Wednesday, June 3, 2020

IWSG June 2020

Happy June! I don't know what happened to May. It crossed my mind to write my blog four days before it was due (so I procrastinated) and it crossed my mind to write it four days after it was due (so I gave up.) Oh well. That's what happens when every day seems the same.

A big thanks to our host, Alex J. Cavanaugh, and his wonderful co-hosts: Pat Garcia, J.Q. Rose, and Natalie Aguirre!

Today's IWSG optional question: Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?

Come to the Nerd Side ... We have Pi #PiDay #Pi #314 #nerd #geek #dork #math #mathjoke #starwars #HappyPiDay #Teachers #PiDay2015

I'm a math nerd. In 2001, I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Ph.D. in mathematics. I taught super fun stuff like calculus and linear algebra at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA followed by two years at RIT in Rochester, NY. 

I've never written a story in which math plays a major role. However, this background is a bonus when stuck at home homeschooling teens.

African Penguins at "The Boulders"

Before that, I had a way cooler job: penguin keeper at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC. There I did the public penguin feedings twice a day and raised six baby penguins from their eggs. I learned to fillet fish like a boss to make penguin soup for the little 'uns. Cod, milk, and vitamins in a high speed blender. It was grey. Sound tempting?

I should write a story about working at the zoo someday. Every day was an adventure.

What a fun question! Can't wait to blog around and learn everyone else's secrets. Hope everyone is doing okay in spite of Covid/Riots/Madness&Mayhem2020.