Inbound or outbound?

Last week, I had my spring break trip to Nebraska, for the second time in as many years.

Yep, spring break means family or academic excursions for me. No sun, sex, surf, and sloshedness!

I drove from Kenosha to Omaha last Friday for a cousin’s בר מצווה (bar mitzvah) and then went to Lincoln. The drive included 2 gas stops, a pure washroom stop, and a food-and-relief stop.

Yesterday, I drove from Lincoln to Kenosha in “one fell swoop.” That is, the only stops I made were 2 gas stops and 3 stops at the john. (Obviously, I would be wise to avoid drinking tea on my next long drive!)

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Immersed in Pi

This is an admittedly loose interpretation. But it was quite an immersive project last night. Here is the result!


Contributions for 2017 on 14 March. To be shared in Office Hours today.

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Contributions for 2016 on 14 March. Made in Lincoln… but the topping was Reddi-wip rather than Cool Whip… it quickly disintegrated.

Let me immerse you in the previous results too:


One of two from שמיני עצרת בתשע”ו (Sh’mini Atzeret 5776: the 22nd of the seventh Hebrew month). There are multiple days that could be considered good “Pi” days!



The second one on 22/7/5776.

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Contributions for 14 March 2015. This was my first time attempting to use a homemade crust. However, the pi to the right is a lie! (The answer there is zero, not pi.)


A vegan modification of the recipe for 14 March 2014.


The nonvegan one that I made in 2014.

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The integral of 2/(1+x^2) with respect to x between -1 and 1. The inaugural one!


Immerse yourself in this chocolatey goodness. HAPPY PI DAY!


Nebraska Road Trip: 4 days

פסח: כ”ז ימים (Passover: 27 days)

ארץ ישראל: פ”א ימים (Israel: 81 days)

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Half to mention this

Yes, the pun is at hand at the very beginning of this post.

I was at a men’s lacrosse game today (only my second men’s lacrosse game, as compared to the fact that I have seen about 50 Northwestern women’s lacrosse games). The differences between it and women’s lacrosse got me thinking about some other comparisons, and these might end up taking a little bit of a humorous and ironic turn. Here goes nothing!

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