"It's hard to know which life is sleep/ Or where the door is with my real name on it. ~ Robert Winner, New Yorker, 1976


Carl tucked this poem, torn from the New Yorker, into his favorite book of poems. It so perfectly expressed his longing to find his place in the world. The photo is the last one of him, taken on the Black Sand Beach of the Big Island of Hawaii by a DOE colleague, 1978.

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