Math is one of Ben Mayo’s favorite subjects. He teaches math at Yakima Valley College, has written two math books that he uses in class and likes working through math problems with his students.

But it’s not all about numbers for Mayo, who along with his degree in math education from Central Washington University also earned a degree in music from Whitworth University with a minor in religion. And he’s written two other books, neither of which have anything to do with math.

Those books — “What’s the Difference Between ...? Vol. 1” and “What’s the Difference Between ...? Vol. 2” — are self-published collections of twisted phrases leading to bad puns, the book covers note.

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Monday, January 8, 2018