Author Archives: Ruth Roem

About Ruth Roem

Ruth Roem is an elusive and mysterious character in Galen E. Gardner's book, THE COINCIDENCE COLLECTOR. She quickly groks Art's affinity for numbers, lists, coincidences, and contemplations regarding the bizarre character of our universe. She finds his methods so intriguing that she quickly begins drawing his attention to the coincidences she finds on her own. Meanwhile, she challenges Art to question his true nature and reality itself.

The Reverse Age / Year Phenomenon

A few weeks ago, Galen brought it to my attention that my age on my birthday in the year ’15 will be 51, a reverse representation of the year itself!  A few days later, as I collected data for one … Continue reading

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Saratoga Light

Many of you may have heard of and/or possibly even seen the Saratoga Lights.   This is a different sort of story, in which I personally saw a light at the end of a very long, dark, and lonely road.  Rather … Continue reading

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LOST Bonus Ball Hits Again

In The Lost Drive Shaft, posted February 12th, I wrote that the connecting guide words on pages 753 and 754 of one of my favorite dictionaries are LOTTERY and LOTTO.  I went on to write about what I considered a … Continue reading

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Comic Coincidence Yields Much Needed Stress Relief

In the fall of 2005, I spent a wonderful week in a beach-side condo.  I thoroughly enjoyed my sunny vacation surrounded by ocean breezes, vocal seagulls, and majestic pelicans; so naturally, with the arrival of my departure date, I was … Continue reading

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The LOST Drive Shaft

In Galen E. Gardner’s THE COINCIDENCE COLLECTOR, Art Lander discovers that cross-referencing his dictionary with the digits of pi yields some pretty fascinating results.  So, I thought I’d have a little fun with my own dictionary.  I am a huge … Continue reading

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