If you are cringing right now, you’ll know how I felt my entire year of high school geometry.

But, hey, it’s National Pi Day, the nerdiest of days.   It’s the one day a year when we take time to eat pie reflect on the mysterious and endlessly cool constant that circles around us.

It’s a day for fun and frolic. Yes, math phobics, even for us. And, clearly, there’s pie.


At first, Pi Day was gimmicky, but now it’s a gone-rampant big deal. Have you signed up for a Pi mile race yet?

Pi is everywhere ~ The Simpsons and Star Trek, The Matrix, and, of course, the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Math games, anyone?

There’s even a new literary form called a ‘piem.’ It’s a poem where the length of each word is the same as the number in the pi sequence. For example, here’s a baudy little ditty, written by British mathematician Sir James Jeans in the early twentieth century, to remember the first fifteen digits.

How I want a drink,

Alcoholic of course,

After the heavy lectures

Involving quantum mechanics.


There’s plenty of pi-tunes out there but have a listen to this English singer and songwriter. Kate Bush is known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice…and idiosyncratic lyrics.

 So, what are you doing that’s chic-unique for National Pi Day?


  Toni 3/14/17


Toni 3/14/17


Jen H. of WordPress says show us a wish, and let your blog be the ema upon which you share it.


Have you seen the sidewalk on Library Way in NYC?

If you haven’t, on your next trip to the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, walk along 41st Street. You’ll have a perfect view of the building (look up) and plenty of inspirational quotes about reading, writing, and literature (look down) along the way.

Garson Kanin’s most famous quote, from his hit play “Born Yesterday,” is there on the sidewalk.

Toni 3/9/17

Garson Kanin, who broke into show business as a saxophone-playing high school dropout and went on to write ”Born Yesterday,” direct ”The Diary of Anne Frank” and become the co-writer of two classic Tracy-Hepburn movies, died at his home in Manhattan in 1999.


Life is one big road with lots of signs.

Buddha said there are only two mistakes you can make along the road to truth~ not going all the way, and not starting.


My advice?  Keep going, with a vengeance.

Simon agrees.

Simon Peter Gruber, Die Hard: With a Vengeance “The road of the truth has many turns.”

Toni 3/4/17