David Blecher

Personal details: Married with children, live in Houston, I am a math professor (teacher and researcher) by trade. I studied in Cambridge, England, and Edinburgh Scotland (where I got my Ph. D. in 1988). I've been in Houston pretty much since then. I was born in London, but was raised in South Africa. On this website I see most say something about their faith. I became a Christian while going through a really hard time, which caused me to examine what really matters in life. As a mathematician I have no problem approaching infinity, and basing my life's calculations on it. By training I know that opposing infinity is futile! "Seek good and not evil, that you may live". Some variant of Pascal's wager has enormous merit in my opinion. My beliefs are not novel in any way, but are classic, the kind that has remained unchanged over all the centuries. This presents quite challenge enough.

My Life

My hobbies

Hiking, camping, reading, spending time with my wife and family

Best advice I ever received

Find out who you are, and then don't forget it.

Favorite books

Pilgrims progress (arguably the first English novel and, according to a well known list published by theguardian.com, the best)

Favorite movies


Favorite city

Rome (for coffee, ambiance and sights)

Favorite coffee

Italian roast

My latest accomplishment

Just adopted our third daughter from China. The picture above is from the adoption trip for our first daughter.