Approximations of Reality

Topics for Sunday Taylor polynomials The Forest Troop (of baboons) Two articles involving the Enlightenment Amusing Ourselves to Death [caption id="attachment_4099" align="aligncenter" width="850"] The real battle of our age is not Right vs. Left, but…

Get my head out of my … math

Get my head out of my ... math I had a great idea for a post as I was walking home from school, but it's completely gone now. I spent the day sort of dazed…

Rule 4: Always Do Your Best

Apologia Somehow the uproar over my blog not being updated daily hasn't reached me yet. I'm sure that someone somewhere may have noticed - or not. Either way, my neglect doesn't mean that I don't…

Triumph of Logic

Sisyphus I have been besieged lately by people requesting my help with their homework. Chemistry, Physics, Algebra, Visual Basic, Google Docs, etc. I am flattered and this is great teaching experience, but, as with everything,…

Taming My Monkey Mind

What I've Been Doing I have been trying to adjust my schedule to the rhythms of a new home on a new street and a new commute. I adjust quickly which seems contrary to how…

Growing Up Is Hard

What Now? Now that I have gotten what I wanted - a place of my own, I have to figure out how to manage my life. I didn't want anyone else deciding my fate or…

My Hermitage

Hermitage her·mit·age [ˈhərmədij] NOUN hermitages (plural noun) the dwelling of a hermit, especially when small and remote. life or condition of a hermit (the Hermitage ) a major art museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, containing…

More About Camels and Straws

Nemo me impune lacessitThe straw that broke the camel’s back. We are all familiar with the expression and presumably it’s meaning. Anybody and everybody can carry a burden, but there is a limit to each…

The Abyss of Ignorance

Why Zarathustra? At my weekly therapy session I allowed myself to vent my frustrations about having no one to "talk shop" with. I learn math and love it, but in a vacuum. Once the class…