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.
June 4, 2019
There clearly is a wonderful story hiding in here.
September 12, 2016
Maybe they are chasing me, see here.
June 29, 2015
So, we moved to Ann Arbor.
We visited the Hands-On Museum (thanks to Zach and Diana, and congratulations!),
and attended the Math Reviews Summer picnic.
I started today.
May 13, 2015
My dad teaching Francisco to play chess (March 24, 2015).
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.
March 1, 2015
Born March 1st, at 6:09am. 5 pounds 14.9 ounces, 19 inches.
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.]
February 12, 2015
My wife had a surprise baby shower at work.
Just a bit more than a month to go.
January 28, 2015
Last weekend was Francisco’s birthday party. (The actual birthday is at the end of the year, during the holidays.)