Staying With the The Devil You Know

Is it better to stay with the devil you know? The Monty Hall problem is a famous puzzle in mathematics. In this dilemma, a contestant on a gameshow is attempting to correctly choose the one door out of of three that hides a prize. The contestant selects door and does not open it. The hostContinue reading “Staying With the The Devil You Know”

How Teaching 8th Grade Helped Me Through Divorce

“I don’t get it,” one of my coworkers said to me the other day, “All of a sudden I have a bunch of kids failing that have always been A or B students!” “That’s normal this time of year,” I explained, “As high school looms ever closer, some of them express their fear through self-sabotage.Continue reading “How Teaching 8th Grade Helped Me Through Divorce”

7 Areas to Downsize During Divorce

One of the most gut-wrenching sensations during divorce is to be by yourself in what was the marital home. It’s a different type of alone than the kind that comes when your spouse is away on a business trip. It’s a hollowing. A fragile glass sphere rattling around in a sharp-edged box with no paddingContinue reading “7 Areas to Downsize During Divorce”