If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. I discovered it in high school and finally purchased my first copy at the now-gone Duthie Books in Kitsilano. Without going into the details of the book, the author uses a simple Peano arithmetic called Typographical Number Theory (TNT) to illustrate some of his points.
An example expression in TNT could look like this (from Wikipedia):
∀a:∀b:(a + b) = (b + a)
Which means "for every number a and every number b, a plus b equals b plus a"