Pearl Fryar update, plus some Odds-n-Ends

Pearl Fryar After all the commotion Pearl received on the documentary shown on HGTV and the traffic this blog received when I promoted the documentary, some more news and a request came about. Friends of Mr. Fryar wanted all of you to be aware of this website and the big news: The Pearl Fryar Topiary… Continue reading Pearl Fryar update, plus some Odds-n-Ends

Math: 50 years

The teaching of America’s youth moves onward: Fifty Years of Math  1959-2009 (in the USA ) Last week we purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took our $2 and digging for change we found 8 cents and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies,… Continue reading Math: 50 years


Still getting plenty of comments on “Trees we do not Like”, over a hundred comments. So time for something different. Let’s go off in another direction. Speaking of trees we like: [Illustration by Matthews] This anthropomorphic tree-figure reminded me of the forest coming alive, and how long ago the was respect, mystery, awe, and respect… Continue reading Treebeard

A Tale of Two Levels (cont.)

So here is an earlier drawing where I was looking at the possibilities from head-on; that is, from a person looking from the lower level. I liked this look . . . but wasn’t sure if it was working. Then after I was done scribbling this I noticed that the wall heights were really 3… Continue reading A Tale of Two Levels (cont.)