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Location Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Introduction I began my attempt at blogging without warning in mid-2011 after years of promising myself I wouldn't. My blog generally covers whatever subject interests me on a given day. Maybe it will interest you too. This blog is my own little corner of the internet and almost all of the effort is my own, but I still wish it to have a broader perspective. I'm not an expert on the topics I write about, so I am very grateful to anyone who can provide me with additional insight on any blog post, no matter how old. Helpful information might include publication history, relevant photos or scans, examples of preliminary artwork or alternative versions of artwork. In some cases higher resolution images would be welcome. If you have something that would make this blog better—and hence make the world better—by all means contact me: docnad (at) aol (dot) com. Let me know whether I may publish your contribution on the blog and how you would like to be credited. You may, of course, choose to remain anonymous. Alternatively, you are welcome to leave a public comment on the blog.
Interests Animation, art and artists of the New Yorker, art nouveau glass, blogging, fine art, literature, music
Favorite Movies Who has time to watch movies anymore?
Favorite Music Shostakovich, anyone?
Favorite Books Most anything from authors Jane Austen, Nicholson Baker, T. C. Boyle, Michael Chabon, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, E. M. Forster, Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Hardy, Mark Helprin, Walter Isaacson, Stieg Larssen, Harper Lee, David Liss, Patrick O'Brian, Philip Roth, J. K. Rowling, Ronald Searle, John Kennedy Toole, Anthony Trollope, John Updike, E. B. White, Simon Winchester, and P. G. Wodehouse.