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BA: Political Science, University of Utah
MS: Agricultural Economics, Utah State University
MMA: Marine Affairs (fishery management), University of Washington

I write stuff and teach other stuff.

Some books I like:
Catch-22, Smilla's Sense of Snow, The Unconsoled, The Shining Mountain, A House for Mr. Biswas, Ringworld, Looking for a Ship, Annals of the Former World, The Beak of the Finch, Dictionary of the Khazars, Invisible Cities, The Periodic Table, Pig Earth, Once in Europa, The Songlines, The Intuitionist, Wildwood Wisdom, Cannery Row, Dandelion Wine, Touching the Void, The Manchurian Candidate, Cat's Cradle

...and movies:
The Manchurian Candidate, High Noon, The Year of Living Dangerously, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Man Who Would Be King, The Big Lebowski, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Tremors, The Coca-Cola Kid, Big Trouble in Little China, High Plains Drifter, Duel, The Changeling, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Syriana, Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Double Indemnity, Chinatown, Apocalypse Now, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Napoleon Dynamite, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Whale Rider, The Golden Child

...and music:
Yat-Kha, Yulduz Usmanova, Huun Huur Tu, REM, Big Country, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevara Nazarkhan, Ali Farka Toure, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Wimme, Luna, Natacha Atlas

Some links:
Uzbek Glossary, BBC News, Wikipedia, I keep deleting posts and starting this over but w/e

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