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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 2, June 2019
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Marita Gargiulo
Hamden, Connecticut, USA


Numerophilia

The satisfaction of counting and sorting and counting and sorting dolls. The best fun I had with them. To my parents’ amazement, asking for a box of cheap, tiny, two dimensional, plastic, monochromatic beige dolls. All the more to sort and count. Advertised as “Dolls of 100 Countries.” They mostly looked the same, but that was fine with me.

Escape velocity, moon landing. Performing non-robust estimates of the computations with a slide rule. A life of clandestine calculations in my mind and on scraps of paper.

poetry
at my fingertips…
no counting

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