[M.A.P.L.E. VII-14] Kansapolis

What in the world is that name? Well, although it could be a made-up city name, it’s really some sort of translation of a real city name.

While I was walking with Dina yesterday, the name of one of the US cities with -polis in its name came up, and then I made other city names based on that ending.

Let’s consider three cities in the United States that end in the morpheme “-polis.”

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[M.A.P.L.E. VII-13] Warning!

Just a few warnings for a quick post tonight. Yes, it has nothing to do with Mother’s Day, but as usual this semester, I’m juggling a lot of things and I think I’ve dropped all my balls at least once!

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Mirage from the reflection

This is a pretty quick post, and I figure that I might as well have some quick posts as warm-up for M.A.P.L.E. in a few weeks, because I’m not going to fail the challenge this time!

This afternoon, I went to Lentz Hall to get some copies picked up. As I walked over, it was brisk (temperatures in the 30’s Fahrenheit), and I noticed what appeared to be an orange sailboat on the lake.

Hmm. Strange, unless there’s a really hardy-har-har out there!

Nope, it wasn’t a sailboat.

It was a reflection of a traffic cone onto the door and the glass overlooking the lake!

I’m an idiot. (If the cone is still there tomorrow, I’ll try to reproduce the picture and load it in here.)


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היום אחת-עשר יום–שהם שבוע אחד וארבעה ימים לעומר.

Madison: 52 days

Alaska: 81 days


As is traditional for this day, I made a couple of French silk pies. Here they are, with the captions to decipher the mathematical equations or expressions which are both equal to pi…




<Solve the equation> sin(x) = 0 <on the interval> [1,4]

But this year, I participated as a willing “victim” in the fundraiser “Pie A Professor!”


I made sure to remove my glasses…


At least it was tasty whipped cream!


פסח: ט”ז יום (Passover: 16 days)

Eau Claire: 23 days

Madison: 79 days

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