Today I want to focus on my recent trips to London. They represent some of the most significant moments of my life. I am grateful that I’ve had the means to visit other countries.
For the past few years, I’ve been working on research around writing a biography of G.H. Hardy. Hardy is a far cry from the socially awkward and shy man he appears as in anecdotes. When I look at his actions, his writing, his friendships… I can only think of him warmly.
Recently, I’ve read some excellent articles that cover math anxiety. They have me reflecting on my own childhood. I remember this time vividly, due to the trauma I experienced. Even as an adult, it is difficult to leave the painful experiences behind. When we talk about math anxiety, we usually only talk about one direction.… Continue reading What Math Anxiety Feels Like
I don’t think that I’ve ever had full access to my mathematical abilities. Struggling with math, I was behind developmentally from other children. I had issues associated with dyscalculia. Such as an inability to read an analog clock or make change. I was overly attentive to numbers. It was very difficult to see and recognize… Continue reading The Story of the Locked Box and the Key of Dreams
This July marks the second anniversary of my father’s death. My relationship with my father was strained at times but he is the person who made me feel safe. The feelings I have are complex. Underlying all those emotions, I love and miss him. Today, I will share a story from my childhood that shows… Continue reading Love and Logic
It wasn’t always clear that I would pursue mathematics with such vigor. In High school, I had a different pursuit. Over the course of four years, I prepared myself for the day that I would enter college. I would be a physics student with a concentration in astronomy. I was shook as an 11-year-old reading… Continue reading A Love of Mathematics Born From Failure