I'm a math professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The purpose of this blog is to record interesting things I read, see, eat, hear, or otherwise encounter. My professional page is here. I wrote a novel called The Grasshopper King , which was published in 2003 by Coffee House Press.
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For some reason I was thinking about pieces of culture that have departed from the world but which somehow didn’t “stick” well enough to persist even in the sphere of nostalgia. Like when people think about the early 1990s, the years when I was in college, they might well say “oh yeah, grunge” or “oh yeah, […]
I was in Barriques and “Bra,” by Cymande came on, and I was like, cool song, cool of Barriques to be playing this song that I’m cool for knowing about, maybe I should go say something to show everyone that I already know this cool song, and then I thought, why do I know about […]
My op/ed about math teaching and Little League coaching is the most emailed article in the New York Times today. Very cool! But here’s something interesting; it’s only the 14th most viewed article, the 6th most tweeted, and the 6th most shared on Facebook. On the other hand, this article about child refugees from Honduras […]
It reminds me of Martin Amis’s The Information, in that it is a really well-made thing, but one which I think probably shouldn’t have been made, and which I’m probably sorry I read, because it’s sick in its heart. Everything else I can say is a spoiler so I’ll put it below a tab. 1. I […]
I was only able to get to two days of the arithmetic statistics workshop in Montreal, but it was really enjoyable! And a pleasure to see that so many strong students are interested in working on this family of problems. I arrived to late to hear Bjorn Poonen’s talk, where he made kind of a […]
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