Another week, another nicely busy one on my mathematics blog. You can add this to your Friends page, or if you don't keep up with friends, to your RSS page, which surely is a thing, right? Well, run since Sunday were:
- Reading the Comics, November 12, 2016: Frazz and Monkeys Edition, with a bunch of topics that let me have a lot of fun writing.
- The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: The Fredholm Alternative and I don't even care if you read it because I love that title.
- The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: General Covariance so you can watch me struggle with tensors! No tensors necessary.
- The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Hat so you see some mathematics you can wear.
- Reading the Comics, November 16, 2016: Seeing the Return of Jokes, which isn't a crack about my foul mood but just that a bunch of stock jokes reappeared is all.
Now back to the eve of the 4th of July, and fireworks with bunny_hugger's parents.
Well before the town's fireworks got going we found a good comfortable spot to watch. bunny_hugger enjoys a sparkler. This is the same spot we overheard frogs the previous year, until the fireworks show stunned them into silence. Didn't notice any frogs this year.
Closer to the show bunny_hugger's father (seated) enjoys a sparkler too, and incidentally poses for the cover of his acoustic-guitar CD album.
Land Of Free, one of the (few) fireworks sets bunny_hugger's father bought to set off at their home. He only got a couple of fireworks this year although this was certainly the biggest I could imagine setting off. I'm not a natural firework-setter. I credit growing up in a state where they've been illegal for nearly a century and working in a gunpowder plant summers through college.
And then one of the fireworks set off in the driveway. I suppose this can't have been Land Of Free but I don't really know. I like that it's blurry and unfocused; that seems to give it more power to my eye.
And a more conventional shot of one of the fireworks tubes going wild. bunny_hugger's car is visible in the background, lit across the street by these goings on.
Trivia: The rare-earth metal tellurium has a garlicky taste. Source: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales Of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From The Periodic Table of the Elements, Sam Kean.
Currently Reading: The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel, Jodie Archer, Matthew L Jockers.