Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What is a good way to deal with the people you hate? I’ve taken on the job of insulting one of my most hated personages, hopefully without, in the process, reaching a level as low as is my esteem for…

Cuatro campos verdes

“¿Qué es lo que yo tenía?” Preguntó la mujer“¿Qué es lo que yo tenía?” Preguntó la orgullosa mujerTenía cuatro campos verdes, cada uno era una joyaPero extraños vinieron e intentaron sacármelosYo tenía hijos buenos y fuertes, que pelearon para salvar…

Unrequited

It is the harshest of dilemmasOne that to me happens oftExpecting something, ‘er I approachAnd instead, I just get naught I raise my head and loud I askWhat it is, that must be doneFor my love she doth not want…

Beauty Matters

What I want to discuss in this short essay is the concept of beauty, and its relevance to all of us. If one observes visual art that is older than 150 years or so, one will scarcely find examples that…

On Mathematics

I remember that a friend once asked me what I liked about mathematics, and I was ashamed about the quality of the answer I gave him. I don’t remember the answer, but I do remember the feeling of shame. One…