If I hadn't been there, I would think this kid was born with a book in his hands.
His first love has always been reading, studying --
About anything and everything --
He never goes anywhere without a book, or his Kindle, or a map and a notebook --
Always thinking and figuring -- doing math problems while waiting for a train --
We should have known from the beginning that he would be a traveler, a high school math and science teacher, an interesting person, and a great son.
Have a Happy Birthday, Mike; and a safe and fun trip to Japan with your students this summer!