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About meGreetings. I'm Jerry Yoakum. I'm a father and love everything about it. I have several pictures of my daughter reading or when she was really little handing me books to read to her. I would give up everything for her. I recommend reading [Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Devotional: 52 Devotions Every Father Needs].

I enjoy getting outdoors to go canoeing and hiking. My friends tell me that I read too much nonfiction which could be true. I do make an effort to read some fiction to balance things out.

I write a blog, Jerry Yoakum: Cogitation about Computing, that is almost entirely focused on software engineering. I reference articles and books from the '80s because I want to drive home that software engineering has not changed that much. We should not delude ourselves into thinking that that we stand apart from the founders of computing. We should learn from them; otherwise, we just make the same mistakes over again.

My favorite author is Mary Roach. She is a science writer that finds answers to the stuff that really interests people while still respecting the science.

I'm a Christian but have tried to study other religions and philosophies in order to be a well-rounded person. I can recommend [The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions] by The Teaching Company as a good source for independent study. I've also found Stoicism to be very helpful. [A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy] is a good book.

For humor, you just can't go wrong with Darby Conley. He writes the "Get Fuzzy" comics.

Jerry Yoakum

* BS, Computer Science 2003
* MS, Computer Science & Mathematics 2011

About my libraryMy LibraryThing library is a mix of books, ebooks, and audiobooks that I own or have read.

GroupsScience Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsMary Roach (Shared favorites)


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Real nameJerry Yoakum


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Member sinceJul 14, 2007

Currently readingStrong Fathers, Strong Daughters Devotional: 52 Devotions Every Father Needs by Meg Meeker
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
Kiss My Asterisk: A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar by Jenny Baranick

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