Monday’s Math Puzzle

Mathematics is one of the essential emanations of the human spirit — a think to be valued in and for itself like art or poetry.

Happy Monday, wherever you are! 

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Source photo: Google Images

“a drunkard may not know which number is larger, 2/3 or 3/5, but he knows that 2 bottles of vodka for 3 people is better than 3 bottles of vodka for 5 people.” 
― Edward Frenkel, Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality 

Live your beautiful Life! While there is Life, there is Hope! 


Thinking Math-ishly

“Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.” – Dean Schlicter

Happy Sunday, wherever you are! 



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Corvin Castle – Hunedoara



Every childhood is beautiful, however the kid lives.  Children are all beautiful, as they have something which later will be lost, the  quality of innocence. The  primary one…

Mine is in an  awesome way linked to one of the beautiful castles in the world. Of course I did not realize this while was running with my fellow around of it, captivated by the mystery and stories about the place. For our small world was the only one.

 Later in teenage  time, we used to have here our meetings, as the Castle has been for a long time one of the main points of entertainment in the town. Meanwhile a little cinema worked in the court, and for that time I could say it was a big blessing. My fellow understand better, as we lived in a time with not that much opening to the world.


Here were organized almost all the cultural contests in the town. I would like to point out, in that time, even we were quite isolated by world, and the PCR structures controlled everything, still had a high quality of culture. Despite of the censure, which was at all the levels, we still strived  to keep high standards. Culturally speaking. Education was at that time one of the best. Apart of being nostalgic, is only a thing that I want to highlight as maybe we could improve something today, learning from the good facts happened before.

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Regarding our cultural contests, that were organized by the  County Scholl Inspectorate, I have a funny innocent story.

  One day I was asked  by the Romanian Language teacher to write a poetry about the  president Ceausescu. Of course at that time, we had to praise  him and the work of PCR. Being child , I did not pay  that much attention to the importance of the president and to the fact we should praise him, even I found this quite strange. However,  I wrote a very short poem, and when presented to the teacher before the contest, I said in a very funny way: I did not mention  the name of the president, cause if the next year we will have other president, my poem will still be available!

The teacher was laughing in a hided way, and looking at me very kind, said that we  need to introduce his name there. We did that  and went together to the Castle for the contest. I only remember the atmosphere there. Everybody enjoyed even was in quite dark time. 

 Otherwise  every single person  which  lived in that time knows the “medicine” for the big frustration we lived, were the jokes. Ceausescu jokes and of course, the Romanian brand jokes with Bula.

I am thankful  to the life for every single moment of my childhood. Even not having high technology, the good brands of toys, or other luxury things, I enjoyed my moments taking advantage from what  the place offered. Mostly this beautiful Castle. And even others, but of these I will be back with other posts.


Today  Corvin Castle still attracts many tourists  in every year. More about the Castle could be found here.

Regarding me, I will always be there in every single visit of my town. As somebody said so beautiful:

“When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood”

I really miss my time!



The Quest


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne  Williamson

A Simple Gesture

Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don't have 
to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject 
and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul 
generated by love. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed the boy 
ahead of him had tripped and dropped all of the books he was carrying, 
along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape 
recorder. Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered 
articles. Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of 
the burden. As they walked Mark discovered the boy's name was Bill, 
that he loved video games, baseball and history, that he was having a lot 
of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken up with his 

They arrived at Bill's home first and Mark was invited in for a Coke and 
to watch some television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with a few 
laughs and some shared 

small talk, then Mark went home. They continued to see each other 
around school, had lunch together once or twice, then both graduated 
from junior high school. They ended up in the same high school where 
they had brief contacts over the years. Finally the long awaited senior 
year came, and three weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they 
could talk. 

Bill reminded him of the day years ago when they had first met. "Do 
you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?" 
asked Bill. "You see, I cleaned out my locker because I didn't want to 
leave a mess for anyone else. I had stored away some of my mother's 
sleeping pills and I was going home to commit suicide. But after we 
spent some time together talking and laughing, I realized that if I had 
killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that 
might follow. So you see, Mark, when you picked up my books that 
day, you did a lot more. You saved my life." 

John W. Schlatter (Chicken Soup for the Soul) 


Romania smiles in our Future

As a Mother, the Home Land embraces all her sons… With smiles in the sunny days, with hided tears in the hardest ones… Happy to see all the happiness around, sad when miss the sights of loved ones… 

Our… Is the race… Running through the days to catch the light of happiness… A good race… A bad one… Thousands and thousands of ways and paths of thinking… Learning from the past.. Working on the day… Looking forward for a brighter future… With Hopes for our Sons. 

Let’s talk about the Future! We never know what is going to bring the next day… We only know what hope we have for tomorrow.   A Hope which is embroidered with our dreams… with our smiles… And definitely, Romania smiles  in our Future! 




Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

 Nelson Mandela 


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt 





“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

George Washington Carver

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

“The soul is healed by being with children”


Children are a gift from the Lord;
    they are a reward from him.”  

Psalm 127:3