I can’t talk about our love story, so I will talk about math. I am not a mathematician, but I know this: There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get. But, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful. —John Green

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
—Richard P. Feynman

Man has made some machines that can answer questions provided the facts are profusely stored in them, but we will never be able to make a machine that will ask questions. The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.
—Thomas J. Watson

Bad is never good until worse happens.
—Danish Proverb

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. —Al Capp

Blast From the Past — 1937

This month I have gathered some news articles from the same year. We will take a look at the lighter side of life—and some gritty facts of life—in 1937. Today we have a Twofer, clips from two different newspapers, published three days apart at the start of the new year. The U.S. economy was stronger than…

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. —Carl Sandburg

 

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. —David Searls

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