|Danny's Vital Statistics
Updated 03-Jan-2007 14:52:17
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES:Writing (mostly science-fiction and fantasy), reading (almost anything), hiking, racquetball, tennis, stargazing, sightseeing in D.C. and most anywhere else (except possibly Los Angeles), travelling, fossil-hunting, stargazing (with the right company), exploring strange new places (more especially with the right company), and a handful of other things I will only do with certain people. Ahem.
CURRENT OCCUPATION:College Librarian
FAVORITE AUTHORS:Philip Jose Farmer, James Michener, Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Campbell
FAVORITE BOOKS:Centennial, by James Michener ... A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain ... Lost Horizon, by James Hilton ... Conversations With God, by Neale Donald Walsch ... SERIES: The Belgariad, by David Eddings ... Riverworld, by Phil Farmer ... almost any Sherlock Holmes story ... The Attic Nights, by Aulus Gellius
FAVORITE MUSICIANS AND COMPOSERS:The Beatles, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, W.A. Mozart, J.S. Bach
FAVORITE SONGS AND OTHER PIECES OF GREAT MUSIC:"Shenandoah" (the folk song) ... "Wild Times," by Jeff Lynne ... "Fields of Gold," "Desert Rose," and "Ghost Story" by Sting ... "Possession," by Sarah McLachlan ... "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," by Mozart ... "Tocata and Fugue in D Minor," by Bach ... Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, "Elite Syncopations," by Scott Joplin ... "As Time Goes By," as done by Dooley Wilson ... several Disney songs ..."Don't Fence Me In," by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters ... sad Irish or Celtic songs, most Big Band, and nearly all of the Silly Songs With Larry corpus.
FAVORITE MOVIES:"Casablanca" (Bogart and Bergman) ... "Duck Soup" (the Marx Brothers) ... "Brigadoon" (Kelly and Charisse) ... "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (Costner and Mastrantonio--I know it's cheesy, but hey, there it is) ... "Mr. Holland's Opus" (Dreyfuss) ... several animated Disney musicals (especially "Aladdin," but not "Hercules") ... "Seven Years in Tibet" with Brad Pitt ... and almost anything else with the Marx Brothers, or where New York City and Los Angeles get wiped out.
FAVORITE MOVIES I CAN ALMOST NEVER WATCH:"Schindler's List" (Liam Neeson) ... "Saving Private Ryan" (Tom Hanks)
FAVORITE COMEDIANS:Jack Benny and the Marx Brothers
MOST INTERESTING OR ODD THINGS I'VE SEEN LATELY:Fun: Watching a German Baptist in Rocky Mount who, while dressed in very plain and almost austere dark blues and dark hat, was flying an extraordinarily bright neon-multicolored kite! Neat: the Leonids meteor shower at 4:30 in the morning. Disurbing: An almost close-up look at the wreckage of the Pentagon a few weeks after the attacks.
HEROES:Cincinnatus, Thomas Jefferson, George S. Patton, Cassiodorus, St. Francis of Assisi, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, most public school teachers (though definitely not most public school administrators), and several of the people who appear in Invisible Ink.
ORGANIZATIONS:The National Education Association, Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honors society), Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors society), the Intellectual Freedom Action Network, the Smithsonian Institution
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