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Stephen Hawking, Cold Weather, Tulips

Stephen Hawking is dead.

Since math is a struggle for me, the best way I can describe Hawking’s contributions is that he proved the ancients were right: The Universe really is a uroboros, a snake eating its own tail. A Big Bang is a Black Hole in reverse. Thus will the Universe end as it began. Or will it end? Is its ending only a new beginning?

Since that’s the essential takeaway, I’m not sure it even benefits to follow the math. Anyone who knows anything has always known that it’s all full circle.


In other news, the quaint and scenic Hudson Valley dodged the bullet yesterday. The blizzard that took out New England stayed 50 miles to our east.

So no shoveling, but damn, it’s cold. Bone-chillingly cold. The 30s is often doable in terms of exercising outside, but not yesterday.

Max sent me tulips. As a thank you for editing his public policy essays.

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Mar. 14th, 2018 01:44 pm (UTC)
I think it must be kind of like “getting” language, poetry. My landlady (a former teacher) wished me a happy pi day today, once again professing her love for math. You could almost hear her twirling in her text.
Mar. 14th, 2018 01:48 pm (UTC)
I think you're right.

It's another language I don't speak.
Mar. 14th, 2018 02:21 pm (UTC)
Hawking was larger than life. He made many contributions to our knowledge but, you did have to understand the language.

Yay for tulips! You have quite an assortment of items on your table. Is that a Jackie Barbie and an alligator head?

Glad that you didn't have to shovel. I know my sister and cousins are glad too.
Mar. 14th, 2018 02:24 pm (UTC)
A Jackie Franklin Mint doll.

And an alligator head. :-)
Mar. 14th, 2018 04:41 pm (UTC)
Math is really just proof of consistency. What is that consistency based off of, if not itself?
Mar. 15th, 2018 10:27 pm (UTC)
Maybe, But i don't understand the language for the most part.
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