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Member since January 22, 2012


Right now, I'm reading:
Cryptonomicon: Neal Stephenson --- Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith ------- Emmet Fox's Sermon on the Mount (again)----------Right now I'm not reading much but thank goodness for Audible--------- The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion :Jonathan Haidt

My favorite story of all time is:
The one about a child throwing starfish back in the ocean.

In bed I like to read:
Only until I'm dating again.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Coindesk, Wikipedia, Googled items.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Lessons I take too long learning. Lessons I take too long unlearning.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Doesn't matter: I wouldn't have listened.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Fallen: Sarah McLachlan ~~~ >>Pink Floyd (pick a song) ;-> "Tongue tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I" /////...>Cold Play: Us Against the World

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Who ever would possibly make one less mistake from reading it.

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