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About meNow eight grandchildren since 2008, of three children.

retired (9/1/12) six year technology trainer for Fidessa (recently gobbled into private equity), a UK-based financial services software supplier.

My seven-second resume: rural MN, MIT, DOD, FACC (Ford Aero), PC, ATT, Nokia, BA, UK.

Our (wife Pat) three grown children have all found the public sector: Chip -- WNET, NYC, now at NBC Network News; Maura -- HS Band Director, NJ; Katie -- StoryCorps.Net, NPR outlet, recently with Houston Lighthouse, all of whom we couldn't be more proud.

prior to the retirement job, daughter Maura assured me "we can offer you a challenge teaching here in NJ -- you don't need the NYC Teaching Fellows".

Two things I've learned since Nov '06:
I arrived in Cambridge MA on the day eecummings died, and
My first half-birthday was on the day the US bombed Dresden "back to the stone age". And so it goes.

About my libraryNow it's non-fiction: history of science and presidents thru Lincoln.

Recent reads (1/17), Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse series, the opening trilogy.

I'm now serving the MIT club of Princeton, the Book Club, with collections MIT-{Active,Have Read,Consider}.

Personally, I"m loading up on Roth. finally got to portnoy's complaint, the only roth title at penn books (nyc penn station) i hadn't read, not that i was avoiding it.

had a fling with dystopia. J G Ballard after Oct 09 Harpers; Margaret Atwood's new book. after seeing a Larriue bros film at the TIFF.

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, Dystopian novels, Philosophy and Theory, Progressive & Liberal!, Purely Programmers

Favorite authorsSinclair Lewis, Louis Menand, Robert B. Reich, Philip Roth, William L. Shirer, Robert Wright (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://alum.mit.edu/www/martymcgowan

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Real nameMarty McGowan

LocationMonroe Twp, NJ

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Member sinceApr 12, 2006

Currently readingLimits to Growth: The 30-Year Update by Donella H. Meadows
Life and Fate (New York Review Books Classics) by Vasily Grossman
The Vicar of Wakefield (Penguin English Library) by Oliver Goldsmith
The Patch and The Stream Where the American Fell by Ed Sykes
Classical Mechanics: An Overview by Richard Sparapany
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