Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Such a Long Dry Spell

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

My last post in May focused on a medical issue. That abated, and I was again aware that it is possible to make much ado about nothing. School ended, camping began, summer camps and swim lessons happened. And now we are two weeks away from the new school year. In an effort to extricate myself […]

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Enlightenment Through a Cat

Friday, May 1st, 2015

God has come into my life. Now, don’t click away. Don’t let that word shut you down. I might not mean what you think I mean. It’s not a word I’ve used in my life for years. Stay with me while I meander through my story. This is Smokey. He’s been around a long time. […]

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Math Before Coffee

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Math is a language. You can learn bit by bit, or you can learn by immersion. I suspect the former is a more successful process. However, this morning my brother tweeted about “fun with math” and linked to a video about the “everything” number. It’s about Tupper’s Self-Referential Formula.Link here. Thus began my introduction to […]

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For the Love of Math

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

As a child, I loathed math. From the very earliest — first grade — it confounded and intimidated me. I felt stupid. My father, being an elementary teacher, sought to bolster my learning by doing flashcards for addition and subtraction. In order to perform and please him, and my teacher, I memorized the cards. I […]

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Good Advice

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

I saw this clip, and I think it’s so valuable!

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Building With Stories and Tools

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Introducing the Cat Walker, designed and created by Claire. It was engineered to exercise a cat while transporting other beings. (In this case, it’s Benjamin Cranklin the Cat hauling two Katinka the Dolphin Ballerinas.) She made this using her GoldieBlox toys. The field of engineering consists roughly of 13 % women and 87% men. A […]

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Just Doing It

Friday, January 24th, 2014

I don’t know what else to title this post. Back in the early days of blogging, people started blogs as social interaction. If the blog had a steady readership, the author would feel a need to explain any gap in posting. Then, other writers started to mock the self-importance of those posts. Who cares why […]

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How Much Would You Pay for the Universe?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

If embedding isn’t working, view it here. I worry he is right. Don’t let him be right in this.

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Boundaries and Respect

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Email is one of the few private spaces left in this hyper-sharing age. Sam Biddle at Gizmodo says, “This isn’t about having something to hide — it’s about keeping meaningful boundaries in an era when there are verrrrry few. We all need whatever scraps of privacy we have left, and your email is just that.” […]

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A New Year

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Facebook has replaced blogging, it seems. At least for me. What to do with this little outpost on the web? Happy new year, anyway. We have more and more ways to communicate, as Thoreau noted, but less and less to say. Partly because we’re so busy communicating. And — as he might also have said […]

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