Category: Letters and Essays

  • Why I keep on re-reading Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist.”

    Why I keep on re-reading Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist.”

    In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sink or Swim.” By Marietta Geraldino Much has been written about Paulo Coelho’s highly acclaimed novel, The Alchemist. Rightly, so. The novel has remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for over 300 weeks. It has been reviewed by readers from all walks of life and critiqued from both ends of […]

  • How do we find the maximum volume of a box?

    How do we find the maximum volume of a box?

    By Marietta Geraldino Do you want to learn the ‘maths’ behind creating an open box from a rectangle with squares cut out of the corners? If so, this video is for you. You will learn how to write the volume of the box as a function of x, find the domain of the function​ and […]

  • “Loved by me as jewels, rare”

    “Loved by me as jewels, rare”

    Originally posted on INFLECTION POINT:
    Photo by Maxim Geraldino Happy mother’s day!!!! My Mother’s hands, so thin and work-worn, Were loved by me as jewels, rare, For they had rocked me in my cradle, And, lovingly, they’d stroked my hair. They worked for me, both night and morning; They helped to smooth away my fears,…

  • Noise

    Noise

    In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sink or Swim.” Noise by Marites Avisado-Responte Being an ICU nurse, I have been dealing with all the noise that is meant to help and save life. From monitor alarms, to call bell and up to code 99. The cardiac and breathing arrest or code 99 is the […]

  • ‘Parenthesis in Eternity’

    ‘Parenthesis in Eternity’

    In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Exhale.” Dear Leah, Greetings from New York City! I wish I could say, “Do not let cancer rob you of your inner joy and zest for life.” But I do not really know anything.  You have requested me to create a math equation for you. “Just like that […]