My daughter Beatrix, age 11, is reading Night by Elie Wiesel for her advanced students bookclub at school because it is a great school interested in cultivating strong, fearless, readers.

This is her last year there and I’m going to miss it greatly.

Me: “The lesson here is to never marry a man or woman who can’t change their own tire.”

Beatrix, age 11: “How about I never worry who I marry because I can change my own tire.”

Wife: “I hate Pi Day! It’s stupid.”

Me: “Should I get a pie for us on 3/13 instead, just to protest?”

Wife: “Yes. Especially if it’s a cheesecake.”