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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:

  • Honour Bound, by Helen Harper
  • Gifted Thief, by Helen Harper
  • A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley, by Neal Thompson
  • Ashes and Alchemy, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Dragons and Dirigibles, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Ether and Elephants, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Moonlight and Mechanicals, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Cards and Caravans, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Kilts and Kraken, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Steam and Sorcery, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Photographs and Phantoms, by Cindy Spencer Pape
  • What If?, by Randall Munroe
  • The Best Laid Plans, by Christopher Nuttall
  • Full Circle, by Christopher Nuttall
  • The Left Hand of Destiny, by J.G.Hertzler, Jeffrey Lang
  • Elite: A Hunter novel, by Mercedes Lackey
  • Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, by J. K. Rowling
  • Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, by J. K. Rowling
  • Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists, by J. K. Rowling
  • The Very Ugly Duckling, by Christopher Nuttall
  • Hunter's Kiss, by Niall Teasdale
  • Bookworm, by Christopher Nuttall
  • The Ghost in the Doll, by Niall Teasdale
  • MageLife: The Tale Of The Punch-Clock Mage, by P. Tempest
  • The Alien's Guide to Sears and Roebuck, by Don Elwell
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Worlds of Deep Space Nine #2: Trill and Bajor, by Andy Mangels; Michael A. Martin; J. Noah Kym
  • Pink Snowbunnies in Hell: A Flash-Fiction Anthology, by A.J. Braithwaite
  • Magic Mourns, by Ilona Andrews
  • Mind out of Time, by Christopher Stasheff; Edward Stasheff; Eleanore Stasheff
  • The Warlock's Grandfather, by Christopher Stasheff
  • Magic Steals, by Ilona Andrews
  • Hunter, by Mercedes Lackey
  • Silence, by Mercedes Lackey; Cody Martin
  • Waistcoats and Weaponries, by Gail Carriger
  • Manners and Mutiny, by Gail Carriger
  • Curtsies and Conspiracies, by Gail Carriger
  • Etiquette and Espionage, by Gail Carriger
  • Thunderlord, by Debora J. Ross; Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J. K. Rowling; John Tiffany; Jack Thorne
  • Emergence, by Niall Teasdale
  • Chivalry - The Path of Love, by Jeremy Catto
  • Past Tense, by Christopher Nuttall
  • A Study in Sorcery, by Michael Kurland
  • Nightshade, by Bayou Moon Press
  • Ten Little Wizards, by Michael Kurland

Books I'm currently reading include:

  • Grant, by Jean Edward Smith
  • "I Give You My Body . . .": How I Write Sex Scenes, by Diana Gabaldon
  • Snape: A Definitive Reading, by Lorrie Kim
  • The Black Knife, by Christopher Nuttall
  • Science and Sorcery, by Christopher Nuttall
  • The Living Will Envy the Dead, by Christopher Nuttall
  • A Life Less Ordinary, by Christopher Nuttall
  • The Coward's Way of War, by Christopher Nuttall; Alex Claw
  • Realms of Darkover, by Deborah J. Ross
  • Two Necromancers, a Bureaucrat, and an Elf, by L. G. Estrella
  • For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds: Your Introduction to Deities, Mythical Beings, & Fantastic Creatures, by Rick Riordan
  • Magic Binds, by Ilona Andrews
  • Veiled Threat, by Helen Harper
  • QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, by Richard P. Feynman
  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
  • Red, by Kate Serine
  • The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan
  • Wanton to the Death, by Audrey Faye
  • Ghost Gifts, by Laura Spinella
  • Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, by William Shatner
  • Sing the Four Quarters, by Tanya Huff
  • God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter, by Stephen Prothero
  • The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary, by Peter Gilliver; Jeremy Marshall; Edmund Weiner
  • Maggie for Hire, by Kate Danley
  • Light on the Origins of Reiki, by Tadao Yamaguchi
  • Studies in the Psychology of Sex Volume I : The Evolution of Modesty - The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity - Auto-Erotism, by Havelock Ellis
  • They're Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths about Unions, by Bill Fletcher Jr
  • 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
  • By Spellbook and Candle: Cursing, Hexing, Bottling, and Binding, by Melusine Draco
  • The Devious Dr Jekyll, by Viola Carr
  • Kill the Dead, by Richard Kadrey
  • 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, July 21, 2016