Simple Thanks

As I contemplate

The things for which I’m thankful,

This Thanksgiving Day,

My thought keep on returning,

Almost without fail,

To this grand experiment,

Managing somehow

To maintain its functioning

Despite ill intent

From an elected leader

Lacking heart, and soul, and thought.


From Scatter Plots to Scattershots and to Histrionics from Histograms

In a former life,

digits were significant,

windows into certain truths.

Now I hold focus

on subjects far more tangible:

Standard Deviants

who analyze variance,

then regress toward the mean!