Happy Thanksgiving!

On Sunday, I wrote a longer-than-usual email to my siblings about my intentions to begin gathering facts and etching memories for a bucket-list item of writing a book. I told them it could take anywhere between 3 to 10 years, meaning I have no clue.

I have three reasons to write this book: Nicolai, Gabriel, Sabrina.

My sister, Kimzie, replied:


I never forget how I got here, but being reminded of how I survived makes me eternally grateful for my children.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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  1. Elaine Watson
    Posted November 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Fawn, you have always been an inspiration to me. I first met you in Philly at a math blogosphere camp. I’ve used your patterns site and enjoyed your blog for many years. I’m now semi-retired, but when I do my consulting here and there, I always turn to your work.

    Thanks for your contribution to the Math Blogosphere!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Elaine Watson

  2. Mercedes López
    Posted November 25, 2016 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    I follow you because of your way of teaching, so different as the way we use to teach here in Spain. It is a good inspiration and I try many things, although not everything fits in our classes. And I’m always glad when a person who works in maths tries something like writting, it is a good complement to everybody and will make you feel happier and more satisfied.

    • Fawn
      Posted December 20, 2016 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mercedes from Spain! I wish I had more time to write. I’d be so bored if I had to teach from just one or two sources. Thank you for dropping in.

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    Posted November 25, 2016 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I read everything you write and publish and I am in attendance at every conference you speak. You are a constant inspiration and gift.

    • Fawn
      Posted December 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much for your kindest comment, Elizabeth. Thank you. <3

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