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Do The Math! A refreshing look at mathematical concepts and moral dilemmas
A Programming Primer An online computing course with exercises and examples
Science Talks A few science talks aimed at a more general audience
Articles CounterPunch, The World of Statistics, Caracolas
MEILIC Masters class Science teachers' class notes
The House of Words Suzy Quest looks for her spy father in this engaging thriller
Love Cats A satirical adventure novel set in two continents and nine countries
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The Glasgow Diaries A knight loses his shine in this pre-millennial blog
Pet Store Lottery Life at the Fashion Factory for seamstress Jane Qwerty
A Life in Words Memorial talk for inveterate wordsmith Jack White 1923-1997
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Do the Math cover

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Do the Math! is a refreshing look at mathematical concepts and moral dilemmas in the increasingly more numerate world of everyday living. Aiming to popularize and inform, Do the Math! does for numbers what Eats, Shoots, and Leaves does for words.

Quotes and comments
"One can pop it open anywhere with equal reward."
"The style is VERY easy to read and unusually entertaining."
"The core concept of the inherent morality of mathematics is excellent."

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The House of Words cover Synopsis
A note with the single word 'curare' found in the empty apartment of four-time New York State Scrabble champion Suzy Quest starts a dizzying search for her missing parents. At the heart of her search is The House of Words, a book she believes was written by her father, a protester from the Seventies who left his family under mysterious circumstances twenty years earlier and may now be working as a deep cover spy.

Is The House of Words a code detailing the workings of an international conspiracy? Is it bait for a power struggle at the top of the reformed agency? Is it Suzy's father's apologia for disappearing from her life?

Part Dan Brown, part Thomas Pynchon, The House of Words is an intellectual thriller that peels back the gloss on modern intrigue, espionage, and the search for meaning.

Quotes and comments
"Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great pace and excellent dialogue."
"It's a wonderful journey with a thrilling love story."
"If you like Scrabble, spy stories, and poignant satire this book is for you."

                     Chapters 1-3      Amazon (Kindle)