For those of you who don’t know, a ‘palindrome’ is a word or phrase that reads the same
backward as forward. That’s why my AI is ‘Otto’ and why my son Sean calls me ‘Mom’. When we want to catch each other’s attention without alerting others, we write words backwards. It looks like jibberish, but it’s our code. One of several we use. I’ll share others later.
We’ve gotten so good at palindromes, we can talk backwards, write backwards, almost as
fast as forward. Thanks to palindromes, I knew Sean was in trouble last summer. He was kidnapped, but the nappers never caught on to the trail he was leaving. It worked out in the end, thanks to Zeke and Eitan and Otto. But neither of us will be the same. Seminal events rarely leave one unscathed.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, Technology in Education featured blogger, and IMS tech expert. She is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-6 Digital Citizenship curriculum, creator of technology training books for middle school and ebooks on technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.