Hello again, dear reader!
I haven’t written anything here in quite a while now — since February 22, it would seem! Partly, that’s because I’ve been busy visiting graduate schools and deciding where to go. And I can now happily announce that my wife and I will be moving to Philadelphia this summer, where I will begin a computer science PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. I’m super excited!
So, what does that mean for this blog? Not to worry — as of right now, I plan to continue right on with the same tasty accessible math you’ve come to (hopefully) love and (rightfully) expect! Plans can always change, of course, but right now I intend and hope to continue this blog while in grad school. Will I keep writing this blog until I die? Probably not! I’ll stop at some point, but that point isn’t here yet. =)
For now, a link: if you haven’t yet read “A Mathematician’s Lament” by Paul Lockhart — a telling and insightful lament over the current state of mathematics education in the US, which transcends the usual petty debates — I highly recommend it, whether you’re a teacher, a student, or (ideally) both! It’s both depressing and inspiring at the same time. He puts eloquent and forceful words on things I’ve thought only dimly.