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About meHave been reading much too much for far too long; still, not about to stop. More than a bit of a book "geek"; also a numbers "geek". Overuse semi-colons.

About my libraryStrengths in education, numbers, Africa especially Ethiopia & Eritrea, history and social change.

GroupsChicagoans, Midwest Writers/Readers, TinyCat

Favorite authorsMatthew Arnold, James Lee Burke, Harriet Doerr, Ivan Doig, Kieran Egan, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ryszard Kapuściński, Deirdre McNamer, Walter Mosley, Donald A. Norman, Michael Polanyi, Alastair Reynolds, Henry Roth, Philip Roth, James Salter, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Paul Theroux, J. R. R. Tolkien, Vernor Vinge, Howard Wainer, Robert Charles Wilson, Thomas Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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Real nameArie J. van der Ploeg


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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

Currently readingThe Sciences of the Artificial (3rd ed.) by Herbert A. Simon
John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics by Richard Parker
Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again by Bent Flyvbjerg
Subject Lessons: The Western Education of Colonial India by Sanjay Seth
The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good by William Easterly
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