Category Archives: Education

Pursuit of Higher Education UK

My sister-in-law regards me as a ne’er-do-well. She’s not far off the mark, I’ve led a prodigal’s life, while she’s worked for the CIA under George Bush and led a an exemplary suburban life as a working mother and wife. My brother and she have raised two good kids. Smarter than me and this Spring […]

The Meaning Of Life In 13 Words

The meaning of life. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the fuck happened. I know what happened. 63 years under gravity. 45 years of sex. 50 years of drinking. 43 years of drugs. 51 years of work. Time has taken its toll and I feel like Merlin who has lost all […]

Bad Math 101

Americans are not very good in Math. According to OECD 15 year-old US students are ranked # 37th in the world behind Hungary, Israel, Norway. 1 + 1 = 2 is a difficult concept to the Land of the Free. And forget about 3-D grafts. Dunce caps for most of the class. And students favorite […]

More Bad Math

The other night Ma’am called from Thailand. I was sitting at Frank’s Bar on Fulton. the football game on the tiny TV was a distraction along with Rosa the svelte Vietnamese homegirl bartender. Before opening my flip phone I told everyone to be quiet. They knew my story and concentrated on their drinks. “Mai mii […]

Brooklyn Tony ON MATH 101

A Math teacher asks her class: “If there are 5 birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?” She calls on Brooklyn Tony. He replies, “None, they will all fly away with the first gunshot.” The teacher replies, “The correct answer is 4, but I like your […]