In honor of my 100th post I would like to share a quote from Freeman Dyson which appears in this month’s Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

Some mathematicians are birds, others are frogs. Birds fly high in the air and survey broad vistas of mathematics out to the far horizon. They delight in concepts that unify our thinking and bring together diverse problems from different parts of the landscape. Frogs live in the mud below and see only the flowers that grow nearby. They delight in the details of particular objects, and they solve problems one at a time.

I’d like to be a mathematical bird. I’m trying to fly higher and farther. This blog is my travelogue.

I could never be a frog. I get too bored looking at the same mud day-in-and-day-out.

In case you are wondering, here are a few of my blog stats…

Posts: 100

First post: Topological Claymation (Sept. 11, 2008)

Days since first post: 144

Total views: 9,304

Comments: 94

My top three posts (in terms of number of visitors):

- How to curve an exam and assign grades
- What is the difference between a theorem, a lemma, and a corollary?
- Asking for a letter of recommendation

This graph shows the number of visitors per week:

I started out as a bird, but I’m turning into a frog.

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Johnon February 2, 2009at 4:44 pm

Congratulations on making it to 100! I hope you hit many more orders of magnitude.

Sam.

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samjshahon February 2, 2009at 11:48 pm

Congratulations! I look forward to the next 100 posts!

I’m a crow. I fly around for a while and constantly get distracted by shiny objects. (Oh wait, that would imply that I steal them and hide them in my nest. That’s not good. Maybe I’m a rabbit. Or a groundhog.)

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Ξon February 3, 2009at 10:39 am