Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why Did Mileva Fail her Exams?

In looking at the history of Mileva’s academic career and thinking about what motivated her after she became pregnant with Einstein’s child, I ask myself that question. Prior to July 1900, she had never failed an exam.  That month was … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

It’s time to fictionalize.  When Einstein and Mileva went to Lake Como, it’s unknown where they spent the nights.  On the most fateful day, the day they took a horse-drawn sleigh through the blinding six meter deep snow into Splugen … Continue reading

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Another Enchanting Landscape

I continue to discover that not having seen the landscapes or experienced the culture where important scenes took place is slowing my progress, as if setting were essential to the generation of words.  In service of moving the book ahead, … Continue reading

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