This is the site of an engineer and a physicist who is at the same time and at every moment a historian and an avid reader.
As many others, I follow the multiple tracks of science and art, as for me these two are interchangeable in their relevance to our everyday lives. I try and understand both of these, and in doing so enrich my life as well as hopefully assist some others along the path.
In conjunction with these two, it is my fervent belief that history is the science that can tell us about future. We need to understand what has passed before and it matters not whether our interest lies in economics or medicine. Our present selves are the composite of tens of thousands of years of history, and we can only be better people if we understand as much of it as possible.
The subtitle for this site comes from one of my favourite works by Saigyō, a 12th century Japanese poet, which is quoted below, while the title reflects my general appreciation of thinking about various subjects.
A mountain village
at autumn’s end —
that is when you learn
what mournfulness means
in the blast of the wintry wind.
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