I have a weakness for how to improve your writing books.1 Lately, I’ve been reading Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark. Writing Tools is full of useful advice that I will make efforts to heed. Clark’s Tool 40 motivated this post. Tool 40 advises writers to craft short mission statements2 for their compositions. He provides … Continue reading Mission Statements for this Blog
Oh Crap Martin Gardner has Died!
Martin Gardner Last night I heard of Martin Gardner’s death at the age of ninety-five. When someone lives into their nineties death is not unexpected but in Gardner’s case it still saddens me. Martin Gardner’s famous Mathematical Games column set a standard for mathematical exposition that has yet to be equaled. He proved, month after … Continue reading Oh Crap Martin Gardner has Died!