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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:

Here are some web applets/widgets I find particularly useful.

I read a lot.  Here's a list of the magazines that I read (some in a more timely manner than others.) 

Books I particularly recommend (in alphabetical order by title) include:

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Books I've recently read include:

  • Sword and Sorceress XXXI, by Elisabeth Waters
  • Death Becomes Her, by Michael Anderle
  • Tempest, by Mercedes Lackey
  • Wounded, by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Grant, by Jean Edward Smith
  • Last Wish, by Helen Harper
  • The 100, by Kass Morgan
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, by J. K. Rowling
  • Realms of Darkover, by Deborah J. Ross
  • Born a Witch... Drafted by the FBI!, by T.S. Paul
  • Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews
  • The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
  • Crimson Death, by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • The Coward's Way of War, by Christopher Nuttall; Alex Claw
  • Closer to the Chest, by Mercedes Lackey
  • Magic Binds, by Ilona Andrews

Books I'm currently reading include:

  • "I Give You My Body . . .": How I Write Sex Scenes, by Diana Gabaldon
  • For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds: Your Introduction to Deities, Mythical Beings, & Fantastic Creatures, by Rick Riordan
  • Otherworld Chills, by Kelley Armstrong
  • Red, by Kate Serine
  • The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan
  • Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, by William Shatner
  • Maggie for Hire, by Kate Danley
  • In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, by Peter A. Levine
  • The Secrets of Doctor Taverner, by Dion Fortune
  • Artful, by Peter David
  • Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future, by Jonah Sachs
  • The Devious Dr Jekyll, by Viola Carr
  • Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain, by Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner
  • The Merciless, by Danielle Vega
  • Embracing the Darkness Understanding Dark Subcultures, by Corvis Nocturnum
  • Fortune's Dance, by Audrey Faye
  • Play Dead, by Anne Frasier
  • Day 21, by Kass Morgan
  • No One Lives Twice, by Julie Moffett
  • A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II, by William Stevenson
  • Our Revolution, by Bernie Sanders
  • Theory of Religion, by Georges Bataille
  • The Queen's Poisoner, by Jeff Wheeler
  • Meeting Fairies, by R. Ogilvie Crombie

Authors I particularly recommend include:

My favorite musical pieces 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.

Click here for my virtual certificate wall of degrees, certifications, and so forth.

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.

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

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Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2016