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Long ago, my oldest son explained to me the difference between a “geek” and a “nerd.” Tom now works at JPL (which you may recognize from The Big Bang Theory), so whatever he told me then was no doubt correct. Thing is, I don’t exactly remember what he said … But whether you’re a geek…

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That round thing on Mayflower?

We’ve been asked repeatedly: So what’s that round thing all about? This thing, circled (by me) in green: That’s at the apex of the ride, right? (Trying to make my oldest son proud here … I’ve made my living with words, but still remember a math term or two.) Anyway, apparently it’s called a medallion….

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When numbers mean, well … not much

Although my career choice doesn't make it obvious, I really like math. My math SAT score was 80 points higher than my English. Go figure. Our three sons are all math-heads. Tom, a math major, just started a position at JPL. (Now we can't joke with him, Hey, it's not rocket science! Sigh.) Tom and…

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Mother’s Day hits twice

I tease Thomas that he's my egghead son. John, 13, is my musical son. And James, 5, is my farm-boy son. They're all bright fellows, but Tom is what I sometimes refer to as "scary smart." I have, by the way, a newspaper clipping of an article stating that bright sons get their brains from…

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