I married a geek. Or is it a nerd? I can never remember. One of them is supposed to be cool and the other one not so much. My husband is definitely on the cool end of science genius.

My dad also has a scientific PhD. And my brother-in-law. My sister, a master's degree. Our family dinners are, shall we say, cerebral. My house is overrun with books — although Sam can only be held responsible for about half of them — and all manner of scientific resources.

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Holiday travel can be a bear. Everyone seems to want to “hurry home for Christmas,” so flights are full and hotels are booked.