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Bob Merton is still separated but living with, and has been for many years, with a very
attractive academician in Sociology. It was a crazy world.
Sounds very intense sexually as well as intellectually?
Sounds very intense sexually as well as intellectually.
Oh, yes. Yes.
Paul would have moved into my life a hundred percent, I think if I had -- and I
would have not been unhappy about it except I had another life and that was it. I wasn't
about to give up my wife because he didn't think I should be married to her but -- Every time
I -- he met me occasionally, we would see each other in restaurants, and if I had a woman, a
business associate with me, Paul would call me immediately: “Why don't you pursue that?”
You know. It was crazy.
Would you say that your association with him, in the beginning, was more of a colleagues'
association, or was he like a mentor to you in some way?
No, never. I think we each respected each other. But he turned to me for as many
things, I think, as I turned to him for. He treated Had and me as little boys when he first
came over. I don't know how he treated Had -- how that -- well, I guess he still treated him
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