Danny Squared

My name is Daniel Howard. I grew up in Chicago, and I live in San Francisco Brooklyn. I was born in 1976: the year of the American Bicentennial. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English Rhetoric, but I make my living as a Systems Administrator.

I enjoy writing, and I started publishing on the web in 1995. I started an online journal in 1996, after seeing some other journals written by students in Hawaii. Over time, this web site has evolved away from autobiography and has become more of a “blog” with emphasis on personal essay, editorial, and technical writing. I usually share important personal news online, and I have archives stretching back over the past decade.

My life has had more than its share of adventure . . . changing jobs, migrations, travel, lovers, even a short-lived marriage. I am getting better at surfing the ebbs and floes of fortune, and I’m working to better anchor my life, so that when I meet a great life partner we can keep things fairly stable long enough to raise a few wonderful children together.

Site Notes

I recently launched a significant site re-design. While the overall mode of most of this site is a blog format, the front page has broken from the traditional “here’s a bunch of stuff I just wrote” format. There are recent highlighted articles over on the right. For other new content, you will have to dig around.

If you want to keep tabs on everything I might write, you can watch the “everything” page, or subscribe to the main site feed. I have added little subscription links like this icon here to the category pages, in case your subscription interests are more specific.

I am still experimenting with this new site design, so your feedback is especially welcome just now.



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  • Fat guy talking

    Hi, Danny Howard. I just had to drop a line to let you know: Either someone’s hijacked your identity to post crap on our blog, or I just got a taste of your English rhetoric (not to mention your friendly ethics) in the comments on our website for the American Dance Festival.

    The first two minutes of that video is a fat guy talking.
    That is not what I want to see on acid, or even a Friday afternoon.


    Comment by Danny Howard — June 13, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

    Ironies: Our experiment in letting people post unmoderated began yesterday morning — and within 24 hours, either a systems administrator or someone who’s jacked his i.d. hoses us.

    At least his rhetoric was, um, English. Although not very friendly. Or really all that ethical, for that matter. But then, you already know that. Right?

    Back to moderated posts for us (like you do, I see),

    Byron Woods
    Live Arts Critic and Correspondent (and Fat Guy Talking)
    The Independent Weekly

  • Hello, Daniel. Found your “blogsite” while searching for the difference between “satiate” and “sate”. I’m a writer (unpublished), artist (starving), linguist(mostly un-employed), and I love all of these endeavors. Words are my “drug” of choice (other than sunshine sparkling on water), and I hold my own (but use too many quotes and paretheses) :)

    Thoroughly enjoyed your posts and will return to read again. Thank you! I would like to quote from your post about intelligence in my next article for Artazine(www.artazine.org – my column is “The Screaming Penny”). I will of course give the appropriate credit. Is that OK?

    I also have a blog that is sitting on itself and truly needs to get going. Yours is an inspiration. All I needed was a kick in the derriere. Thanks for that also. Take care! Lorena Bowser