I’ve been quiet here recently, I know. Was mostly working, thinking and reading on the weekend. Did not even go on a huge hike (although I did do a nice walk or two). Sometimes, on an evening, I go and read a novel in a bar. (I’m weird that way, I know.) I’ve not been going to the noisy bars full of yelling and the party crowd, but instead like to find a nice sofa in one of the bar/lobby areas of the nicer hotels. Great for reading, and the drink prices are merely extortionate, as opposed to just plain offensive in the more popular places. (Photo: a naughts and crosses game I spotted on a table in one such lobby.)
Well, it’s a draw so far in the battle with my equations and ideas, but I think I’m developing a stronger position. (From this you can deduce that I decided to stick with the same project and hold my ground and struggle on some more.) Perhaps the next major battle (that I am preparing for – probably to launch today after lunch) will yield new territory of clear understanding for me. In the meantime, I’ve recast a lot of my problem into a more robust mathematical and physical language, which I think will help a lot. You see, sometimes questions which are muddled or hard to answer in one language or formulation of a problem become clearer and sharper in another. It is even the case that some of the questions become recognized as the wrong question, while other, better formulated questions (with better formulated answers, sometimes) come to the fore.
We shall see.
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