Monthly Archives: February 2013


“The fine art of turning literature into drivel” is a specialty of mine. I’ve been doing it for 30 years. Here is a specimen of drivel that I extracted from Walter Benjamin’s 1936 essay “The Work of Art in the … Continue reading

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Joshua Trees and Toothpicks

After the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego last month, I took a day off for some botanical and mathematical tourism. I drove up to Joshua Tree National Park, in the high desert beyond the San Bernardino Mountains. The park’s … Continue reading

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