I am a natural experimentalist. I love to learn, to innovate, and to make new mistakes. I rarely take myself seriously; there are far more appropriate subjects to be serious about.
I find humor and puzzles in the ordinary, laugh at math jokes, and tend to cram far too many thoughts into one sentence. I'm fascinated by languages and smitten by the beauty and utility of American Sign Language. Bad grammar drives me nuts.
I'm fond of teaching through analogy and counter-examples, asking silly questions, and gentle teasing. Sometimes I make stuff up just to watch the gears turn in someone's head. Whether you're a child or an adult, I'll show you that even "hard" subjects like math and science can be easy—and fun—to learn. If you think that's nuts, it's because you've been taught wrong. I'll prove it to you. Try me.
I have an extremely low tolerance for willful ignorance, illogic, and baseless "alternative" explanations for the way the world works.
A 3-year-old gave up asking me "Why?" before I ran out of answers.
I'm terribly shy but have always found it easy to make people laugh. Often at me. And not always intentionally. Childhood friends still tell me I'd have made a great stand-up comedian or psychiatrist; I can't help wondering how those talents are related. But I'm sure we're all better off leaving that question unanswered.
Will work ... no ... have worked for chocolate.
How did you find me? If you added me to your circles and don't know me personally, I'd love to know what caught your interest!