The Pallium and the Palladium

Was reading  Deric Bownds blog regarding the evolutionary intricacies  and relationships of the worms’ pallium and the mammalian cortex. Havent read the paper yet, but the abstract is fascinating (last issue of Cell) and made 2 free associations.  1) I met Dr B post doc at Harvard boss E. Kravitz at Woods Hole this last summer. Great human.(s) !! (Dr Kravitz gave a beautiful lecture; he should be around 80? with dynamo energy and graciousness) and the second is that in the 80s I went dancing, invited by a gorgeous dutch flight attendant (she picked me up at bloomingdales’), to the Palladium (Manhattan, 14th st??). Drove up in  a limousine and in arrival were informed  it was gentlemens night. The outcome: we were about the only heterosexual couple in a sea of shirtless (even the bartender) mens’ couples. Quite strong for a teenager, but rewarding. Eveyone was definitely engaged physically: no prisoners. we had a lovely time.  I may have smoked a Pallmall-ium


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