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.
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 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.