Before the atomic age, if you lived in Tacoma and found yourself vaporized it was probably due to a pyroclastic flow associated with the eruption of Mt. Tacoma. Thanks in part to our inventive neighbors over at Hanford however another option became available after 1945. Tacoma’s Civil Defense Committee explained it all in a nice 15 page pamphlet distributed in 1955 and in so doing framed Tacoma’s own Occam’s razor. Don’t you find jovial existentialism just the thing for almost any occasion?. And so I am posting the following without comment from 1947.
I write this from the classroom as the last students are completing their final exams. Somehow it all goes together.