December 2 Day 999: Mathematical Cooperation

It was a full day’s meeting at the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences. Presidents, Executive Directors, and friends of 19 different mathematics organizations met to work together and support each other in their efforts to promote research, improve education, and expand the uses of mathematics. It’s a great group of people and I amContinue reading “December 2 Day 999: Mathematical Cooperation”

March 3 Day 725: Tacoma Mourns

Tacoma lost an icon on Tuesday, my friend Sue. She was a no nonsense, foul-mouthed, beautiful human. A force of nature. A cheerleader for the underdog. Smart, driven, and a g*d d*mned delight. She was fearless and lived life so fully. We were grateful to be included on some of her food adventures—happily waiting forContinue reading “March 3 Day 725: Tacoma Mourns”

December 19 Day 651: Me & 23

Happy Anniversary to my husband of 23 years. There have been ups and downs, ins and outs. But always together. Stronger than ever. What we have built together has great value: a partnership, a home, a family. He has always believed in me and helped me to believe in myself. After almost two years inContinue reading “December 19 Day 651: Me & 23”

August 24 Day 534: Letting Go

Zachary, my youngest son, is off at Opening Days for his first-year college experience. When his brother Anson leaves for his senior year at college in two weeks, Mark and I will officially be empty nesters. I have conflicting feelings about all of it. For my children, I am so excited for their adventures toContinue reading “August 24 Day 534: Letting Go”

February 14 Day 343: Triply Lucky

If 7 is a lucky number, then today, the 343rd day since beginning remote teaching, should be especially lucky. After all 343=7x7x7. And then it is February 14, a day to appreciate those you love most— especially your life’s partner if you are lucky enough to have one. Mark and I have been together forContinue reading “February 14 Day 343: Triply Lucky”

April 26 Day 49: Love Letters

Dear Mathematics, I am more grateful than you can know that you are a part of my life. You make my pulse race when a solution is revealed. You inspire me towards creativity and persistence. You provided the foundation upon which I built my career. And you bring comfort—even when I don’t know that isContinue reading “April 26 Day 49: Love Letters”