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NETWORKING ALONG KÖNIGSBERG’S SEVEN BRIDGES

“THE SEVEN Bridges of Königsberg” sounds like a romantic novel set elsewhere than Iowa. In fact, though, it’s a classic problem of mathematics, one that led to modern mathematics’ graph theory, … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE WRIGHT ART

REPORTS OF the first powered, heavier-than-air, controlled flight encouraged artists around the world to incorporate the Wright Brothers’ craft in their work. Even today, the Wright Flyer is the subject … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S THAT IN FRANCS? BUT WHICH FRANCS?

THE EURO took a lot of fun out of European travel. This less than profound thought came to me recently when sharing a tale of currency exchange with friends Kathy … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

TOOT A LOO, AMBY

HINDUSTAN MOTORS Ltd has shut down production of the Ambassador, as reported in a series of BBC News reports, August 27, 2014. It’s an event celebrated in India with mixed … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

PHILIP MARLOWE—SHAMUS EXTRAORDINAIRE

RAYMOND CHANDLER’S Philip Marlowe is almost as real to me as the real Sherlock Holmes. An epitome of the hardboiled detective, Philip Marlowe has been portrayed by Humphrey Bogart, Dick … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

COMMON CORE MATH

LET’S begin paradoxically with a summary: Old Math is rote memory and recitation of facts. New Math is rigor describing what numbers are. Common Core Math is intuition describing what … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

A TRIO OF COOKBOOKS

I’VE BEEN accumulating cookbooks since the early 1960s. Three of them surfaced recently as I looked up recipes. Talk about a diverse trio of cookbook authors! A black chef from … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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