Wonky Arts : Domestic Science

Monthly archives for September, 2016

One Morning in Late September

One Morning in Late September

Walking down to the bus stop this morning with the boy and the dog, we were bathed in the red warning light at dawn before the weather turns for the day.   Off on the bus goes the boy, and ’round the loop I go, briskly, but not brusquely, even though this little dog asserted […]

Mathematical Functions: Science is a Stern Taskmaster

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In mathematics, a function is kind of the same thing as the function of an object, but not really. A mathematical function describes the relation between a set of inputs  and a set of outputs. Each input is related to exactly one output. We use mathematical functions all the time, ‘times two’ is a function: […]

Social Functions

Social Functions

‘Function’ can also be used to describe a large social event, usually where you’ve bought a ticket for a fundraiser or you’re attending a graduation or the opening of an art gallery. This is not the same as ‘social functioning’ but you can definitely gauge a person’s social functioning abilities at a social function. Usually, […]

The Black Dog Days of Summer

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July was a great month. August was not. It was too hot and I was hounded by depression. The thing is, I like black dogs. I’ve lived with a some sweet labby types. I like the Black Dog that inspired Jimmy Page and Robert Plant to write a song about sex. I like sex. I […]

Love Haiku 2

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Breathe: salt, tears, wind, joy Headlong into the big waves Emotional surf 4 Sep 12

Fall Haiku 1

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Chill dawn flirts with warmth Spiderwebs sail light vectors The still garden waits 2 Sep 12