29. September 2013 · Comments Off on It’s official, I be a pro novelist · Categories: Math Shiva News

First advance check arrived. Not too shabby for an alter cocker. I think the hourly wage works out to something around what I used to make washing dishes at Buddy Beak’s Baysite (adjusted for inflation). But still…yowza.

21. September 2013 · Comments Off on Sweet sixteen (almost) · Categories: Olio

Topaz.  She’ll be 16 in a couple of weeks. She can’t jump anymore. She sleeps 21 hours a day. But to keep mentally fit, she still reads the NYT online every morning and helps with the crossword. C-A-T. OK, I admit she provides only occasional help with the crossword.

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09. September 2013 · Comments Off on NYT weddings section doesn’t like science/math geeks · Categories: Olio

I read the NYT weddings announcement section every week.  As a romantic type, I find it sweet.  But, but, but, as a scientist, I expect my profession to be represented.  Science/math geeks fall in love just like everybody else.  And the NYT weddings section doesn’t seem to believe this.  Don’t believe me?  Here are the data for this week’s announcements.  Mostly it’s Wall Street billionaire wannabes and lawyers.  Then there is the we’re-journalists-so-journalists-will-get-overrepresented phenomenon.  But science/math types?  A big fat bagel.  Tsk, tsk.


05. September 2013 · Comments Off on Nerd Jewish New Year humor · Categories: Olio, Uncategorized

An homage to the auto correct feature on my cell phone.  And by the way, Happy New Year.