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Probabilities

By |2020-05-29T15:19:27-04:00May 29th, 2020|Stewart Fletcher's Blog|

One of the children needed some help with probabilities in her math homework this week. She was having a hard time understanding mathematical formulas on the page in her workbook. To help her grasp the concept of "likelihoods" I had to rephrase the question and put it in terms that she would understand. Annie

Armageddon

By |2020-03-27T11:43:08-04:00March 26th, 2020|Stewart Fletcher's Blog|

I grew up being told that the end of the world was coming. Bad people would die. Good people would survive. The good people were only the ones that were in the church and only those who truly believed. The picture above is from a children's book that was read to me at bedtime.

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La Goulue and The Moulin Rouge

By |2020-02-25T17:05:05-05:00February 25th, 2020|Stewart Fletcher's Blog|

Le Moulin Rouge, 1914 (photographer unknown) There's more to a painting than meets the eye... Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, La Goulue arriving at the Moulin Rouge (1892) When most people look at art they see a picture. When I look at art I not only look at

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The God of Gardening and Other Fun Stuff

By |2020-02-08T15:08:15-05:00February 8th, 2020|Stewart Fletcher's Blog|

The God of Gardening Priapus is the Greek God of Gardening and everything else that requires fertility and such.  He is defined as a "minor" god, but there is nothing minor about him. The poor guy got cursed with ugliness, small stature, a huge penis and inconvenient impotence, meaning that every time he

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