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I used to teach university and run a company on the side. I'm socially progressive. I enjoy analyzing complex systems like economies, societies and laws - but I had to meet payroll every 2 weeks. That may make me idealistic, analytic AND pragmatic.

Gender: male

Location: Atlanta, GA

Diaries published: 33 (173 days since last diary on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 10:13 AM PST)

Comments posted: 2800 (10 days since last comment on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 04:04 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 686

Total Comment Ratings: 10491

Most Recommended Diary: BOPGate - A Study in Oil Industry Arrogance , 37 comments, 84 recommends

People Following grapes: 17

grapes's Most Recent Diaries:

I’m just an operations and systems guy, albeit with 20+ years of university teaching experience ... but I have always bridled when people talk about “delivering” education. That isn't right. ...
by grapes
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 10:13 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I have attended YK/NN conventions since the first one in Vegas. I've only missed two ... Minneapolis and San Jose - both due to intractable scheduling conflicts. I left Detroit yesterday morning - ...
by grapes
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 01:44 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
In today's document dump , there are a series of PowerPoint slides that appear to be the preliminary findings from a 'legitimate' traffic study. You can find them in several places, but the most ...
by grapes
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:29 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Let me start with a controversial position - I am am not that upset about George Zimmerman's acquittal. I strongly dislike the outcome, but in the grand scheme of things, I know that there will ...
by grapes
Comment Count 173 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
There is a strong current of opinion in the US and around the world that, because Morsi was freely elected, any attempt to remove him, other than through the ballot box, is a fundamental violation ...
by grapes
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 12:52 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
In Newtown, the President tasked Americans to look at the problem of gun violence with new eyes. Other diaries have proposed a wide range of remedies. In this diary, I want to suggest a thought ...
by grapes
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:57 AM PST with 5 Recommends

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