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Bull's Eye (almost) - Monday, June 20th 2016 20:57
Most of this was written originally on Saturday evening, but needed some refinement and a lot of uploading of formulas, plus adding enough cute stuff to give it appeal to a...
Making Progress - Friday, June 17th 2016 16:08
Thanks to everyone who tried the Tripod sites. They are working now. I still can't get into my file manager, but for the moment there are lots of ways of getting around that,...
Lycos.com and Tripod.com in a Coma. Requesting Some Assistance! - Friday, June 17th 2016 13:35
For some unknown reason Tripod/Lycos has been inaccessible for the last several days. I house most of my on-line pictures with them, as well the majority of my...
Convergence - Wednesday, June 15th 2016 23:00
Examples of the occurrence of the Fibonacci series in nature abound, and so do their descriptions. Therefore, apart from referring you to some websites and simply mentioning a...
Bring on the Rabbits! - Friday, June 10th 2016 22:47
Well, I've played my little game long enough, and I thank you for your patience. But now the time has come to start counting lagomorphs. I hope that in my preceding...
Phi in the Sky - Thursday, June 9th 2016 23:19
Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Hoosierland! Blue sky, sun shine, no need for an air conditioner at the moment. Today not so much. It’s supposed to get very hot again, so...
Golden Rectangles - Tuesday, June 7th 2016 21:16
I’ll never be able to maintain a regular blog as well as take care of other things if I keep making myself include all kinds of diagrams and drawings. Still, it is fun,...
Direct from the Pentagon - Monday, June 6th 2016 0:13
This entry comes to you from a state park in northern Indiana, where we are spending a few days. In order to make sure I get this installment out and start to establish a...
A Festschrift for Dr. Norman L. Geisler - Sunday, May 1st 2016 20:56
Time to get back to the old blog to talk about some things too long for a Facebook post. The catalyst this time is that yesterday (Saturday) I received in the mail a copy of...
Islam Material Gathered - Wednesday, December 9th 2015 20:44
This post is merely intended to let you know that all of the blog material on Islam from the last month or so has now been gathered at one site. You may find it more convenient...
Isis and it Expansion, part 6 - Wednesday, December 9th 2015 16:15
This entry is the straightforward continuation of what I posted just a few minutes ago (part 5). It won’t make any sense without reading that entry first. (I don’t...
Isis and its Expansion, part 5 - Wednesday, December 9th 2015 16:12
This is the first of two entries that I’m uploading pretty much simultaneously. Once both of these two posts are up, I will start gathering all of the recent material into...
Isis and its Expansion, part 4 - Friday, December 4th 2015 21:49
The Latest Attack Yet another terrorist attack, this one on our soil in San Bernadino, CA, and apparently carried out by a lovely husband-and-wife team—their names are...
Isis and its Expansion, part 3 - Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 11:47
We are working towards a clarification of ISIS and its satellites, using Nigeria as an example. Please forgive me for beginning this entry with a statement that I have...
ISIS and its Expansion, part 2 - Tuesday, December 1st 2015 18:30
As usual, I did not intend to wait as long between entries as I did, particularly since I knew pretty much what I intended to write. However, once I started to pursue sources of...
Isis and its Expansion, part 1 - Saturday, November 21st 2015 22:13
(Please note that “ISIS,” ”ISIL”, “Daesh” and “the Islamic State” are being used synonymously for the same entity, and I will...
The Golden Triangle and its Offspring - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 20:48
We haven't had too many typical November days so far this year. There's been a lot of sunshine and it's stayed relatively warm so far--high 50s and low 60s for the most part....
Militant Islam, part 3 - Saturday, November 14th 2015 22:02
And now to ISIS. As announced I will not give a history of this organization (except in the sketchiest terms), nor go into all of their present machinations in detail. The...
Militant Islam, part 2 - Saturday, November 14th 2015 21:45
Continued from the previous post. The Kharijites Taking Aïsha out of the picture did not uncomplicate matters very much. The big question between the followers of Ali...
Militant Islam, part 1 - Saturday, November 14th 2015 21:20
I’m posting this entry, which is a patchwork quilt of some earlier ones, in response to the bombings carried out by ISIS members in Paris on 11/13/2015. You cannot fight...
Pythagoras, Music, and Rational Numbers - Tuesday, November 10th 2015 21:01
First of all, here is a diagram of the different kinds of numbers: ℕ ℤ ℚ ℝ ℂ, which I discussed in the last entry. I left off by...
Kinds of Numbers - Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 23:55
Last time I tried to show you that the number zero, when put under a little bit of inspection, becomes a whole lot more than just a symbol for "nothing." My intention was to...
Numbers: Zero and her Friends - Sunday, November 1st 2015 23:21
So, did you do your additions and divisions as suggested on the last post? Did you come up with that strange number 1.61803 ...? To take things one step further, are you...
"Well-umm ... " and Nolo Contendere - Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 22:02
Pretty soon my blog should have more conceptual content again, as well as pictures, but at the moment it must serve merely as vehicle to report on my medical adventures to...
My Mini-Stroke - Saturday, September 19th 2015 22:40
Mini-stroke (def.) 1. In mini-golf an integer added to your total score each time your club head addresses a ball and propels it into motion. Also, the number you may have...