April 15 Day 1133: You Know You Are A Mathematician When…

…your license plate equals -1. …you road trip from Arizona, across New Mexico, to El Paso with your friends to present your results on a Saturday morning. And you are excited to hear your advisor talk afterwards. …the audience for your contributed talk is filled with former students now successfully teaching in the math community.Continue reading “April 15 Day 1133: You Know You Are A Mathematician When…”

April 14 Day 1132: Southwestern Style

Today’s Spring meeting was sponsored by the Southwestern Section of the MAA and the New Mexico Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges. Geographically, the Southwestern MAA Section covers Arizona, New Mexico, and just a tiny part of Texas. The meeting was held at El Paso Community College—so Texas, here I am. Everything has been delightfulContinue reading “April 14 Day 1132: Southwestern Style”

April 7 Day 1125: Feeling Invisible

Honest mistakes happen. I get that. We are all busy people and sometimes we forget to include everyone who should be included–whether its an invitation to the table or recognition for fine work. I keep telling my brain not to read too much into any one oversight. It happens to everyone, right? Yet the moreContinue reading “April 7 Day 1125: Feeling Invisible”