Category Archives: Mathematics

“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

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Low Educational Attainment

It seems to me…. “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” ~ Solomon Ortiz[1]. In the most recent PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) report, U.S. students … Continue reading

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Education’s Financial Benefit

It seems to me…. “It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.” ~ James E. Rogers[1]. Today, in 2016, a college degree is equivalent to what a high … Continue reading

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That Perfect Job

It seems to me… “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius. There isn’t any universally perfect job, all entail certain compromises. Any job I might consider perfect would … Continue reading

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Math Is Hard…

This originally was written in response to comments made to a Facebook posting by my granddaughter that “Math is hard”.  As one of my degrees is in mathematics, I obviously do not share that opinion. It seems to me… “The … Continue reading

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