Being Raised By A Gifted Child

Long-time readers of this blog (at least those of you with still serviceable memory) will recall seeing an embarrassingly large number of posts over the years charting daughter Jessie’s rather dramatic academic progress (if I do say so myself, which I do …) — skipping high school; graduating from Bryn Mawr at 17; Caltech Ph.D in Applied Physics at 23; one of Forbes Magazines “30 under 30 Innovators in Science” ; and rising “IBM Rock Star.”

Well, enough about Jessie. Or not. Through an old friend who’s not only read the above posts but actually met Jessie, I was invited to write a short piece on what it was like trying to hold on to her leash for Planned Man, a new online “men’s magazine” that appears to be aiming at becoming an un-woke version of Esquire or Playboy (but without the pictures). It appeared this morning:

I Was Raised by a Gifted Child


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  1. Thomas Sellke September 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm | | Reply

    That’s a nice article. Thanks.

    You probably know that California proposes to have all their students learning the same math up through the sophomore year of high school. If that goes through, people with smart children will, if at all possible, send their kids to private schools or homeschool. I don’t see anybody helped by this. The people pushing the proposal must be mentally ill.

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