"A mathematician’s lament," a villanelle

Reflect, examine, as though we were fish behind a glass wall for all to observe, to think, to ruminate on why we exist. For feeling, for living in pure isolation, encounter life’s form would leave us unnerved, and beauty we choose for pure decoration. Sublime, surrender to logic of bliss, of wonder and meaning through … Continue reading "A mathematician’s lament," a villanelle

On becoming a better researcher

"Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things." - Denis Diderot, Pensées PhilosophiquesI believe the ways we become better researchers only come through self-reflection and meditating upon the arguments and principles behind what we do - not the simple acts of doing those things themselves. What makes good work that we find satisfying, … Continue reading On becoming a better researcher