I’m back home, in Chicago.

 September 18, 2006 personal

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I left California far too quickly: some people that I had really wanted to see I didn’t get to see. But I got to spend a lot of time with my dad, which was excellent, and the conferences and Berkeley itself were a lot of fun.

I understand why clutching functions are called clutching functions: a automobile’s clutch transmits rotation from one object to another under the control of the driver, and a clutching function likewise glues together two different rotations under the control of the mathematician.

Having been gone for two weeks, the beautiful cat Tasha has decided that my chair is her chair.

I saw a poster that described a play as “crunchingly witty.” This seems like a very strange sort of wittiness to me.