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Journal, Day Five May 5, 2006: The Square Root of Negative One I’ve been reading books about math—The Men of Mathematics (sexist, yes, but published in 1937), The History of Mathematics, Classics of Mathematics, and The [...] by

Journal, Day Four May 4, 2006: Dr. Jones, Magical Thinking, and the Divine I am also my mother’s son, which means I have a chemical imbalance and The Gift, which may or may not be related, and this is where it gets sticky. It [...] by

Journal, Day Three May 3, 2006: Weakness, Truth, Swearing, Precision, More Lies, and the Social Contract My favorite kind of pie is cake. I have a giant umbrella that protects no one. My father is a sadist and I am my father’s [...] by

Journal, Day Two May 2, 2006: The Ethics of the Taxonomy There are so many things I’m not allowed to tell you. That’s another reason I’m a liar. And a poet. And very good at my job. I just finished a 20-hour shift. I do [...] by

Journal, Day One May 1, 2006: The Taxonomy of the Dealio I stubbed my toe on a hamburger because I am a liar and you want to be entertained. I say because and you wonder if I’m talking cause and effect, as if being a liar makes [...] by