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“Why are you here today? You need to go home and rest. Let’s catch up in a few days.” Those words from my supervising professor for my mathematics PhD were so comforting. The words may not be exact, but the … Continue reading
Throughout my seven years as a math grad student, there was a constant struggle for attention between “what I was supposed to be working on” and “what my heart was into.” This theme played out in different ways over those seven … Continue reading
Thirty years ago, I expected to die from alcoholism. Suicidal ideation gave way to a complacency that I would just drink myself to death. Mired in hopelessness, I went through the motions of life, pretending to teach, pretending to do … Continue reading
In one way or another, mathematics has been a partner in my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes as a progenitor of crisis. At others, as a savior. And even as a fixed point when all else … Continue reading