• Posted: July 9, 2020
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On Writing about Mathematics and Rethinking G.H. Hardy

Early on, I wrote about G.H. Hardy reflecting on some quotes. In the first piece, I talk about is it better to burn out or fade away. Remarking that Hardy would not like me because I meandered and have not accomplished much in my life of any importance. He liked exceptional people and I don’t […]

  • Posted: July 7, 2020
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Hi everyone, I’ve written on this blog for more than a year now. I never acknowledged any anniversary. I started writing in 2018. I did so with much trepidation. I had picked up the URL but I didn’t know what to do with it. I often thought of passing it on to some organization. […]

  • Posted: July 2, 2020
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Three New Mathematical Cross Stitch Patterns

As I say in my bio, I have a mathematical muse. It seems that every few months that I get new ideas for mathematical patterns. I always want to share these new mathematical cross stitch patterns with others. Maths dovetails with so many interesting crafts like knitting, origami, or art. Do you have a favorite […]

  • Posted: June 30, 2020
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When is Math not Math?

I sometimes think of mathematics as a language. This notion of the right brain and left brain is a false dichotomy. Cognitive psychology sees processes in our mind as a series of systems that work together. We see this in math anxiety where panic impairs working memory. This is why mathematics is so difficult to […]

  • Posted: June 11, 2020
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I Wanted to Write about My Depression but I Was Too Depressed to Write

I had a medical scare that sent me to the ER. They suspected that I was having Transient ischemic attacks (TIA). This required that they look at my brain and they performed both a CT scan and MRI. I’ve never had an MRI before and they asked if I was claustrophobic. That is when I […]