My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Indeed some of my favorite things are the Sound of Music movie, the songs and John Coltrane's wonderful Jazz interpretation of it!

If I were to write the lyrics for this song in my youth, I would definitely add math and technical drafting to the list.

Ever since I was a child, I remember how my dad would always come up with interesting and fun math problems that he would give me and my brother while we were doing ordinary things.

Math has always seemed fun with him and during the middle school years


my love for math grew stronger with an amazing math teacher

First Construction Project - Cellar Rebuilt, 1984

Our family lived in a first floor apartment located in a five story apartment building, built in the era of Nikita Khrushchev, one of many similar buildings in a large newer city neighborhood on the South side of Odessa in what is now Ukraine. Simple in design, the building


consisted of three similar sections with separate non-connected entries. Each floor of a section had access to

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