Black Earth Into Yellow Crocus

Perhaps my favourite joke of all time is actually an anecdote that I read in the wonderful book Thirty Years that Shook Physics, by George Gamow. The book is available in an inexpensive Dover edition, and would make a fine complement to a course textbook in modern physics, which amounts to introductory quantum mechanics. Gamow … Read more


There is one art / no more, no less / to do all things / with artlessness. —  Piet Hein The merely poetic destroys poetry. — Vladimir Holan (This post first appeared at my other (now deleted) blog, and was transferred to this blog on 25 January 2021.)