July 18, 2017

All of the Strand, available online.


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….


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!


May 31, 2017

Fed by the Amish, slept on a treehouse, greeted some giraffes and a golden pheasant, and now thinking of slippery sphalerons and flavorful quantum numbers; what an exciting week!  And now here’s wondering, surrounded by extraordinary blessings, if the baryonic conundrum is what prompted Pasteur to say that the Universe is ‘definitely asymmetric’… seeing the astonishing depth of his writing, that would not startle me one bit.


May 19, 2017

Immerse in warm water, the intimacy of the bathtub, diving through Cayley-Dickson’s. So much left for catching up, so little time left… And in the meantime, erratic governments hustle or struggle and (most) dogs hustle or rest, happily undisturbed by power-associative calculations happening around them. Well – it will require more than sheer sedenions to figure that one out!

Today was a beautiful day.