Weaving math into Navajo education.

Making connections: Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. The project began out of an appreciation for patterns weaved into Navajo rug designs.


Message To Investors: Paying for Mistakes



It used to be that humans were creative as a matter of survival. One had to figure out when to plant corn, how to build aqueducts, and what kind of animals could be domesticated. As an example, in Mongolia, they have to bring the foal to the mother in order for her to produce milk. The mare's milk is then used to produce Airag - айраг, fermented mare's milk. How creative is that? One can get drunk off of old horse milk - genius. This kind of creative wisdom was lost with the age of industry and technology. Now we just get some meringue milk for our soy latte at Starbucks. All the more reason to promote the arts in our education. Art teaches the skills for creativity that technology has replaced - because technology cannot survive without creatively-thinking people.


Escape and The Cage of Independence

…the act of disobedience [eating from the forbidden tree of knowledge] as an act of freedom is the beginning of reason…the original harmony between man and nature is broken…Man has become separate from nature, he has taken the first step toward becoming human by becoming an ‘individual’…He has committed the first act of freedom.  The myth emphasizes the suffering resulting from this act.  To transcend nature, to be alienated from nature and from another human being, finds man naked, ashamed. He is alone and free, yet powerless and afraid.  The newly won freedom appears as a curse; he is free from the sweet bondage of paradise, but he is not free to govern himself, to realize his individuality.  - Erich Fromm, Escape From Freedom, Chapter 2


The Winner of this week's Poetry Contest

"Thank You"

If the sun refused to shine,

I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea,
There will still be you and me.

Kind woman, I give you my all.
Kind woman, nothing more.

Little drops of rain
Whisper of the pain.
Tears of love lost in the days gone by.

My love is strong,
With you there is no wrong.
Together we shall go until we die.

My, my, my.

An inspiration's what you are to me.
Inspiration, look, see.

And so today my world—it smiles,
Your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done,
For you to me are the only one.

Alright, yeah

Happiness: no more be sad,
Happiness: I'm glad.

If the sun refused to shine,
I would still be loving you.
Mountains crumble to the sea,
There will still be you and me.
Chris Cornell - Thank You (Cover Led Zeppelin) Unplugged In Sweden



"Thank You" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their second studio album Led Zeppelin II (1969). It was written by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and produced by Page. (