"Math For the Folks: Slow to Anger Quick to Rise" is a composition of essays, poems, and sermons covering my own perilous journey with the mathematical craft over the last few years. It is not a mathematics textbook, per say, and as such, I hope that the reader remains "undaunted" and therefore inspired by the various avenues of my thought process that go far beyond mathematics and into other areas of life. Further, staying true to my own childhood beliefs and conceptions, I pray that this book reads like a journal that outlines many themes of the American experience, among which are sports, family, math, music, politics, and most importantly, my relationship to myself, others, and a God placed high above me. Enjoy! There will be much more to come!