The mainstream media recently had some excellent articles on two mathematical giants:
I did meet John Conway when he visited the University of Texas. He is a friend of my dissertation advisor and gave some talks on knot diagram colorings.
I had a private conversation with him at a party, and he gave me some ideas which resulted in three papers for me! Here is one of them.
Yes, I am avoiding studying a book on the theory of interest; I am teaching that course this fall and need to get ahead of the game.
Unfortunately, when I don’t teach, my use of time becomes undisciplined.