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About meNow eight grandchildren since 2008, of three children.

retired (9/1/12) six year technology trainer for Fidessa, 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, now 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.

This collection is now serving the MIT club of Princeton, the Book Club.

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/mcgowan

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Real nameMarty McGowan

LocationMonroe Twp, NJ

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Member sinceApr 12, 2006

Currently readingIt Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
Six Men by Alistair Cooke
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben
Life and Fate (New York Review Books Classics) by Vasily Grossman
Booth Tarkington: Novels & Stories (LOA #319): The Magnificent Ambersons / Alice Adams / In the Arena: Stories of Political Life (The Library of America) by Booth Tarkington

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