What do they have in common? They're all...
Books By People I Know!
| Jonas K.
So, I woke up one day and I realized that I actually knew an author.
Then I found out that I knew another one! Yes, it was a little upsetting...
but I talked it over with my therapist and now I see that I can be okay
Then at a reunion, whammo! Another one! Before I knew it I was surrounded
by people that I actually know (good friends some of them) who had the
audacity to sneak behind my back and publish a book.
In some cases more than one!
I was beside myself, so I tried to call my therapist, but she's off on
a book signing tour.
So what could I do? I could do the obvious thing and be resentful (okay,
I'm a little resentful), but instead of brooding over my resentment (I've
been known to brood) I'd thought it would be fun to promote their books.
After all, I like these people. They're nice. All of them. Some of them
are even kind to animals.
And hey, they're AUTHORS! That's cool!
I'm proud to know them and I'm proud of what they've achieved (the finks).
Preservation a History
Randall Mason & Max Page
Okay, I don't know Max Page from Adam, but what a great name for a writer!
On the other hand, Randall Mason is my brother-in-law's brother and a fine
fellow to boot. He's a bona fide professor, but not the least bit stuffy,
in fact he's more of a GQ sort. Oh, and he likes old buildings, and he thinks
you should too.
End of Art
Now this guy is one smart cookie (a common theme on this site). Another
professor, Donald is a highly respected art critic whose influence has certainly
had a significant impact on a host of contemporary artists. Although he
might not remember me by name, I've had the good fortune to have my paintings
critiqued by him on three occassions. Each time I came away with much grist
for the intellectual mill. I do like to think that one painting of mine.
, may have made a lasting impression on him. It
was a mammoth painting, some 96 feet long, but only 4 feet tall, and the
only way I could show it to him was to unroll it across the floor of the
graduate studio gallery. His remarks were inspiring and insightful and I
wished I was "wearing a wire" at the time because I would have
liked to have saved a transcript of that conversation for future review.
Thanks Donald for your generous intellect and for one of the most nervous,
yet stimulating conversations of my life.
Technically this is not a book by someone I know. It's a CD by someone
I know! Which makes it just as fun in my book, so there! Edith was my
first internet pen pal, er keyboard pal, e-pal? Well you get the idea.
I was a fledgling Baltimore freelance web designer and she was a cowgal
in New York with wonderful rockabilly songs that could be streamed from
her website (hey that was gosh darned rare back in '94). The harsh toll
that the compression algorithms exacted from the music somehow enhanced
the experience, evoking the nostalgic feel of an old Edison cylinder recording
- somehow appropriate for the still pioneering days of the early World
Wide Web. Edith's many fans may not realize that she has serious webmaster
chops, but lucky for them she has allowed her musical muse to hold sway
over her inner nerd. As for me, I'll always remember the joy and static
of listening to the Holler Sisters over a Real Audio
Internet Telephony Toolkit
I'm getting redundant: this smart guy, that nice guy, yada yada yada. So
here I go again. Jeff isn't just smart, he's cool. He stays up later than
you do. He hob-nobs with rock stars. He's helped launch over 50 companies.
He's met the president. Yet he still answers his email faster than anybody
else I know. Jeff is the tireless heart of the Voice Over Internet Protocol
(VOIP) movement. He maintains a fantastic website www.pulver.com
that is the central hub of the VOIP and SIP universe. I met Jeff back when
I was working for Telet. My good friend, Mr. Taft, and I somehow ended up
doing the first major redesign of Pulver.com. It was SORELY needed! :) Jeff
might be the nads when it comes to programming, entrepreneurship, promotion,
and partying, but as a visual designer he is the pits. Fortunately he is
the first to admit it. He also knows a good thing when he sees it and he
still works with the talented Mr. Taft for many of his numerous web and
Your Cat Crazy?
John C. Wright
Okay, I really just met John, but it STILL COUNTS! He is helping our cats
sort through their issues. Apparently they have a lot of baggage. Kitty
baggage, that's so cute!
Don't know any of these people? Well, why not search for a book by someone
Or you can visit the Books
By People I Know
shop where you can buy books, music and even
movies by these people, other people I know, people with similar names (hey
filters ain't perfect) and even a whole mess of complete strangers!
Or just continue on with your web surfing...
Thanks for visiting!
Changed the World
Sidney is my cousin's husband - hey I can have more than one cousin, right?
He really has changed the world and he has the frequent flyer miles to prove