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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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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

Currently readingSubject 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
Mowee: An Informal History of the Hawaiian Island by Cummins E. Jr. Speakman
Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride: A Memoir About Men and Motorcycles by Gary Paulsen

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