Category Archives: Diffeomorphisms on a manifold

The Notorious Bloody Nose

Okay, where was I? That last phrase, to those who have either enjoyed or endured my many years (more than 20) of teaching mathematics at Portland Public Schools, would denote when I had got to the end of a digression. … Continue reading

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Remember Walt Brown

Walt Brown was the nominee for President of the Socialist Party of America, once upon a time in a kingdom long ago. He also ran on the Pacific Green Party line, for Oregon Attorney General.  We got to be good … Continue reading

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Chapter Meeting Minutes Cinco de Mayo

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 Attending were Herschel Soles, Dave Westerlund, and two California residents Del and Yeon, not to mention Your Intrepid Reporter Herschel spoke for 45 minutes explaining the context and events surrounding the Citizens … Continue reading

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Struve’s Exact Words: to Peter Abrahams

Dear Friend and Colleague! In the matter of the actual intentions of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve in purchasing what is referred to as the “astronomical repeating circle” (for 1082 rublei) and “two 3 1/2 foot passage instruments” (800, the two), that … Continue reading

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I Said It Couldn’t Be Done

For the entire life of the Large Interferometric Gravitational Observatory, just down the road here a ways and founded and directed by my old teachers at Caltech, I said the effort was a complete boondoggle, since the sensitivity of measurement … Continue reading

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German Females and the Immigrant Wave

As we know the women of Germany, specifically those of their ancient seat of the Archbishopric of Cologne, were assaulted by quote hundreds of immigrant men unquote on New Year’s Eve. This afternoon I decided to visit the so-called Unz … Continue reading

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Qualifications to be a lifelong learner

As the accompanying graphic from the prestigious economic weekly newspaper published in London, England, shows, Caltech admits and advances students based on merit. Period. –which is, as I said, a good start for yours truly, secretary of the Cascadia Chapter, … Continue reading

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