Austen · Banannabelle · Cinderella · Education · Math · NovElla

How to Bake Pi

March 14th is Pi Day! It’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein. In honor of Pi Day, today’s post highlights a pertinent book about mathematics. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that mathematics is difficult,” writes mathematics professor Eugenia Cheng, with as much tongue-in-cheek as Austen’s original statement. In How to Bake Pi, Cheng explains… Continue reading How to Bake Pi

Dr. Seuss · NovElla · Quotes

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2nd is the birthday of children’s book writer Theodor Geisel. Fun Fact from the Seussville website: Geisel’s middle name was Seuss, after his mother’s maiden name; and the family, at least in that context, actually pronounced it Zoice, not Soose. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living” – Dr. Seuss

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Ella Enchanted

“If he knew much about Bast, I was in for trouble – unless orange coaches were common there.” Tell a Fairy Tale Day is coming on February 26th! And so I bring you, Ella Enchanted! What could be better than a day for fairy tales? Although that might as well be every day for me…… Continue reading Ella Enchanted

Astronomy · Education · NovElla

The Blue Blood Moon

Maybe you’ve heard the expression “once in a Blue Moon” to mean something rare. But have you ever seen the Moon look blue? What about a Blood Moon? A “super” Moon? Let’s talk about lunar phrases! It’s the perfect topic in light of tonight’s lunar eclipse (or tomorrow morning’s…). This is the first of two… Continue reading The Blue Blood Moon

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Music · NovElla

Cinderella Musicals

We’ve already seen one musical version of Cinderella, as part of Into the Woods. I’m sure many of you are also familiar with the Disney animation; but don’t stop there. Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), composer, and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960), lyricist, collaborated on many great musicals – including Cinderella! This musical rendition was largely based on… Continue reading Cinderella Musicals