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About meMy working career spans the Royal Navy, a spell as a dairyman in the Highlands of Scotland, many years in military survey in the British Army, and a fourth career in Information Technology. I have recently become a budding author. See more...
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### See more of my poetry on my Titbits page ### Celebrating the Life of Tony Greenfield From Chapeltown to Broomcroft Is a mere ten miles: A decamile, mas o menos. That’s not a long way, But it … Continue reading
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician’s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks by Arthur Benjamin My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really liked this book, and its accompanying video CD. The author is full of enthusiasm and … Continue reading
A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Excellent! This book is such a simple variation on the old grains on a chessboard example of exponential growth. The story is charming, but not exceptional. … Continue reading
This week, Ronovan is in charge of Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge and he has chosen the theme of: ARTIST or ART? When I was a young boy, I was very lucky. I had a scientific father and an artistic … Continue reading
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book makes maths fun, even for those little people who believe it to be a laborious trudge through treacle. In fact, that would … Continue reading