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About meIt was the best of lives; it was the worst of lives. But it was the only one I had--tormented teen, ex-priest, atheist, humanitarian, peace activist in N. Ireland and El Salvador,addiction counseler to Inuit in Baker Lake,NWT, Canada,lived in 5 countries, depression, alcoholism, and the dubious distinction of teaching Uhuru Kenyata who is now wanted by The Hague for crimes against humanity.

It will take me time to list all my library. I begrudge the time taken from reading. But I'll get around to it little by little.

I find many fascinating people on LT (and a few non-fascinating ones - don't worry, it's not you: you're delightful).

Born 1944 in Ireland; now living in Bradenton, Florida. Wide interests. Love women; that's why I married one. Can't figure why she divorced such a wonderful dude like me. Must be my Irish accent.

I write both fiction and poetry -- published in poetry (a chapbook)and very many articles. Not yet in fiction but have a Literary Agent interested in one of my novels. Current dominant interest in literary fiction and poetry. Wrote a lot of non-fiction in a past life.

Motto: "Don't just read good books, read only the best".

Read to your children. This poem is by Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954), a U.S. poet mainly remembered these days for this poem (particularly the final couplet) often quoted on Mothers' Day:

The Reading Mother

I had a Mother who read me things
That wholesome life to a child's heart brings –
Stories that stir with an upward touch.
Oh that every Mother were such!

You may have tangible wealth untold
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be.
I had a Mother who read to me.

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About my libraryAbout 3,000, not counting all the free pre-copyright ones on my Kindle. Wide range of subjects. Literature, poetry, philosophy, theology, world religions, science, mathematics, et al.

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, American History, Ancient History, Antiquarian Books, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Best of British, Biblical History, BookMooching, Books on Books, BP oil spillshow all groups

Favorite authorsMarcel Proust (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.jeromemccarthy.com

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Real nameJerome McCarthy

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