*N.B. The content of this post is replicated as the “About the blog” page, but I thought it was important enough to merit putting in two places. If we’re going to be taking this non-apple-related journey together, you should know why we’re doing it.*

The mission statement for the Not About Apples blog is simply this: to present mathematical ideas to a general audience, to make some sense of what it is that mathematician think about and why. Underneath the formulas and rules and quadratic equations that most people think of when they hear the word “math”, there is a heart of mathematics, a Zen of mathematics, a deep poetry that most people are completely unaware of, and I want to shed a little bit of light on it.