Being in Time

Being in Time

     This is my pet turtle “Alfred”.  He’s been a surprise and joy in my life for several years now.  I adopted Alfred when his former owner was preparing for a baby.  She needed to lighten the load of non-human life forms in preparation for another human to care…

What’s in a Zero Anyway?

What’s in a Zero Anyway?

     An absence tells you there could be something there, like zero in the “decimal” or “denary” system.  Zero goes way back, but didn’t always exist.  Someone knew it was important and so invented it.  One of the earliest recordings of it are from Ancient Egyptian numerals  that used…

Has the Fox Come Home to Roost?

Has the Fox Come Home to Roost?

     Have you ever had the most cliché story rise to the top as one of your favorite metaphors for life?  That’s how I feel about the “Little Red Hen”.  It’s origins go back to Russia.  A folktale about personal responsibility.  A moralistic tale that usually evokes associations to…

It’s a Walk in the Park!  Or is it?

It’s a Walk in the Park! Or is it?

     I can still hear the way my mother laughed when she would tell her favorite stories about her children.  I’m sure there is some very specific emotion that comes out at such times.  One of my favorites involves me dealing with mental imagery before my brain had much…