Category Archives: Metaphorical Mathematics

Misty Mist and Dusky Dusk

Befitting my kindergarten position at the back of the line during kickball team picks, I recently was assigned to write no more than 200 words reflecting upon a 40th  verse abandoned on a neatly-maintained list after its 39 brethren had … Continue reading

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The Third’s the Charm

“The third time’s the charm,” the saying goes. It is a paean to the payoff of persistence.  Get back up on that horse, re-tackle that problem, dare to open your heart after it’s not only been broken, but broken once … Continue reading

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Broken and Unbroken

Zigzag. It appeared nearly two centuries ago as a noun–distinct from a mere “walk” and more akin to a ramble–in Jonathan Swift’s “My Lady’s Lamentation”: How proudly he talks Of zigzags and walks It’s a decent Scrabble word. Mathematically, it … Continue reading

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The Cone of Uncertainty

The East Coast’s weather conditions led a friend to post this morning that she doesn’t think she likes being in “the cone of uncertainty.” NOAA has set out a bright blue and green map; within it is a “cone” (which … Continue reading

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