Do you know this book, Chris? Charles Seife, "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea," Viking, 2000. Very cool! (He talks quite a bit about the relationship between zero and infinity.)

This isn't much of a brag, but it cracked me up, and thought maybe it might make somebody else chuckle, too:

I was weeding the vegetable garden this afternoon (I am in a losing battle with the redroot this year), and Chico (4) came out to join me, Tilley hat on head, comic book under one arm, little red Adirondack chair in the other hand. He plunked down his chair, opened his book, and said, "Mummy, I'm just going to sit here, read Little Lulu, and eat snow peas until my gizzard bursts!"

Maybe you had to be there.... crazy