Brain Teaser

You are stranded in a land with only two big cities. Knightville is populated only by Knights and Liarville is populated only by liars. Naturally you wish to get to Knightville, where you hope to find help. During your travels you meet a resident of these parts who must have come from one of the two cities, but you do not know which. With one simple question, how do you find out what direction Knightville is in?



About Me


B.S. Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College
M.Ed. Education and M.S. in Chemistry, George Mason University

Flip Org of Packet Movie Link

Flipped Classroom Stuff


  • Yoga (Baptiste style is my favorite)
  • Sailing
  • Gardening
  • Reading (books, green blogs, food blogs)
  • Solving Puzzles (word puzzles, number puzzles, jigsaw puzzles
  • Making lists...packing lists, books lists, to do lists...


I was born in Michigan but mostly grew up on the west coast in Washington State, in a small town known for strawberries, smoked salmon, and timber. I have two younger brothers and a younger sister. All still live on the west coast! When I was in high school, I enjoyed science and in college found that I could make a big difference in people's lives through chemistry. I tried industry work and research but found myself often working alone and wanting, instead, to work with lots of people doing something meaningful. So here I am-- working with lots of people everyday. I love it! And so far, I love being at George Mason!

Book Recommendations

I love to read! Here are some books I recommend:

  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (actually, all of her books!)
  • In the Woodsby Tana French
  • Atom by Isaac Asim
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse by Jared Diamond
  • Strong Poison
  • and other Lord Peter Whimsey Mysteries by Dorothy Sayers
Home Contact Me About Me My Links GMHS Admin