I’ve never been good at crossword puzzles. You would think as an English major, I would be able to do them in pen. I don’t think I’ve ever solved a single one. They are just maddening to me. Recently the game Sudoku started showing up in my local newspaper. It’s all about numbers and patterns, something I can’t seem to get enough of. I just started doing them this week and I’m in hog heaven. There is only one rule to the game: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. Sounds super easy, but it’s really not. I’m totally hooked!