Last Thursday at the school I am a warden at I got into a conversation with a somewhat unruly kid. He was being his usual provocative and loudmouth self, but nothing I can’t handle—full blown puberty. At some point he dropped the line: “I’m good at everything.” Challenge accepted. “Really?” I said, “If you’re good … More The next Gauss?
This struck me at the age of 28 while attending my lifelong friend’s public doctoral defense. What follows is a mishmash of events that got me here. Gaming At fourteen years old people decided that I should switch from an academic education to a technical one. For some this is great, but it’s generally considered … More Wasted my life on distractions