Back in 1986-88 I lived in Maryland with my uncle, Econ. Professor John Gould. My uncle bought propery in WV on the Opequin River. Long story short my uncle and Karl Hess were friendly aquaintances. I was fortunate to have met Karl, go over to his house and hang. If I remember correctly part of the house was undergound and made from some recycled materials. He showed us his welding torche out in his shop. Anyway, he made quite an impression on me as a genius smart, but affable man with a dry sense of humor. This was my first intro to libertarian ideas, market anarchy. Not bad huh? Many of these ideals I value today. I remember a joke he made into a book mark or bumper sticker "question authority, just raise you hand first"