Travels With Japanese Grandmother Reveals Fibonacci’s Pencil #FridayRecommends

Friday RecommendsHappy Friday, ebbybody!

First, I have some good news for travelers, readers, and dog-lovers. I’ve been following the blog of Pat Bean since we met in Dani Greer’s blog tour class back in 2010. At that time, Pat was living full-time in an RV, seeing the sights and spotting birds along with her canine companion, Maggie. Since then, Maggie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge and Pat has moved off-road into an apartment in Arizona. And she’s written a book called TRAVELS WITH MAGGIE! The cover was done by another fellow BBT 2010 classmate, the fabulously talented Bodie Parkhurst. You can buy TRAVELS WITH MAGGIE through Amazon in print, with Kindle to come. You can also order it through your brick-and-mortar bookstore by its ISBN number of 1544628617. I just ordered mine.

One of my Facebook friends pointed me to this post about a Japanese grandmother and her white cat with mismatched eyes. (The cat’s eyes, mismatched, not the grandmother’s.) Delightful pictures! And you can buy an entire book of them! (No, I didn’t. Because I’m a grandmother with a white cat, that’s why.)

Do you know why #2 pencils are yellow? I didn’t. Now, I do. If you read this article, you’ll know, too.

As my long-term readers know, I’m all about the Fibonacci Sequence. Apparently, so is Mother Nature. Since our #3 daughter claims I’m older than dirt, my interest in natural phenomena makes sense. Here is an absolutely gorgeous video of the Fibonacci Sequence in action.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your character learns the Fibonacci Sequence. How? Why? To any purpose?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Travels With Japanese Grandmother Reveals Fibonacci’s Pencil #FridayRecommends

  1. Dan Antion

    September 8, 2017 at 7:48am

    Love that video ?

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      Marian Allen

      September 8, 2017 at 8:05am

      Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s mesmerizing! Makes me want to go back and appreciate my high school math classes more.

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  2. joey

    September 8, 2017 at 11:07am

    I bookmarked last week’s post for later review and I have not read it yet. I am behinder now.

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      Marian Allen

      September 8, 2017 at 6:33pm

      Everything will still be there when you have time for it. Or even if you don’t. šŸ˜‰

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  3. John Holton

    September 8, 2017 at 2:47pm

    That video was fantastic. It’s amazing how many places the Fibonacci sequence pops up in nature. Make you think that eventually, eveerything connects.

    The Internet is full of adorable kitties, isn’t it?

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      Marian Allen

      September 8, 2017 at 6:34pm

      I think I’ll change Tipper’s name to Fibonacci. Because why not?

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