Tag: Frederick Toates

Feedforward Applause

When I lived and worked on Parnassus, and “no, I’m not making that up,” I once received an e-mail from Fred Toates, asking for a re-print.  It was one of the proudest days of my life.  I was weaned on Toates’s feedforward philosophical admonitions.  It was more-than touching.  I was elated and gobsmacked.  Few, or none will know what I’m talking about.  Then I got an e-mail from a colleague who basically said, “nice job on that commentary about Harlow.” I was almost shaken with gratitude.  I didn’t know anyone read this stuff.  I didn’t know anyone cared.  I read Toates, and more.  I cared.  Did I tell them?