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About meMy personal interests vary depending on what I am reading from one moment to the next. Politics is my biggest thing, but also history, philosophy, all things Russian, theology, poetry, physics and mathematics, etc, etc. Foreign policy seems remarkably crucial right now (saying this not to imply that it isn't always, mind you), however, having a son makes the domestic affairs (education, health care and the like) and my concern for the future that much more important as well. Would like to travel and see the world with my son, but for now I live vicariously through my friend who is an independent journalist and who just came back from Uganda.
About my libraryAccording to my seven year old son, my library is "too big" and "I should get rid of it". Of course when I ask him how much to get rid of he tells me "all of it", but I anticipate that as he grows older he'll appreciate that he is the sole heir to a small fortune in books. Fortunately, this is balanced out by the fact that my friends encourage my addiction, and endorse it wholeheartedly. I have numerous first editions, rare books, a sizeable collection of newspapers and periodicals from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as large sets. The 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Mark Twain sets are among my biggest joys, plus my recent find of a complete set of the 1855 Pacific Railroad Expedition report in 13 Volumes, and the 3 Volume Commodore Perry Japanese Expedition. I also recently acquired a complete run of Harper's Monthly Magazine, bound in 6-volume books, starting from issue one in 1850 through 1922. I am also a fiend for the local used bookstores, and add books to my collection at a rate of almost two a day. I have read obsessively since being a lonely youth, but have since acquired all of the West Wing on DVD as a gift, and admittedly have not been reading as much since.
LocationSturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Member sinceNov 14, 2006
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