A Toast To Lubricity

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.

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Water, Water, Everywhere

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.

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Goodbye 2020

I made two miscalculations last month. First, my reading schedule included too many fat books and I never did get around to slipping the really big one in, and second, I made the mistake of assuming Carlyle’s French Revolution would be a pleasant educational break from all that confusing fiction.

I forgot: It’s all fiction!

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