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"steward has...(a) technical style, focused on the facts as he sees them and the explicit details of agreements, a style that often provokes conflicts with those who have less detail-oriented styles." - Evelyn Wright

Ah, the dreaded Personal Information Page... or in this case Personal Information subsite!

Well, a lot of things are in those links on the left. As for the rest:

I read a lot. Books I particularly recommend (in alphabetical order by title) include:

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Books I've recently read include:

  • A Danger Destroyed, by Martha Carr; Michael Anderle
  • Sticks and Crones, by Amanda M. Lee
  • A Crone to Pick, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Romancing the Crone, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Cut to the Crone, by Amanda M. Lee
  • No Crone Unturned, by Amanda M. Lee
  • No Crones About It, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Of Swine and Roses, by Ilona Andrews
  • Bad to the Crone, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Letters from Father Christmas, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Follow the Crumbs, by Amanda M. Lee
  • A Little Slice of Death, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Cats and other Creatures: A Short Story Collection, by T. Thorn Coyle
  • A Culling Tide, by Michael Anderle; Autumn Tempest
  • The Joy of Hex, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Great Hexpectations, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Long, Hot, Witchy Summer, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Hex Type Thing, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Brewing up a Storm, by Amanda M. Lee
  • To Spell With It, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Freaky Deaky Tiki, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Witch out of Water, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Witchin' USA, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Mask of the Demon, by Niall Teasdale
  • Tarot Witch, by T. Thorn Coyle
  • A Tangled Web, by Mercedes Lackey
  • Boundaries, by Mercedes Lackey
  • Freaky Sights, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Agents of Chaos, by Martha Carr; T. R. Cameron
  • A United Front, by Michael Anderle; Auburn Tempest
  • A Destiny Unlocked, by Michael Anderle; Auburn Tempest
  • A Dragon's Dare, by Michael Anderle; Auburn Tempest
  • A God's Mistake, by Michael Anderle; Auburn Tempest
  • A Fated Bond, by Michael Anderle; Auburn Tempest
  • A Shaman's Power, by Michael Anderle; Auburn Tempest

Books I'm currently reading include:

  • Slut!: Growing Up Female With a Bad Reputation, by Leora Tanenbaum
  • The Training & Work of an Initiate, by Dion Fortune
  • A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab
  • Prudence, by Gail Carriger
  • Beren and Luthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Casting of Spells: Creating a Magickal Life Through the Words of True Will, by Christopher Penczak
  • The Burning Page, by Genevieve Cogman
  • Criminology, by Maurice Parmelee
  • raised in Fire, by K. F. Breene
  • Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence, by David Benatar
  • Lake of Fire: A Daemonolater's Guide to Ascension, by S. Connolly
  • Warped, by Mike McMahan
  • The Casquette Girls, by Alys Arden
  • Sorcery and Cecelia, by Patricia C. Wrede; Caroline Stevermer
  • The Secret Life of Groceries, by Benjamin Lorr
  • The Lottery of Life and Death, by James K. Schmitt MD
  • The Truthful Lie, by Christopher Nuttall
  • Get The Dwarf Out, by Martha Carr; Michael Anderle
  • Covert Ops, by Martha Carr; T. R. Cameron
  • The Cunning Man, by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Hecate: Witchcraft, Death & Nocturnal Magic, by Asenath Mason
  • Only the Evil, by Amanda M. Lee
  • Grease the Wheel, by Amanda M. Lee

Authors I particularly recommend include:

My favorite musical pieces / songs include:

The Q-Link Contact and Memories site, which I am webspinner of, was featured in an article in USA Today. (On Q-Link, I was known as JohnD39, and I still use that ID in some places on the web such as Yahoo!Groups.)

Click here for an explanation of the name "steward" itself.

When the whim takes me, I write poetry and short pieces of prose, available here.

My thesis for my Masters of Arts degree in Professional Studies consisted of a Media Guide for a small non-profit organization, with notes appended so that any NPO of similar size and needs can readily adapt the Guide to their use. Click here for more information and to download the Guide and notes.

Click here for my current Amazon wishlist.

Professional Affiliations:

Miscellaneous Interests:

  • Reiki Master;
  • ABMP Certified Massage Therapist (NJ Lic # 18KT00514100);
  • Reclaiming- and Feri- Trained Eclectic Witch;
  • Minister, Universal Life Church. 

I am employed as a senior business analyst / software architect by the State of New Jersey. Previously, I've worked as a systems analyst/programmer in the field of medical equipment billing software.

Click here for the obligatory photos page.


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