The Chasm Between Theory and Action

I'm a mathematician (actuary by trade) and avid problem solver. I also love jiu jitsu. My recent addiction is chess, and in the process of my deep dive into the world of chess over the last several weeks, a theme reemerged from my early jiu jitsu days: the wide divide between theory and action. When … Continue reading The Chasm Between Theory and Action

The Unfairness of Aging

The average age of a bicyclist during RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) is somewhere between 40 and 50. It doesn't take a mathematical or statistical savvy individual to deduce that there are a surprising amount of older individuals on RAGBRAI. On a few of these expeditions, I remember noting how some … Continue reading The Unfairness of Aging