Long Time No See!

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November 7, 2014

I’m steadily and happily working on a math book titled:

Helping Middle-Schoolers Master Mathematics and experience the Joy of Understanding. It’s really not a “Math Book.” It’s a book ABOUT math in which I am taking great pains to make the subject as clear and interesting as possible. It’s also different in that there are no boring, laborious hand-written arithmetic calculations to be made, which are being relegated to using a simplified Scientific Calculator.

Another difference is that I show the relationship between Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry using practical examples, some of which are from the area of science. Right now I am fine-tuning chapters on graphing linear equations and understanding the math characteristics of Parabolas that can be derived from quadratic equations.

I am amazed at the gold mine of information you can get from Google. On the website
www.meta-calculator.com you can type in quadratic formulas, click “graph” and there it is!

One of my buddies at racquetball (He’s 20 years younger) read a Flyer I made for my book A NONAGENARIAN’S PATH TO LIVING LONGER AND BETTER, subtitled IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING FIT, MORAL AND SEXUALLY ACTIVE. He wanted me to explain the last one and I was glad to oblige. I told him research has shown that longevity is related to being sexually active as long as possible. It’s healthy and the pleasure you experience enhances your immune system which thrives not only on pleasure but also on maintaining a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

Well, a am fit enough at 93 to be able to play competitive racquetball, I consider myself to be a very moral person who strictly obeys the Golden Rule, and my wife and I “honeymoon” about once a week.
My goal is to continue my regimen at least until I am 100.

A sample of my sense of humor: Wife and I went to Walmart to buy a leaf rake. When I took it to the cashier, a nice-looking middle-aged lady, she dutifully told me I needed to take the screw taped to the handle and screw it into the hole she pointed to to keep the rake from falling off. I said, “No problem M’am, I’m good at screwing.” She burst out laughing, looked me up and down and said, “I’m sure you are.”

Stay tuned.