Let's just dive into things:
Lots of proofs that the square root of 2 is irrational, including "Proof 8'''" which gets a nice write up in Joel David Hamkins' excellent Proof and the Art of Mathematics. The proof was apparently popularized via this essay by John Conway which is very nice but makes the questionable case that this proof somehow exemplifies the power of simple ideas to change the world. Or maybe he just means for it to be an example of a simple idea, of the sort that change the world? Anyway.
Books: American Estrangement is an amazing collection of short stories where how he twists the world is very, very close to humor but he doesn't blink or exaggerate so everything is just played straight, even though the world of the story is a bit twisted just a bit.
Books, ctd.: If you have a tolerance for extreme violence in fiction (and thanks to a childhood reading Stephen King, I do) then Razorblade Tears is a kickass crime thriller that also reads like the genre itself trying to work through its own toxic masculinity, very good.
Books ctd.: Simon Rich has a new book, mostly about kids and parenting, and it's sweet and hilarious.
I'm still listening to a lot of Steve Reich. I wish "Duet" were longer, but then I just play it again and it's all good. "Steve Reich also used tape loops to compose, using a technique which he called "phasing". He would put two tape loops together at slightly different speeds, so they would start playing simultaneously and then drift apart," wikipedia, e.g. Violin Phase, it would be fun to ask trigonometry students to represent this phasing somehow.
"I am baby. I also am immigrant. I come to New York to escape persecution. And yet? Persecuted still. For New York City hates babies." A short story by me, in the most recent edition of The American Bystander.
A reminder that Marilyn Burns wrote an amazing book titled Math for Smarty Pants but maybe if published today would have to be called Math for Boys Who Are in 1st Grade But Think They Know 6th Grade Math and Their Overambitious Parents.
I'm trying to teach calculus entirely with linear functions, at first, to build a lot of the conceptual framework of calculus. It's allowing me to talk about both derivatives and integrals in the first few weeks of class, which is very fun, though it feels like something I'll eventually decide is a bad idea. The resources that are helping me the most in this endeavor are this 1-D Kinematics packet and Integration problems/examples from the UK.
My daughter is jealous of Anna, from Frozen, because she can eat as much chocolate as she wants and her parents aren't around to stop her. I can't wait for her to watch Bambi.
That's 9 things, which is awfully close to 10.
All the best,