Being A Polymath: Does All That Math Add Up To Anything?

I often think of people who have concentrated solely on one artistic career – the writer who only writes, the musician who only plays – and wonder if they ever get a hankering for doing something different. Trying a new form or genre?

I’ve met very few people in my time who like to try their hand at a different art form than the one they normally do. Of course, having the time to do other things is hard to find. Continue reading “Being A Polymath: Does All That Math Add Up To Anything?”

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First Lines Are Important… Aren’t They?

See if you can guess the book from these five opening lines…

1. I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, tho’ not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first in Hull. Continue reading “First Lines Are Important… Aren’t They?”