Posted on June 15, 2009 Leave a Comment
An attempt to “pin down” this thing called math.
Posted on February 11, 2010 1 Comment
A discussion about a section out of the book “Happier” and mathematics.
Posted on July 13, 2009 1 Comment
A discussion of what, in general, should be taught in a math class.
Posted on May 5, 2011 Leave a Comment
Have you ever studied the relationship between quality and quantity? I’ll bet you have. In fact, there is hardly an American over six years old who hasn’t. And, if you have a high school education, no matter how well did in school, you have formally studied the relationship.
Posted on January 8, 2009 Leave a Comment
A visit to the St. Louis Art Museum to see Action/Abstraction — My thoughts.
Posted on September 1, 2014 Leave a Comment
The following “views” are presented for your viewing and thinking pleasure. 〈Please scroll down for the “views.”〉 ↓ ↓ ↓
Posted on January 27, 2012 2 Comments
Recently, I watched the movie, “Tomorrow Is Forever” starring Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert. It’s a film that was originally released in 1946. Even though I have seen it many times before, I watched it again because – it starred an actor I’ve always enjoyed, Orson Welles, AND my curiosity about the title.
Posted on June 2, 2011 Leave a Comment
Do you ever quote? Why quote? What is worth quoting and why? These are all good questions of which the answers are in the mind of the quoter.
Do I know any quotable quotes worth quoting? Another good question! I know some quotes that I quote a lot and I think have a lot of value. Does that make them worth quoting? :-)
Posted on March 14, 2011 Leave a Comment
Recently, there has been a lot of media coverage about teachers, schools and/or education. Most of the coverage has been about financing education and changing the way teachers are valued. At least, that’s the way I view it. Jon Stewart, on the Daily Show, did a spoof on the subject. Stewart, in a sarcastic manner, how teaching and learning are valued as compared to Wall Street.
Posted on March 3, 2011 Leave a Comment
Recently, I re-read a post from Pico Iyer’s contribution to the Happy Days blog on the New York Times. The post, as I see it, is about how frequently in life, “less is more.” Mr. Iyer did a nice job of relating this concept to his personal life. He described how he viewed his life when he was in the corporate world and compared it to a much simpler time while in Japan. I think his essay is worth reading and I encourage all to do so. Having stated that, my intent here is not to review or summarize his post, but to borrow an idea of his – the use of Zeno’s Arrow Paradox – and discuss how it could be used as a metaphor for better understanding our own lives.