Yesterday, I spoke about my trip to New York City for an art exhibition.
Those of you who have visited my home (for Shabat dinner? for a holiday party?) or just read my blog routinely know that I LOVE art. My home is replete with paintings, drawings, sculptures, and crafts. Dali, Max, Erte, Agam, Egbi, Imber are among the many different artist’s compositions hanging on my walls, in cabinets, or on the floor.
I’ve always been a great fan of Big Band music and Jazz. So, I was only slightly surprised to hear Herbie Hancock explain the confluence of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and jazz. He strongly believes that there is an intrinsic link between building things and playing music. Which, of course, means that our schools’ idea of cutting music from the curriculum is not helping our kids with STEM education.
Yesterday, I spoke about my art work- but mostly the choices of picking out a frame and mat. Of course, that also meant the price for those accoutrements.
I’ve written about meta-analyses before. In particular, it’s an interesting method to examine medical data from diverse studies. It’s not something new. (It’s been around for almost 1000 years, clearly using the existent statistics.) The trick is that you need large studies to be linking together, or the results get to be too limited in value.