On the Other Side

Today is the anniversary of my son’s death and my close friend’s death. I won’t be writing anything but please keep commenting and discussing. It helps.

I’ll see you on the other side of this day.

9 thoughts on “On the Other Side”

  1. The anniversary effect changes as time goes on. It’s not worse. It’s not better. Just different.

    Mathematician Proves Huge Result on ‘Dangerous’ Problem
    …Lothar Collatz likely posed the eponymous conjecture in the 1930s. The problem sounds like a party trick. Pick a number, any number. If it’s odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1. If it’s even, divide it by 2. Now you have a new number. Apply the same rules to the new number. The conjecture is about what happens as you keep repeating the process.

    Intuition might suggest that the number you start with affects the number you end up with. Maybe some numbers eventually spiral all the way down to 1. Maybe others go marching off to infinity.

    But Collatz predicted that’s not the case. He conjectured that if you start with a positive whole number and run this process long enough, all starting values will lead to 1. And once you hit 1, the rules of the Collatz conjecture confine you to a loop: 1, 4, 2, 1, 4, 2, 1, on and on forever…


  2. Heartwarming news from Cincinnati: the police chief and mayor are fighting to be exempted from statewide coronavirus restrictions which say bars must have last call at 10pm. The police chief motivation to to reduce violent crime. The mayor says that’s his motive as well, but based on what I know of the guy, I’m thinking he’d also like to go to a bar when it pleases him! I dislike the guy, but between this and him fighting to keep the police funded, I’m thinking it’s a good thing he got reelected. Also, it’s somewhat unexpected that a Democratic mayor is fighting a Republican governor over coronavirus restrictions, but it just goes to show you that there’s a lot of variation within each party.


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