by Stephen J. Davis

One day I was pondering over the state of my three ex-girlfriends. The curiosity consumed me so I hired a private investigator who returned to me after several weeks. "Virginia," he said, handing me several photos, "is happily married with kids in West Virginia." "Georgia," he continued, "is quite beautiful but she’s a newlywed in Georgia." "And Dakota," he said lastly, "lives in South Dakota now with her husband, an evangelical minister." I tried responding with a thank you but could only muster a nod as I stared out my window at the vastness of Texas — The Lone Star State.


Stephen J. Davis is an elementary school teacher near San Francisco, California and the author of the supplemental education series, Math Games Galore!, available here.