Archimedes of Syracuse Pi Day

Celebrating Pi

Pi (π) has been known for almost 4000 years. I learned today that we owe our gratitude to Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), as being the first to introduce the calculation. Without doubt, Archimedes of Syracuse was the greatest mathematician of the ancient world. According to the Math is Fun website, Pi is defined as […]

Clanmother Henry Mill Inventors What I Learned Today

What I Learned Today: January 7, 1714 Henry Mill & the Typewriter

Typewriters are storytellers. “If only the walls could talk,” I think as I walk by a Vancouver heritage house that has been meticulously and lovingly returned to its vintage state. So much happens in a building as one generation is replaced by another, each creating a home on the structure of another home. Even more […]

Clanmother John Milton What I Learned Today

What I Learned today: November 23, 1644 Areopagitica

What I learned today is a new series on The idea came out of these past months of living during the Covid19 pandemic. Our travel plans were curtailed and our movements were limited to the local area. As I was lamenting the circumstances that had befallen the world, my husband (aka techie) Don challenged […]