Aphorismi

June 25, 2019

Hippocrates’s Aphorismi opens up with (the Greek original for) “Vīta brevis, ars longa”, or “life is short but art is long”.

Just shortly after meeting Najuma (in April 2002) I had the chance to go to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where there was an art exhibit of the works of Eva Hesse. What particularly stuck with me was her use of materials that degrade easily, essentially ensuring that her works will eventually disappear. She said that “life doesn’t last, art doesn’t last, it doesn’t matter”.

It seems appropriate that I ran into Hesse’s quote again very recently. There is a curious symbolism in having Hesse’s words as bookends.

 


No durians

June 4, 2019

There clearly is a wonderful story hiding in here.

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The Dalek invasion of MR

September 12, 2016

Maybe they are chasing me, see here.

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Update

June 29, 2015

So, we moved to Ann Arbor.

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We visited the Hands-On Museum (thanks to Zach and Diana, and congratulations!),

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and attended the Math Reviews Summer picnic.

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I started today.

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Generations

May 13, 2015

My dad teaching Francisco to play chess (March 24, 2015).

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MathReviews

April 22, 2015

I will be taking a leave from BSU this coming academic year, and moving to Ann Arbor, to work as an Associate Editor at MathReviews.


Isabel Barbara

March 1, 2015

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Born March 1st, at 6:09am. 5 pounds 14.9 ounces, 19 inches.

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311, 403/503 – Update

March 1, 2015

Our daughter decided to rush things up a bit, and is being born right now. You probably will have someone else covering class for a couple of weeks, sorry for the inherent inconvenience. I’ll be updating as I know more.

[Edit (11:00am): Isabel. Office hours are cancelled March 3 and 10.]


Baby shower

February 12, 2015

My wife had a surprise baby shower at work.

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Just a bit more than a month to go.


Ninjas

January 28, 2015

Last weekend was Francisco’s birthday party. (The actual birthday is at the end of the year, during the holidays.)

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