I’m excited as always to see my buddy Jordan Ellenberg, who’s in town accepting a Guggenheim Fellowship.
You might have thought that Guggenheims were awarded to starving artists, and you would be mostly right, but they also give them out to a couple of math people each year as well.
Since Jordan has kids and I have kids, we got to talking about how fantastic our kids are, which led Jordan to show me this adorable video involving him and his son C.J.:
- If you look carefully, you will also see my buddy Rebecca Goldin with one of her (many) adorable kids in the video,
- My favorite part (and Jordan’s) is where he puts his head inside a Fibonacci sequence, even though that makes no sense,
- My sons would never be this math positive. They enjoy talking about how much they hate school in general and math in particular.
- I’m kind of proud of how I’m raising them to be “independent thinkers,” though, which is what I call that.