October 6, 2017

Exploring some potentially delicious gastro options in Brooklyn ~ hunting for a dazzling, quiet unicorn, and ridiculous heaps of Bearnaise… but let us get ahead of ourselves. Anticipatory armchair travels ~ you always end too soon!

Could not find that documentary on Hilbert’s Tenth, Julia Robinson and the Diophantine e’s. Simply not available for streaming – anywhere, not anymore. Hmm. Therefore, until a copy is purveyed from the next source, contemplating a living room projection of an English b&w drama on such a bleaky afternoon ~ perhaps something Brontë-ish; as for the tolerant audience, being 66.6% canine, they will likely not raise any issues.

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July 17, 2017

Teichmüller and differential surfaces – the beauty of marked hyperbolic structures, the free joy of geometry. Check WP Thurston and low-dim 3-manifolds, foliation, Haefligers and loose ends on that. The elusive concordances and diffes….

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June 20, 2017

It is early, like six or so. Outside, the crow is very engaged in its own hymn to Summertime.

A tribute to the more discreet hummingbird and its magic flight in reverse, this is one by the lonesome Emily D., written long ago:

A Route of Evanescence, 
With a revolving Wheel – 
A Resonance of Emerald 
A Rush of Cochineal – 
And every Blossom on the Bush 
Adjusts its tumbled Head – 
The Mail from Tunis – probably, 
An easy Morning’s Ride –

Finding beauty in unsuspected places… oh, Life Surprising!

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