It's time to introduce you.
John, please meet Brian. Brian was a very early booster in my scarey days, when my 486 truncated nearly every essay I attempted to post (thus the strings of Part 1, 2, 2.5, 2.51, 2.51, etc., for anything longer than a page). Brian practices psychiatry in a London clinic and inspired me to get more work done and earlier with some behavior genetics speculations. Thanks to him, I completed about 25 pages of a questionnaire about behavioral family traits. Never would have seen it through otherwise. He's also done some thinking and sharing about his family mix from Ireland and from the Baltic area (refugees). Very tough people through difficult times.
Brian, please meet John who has teased me down some paths about self organizing systems. John has done wolves for a very long time, has thousands of miles of tapes of wolf behavior and is editing a book about Don O. Hebb. He spends his creativity at Dalhousie, hammering grant applications and drilling logic into science students. (I've seen some of their questions. Dismal. They might be descended from Americans.) He's met a bunch of alphas, including Jung, Jane Goodall, and (I think) Richard Dawkins. John will likely be at this summer's Cape Cod Institute seminar on "Healing the Moral Animal: Lessons from Evolution" and offered to be a section leader.
Brian almost attended as well but needed a different nest for himself and Thelma; I hope to entice him to this side of the Atlantic next summer. My gosh, it would have been truly fine to share a table, edibles, and gossip about life and science with all of you!