Friday, November 26, 2010

Tuva or Bust!

Here's an interesting quote from Tuva or Bust!--a book by Ralph Leighton about his and Richard Feynman's dream to visit Tannu Tuva:
As we relaxed in the serenity of the baths overlooking the ocean, Richard suddenly cried, "Thank you, Dr. Morton!" The Chief never forgot that he was living on borrowed time, and often thanked the man most responsible for it in the same way that others would thank God for giving them another fine day.
Thanksgiving has just passed but I hope that, like Richard Feynman, you continue to thank those who most appropriately deserve it!


  1. That is a wonderful story! The more I learn about Feynman, the more I think he was a kindred spirit.

    I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving (if you even celebrated it over there).

  2. Thanks for the well wishes Kelly. We didn't celebrate Thanksgiving US-style yesterday, but we had a great day nonetheless.

    Regarding Feynman, his longing for adventure is just one of many attributes you share with him.

    I plan to be in Tannu Tuva in 2018 to celebrate Feynman's centenary. It ought to be great fun so hopefully you're a crazy fan like me by then!