This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I Got Nothin' . . .

I'm as brain-dry as an August afternoon in Death Valley. I hate leaving dangling posts--even of Christmas decorations--at the top of my blog. (You people who have those dated tag things on your blog rolls have created a kind of "accountability" which is murder on someone going through bloggers block.
Sooo, since I've got ZERO to write about, I thought I'd write about zeros.  

Fascinating number, zero.

I found some "stimulating reading" on the subject this morning.  I know you'll wanna thank me later.


"With the advent of Arabic numerals (the forerunners of the standard numerals today), zero became a necessity, especially in a base-ten system where multiples of ten are denoted by the addition of a zero (this is the most common system in today's world). The number zero as a standalone entity truly became important with the advent of algebra, [LORD, deliver me!], for often times in solving an algebraic equation, the number zero becomes a crucial element by itself, while still retaining its basic meaning--the representation of nothing.

"In truth, the idea of zero doesn't seem quite so daunting until one truly attempts to wrap their brain around what it truly means, and why it is mathematically necessary.  At that point it becomes a journey into the very heart and soul of mathematical philosophy." 

Still awake?  I told ya you'd thank me.

Even "mathematically challenged" people like me realize that the zero is REALLY important these days with everything being digital, i.e. binary. Zeroid factoid: THERE WOULD BE NO D.V.R. WITHOUT THE ZERO!!!!  The zero is my hero!

So, here's to the beauty of the zero--of nothingness.  (Don't you like the pretty floral zero?)  

Where would we be without the zero?  I shudder to think.  Even God Himself occasionally writes the "number" in the heavens (as in this solar eclipse).

So, heck, I don't feel bad at all for a "nothing" post.  

P.S.  If you come from a culture where the top photo is offensive, I truly apologize.


Sarah B. said...

At my kids school the Kindergarteners all have "Zero the Hero" who comes to their class maybe once a month. He is some kind of Math hero and I would frequesntly hear the kids get excited because "Zero the Hero" stopped by their class.

Rick said...

As a math teacher, let me say there is hope for you yet. I bet you could even do Algebra if you decided you wanted to.

Blair Farley said...

don't feel bad about having nothing to write about... after all Seinfeld made a 9 year long show about nothing.


discomommy said...

There is a whole lot of nothin' goin' on aroud here. The kitchen looks great. You are one of the annoying pre-Thanksgiving Christmas people.

I think I am caught up.

Heidi said...

I'm tapped for blog content too... I'm sure the holidays will usher in all kinds of good material though.

Diane Davis said...

any new inspirations lately?

Don said...

Workin' on it!