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… Continue reading On Writing about Mathematics and Rethinking G.H. Hardy

## Top 5 Most Popular Posts Round Up

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 beautyofmathematics.com but I didn’t know what to do with it. I often thought of passing it on to some organization.… Continue reading Top 5 Most Popular Posts Round Up

## 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… Continue reading Three New Mathematical Cross Stitch Patterns

## 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… Continue reading When is Math not Math?

## 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… Continue reading I Wanted to Write about My Depression but I Was Too Depressed to Write