Derb Housekeeping Notes: AMERICAN RENAISSANCE Conference, Trumpistan, And Math Destruction
Just a few housekeeping notes here.
(1) I shall be speaking at the annual American Renaissance conference in July.
It looks as though this year’s conference will have bumper attendance: Congratulations to Jared on that! All the overnight accommodations at Montgomery Bell State Park have been booked, but there are plenty of motels in the area; the AmRen site has a partial list.
(3) Two readers of the math notes at the end of my April Diary have grumbled that Trumpistan is not simply connected, as Illinois forms a “hole.” Sorry, guys, you’re wrong.
My definition of “simply connected” was:
Any simple closed curve (think rubber band) in the region can be continuously shrunk down to a single point without any of it ever leaving the region.
That’s true of the continental red region, Trumpistan. Sure, you can draw a simple closed curve that entirely contains Illinois, but some of it will be in Lake Michigan. Your curve is not entirely “in the region.” See?