Fun stuff: August 2007 Archives

Celebrity brainiacs

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In my Aug. 14 entry, "What would Winner Cooper do?" I discussed the book Math Doesn't Suck by Danica McKellar, who most of us remember from her days playing Winnie Cooper on TV's "The Wonder Years."

McKellar took time out from acting to pursue a college education, in turn excelling as a mathematician and then writing a book to help young girls grasp difficult math concepts more easily and in plain English.

Last week, USA Today ran an interview with McKellar about her book and included a sidebar on other actors ...

It's just a habit

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I have a fascination with nuns. I suppose it can be traced back to Catholic school, where they hovered over us for years, chalk and rulers in hand, teaching us about grammar and God. Our nuns were Dominicans. They wore all white with black veils. Some were sweet and grandmotherly, some were stern but fair, others mean and nasty. In short, they were human, even if we didn't know it at the time.

Today's book, Scary Nuns: Sisters at Work and at Play (HarperCollins, 128 pages, $14.95) is a small volume filled with photographs of what nuns are doing ...

Scary Nuns

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