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Ken RossDescribe your latest project.
Oh, this is easy. The Mathematician at the Ballpark is almost certainly the last book I will ever write. I've been retired since 2000, and though I keep busy doing many things (even reviewing math books), no more book writing is on the horizon.
Also, I am in a fantasy baseball league, if that qualifies as a "project."
In 1998 my wife and I stayed at a small hotel in Istanbul which provided breakfasts. The hard-boiled eggs were from freshly laid eggs and the breads were delicious. The highlight was the best orange marmalade that we have ever encountered. It was made and delivered fresh every morning.
What is your favorite indulgence, either wicked or benign?
On a clear and cold day, do you typically get outside into the sunshine or stay inside where it's warm?
What was your favorite book as a kid?
Do you have any special relationships with young people?
At my church I have a "secret pal." He is eight years old and wants to be a professional baseball player when he grows up. We've been communicating all winter using pseudonyms, but we will meet in April.
What was your best subject in high school? Your worst?
My worst subject was social studies, which meant local history where I went to school. This was in Utah, so those few of us who didn't already know a lot of Mormon history were at a big disadvantage. It didn't seem fair, and this was before I learned that "life isn't fair."
If someone were to write your biography, what would be the title and subtitle?