Algebra is Cute

I was looking at the cover of Elayn Martin-Gay's Intermediate Algebra (Fifth Edition) and thought, if a person didn't understand English, the conclusion might be drawn that this was a book on art history.  It looks so innocuous.  One would never guess that pages of formulas waited within the hardcover with indifferent patience.  But, I am beginning to appreciate some …

Outside

Without even looking outside, I knew it was snowing.  Every post on Facebook was announcing it.   Of course, I had my nose in the books trying to figure out graphing.    This wasn't working well with my phone close by...which has internet access...which kept tempting me to check Facebook. So, I moved my phone to another room and then …

What’s my Function?

When I was afraid of heights, I decided to jump out of an airplane.   I felt that if I could gather the strength and courage to throw my body 13,000  feet out of a perfectly good airplane, I could conquer anything including death itself. Now, it's time to find out if that's true. My greatest fear has been …