Red, White, and Cube

Happy Birthday, again, America.  Whatever faults remain, even 237 years later, and whatever new wrinkles you might now countenance, you remain the globe’s shining symbol of hope. And your flag, that enduring icon of freedom, waves proudly still.

A cubing tribute to your Stars and Stripes:

(music: “Yankee Doodle Remix” by Jazbogas)

Happy Fathers’ Day

I wrote a while back about my older son exploring the cube. Well, when my 20-month-old saw me filming the Megaminx walk-through yesterday (on the eve of Fathers’ Day), he wanted in on the act, too.

He rejected the technique in my tutorial as inefficient, and devised his own way of solving the Megaminx: Drop it. Watch pieces fly off. Put it back together. Repeat.

To all the dads out there doing all the things dads do, and to my boys and wife who make this a very meaningful day for me, HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!