In Memoriam: Yulia Zdanovskaya, a 21-year-old mathematician, was killed on March 8th, 2022 during a Russian attack on Kharkiv. In 2017, Yulia represented Ukraine at the European Mathematical Olympiad and won a silver medal.

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I really like the idea that electrical current is a magical state enabled in the Dark Ages by a sorcerer’s craft, but we think of it as normal because it has always been there. Then, when the spell is broken, the modern world is switched off.

Do it, do it, do it!

Oh, as I speak, Russia’s already doing it.

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These two fiction stories were published in commercial paperbacks, so I can’t add them to Medium without jumping through hoops and landing awkwardly but you can listen for free to the audio recordings (these are not films) with a gorgeous cast of radio actors, currently appearing for your delight on Youtube (links below):

Honey Bear, by Faith Jones. Link: https://youtu.be/yoNhe_Mv5g0

Genealogy Club, by Faith Jones. Link: https://youtu.be/5Jr2KfeJTBA

There’s additionally this shorter one which you can read on Medium but which is also on Youtube:

It’s Time to Talk About Frankie. Link: https://youtu.be/2dekBmgJ_pE

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Public notice: Approval junkies are typically insecure and do more interesting stuff when you feed brittle crumbs into their hollow, depleted souls.

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