Mark David Henderson

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Mark Henderson studied Victorian poetry and neuroscience at Brown University and earned an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business. He writes in a conversational style, but wields an intense passion for truth and understanding, especially where the practical ideas that shape our lives are at stake. His unique perspective stems from the Atheist and Christian influences of his two fathers.

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Dustin Hi, Mark!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

I like your tastes in books, too, and thank you very much for complimenting my profile photo. He is precious, indeed!

Friend request are always much appreciated, thank you.

Have a wonderful day and week!

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