Lake links.

summer chain over lake.jpg

Sing out in the comment with short cuts you have used.


This one‘s for the museum fans.

For the readers.

On libraries. Read the Wired article, too.

Post-modern truth.

Do you floss?

On capitalism.

Every house has oneAnd it waits.

“You can be sexist without knowing it. You can be racist without knowing it. This is not a moral failing; it is a moral imperative to remember that you are fallible, and take steps to limit the damage your squishy ape brain’s foibles can cause.”



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3 Responses to Lake links.

  1. becky t says:

    My high school students as me how much class time is left (class ends at 10:05) I always have to answer with the number of minutes until ten plus 5. E.g. at 10:53 How much time is left in class? 7+5

  2. gayle says:

    I’ve never been able to do math in my head, because I can’t hold onto the numbers – they turn to liquid and run together. But I can manipulate objects (I could design an argyle slipcover for a toroid if I needed one), so I can do the calculations if I turn the numbers into objects.
    Example – back in 2012, a co-worker was talking about his motorcycle and I asked him how long he’d had it. “Eighteen years,” he said. “I bought it back in 1988.” “Nope,” I said, “longer than that – 24 years.” If I’d tried to subtract 1988 from 2012 in my head, I’d still be standing there trying to work it out. I just turned the numbers into boxes – a box of 10 for the 90’s, 10 more for the Oughts, and then a little box of 2 at each end. Digits defeat me, but I can do boxes!
    Loved the chicken link, especially the video! Thank you – I needed a good laugh!

  3. k says:

    Percentages in my head. There are people who can’t do that. The only shortcut I really have is 12 x 12 = 144. If I get up in numbers, I work forward or back from there. My dad had me memorize the times’s tables. 7×8 never stuck. Also, we played with abacuses in grade school once. NUMBERS AS BEADS GOING BACK AND FORTH IS AWESOME!
    Post-modern blog for the . . . win?
    I like Gayle’s boxes. Sounds sensible.

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