I was a senior in High School when I discovered poetry. The year before we had been asked to explicate a poem in English class and I was befuddled by the requirement forced upon us to find some obscure meaning hidden in the figurative language of the poem. It was American literature and my keen insights had already been dulled by interpreting Moby Dick and The Death of a Salesman.Continue reading “Read More Poetry”
I recently was added as a family member to my daughter;s HULU and Disney + accounts and I’ve been gorging myself on movies or series that I have longed to watch for quite some time. Now I’m caught up on Nomadland, Killing Eve, Handmaid’s Tale, and a few assorted entertainments.
I’ve noticed a few things.Continue reading “A Toast To Lubricity”
Emmy Noether was a pure mathematician who can be credited with making Einstein’s Theory of Relativity understandable and applicable to physicists and mathematicians in the previous century. Eugenia Cheng, in the WSJ, provides a good introduction to the contributions made by this important scientist.Continue reading “Water, Water, Everywhere”