here's to you rachel robinson

Sorry Mom and Dad, I now take all cues, dental and otherwise, from Judy Blume.*

*If I were able to cement math and/or science skills into my brain as well as I did the tiny, irrelevant-to-the-plot details of Judy Blume books I read fifteen years ago, I’d be writing this on the balcony of the pied a terre in Paris that I bought using my Nobel Prize money.