekend. BTW, it's not quite the liberal
love-fest that the press sometimes claims it is.
- I once helped
Fred Friendly put on his coat after
"A Prairie Home Companion." I told him that
his "Ethics in America" series was the
best of television. He introduced me to his wife.
I am glad his series is continuing.
President whose hand I have shaken was subsequently impeached.