A Superpower

Ah, math. I generally shudder at the word. I was paying bills tonight, which in itself is a problem. A journalist (who took no math in college) marries an engineer. Who would be the logical person to deal with bill-paying and checkbook-balancing? Me, apparently. Anyway, I was balancing the checkbook and had to deduct a $4.00 check. I used the calculator. I punched five buttons instead of doing the math in my head. Greg saw this and shouted “Go, America! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”
And yes, I do edit math textbooks for a living. Be afraid for the children. Be very afraid.