Kudos to Mr. Fallows on a brilliant book, and I can only dream of what Alan and Dale come up with in answer to Vern’s Eclipse. (Hold on to your parachutes!)
Just a brief item that threw me for a loop. On page 219, Jim’s friend Linc Caplan is clearly a woman, as in: “In New Haven, my wife got onto the train…My friend Linc Caplan took her place in the plane. Together we made the last day’s journey back to the Midwest…”
Only a page later: “Linc Caplan and I left New Haven just before noon and were in St. Paul for a late dinner. It took him far longer to get back, by hub-and-spoke routing on jets.”
Just wanted to know whether: (a) Linc & Jim stopped at a hospital somewhere between New Haven and St. Paul for a secret surgical procedure (and if so, how could he have left this great piece out of the book!) (b) Linc Caplan is androgenous; or,©there is something that Jim is not telling us here.
Anyway, wonder how Jim’s friend Linc feels about his/her part in the book…
Fly high, folks.