# Pastimes

For many years, I wrote short articles, known as Mathematical Miniatures, in the Newsletter of the New Zealand Mathematical Society. Now that I have given up this pleasant task, I have decided to continue to use the same name to describe a new syle of recreational mathematics article, for inclusion within these pages. They will start with

1. MM 22.1 Ramanujan Numbers

I also plan to write other pieces, as suits my mood, about topics about which, instead of any real knowledge, I have a measure of enthusiasm. A tentative list of titles starts with

1. A Life at the Opera

Finally, I hope to try my hand at short stories, starting with

1. Orientation Day

$\to$ On Ramanujan Numbers
$\to$ A Life at the Opera
$\to$ Orientation Day