I’ve been wanting to make a Pi pie on Pi Day for some
time. I know it’s a bit cliche but this Blueberry & Thyme pie is
anything but. Sweet, tart and slightly savory, this is your next
favorite pie! Happy 3/14! And by the way, extra points for a pie with 30
significant digits of Pi.
“I have noted with great satisfaction that you always stand for the right and humaneness even when it is hard.”
Letter, Albert Einstein to Eleanor Roosevelt, July 26, 1941. From FDR’s Papers as President: President’s Personal File 7177: Einstein, Albert. FDR Presidential Library.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s efforts to aid Europe’s refugees began before the US entered World War II. She was seen by many as a trusted advocate who could bring their
views to President Roosevelt’s attention. In July 1941, acclaimed physicist and
German-Jewish immigrant Albert Einstein wrote this letter to Eleanor urging
her to tell the President about the State Department’s rigid application of
immigration rules and regulations. A “wall of bureaucratic measures” erected
by the State Department, Einstein asserts, made it all but impossible to aid
the victims of Nazi brutality. At the bottom of the letter in Eleanor Roosevelt’s
handwriting are two notes. One says simply “FDR” and is an instruction to
her secretary to send Einstein’s letter to the President. The second notation
is Eleanor’s reply to Einstein which was later typed into a letter: “Tell Mr.
Einstein I will bring his letter at once to the President.” Although Einstein’s
letter was given to FDR, there is no evidence that the President responded to
him or took any action based upon it.