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A Selection of Thomas Christensens from around the web
numerus Christensens est infinitus -- the number of Christensens is infinite

 
     
   
 

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rightreading tom christensen
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1. Thomas Christensen (www.rightreading.com) is your host--author of several books, editor and publisher (North Point Press, Mercury House), translator (Like Water for Chocolate, Fuentes, Carpentier, Cortázar, Céline), director of publications (Asian Art Museum), graphic designer, king of the fishes, etc., etc. For more see my bio.
 
In the early 1990s, Jay Schaefer of Chronicle Books and some others held regular get-togethers for San Francisco publishing people, a sort of Algonquin Roundtable West (all we lacked was the wit). At one of these, I met another Thomas Christensen, who was a production guy at HarperSanFrancisco (across the street at that time from Mercury House, where I was working). He said that Knopf had called him asking him to translate García Márquez's The General in His Labyrinth, and he had to decline (not knowing Spanish). That's the closest I got to translating Gabo--as Lee Goerner, the editor at Knopf who had been looking for me, called him. (I ended up reviewing the book for the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review.)
 
Also, in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I got some speeding tickets for another Thomas Christensen (not no. 5 below, surely?). This was convenient as I used to blame my own misdeeds on him.

So you see, of Thomas Christensens there really is no end.

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2. Thomas Christensen
(http://blog.tc.dk/blog/1) reviews science fiction books and takes pictures of his travels to such places as Singapore. He works with computer graphics programs and is into popular music; he set up a forum page for the "Danish goth/industrial scene." He lives in Copenhagen, but he is a different TC from no. 9 below. At one time we exchanged links, as we both have Singapore pictures and reviews pages, but our websites have both evolved since then.

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3. Thomas A. Christensen (http://www.neurobio.arizona.edu/faculty/christensen/) is a neuroscience researcher who is into single-neuron and systems-level analysis of olfactory codes in the insect brain. He has worked on 3-D reconstructions of the insect olfactory system. He is associated with Hildebrand Lab, Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology.

high school tom
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4. Thomas E. Christensen
(http://www.umaine.edu/set/eet/faculty.htm#Christensen) teaches senior high school class in his church and serves on its Board of Trustees. He enjoys camping, wood working, antique engines and HO trains and lives with his wife and three children in Hampden. He has been involved in equipment development for the forest and fishing industries, creating such machines as a crabmeat/ bone separator, a crown vetch dehuller, mussel harvester, wood chip furnaces, and material handling equipment. He teaches courses in fluid power and serves as the Key Professor for the Key Fluid Power School at The University of Maine.

realtor tom
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5. Thomas Christensen (http://www.centralmadison.com/tom_pictures.html) is a realtor in Madison, Wisconsin--the town where I grew up--and, like me, he received his MA from the University of Wisconsin. "Tom C. has focused on the Central Madison Market since 1983. He has seasoned expertise, unsurpassed market knowledge and a large network of contacts in the Central Madison area. Since 1981 Tom C. has lived in Central Madison and has extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods--property values, services, buses, parks, schools and shopping. Two of his four children still attend Central Madison Schools."

dean tom
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6. Thomas M. Christensen (http://www.uccs.edu/~tchriste/) "is the Interim Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Energy Science at the Univeristy of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Tom has taught a wide variety of courses and has won both the college and campus-wide teaching awards. He is an active researcher in experimental surface and thin film physics. Tom regularly travels out to local schools to make presentations on physics, light, sound, and astronomy. He is available to do workshops and short courses on a variety of topics in vacuuum and thin film technology."

rockin' tom
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7. Tomas Christensen (http://hem.passagen.se/cross_1/christiansen_1996.htm) is an innovative bass player who joined Hansi Cross in his series of progressive Swedish rock albums.

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8. Tomas Kristensen
(http://users.pandora.be/peter.morley/Joest.htm), along with co-drivers Michele Alboreto and Stefan Johansson, won first place in the 1997 Le-Mans in this A42 white Joest Porsche.

