Monthly Archives: October 2015

NaNoWriMo – a self-imposed adventure

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. Douglas_Adams, The Salmon of Doubt. November is the NaNoWriMo month! According to NaNoWriMo site:National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. … Continue reading

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The joy of being prolific – notes from Asimov’s memoirs

“His notion of cracking an egg is to shoot a nuclear blast at it.” “Stay with me, Lepold, and don’t worry about them. Together we will recreate an empire…”  (from Foundation, by Isaac Asimov) When twenty-one year old Isaac Asimov … Continue reading

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Publish or Perish – academia and self-publishing

“He published frantically while he was a post-doc and junior faculty…” From Initial Conditions When Danielle, the protagonist of Initial Conditions, wants to work on the recently-discovered dark energy, her new boss dissuades her, noting that “in a post-doctorate, you … Continue reading

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Gravity – humor, history, and some facts

Hungarian stamp commemorating 100 years of general relativity. Image from …: “Gravity, where did it come from?” when a four-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian manifold and a Landau–Lifshitz stress-energy tensor love each other very much, they produce a geodesic in curved spacetime. … Continue reading

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