I’m going to ask Saint Hubert of Liege to intercede on my behalf and pray for me. Hubert is the patron saint of mathematicians. He’s also the patron saint of hunters, but I’m willing to overlook that point because my need is great. Also, I’m not Catholic, but I’m hoping Hubert’s willing to overlook that point because my need is great.

Laura: “Mommy, do you know what the square root of e squared is?”

Mommy: [Stunned silent]

Laura: “Don’t worry, it’s easy!”

Mommy: [Stunned silent with increased heart rate]

Laura: “The square root of e squared is e!”

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