March 11, 2014 – I’m looking forward to the celebration of National Pi Day on Friday (3/14) almost as much as I anticipated National Pie Day on January 23. I once wrote about pi and pie in a “This I Believe” essay:
“Ah, pie. It’s a continuum that keeps on giving, as long as we keep making it for those we love. No wonder mathematicians also believe in pi, or 3.14159265358… etc ., involving as it does, the perfect geometry of an unbroken circle, the shape of a pie.”
I also believe in the value of math and music education, but that’s a blog of a different kind.
Here’s a link to a recipe for my favorite pie – wild blueberry. (Deep-dish research suggests that eating a slice may improve computational ability by as much as 3.14%):
John Lehndorff is the creator of the 2014 Colorado Pie Trail Calendar and travel guide to pie places: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/688460 He hosts Radio Nibbles weekly on KGNU (88.5 FM, 1390 AM, and streaming at kgnu.org.