Sorry for the sparse posting. Although I have about eight different gay teen romance posts half-written, they have to wait, because I am spending today learning math in my backyard.*
I am not particularly good at math because I have no intuition for it. But I am excellent at logic, and therefore I believe I can learn to be, well, good enough at math. But after being very frustrated by my math textbooks — I can do many of the problems, but I have no sense of what they’re actually telling me — I decided to google around for intuitive explanations of basic math. Why didn’t I do this earlier?
Therefore I leave you with this quote, from my great find of the day:
Math and poetry are fingers pointing at the moon. Don’t confuse the finger for the moon.
(The site has excellent explanations of exponential and logarithmic functions too; the above link is to a page on calculus. And once again, as I read this stuff, I think about how I could have been good at math, and am sad. But it’s not too late! Dry-as-dust textbooks can’t keep me down!!)
* It’s surprisingly relaxing reading textbooks when you can do it in the shade next to a lake… oh, did I mention that my backyard is on a lake?! I love my new home. Also, this is the part of the day when reading in the backyard with a big mug of tea becomes reading in the backyard with a big glass of wine. Which also definitely improves the math experience.