Monthly Archives: January 2009


Ah, the beginning of a new semester.   That means another semester of strange requests and conversations with people who end up at my office door.   Today: [ Knock-knock-knock. ] “Hey Dr. K… I need you to sign this … Continue reading

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Dead presidents

I don’t know if you’ve seen the creepy and weird new batch of TurboTax commercials featuring gangrenous versions of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant, and Benjamin Franklin.   (Here’s an example.)   The Ladybug in particular is not a fan of … Continue reading

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If “publish or perish” were really true, Leonhard Euler would still be alive. — Eric Bach

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I made it a point today to drive past a Taco Bell on the north side of town to reread its sign, and this is what it said… …which is a lot better than what it said last night when … Continue reading

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The quickest route

The Ladybug is enrolled in swim classes, which meet each Monday night.   Usually the Queen B and I join the Ladybug for class, but tonight the Queen B couldn’t make it.   She was dealing with a banking snafu … Continue reading

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