Mercury Retrograde  –  The Real Deal

“Is Mercury Retrograde?” The beleaguered businesswoman next to me hisses over the splash of water aerobics.  Mercury is retrograde 3.1 times a year, when it overtakes the earth in it’s orbit. For about 80% of us, it manifests as a frustrating period of ‘do-overs’, a time to clean up, repair and reorganize. The other 20%[…]

An Unexpected Mentor

I wasn’t thrilled with Geometry. But she was thrilled with me.  For some reason I could intuit a lot of the steps in Theorems and Proofs, and was her Star Pupil. We had a couple of lively discussions on the trisection of an angle. Fast forward to 1970.  Raising a family but kept a compass[…]