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View From Your Table

College Station, Texas
College Station, Texas

Julie and Matthew geeked their way westward yesterday to the Physics & Engineering Festival, held annually at Texas A&M. She writes:

Made it to Texas! Apparently our hotel is inhabited by both athletes and Physics Weekend-goers: walking past two tennis coaches outside the front door, we hear one say, “It’s like, 3.14-something. I can’t ever remember what comes next.” Matthew filled in the next 10 digits of pi without slowing down.

I, for one, wouldn’t go within a thousand feet of that hotel this weekend, for fear that one of the geeks would seize me, stuff me into an ersatz Tardis, and roll me down the hill. But that margarita, chips, and salsa do look fetching, don’t it? That boy is so lucky he’s got a mama who will geek out with him on Dr. Who, Sherlock, and grammar. I just sent her this excellent grammar geek tale for her edification.

I, meanwhile, am spending the weekend flolloping on the terrace of Sloth. Then again, I spend every weekend doing that.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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