From Interviews to Mini-Courses (JMM II)

This is Part 2 of four of my Joint Mathematics Meetings journal. You can find Part 1 here.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A new day began at 06:15 for me. I would have woken up later, but both Matt and Andrei had gotten up earlier. This allowed me to do some journaling after getting up, though. But first, I had some more snacks (chocolates and cookies, as well as the apple from yesterday). I equipped my suit again, this time with a white button-down shirt, and my “mathematics” tie. I don’t know how much my appearance really matters in this sense, but I might as well look the part!

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Extroverted introvert?

A couple of weeks ago, I followed the blog “The Other Side of Regular,” after the writer followed me, and the first post I read inspired me to write something.

In her post “Kurrently Unaveylabol,” she considered the difficulty of being introverted and needing “me time” in the society where everyone is connected and always in communication through cell phones, e-mails, and whatnot. The emphasized term, “extroverted introvert,” gave me an idea for a post. So, without further ado, let me reflect on it as I see it.

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[M.A.P.L.E. IV-8] Around the fire

Yesterday was the 33rd day of the עומר (also called Lag b’Omer), and one traditional activity on that day is to set a bonfire. There are a lot of different interpretations for setting the bonfires, from thinking of it as a day of light and celebration, to coronate it as a Jewish holiday as was done in ancient times, and others.

I wanted to reflect in this post on MY experiences with bonfires and camp fires!

Light it up…