Friday with Math

Word of the Day
troth, n. 1. Faithfulness, fidelity, or loyalty. 2. One’s word or promise, especially in engaging oneself to marry.

Etymology reports: “Troth derives from a variation of truth in certain regions of England. Over time it has taken on a distinct meaning in certain phrases.”

Daughter at 5 Years
Daughter is singing along to “Three is a Magic Number” in the car, which is (Mommy thinks with resignation) teaching her multiplication before she fully understands addition… and yes, teaching her effectively… when Daughter reaches the line “and three times one is three of course…”

“Do you know why three times one is three?” Daughter asks me.

“No?” I say.

“Because three times one means you have one three times. And when you add… three ones… one and one and one… you get three!”

And Mommy drove in silence for a good half a minute as she worked through that and realized, “Crud, Daughter might be better at math than me.”

Creative News/Plans
Still mostly goofing off? But I got most of the Kickstarter postcard done. And I wrote another 4 pages of Book 3. I’ve got the next Earthrise ready too in case a Saturday episode gets funded. And I listened to and approved the first fifteen minutes of the Rosary audiobook. And… okay, I guess this is not very successful goofing off. But I’m setting things up so I can take that vacation, honest.

Elsewhere (The “Space Daydreams” Edition)
How NASA Will Build Its Very First Warp Drive. Would be nice if it happened…
SpaceX CEO Wants to Build 80,000-Person Mars Colony. Would also be nice if it happened….

Quote of the Day
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. -Mark Twain

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