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Inside Track

New Ideas, Old Challenges

By Eric P. Harding
So we’re just getting back from our (now-)annual trip to northern Michigan. The weather was grand, the drive was fine (I presume it was, anyway—my better half piloted the family van), and no one got sick.

Our Resilience
Up To Code

Our Resilience

By David Driscoll
This is the final Up to Code article that I will compose. Because this is my last such essay, I am going to take the liberty of beginning on what, for me, at least, is an uncharacteristically personal note and write about a friend from my youth who died recently and was among the most impressive persons I have ever known.

Bored Games
Cryptic Puzzle

Bored Games

By Tom Toce
A couple of friends who are really into cryptic puzzles decided to play a game of Scrabble. One was an actuary, the other a dermatologist.