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 … Continue reading

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Circles of Light

Many of my days begin, end, and are punctuated by chasing sunbeams cast off by circles–or, more accurately, spheres. And each one of those circles is its own echo chamber.  A rain-riddled ornament glows with weak winter light and reminds … 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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