Which subject in school did you find impossible to master? Did math give you hives? Did English make you scream? Do tell!
English is the language of poets. When I encounter the word “green”, I think of of Ireland and emeralds and grass. When I hear the word “land”, I think of foreign and exotic, imaginary and mystical. When I write the word “damps”, I think of mushrooms and rotting logs.
Math, on the other hand, was (and still is) my Waterloo, in all its seemingly infinite incarnations (fractions, algebra, trigonometry, differential calculus). Math did not send me Continue reading