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Thursday, March 3

  1. page home edited ... This morning my mind was wandering a bit and I began thinking about my high school chemistry t…
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    This morning my mind was wandering a bit and I began thinking about my high school chemistry teacher and then his son - Jean-Claude Bradley...I first met JC in the mid '80's when he was at ES Hanmer. Even then we all appreciated that, although a bit quirky, he was by far and away the sharpest tool in the shed. Though we didn't really move in the same circles in high school, I remember him as always an immensely personable and happy guy. I never did keep up contact with JC, and for this I am deeply saddened.
    I hope and pray that he is in a better place now and that his work continues in his memory.
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    S Young, PhD, Vancouver, BC,
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  2. page home edited ... I got a chuckle out of the Horace Moody picture. I remember Jean-Claude convincing me to join …
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    I got a chuckle out of the Horace Moody picture. I remember Jean-Claude convincing me to join in on a Second Life chemistry discussion and going through all the downloads and setup and thinking it was more than a little bit strange to be trying to type fast enough to have a conversation with a catlike person! Jean-Claude was always willing to try anything to do science better and his passion and enthusiasm dragged a number of us with higher energy barriers over the hump. The thing that always impressed me the most about him was that he was completely unafraid of ALL the implications of doing science in the open. To venture into the unknown is guarantee a significant amount of failure. Doing science in the open means that those failures are there for all to see and some of them are going to be silly and stupid. It takes a great deal of courage and integrity to accept that as a necessary price to pay for finding a way to do science better and I will always remember Jean-Claude as someone who not only willingly paid that price, but did so with enthusiasm and a joyful spirit of adventure.
    --Daniel Zaharevitz
    This morning my mind was wandering a bit and I began thinking about my high school chemistry teacher and then his son - Jean-Claude Bradley...I first met JC in the mid '80's when he was at ES Hanmer. Even then we all appreciated that, although a bit quirky, he was by far and away the sharpest tool in the shed. Though we didn't really move in the same circles in high school, I remember him as always an immensely personable and happy guy. I never did keep up contact with JC, and for this I am deeply saddened.
    I hope and pray that he is in a better place now and that his work continues in his memory.
    --Sean S Young, Vancouver, BC, CAN

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