We constantly work to make sense of the world around us. So, today the world is flat and leeches are balancing the humors? Cool. Pursuing this theory or that, scrying more deeply into all that is around you, you’ll see the evidence you seek and you’ll be tempted deeper into the puzzle. You take another… Continue reading Of Course You’re Right!
There was a time once when I had a prestigious job title. It would have been very easy to be arrogant by virtue of holding that position alone, very easy to look down one’s nose at other more “common” folks. As chance would have it, one day I took a break and stepped out of… Continue reading Mastery, Revisited
Without knowing the Master’s art, can you discern the Mastery? If you are told that I am a master, will you try to emulate me?If you are told that I am wise, will you seek meaning in my every word and action?If you are told that I am holy, will you bow to me and… Continue reading Mastery?
Like in Aikido, mathematicians (and other academicians) have a tendency to take pride in their lineage. My instructor and mentor was “mathematical grandchild” of R. L. Moore, a mathematician perhaps more famous for his method of instruction than for his technical results. The Moore Method is described fairly well in the Wikipedia (link). In its… Continue reading Internalizing Knowledge