Ian McEwan at 92Y, 9/15/14
Pop Sonnets is a tumblr that turns pop music into Shakespearean sonnets: above, YMCA (“Oh sweet and noble lad, be not aggrieved!”).
— Brian Lord.org (via boysncroptops)
Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.
This is the text for my August 10, 2014 Unitarian-Universalist sermon to the Community Unitarian-Universalists in Brighton, Michigan. This is the seventh Unitarian-Universalist sermon I have posted. The others are
Image created by Miles Spencer Kimball. I hereby give permission to use this image for anything whatsoever, as long as that use includes a link to this post. :)
I like Naomi Schefer Riley’s account in the Wall Street Journal of Ben Chavis’s math camp in North Carolina’s poorest county: "Math Camp in a Barn: Intensive Instruction, No-Nonsense Discipline"
A famous psychological study challenging the economic principle that more choice is better fails to replicate. Chalk up one for the economists.