January/February 2021

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A Trashy Tale
Inside Track

A Trashy Tale

By Eric P. Harding
We get a lot of packages here at the Harding household. More during the pandemic. Even more during the holiday season in the middle of the pandemic.

New Year, New Challenges
President's Message

New Year, New Challenges

By Tom Campbell
If you’re reading this, it must be 2021. Just about everyone I know said they couldn’t wait for 2020 to end, and now that it has, we have to ask, “What will the New Year bring?”

A Little Help From My Friends
Up To Code

A Little Help From My Friends

January/February 2021
By Albert J. Beer
Even the most experienced and skilled actuary runs into sensitive and complex situations. If that ever happens to you or a colleague, remember that the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline stands ready to assist.

A Crossnumber Puzzle With Squares
Puzzles

A Crossnumber Puzzle With Squares

By Stephen Meskin
For those who remember the puzzles I posed in my “Crossnumber Puzzles” (January/February 2019), the puzzles this time are to fill a 4 × 5 matrix in which each of the nine clues (four across and five down) is the same: a perfect square with the proviso that all nine perfect squares are different.