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Kings and their Wars: Where do you put your trust? - Friday, March 3rd 2017 23:57
REFLECTIONS ON KING ASA For quite a few months now, I’ve been contemplating the story of King Asa, as recounted in 2 Chronicles 14-16. [I might mention that there...
Win and June Go to the Circus - Thursday, March 2nd 2017 15:32
This entry is purely personal, just to get me back on track to regular blog posting. Tuesday (2-28) was a little bit of a special day. When June got up she felt somewhat...
June's Adventures in Hospital Land - Wednesday, December 7th 2016 21:37
June’s Adventures in Hospital Land Enough people have asked how June's tests went, that I'm writing a single narrative here. Thanks for your concern. Nothing really...
Celtic Jewelry and Symbolism - Wednesday, November 16th 2016 14:32
I'm afraid I don't think I can make this little post without it looking like an ad, thought it's not intended to be one, at least not in the commercial sense. In the process of...
Integration - Sunday, October 9th 2016 23:44
I really had no intention of writing yet another piece of math for the blog. As I was going through my e-mail around noon, I came across some notification from Quora.com, which...
Golden Ratio website is up! - Sunday, September 18th 2016 23:29
It took a while longer than I thought, but I finally have the website on Phi and the golden ratio in order. It's now totally reordered from the original blog posts, with the...
Witness Protection Cartoons - Saturday, September 17th 2016 22:47
This entry has nothing to do with math. Nor philosophy. Nor theology, nor music. Nor world religions. In fact, it doesn't have to do with much of anything except a funny...
Phi and the Golden Ratio: Conclusion - Wednesday, August 24th 2016 22:16
We just went through a tornado warning about as close to us as I ever want to get. Thankfully the bad part of the storm decided to move about a mile north of us. *****...
Phi in Nature, part 3: The Bones of your Hand - Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 1:49
It’s August. The temperatures are cooling off, and the days are getting to be rather nice instead of sticky. June is hanging in health-wise, but not doing as well as she...
Phi in Nature, part 2: Bees - Thursday, August 11th 2016 19:48
It's still early August, but the local schools are already in session. The weather is hot and humid; I wonder if those kids are learning anything. Or, let's say, if they're...
Phi in Nature, part 1 - Friday, August 5th 2016 23:50
This entry comes to you from deep in the American South, where we are visiting brother Ralph and his wife Lisa for a few days. This has been a totally spur of the moment trip,...
Pacioli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo - Tuesday, July 26th 2016 22:16
It's cooled off a bit compared to last week. So, I got a little bit of gardening done yesterday. Also, the swimming pool of Smalltown, USA, is open once again. It was closed...
The Golden Ratio and Golden Spiral in a Swan - Thursday, July 21st 2016 12:45
Here is a picture of a swan, and I've framed it with the golden rectangle and the golden spiral nested within it. Is this a good example of the golden ratio? That's all for...
More on the Golden Taj Mahal - Tuesday, July 19th 2016 21:14
T­­his entry is a continuation of the previous one, as well as being a part of the lengthy series of phi. I might just mention that, in terms of our physical states, June and...
The Golden Taj Mahal Revisited - Sunday, July 17th 2016 22:21
I promised a couple of entries ago that, if I were to run across the misleading information concerning the Taj Mahal and the golden ratio again, I would  point out the website...
Spirals - Saturday, July 16th 2016 0:51
The time here in Mirkwood* is slowly coming to an end. It's been a good stay. The weather has been extremely cooperative.  (*I assume you realize that I'm not using...
Results of the Golden Ratio Experiment - Thursday, July 14th 2016 23:10
Thanks to everyone who gave me input on the Golden Ratio test. Here is a table of the results as of 11 pm tonight. Voting is now closed.  What does this mean? Not a...
The Golden Ratio and the Perception of Beauty - Tuesday, July 12th 2016 21:26
This blog entry is coming to you from our little hide-out south of Smalltown, USA. It's been a good two days so far. Originally, we thought of driving further, but at this time...
The Parthenon and the Taj Mahal - Monday, July 11th 2016 0:48
The Golden Ratio in Ancient Architecture It’s time to come back to the point of this series. Its topic is the beauty of the number that is usually called phi (ϕ)....
The Dogmatic Agnostic - Saturday, July 9th 2016 0:47
"Agnosticism" was a word invented by T. H. Huxley (1825-95) to describe his attitude that he did not know whether there is a God. He took the label of the ancient movement...
A False Dilemma - Tuesday, July 5th 2016 21:20
June and I were both really wound up when we came home last night after the family fireworks. Plus I really wanted to get that previous entry posted. What I thought would take...
Prophet and Priest: Michio Kaku's Role in the Cosmos - Monday, July 4th 2016 1:41
Happy Fourth of July to all relatives, friends, acquaintances, fans, colleagues and work associates of the past, present, and future. Whether you’re celebrating or not,...
Which Numbers did God Create? - Thursday, June 30th 2016 14:23
The “God” of some Scientists In rereading some of my blog entries over the last 11 or so years (the anniversary will be July 3) , it seems to me that about a...
The marvels go on and on. - Saturday, June 25th 2016 20:43
Eight lanes back and forth at the pool Thursday. Only four on Friday, but I was pretty exhausted before I ever got into the water. On Thursday I had taken the red No. 14...
Excursus: A Corn Stack - Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 21:08
Woops! I meant to go on talking about ϕ, but got caught up in the agriculture of Indiana by way of a remark on the weather. That's why I like to describe my blog as...