Monthly Archives: October 2012

Patterns of the Mind

Rudyard Kipling told us how the leopard got its spots, but mathematician and father of computer science Alan Turing explained how patterns in nature – such as the zebra’s stripes – are caused by a chemical reaction. Inspired by Turing, … Continue reading

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Beautiful and Ugly All at the Same Time

On a rainy October day, Joan Needham walks out to her deck, surrounded by lush greenery. On the wooden planks are two long green curved things, snuggled up against each other. The Italian squash plants, suggestive of Needham’s long-tall sculptural … Continue reading

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Getting to Dodge

On a crisp fall day with sunshine warming the golden foliage, you set out for the largest poetry festival in North America. From the Dodge Poetry Festival website you learn NJTransit is offering $10 round-trip fare to Newark to festival … Continue reading

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