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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:

  • The Gordian Knot, by Christopher Nuttall
  • The Zero Curse, by Christopher Nuttall
  • Call of the Wilde, by Jenn Stark
  • Apex, by Mercedes Lackey
  • Eden Burning, by Niall Teasdale
  • Silver Borne, by Patricia Briggs
  • Shield of the Gods, by Christopher L. Bennett
  • Bone Crossed, by Patricia Briggs

Books I'm currently reading include:

  • The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School, by Kim Newman
  • The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, by Chriss Voss; Tahl Raz
  • The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan
  • 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
  • Meeting Fairies, by R. Ogilvie Crombie
  • Theory of Religion, by Georges Bataille
  • 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
  • Prudence, by Gail Carriger
  • Embracing the Darkness Understanding Dark Subcultures, by Corvis Nocturnum
  • Sweep in Peace, by Ilona Andrews
  • Magic Stars, by Ilona Andrews
  • The Notes: Ronald Reagan's Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom, by Ronald Reagan
  • How the Hell did This Happen? The Election of 2016, by P. J. O'Rourke

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.

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: Monday, April 10, 2017