Monthly Archives: July 2010

What makes a board game fun?

Carcassonne bothers me. It bothers me because it is a lot of fun to play… but I feel like it should not be fun. For those not familiar with the game, Carcassonne is in my opinion one of the better … Continue reading

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Statistics of Deadly Quarrels

I started this post with the title “Death and Taxes.”  (I know– I will move on to lighter subject matter soon.)  But my references already both have this same new title above, and it sounds more interesting to me anyway, … Continue reading

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Matters of death and life

It is hard to lose a loved one.  I have had occasion recently to contemplate the impact that we feel by the death of those close to us, and our reactions to that loss.  (I realize that the subject of … Continue reading

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Math for the 4th of July

The lead article in yesterday’s Post described some interesting analysis of one of Thomas Jefferson’s early drafts of the Declaration of Independence.  Although several words can be seen to have been crossed out and replaced with others, in one instance where … Continue reading

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