Tag Archives: birthday

Fiftystar: My 2018 Birthday Star

Every year, it is my tradition to make a star for my birthday. This is the one for today, with fifty points for my new age. I like the view from age 50. I can see half-centuries before and after … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Life, Mathematics | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday: A Public Service Announcement

This year, in the USA, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is observed tomorrow. However, it is today — January 15th — which is his actual birthday.  Source of image: http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086

Posted in History, Life, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

My 2017 Birthday Stars

I turn 49 today. This is a 49-pointed star, to mark the occasion — an old tradition of mine. My first birthday was in 1968 — on the day I was born. A year later, on my second birthday, I … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Mathematics | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Older Birthday Stars, From When I Was Younger

I started this blog in July of 2012, so the birthday stars I made in January 2012 (when I turned 44) and January 2011 (when I turned 43) did not appear here in those years. I found them, though, and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Life, Mathematics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Birthday Stars for 2016

This year, I’m continuing my personal tradition of making stars on my birthday with numbers of points which increase each year. I’ve done this for years, and it’s based on a game I started when I turned three, and claimed … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Life, Mathematics | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

On your nth birthday, you turn n – 1 years old.

As a teacher, I have had variants of this conversation many times. The specific details, however, are fictional, for this changes, somewhat, each time it happens. Student: Guess what? It’s my birthday! Me: Congratulations! How old are you? Student: I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Life, Mathematics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

For John Lennon’s Birthday, the True Story of How I Observed This Holiday in 1983

I’ve been a fan of John Lennon for as long as I can remember, and October 9, his birthday, has always been a special day for me. In 1983, when I was a high school junior, celebrating his birthday changed … Continue reading

Posted in Education, History, Life, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment