Tag Archives: Winter 2016

Pascal’s disease

Bo Laestadius Stockholm, Sweden (Winter 2016)   The French mathematician, physicist and philosopher Blaise Pascal was born in 1623. At the age of twelve he had already studied Euclid´s geometry on his own and had written a paper about sound waves. A few years later he designed and built a calculator. In mathematics he has […]


Hemal N. Sampat (Winter 2016) No bleeding this month. It is how I announced myself. A child arrived And Mom and Dad were overjoyed. Years pass. One day, no more bleeding. No more children to come. Then, bleeding again. It is how he announced himself. A different child arrived Born of Mom alone. Tan-colored, like […]

The Pump

W.D. Bumsted-Hind (Winter 2016) The pump works, but it’s leaking in a few places. It’s not very efficient. It’s been worked on several times, but they can’t seem to fix it. Can’t you try some stronger couplings? Can’t you just use a backflow preventer? How about a compression fitting? No? Why not? Keep trying. Try […]