Self efficacy in art and nature

Self-Efficacy

Self-Efficacy It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who extolled the virtue of self-reliance in an essay by the same name, as did Ben Franklin and many other learned persons of antiquity. Now, as then, there is…

A Week in My Life

A Week in My Life I have a busy week ahead of me even though there are no classes, I have no job, no girlfriend - my only real obligation is to myself and my…

Professor Disproved as Myth by Algebra

I love math! It was brought to my attention over the summer, by my Calculus professor - one of those rare individuals who truly love math, that some educator stated that college algebra was too…

Sun by Edvard Munch

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer As a kid growing up in Connecticut summer began with Memorial Day while Labor Day was the unofficial end of summertime. When we worked at Quassy that was the “season”.…

Vocabulary for a Lexiconographer

Vocabulary I have always believed that having a good vocabulary is necessary in order to be able to express myself clearly. However, there is a gray area, an undefined line, that divides possessing a broad…

the world through calculus colored glasses

More Calculus And New Glasses

Are glasses required to be a calculus nerd? I am learning how to input more and more complex formulas using LaTeX. As I learn more about the formatting options available; fonts, effects, shapes, etc... I…

Poet and Physician

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) Physician-Poet Life: Poet, novelist, essayist, playwright and Doctor Born in Rutherford, NJ on September 17, 1883 Received MD from University of Pennsylvania Continued medical training in NYC, then pediatrics in Germany…

Reason and Faith

Welcome Back “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” -Khalil Gibrain I’ve been back from my “vacation” for…