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Had a great time at March for Science MN last weekend. (The fact that it was in the 70s and sunny didn’t hurt!) Here are some photos. Some more posters I liked but didn’t get good photos of included … Continue reading
Purely in the category of self-congratulation: I received a lovely note (edited below) from an advisor in the University Honors Program, for which I’ve been teaching multivariable calculus, differential equations and linear algebra this year. I heard through many disappointed … Continue reading
This short, amusing book describes attempts by the author (a former NY Times food critic) to work out the history of the bialy. Much of the book consists of light, pleasant tales of her meetings and interviews with expatriates from … Continue reading
In October, D and I visited Mebourne, Australia for a family wedding. While downtown one morning, we wandered into Five and Dime Bagels. I noticed that the menu had bialys, something I’ve not otherwise seen outside New York. It turns out … Continue reading
Chabon plays heavily with the boundary between novel and memoir (for starters, the narrator is a novelist named “Michael Chabon”), jumping back and forth to various points in his grandfather’s life (as a Jewish boy in Philadelphia, a soldier in … Continue reading
This novel takes the Maoist insurrection in northeastern India as its motivating force; a student revolutionary is killed by police, and his death dominates the lives of his parents, brother, and widow. Most of the story takes place in the … Continue reading
Until a colleague told me about it, I had not known that there is a Gauss family connection to Minnesota: Carl Friedrich’s second son (first by his second wife) Eugene had a falling out with his father, came to America, … Continue reading