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New Blog about my Work-in-progress


I have been working on a biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, a little-known eighteenth-century child prodigy. Maria was a linguist, mathematician, and humanitarian, and a celebrity in her day. Unfortunately, there have been many myths published about her, both in print and on the Internet. I have created the blog as a place to separate the facts from the myth.

Among her many accomplishments, Maria published an acclaimed math textbook that featured illustrations by a noted Italian artist. Here is one of the illustrations from the book:



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School Visits Photos


I finally got around to posting the photos from my visit to the Joliet School District for their 2010 Reading Week. You can see the photos on my News page.

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