Archive for the ‘Creatives’ Category

“Took An Arrow in the Knee”

The phrase “took an arrow in the knee” is old Norse slang for getting married? The origins of many marriage-related rituals are known by very few. One searches in vain to find any references in Norse languages or mythology that links the phrase ‘took an arrow in the knee’ to the concept of marriage, so […]

“Top 10 Jokes at Fringe Award”

Top 10 jokes at Edinburgh Fringe Award A joke by comedian Tim Vine about a vacuum cleaner has been voted the winner of the Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Award 2014.  See the full top 10 list above. portable keyboard goat milk

“Little Things Matter”

Little things matter. Never underestimate even the simplest acts of kindness and love. The author of  Dilbert ,  Scott Adams, says: Remember, there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.   Another one of my favorite quotations comes from the highly-celebrated poet, William Wordsworth: […]

“Let’s Go Fly a Kite!”

  Let’s go fly a kite, Up to the highest height, Let’s go fly a kite, And send it soaring….. Up to the atmosphere, Up where the air is clear, Oh, let’s go…fly a kite!   Do you remember this song from Mary Poppins? We should go “fly a kite” all the time! By this, […]

“Mathematics and the 10 Paramis”

  I realize that the skills required in doing mathematics can be transferred to real-life. In mathematics, what is required is essentially to simplify all problems. Similarly, if one can see beyond the numbers and procedures involved, then one sees the intrinsic value of learning mathematics. Through mathematics, we can also impart and teach the […]