Thursday, December 29, 2005

A Few Facts About Homeless Relative

  1. He dropped out of high school to join the Navy, got kicked out because he was too young, got his GED, joined the Army (on purpose) and went to Viet Nam.

  2. He taught himself calculus by reading the textbook and doing the problems. While homeless.

  3. He has dual citizenship US/UK.

  4. If he ever knew that I used to work for the recently-newsworthy federal agency that is rumored to be the largest employer of mathematicians, then he has forgotten, based on this morning's conversation/rant about his perception of my former employer's nefarious deeds.

  5. He is leaving tomorrow.