X marks the spot, or does it? Turns out Spanish tongues play a role

If high school algebra sent you into convulsions, hang on, this story has a happy ending. Terry Moore explains why the letter x means the unknown in math equations, in his TED talk (see below for the video). If you’ve ever wondered why the letter x stands for what we don’t know, he has a […]

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Finding the ‘e’ in parking

Travel both stretches the mind and the patience. Travel suffuses the spirit with all sorts of possibilities, possibilities that seem effortless and reachable.  Creativity catches a ride in your suitcase to your far flung destination and ideas float as freely there as the lizard that my son mistakenly dropped in the pousada pool the other […]

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