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9. Thomas Christensen
(http://thomas.dossier.dk/) is Bachelor of Political Science, Master's student, and Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Danish Navy Reserve. "Beside my studies I am roller-skating for exercise, during the winter skiing and occasionally also play golf, and recently found a new source of inspiration: Poetry and short stories. Most of my weekends I spend with my girlfriend--either in Copenhagen or Gothenburg, Sweden. My greatest passion is to travel: I have visited most of the European continent and last summer I spent five weeks in Mexico. Within the last year I also spent time in Austria, France, Germany, Russia, Spain and Sweden. I speak English and Russian more or less fluently, Swedish fairly and have a knowledge of German and French."

computational tom
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10. Thomas Christensen
(url has gone bad) says "Davs! Mit navn er Thomas Christensen og dette er min egen hjemmeside. Ja jeg ved godt at den er lidt kedelig--det indrømmer jeg gerne. Jeg læser datalogi på Aarhus Universitet. Derudover arbejder jeg som studenterprogrammør ved Computational Biology Group-University of Aarhus for især Jotun Hein, hvor jeg bl.a. har arbejdet med simulationer af gen-sekvenser."

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11. Thomas Christensen
(http://music.uchicago.edu/?christensen) is a theorist and historian of music theory with special interests in 18th-century intellectual history, problems in tonal theory, historiography, and aesthetics. His honors include an award from the NEH (1995), the Wallace Berry Book Award, Society for Music Theory for Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment (1995), a Fulbright Research Fellowship (1989-90) for study in East Germany, an ACLS research fellowship (1989-90) and a DAAD award (1986). Elected Vice-President of the Society for Music Theory (1997-99), President of the Society for Music Theory (1999-2001), Chair, AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship Committee (1998-2001), Reviews Editor, Music Theory Spectrum (1995-98), Editorial Board Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Music Theory.


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12. Thomas J. Christensen
(http://web.mit.edu/shass/soundings/issue_98f/dep_newfac_f98.html#ThomasC) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He specializes in Chinese foreign policy, international relations theory, and international security affairs. He has authored a book, Useful Adversaries: Grand Strategy, Domestic Mobilization, and Sino-American Conflict, 1947-58 (Princeton University Press, 1996), and articles on topics ranging from China's contemporary security policy to security alliances in European history. He is currently involved in two research projects. The first addresses the triangular relations of the United States, China, and Japan in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. The second addresses the roles of ideology and nationalism in China's policies toward its communist allies in the 1950s and 1960s.

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13. Tom Christensen
(http://www.tomchristensen.net/849/3441) Recently this new Tom has come from nowhere to dominate the TC news and search engine results. He is the Tom Christensen who was appointed Canada's Minister of Children and Family Development on August 15, 2006. (He previously served as Minister of Education and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconcilation.) Tom seems to have started his political career as chairperson of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundations Annual Light-a-Bulb Fundraising Campaign.

2009 breaking news: Tom has decided not to run for reelection! Welcome back to civilian life, Tom.


A. Thomas
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14. A. Thomas Christensen
A. Thomas Christensen (not The Thomas Christensen?) sends the following message to the community of Toms:

Greetings, I also am a "Thomas Christensen". I am a Member of the law firm of Marshall & Melhorn, LLC in Toledo, Ohio. I have a post doctorate degree in tax law from the College of William and Mary in Va. and am practicing in the areas of estate planning and closely held business interests. Please advise as to whether I can join the “club”. Thank You. TC

Hey, TC, you are already a member!

tom christensen
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15. Tom Christensen
Maybe we should add this Tom Christensen to our list. This Tom is an
"actor-slash-everything living in Los Angeles," who is starting to appear in films and has a page on imdb. We wish him well. His website is here.

 

 

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News from the world of Toms

August 3, 2009. Chef Tom Christensen of the Pine Needles Golf Lodge shares his recipe for Old World Danish Meatballs.

June 16 (Bloomsday!), 2009.Trucker Tom Christensen is looking forward to driving over the Golden Ears Bridge in Vancouver! "It will save a lot of time," said Tom, "because I haul a lot to Port Coquitlam.”

May 24, 2006, Ancorage, Alaska. Tom and JoAnna Christensen's Crazy Croissant has opened in a new location! "This is a much better location," JoAnna says.

A sidenote on Tom Christensens in history: Fishboy reports that ever since 1940 Tom Christensen has held the record for the largest crappie caught in Minnesota. Bonds has caught Aaron, but Tom Christensen's crappie record appears, according to Fishboy, out of reach of any pretender.

 

 
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