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Marty Essen is the six-time award-winning author of Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. He performs the popular, multi-media version of his book, Around the World in 90 Minutes, at colleges and other venues nationwide.

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Diaries published: 12 (103 days since last diary on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 10:23 AM PST)

Comments posted: 25 (103 days since last comment on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 10:23 AM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 130

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: 21 Inspiring Photos from Ferguson, 23 comments, 52 recommends

People Following Marty Essen: 2

Marty Essen's Most Recent Diaries:

I speak at colleges all over the United States. After a show in southern Illinois Thursday night, a thought panicked me: “Oh, shit! I forgot to buy Deb a Valentine’s Day card.” I drove to St. ...
by Marty Essen
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 10:24 AM PST with 8 Recommends
I speak at colleges all over the country, and twice in the last three weeks a speaking tour has routed me through St. Louis. Both times, I used the opportunity to visit Ferguson, MO. Yesterday I ...
by Marty Essen
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 04:30 AM PST with 52 Recommends
I remember my high school American History class, when we studied the terrible way ignorant white people treated Native Americans and Blacks—often separating children from their parents. A common ...
by Marty Essen
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 11:04 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I’m still optimistic that Americans will come to their senses and realize that by voting Republican they are voting against themselves. But if that doesn’t happen, many of the losing Democratic ...
by Marty Essen
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 09:15 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
To the half of America that collectively soiled their pants in fear over ISIS: Congratulations! You did it! Stocks for defense contractors Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Northrup Grumman all soared ...
by Marty Essen
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2014 at 06:14 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The problem with having such a grossly oversized military is that it comes with a grossly oversized pressure to use it. I had high hopes that President Obama could resist, but obviously that’s not ...
by Marty Essen
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Sep 12, 2014 at 09:49 AM PDT with 3 Recommends

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