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separable but not normal

and characteristic p, to boot

12 November
I am a mathematician living in New York City, a place that I am very very ambivalent about who has gotten the hell out of NYC and traded Metropolis in for Smallville.

Things I tend to ramble on about include but are not limited to lefty politics, higher education, tv shows, folky music, baseball, and mathematics.

One of my greatest debates with myself is which is more evil: George W Bush or the Yankees.

I very rarely make friends-only posts, but please say hi if you are reading this regularly. I like to know who is out there.

Something happened to bring me down to 39 Orange Street
That's this place where all my friends
At some time or another would meet...
- nerissa nields
aaron sorkin, adult swim, algebraic geometry, alias, alt.country, amy ray, arrested development, assassins, atlanta, atlanta braves, badly drawn boy, baseball, beatles, beer, ben folds, bill james, bob dylan, books, bookstores, buffy, chronicle of higher education, coen brothers, coffee, coffee shops, connells, cooking, crossword puzzles, cryptography, daily kos, daily show, damien rice, dar williams, dave eggers, david byrne, david garza, david mead, don delillo, donald westlake, douglas coupland, education, erin mckeown, fiction, folk music, food, fountains of wayne, galois theory, garlic, ginger, harry potter, harvey birdman, hating dubya, high fidelity, indian food, indigo girls, ira glass, iron chef, jeopardy!, john irving, jon stewart, jonathan franzen, judd apatow, katryna and nerissa nields, kcrw, kids in the hall, krispy kreme, lawrence block, leona naess, letterman, libraries, liz phair, lost, luaka bop, margaret atwood, mathematics, mcsweeneys, mexican food, michael chabon, michelle malone, morning becomes eclectic, moulin rouge, mr. show, music, naps, neil gaiman, newsradio, nick hornby, nields, not the yankees, npr, number theory, oaxaca, old 97s, on the media, patty griffin, paul mccartney, pbs, penn, philadelphia, philip roth, pipas, popcorn, prison break, r.e.m., reading, record stores, rescue me, rhett miller, rice university, sabr, sandman, sarah vowell, scrabble, sealab 2021, sleep, smarttoons, sondheim, sports night, star wars, survivor, talking heads, teaching, television, terri hendrix, the amazing race, the beatles, the believer, the ben stiller show, the colbert report, the daily show, the joe schmo show, the new yorker, the nields, the simpsons, the west wing, this american life, this modern world, tip, tom tomorrow, travel, trivia, tv, twin peaks, used book stores, wfuv, wilco, woody guthrie, world cafe, wxpn