Summers Revels Ended
"Wind over Water" in the I Ching,the Classic of
Transformations,signifies huan, "dissolving." Dissolving: Our revels
now are ended.
These our actors,
as I foretold you,
were all spirits...
A Little Extra Reading
In memory of
Mary Martin McLaughlin,
a scholar of Heloise and Abelard.
McLaughlin died on June 8, 2006.
"Following the parade, a speech is given by Charles Williams, based on
his book The …
Chess and Bingo
Chess: See Log24, Midsummer Day, 2003. Happy mate change, Nicole.
Bingo: See a journal entry from seven years ago, On Linguistic
Creation. Happy birthday, Willard Van Orman Qui…
Zen and the Art
"Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark."
-- "Ancient Zen saying," according to "Today in History," June 24, by
the Associated Press
"A man may be free to travel where he likes…
There is currently no area of mathematics named "binary
geometry." This is, therefore, a possible name for the geometry
of sets with 2n elements (i.e., a sub-topic of Galois geometry and of
Go with the Flow
The previous entry links to a document that discusses the mathematical
concept of "Ricci flow (pdf)."
Though the concept was not named for him, this seems as good a time as
any to recall the virtues …
Beijing String continued...A comment left at
Peter Woit's weblog:Xinhua has a story
from June 20 on Yau showing a video in Beijing of a talk by Hamilton on
the Poincare conjecture. This Xinhua story is rather Sinocentr…
Hopkins on Parallelism
"The structure of poetry is that of continuous parallelism,
ranging from the technical so-called Parallelism of Hebrew Poetry and
antiphons of Church music up to the intricacy of Greek or …
Cat's Yarn The Poincare Conjecture: Its Past,
Present, and Future --
"The history of topology dates back at least to the middle of the 18th
century. One of its first major boosts came at the end of the 19th
A Reply to John Updike
See Updike on digitized snippets. The following four snippets were
pirated from the end of MathPages Quotations, compiled by Kevin Brown.
They are of synchronistic interest in …
For Mel Gibson,
who may or may not
see a parallel here.
IMDb Trivia for Music Box (1989) After the movie was released,
screenwriter Joe Eszterhas's
own father Istvan Eszterhas was accused …
For Bloomsday 2006: Hero of His Own Story
"The philosophic college
should spare a detective for me." -- Stephen Hero. Epigraph to Chapter
2, "Dedalus and the Beauty Maze," in Joyce and Aquinas, by William T.
Noon, S. J…
"Rilke's poems operate at this balancing point between openness and
closure, between centripedal and centrifugal motion, the poem being all
symbol and being all object. Rilke developed the inwardn…
Death on Gypsy Day
Jeremy Pearce in this morning's New York Times:
"Dr. Fritz Klein, a psychiatrist and sex researcher who studied
bisexuals and their relationships and later helped start a foundation