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Evolution Equations

page 1 The idea of a semi-group appeals strongly to the everyday experience of time. Page 2 A restriction, a kind of “reversibility property” may be assumed, that is the existence of inverses. This leads to the concept of a dynamical system which is very popular in Poland. Page 3 Examples of semigoups in one-dimensional phase space as well as two examples of trajectories through 2D. They are all based on properties of the exponential function,...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 24 May 2019 Shakespeare is such an inspiration so thank you to Airyfairy for coming up with the brilliant idea - so many good pieces arose that I had to pick two. Story of the week goes to Jane Hyphen's tragic history, Anthony and Cleopatra - I defy you to read and not weep: https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/anthony-and-cleopatra Poem of the week goes to Forest Forever's comic/tragic/history - true love...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point.

Shakespeare is such and inspiration so thank you to Airyfairy for coming up with the brilliant idea - so many good pieces arose that I had to pick two. Story of the week goes to Jane Hyphen's tragic history, Anthony and Cleopatra - I defy you to read and not weep: https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/anthony-and-cleopatra Poem of the week goes to Forest Forever's comic/tragic/history - true love never did run smooth, (to mix my plays), but...

Maggie O’Farrell (2017) I Am I Am I Am.  Seventeen Brushes with Death.

God always gets the best lines such as ‘before you were I am,’ that’s why he’s God. If you don’t do God, try some Sylvia Plath, ‘I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart, I am, I am, I am.’ I’d never heard of Maggie O’Farrell, didn’t know she existed until her name appeared on the front cover, plugging another book by a Scottish author, Damian Barr. I hadn’t heard of Barr either and for some reason I thought O’Farrell was...

Mortimer

I'm leaning against the playground wall with an air of studied indifference and boredom. A number of my friends are standing with me affecting the same pose. We are watching the antics of the younger pupils. In particular, we are watching the antics of Mortimer, who is not actually a younger pupil, he is a contemporary of ours. Mortimer is being a plane. It is 1970, it's my last year at Anglesey Secondary Modern and my friends and I are...

Damian Barr (2013) Maggie & Me

I enjoyed this memoir. It reminded me a bit of Kerry Hudson, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma . Only it wasn’t Tony Hogan that stole Damian Leighton Barr’s mum but Logan the plumber. Glen is one of those taciturn men that does twelve-hour shifts in the Craig (Ravenscraig Steelwork) and says things like ‘make your bed and lie in it’. He makes good money and they are one of the first in the street to own a colour telly...

Lorna Byrne (2010) Angels in My Hair.

I think I’ve read this good book before. I get that sometimes. Words wash over me and through me and I’m not really reading, although I am. For the record, I read ‘The International Bestseller’ a few weeks ago, again, or not again (as this might have been the first time). Just to remind myself, where I look at words every day, Lorna Byrne sees angels. (I don’t know if Angels is a proper noun, or is it a bit like cows or sheep? No capital letter...

Nearing 500

I've been inspired lately and it looks like I'm going to get to 500 stories sooner rather than later. Not drawing a lot of readers but I'm sorta past that now. I know the work is good and that's all I cando is produce it. Stop over and take a look as the story of Mr. Baseball materializes.

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 17 May 2019 This week's picks are a bit different from usual in that they are linked. It goes to show how reading another person's work can spark a different but related bit of creativity in ourselves, with wonderful results. The original piece was Jane Hyphen's brilliant story 'I Woke Up (in inverted commas)'. Whether as warning for the future or commentary on the present, it sends shivers down the spine: https://www...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week's picks are a bit different from usual in that they are linked. It goes to show how reading another person's work can spark a different but related bit of creativity in ourselves, with wonderful results. The original piece was Jane Hyphen's brilliant story 'I Woke Up (in inverted commas)'. Whether as warning for the future or commentary on the present, it sends shivers down the spine: https://www.abctales.com/story/jane-hyphen/i-woke-...

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