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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Got the Sunday Times, which I don’t usually do, and in the Book Review letters section I saw a familiar name: David English, of Somerville, MA. I started noticing this guy when I was in grad school. He writes letters to the editor. A lot of letters to the editor. Google finds about 10 pages […]
March Math Madness is here! Presenting the 2015 math bracket, as usual prepared by our crack team of handicappers here at the UW math department. As always, remember that the math bracket is for entertainment purposes only and you should not take offense if the group rated your department lower than the plainly inferior department […]
I discovered yesterday, three nested directories down in my math department account, that I still had a bunch of files from my last desktop Mac, which retired in about 2003. And among those files were backups from my college Mac Plus, and among those files were backups from 3 1/4″ discs I used on the […]
CJ had a vision for dinner. I don’t know where he came up with this. But he said he wanted mashed potatoes with green beans and chopped up hardboiled eggs. OK I said but you know what it needs, some Penzey’s toasted onions and we can put some chunks of gruyere in there and it’ll […]
I bought today’s State Journal at Victor Allen’s. Barista: Newspaper. Victor Allen’s. Me: What? Barista: We were talking about how maybe we could draw a younger, more college-age crowd if we got people to post that they were here on Instagram, so like if you bought a newspaper you’d take a picture and caption it […]
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