Welcome to Kevin Daniel's Page!
Boo!!! This is my 2017 state id photo AKA
"angry old white man"
Get off my lawn!
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April 19 2018. I retired on 1 February 2018. I've
only used my alarm clock once in the past three months for an
appointment to take my cat to the vet. Sweet. Enjoying not having
a schedule, not having to be anywhere at a certain time (yawn,
scratch). Taking my time every morning doing my chores and my
morning yoga and workout. Haven't missed any workouts. What used
to be crammed into about 90 minutes in the morning before
corporate bondage (AKA werk) sometimes takes twice as long now, as
my new speed is "moseying". I just go to bed when I feel tired and
have a sleep timer that wakes me up 8 hours after I set it, just
before the Sandman (now a welcomed friend!) comes. My body seems
to like going to bed between midnight and 1 am and getting up 8
hours later. Other than that, I go to thrift shops, do genealogy
research, write, hike, shoot at the range at least once a week and
do whatever I feel like doing. Lost the beard as I realized the
only reason I grew it was to avoid the time it takes to shave. Now
I take my time, working lather up in my shaving mug, getting it
just right on my face, slowly shaving and enjoying the experience.
Haven't timed a shave... I've been taking drives on the old two
lane back roads, avoiding the Interstate, exploring alternate
routes to my favorite places and just bopping around. I could get
used to this! No intention of doing volunteer work, part time
work, etc., in the forseeable future. I think my hair is growing
back! Call me Mr. Bum.
18 July 2018. See above! Still in moseying mode, sometimes
sub-moseying mode... I now know all of the thrift shops in about a
70 mile radius. I've only driven on the Interstate four or five
times, mostly to make short hops from one old two lane road to
another old two lane road. Been posting thrift shop finds to the
Collectors Weekly web site. My biggest score so far was probably a
Hedley Waycott oil painting that I paid $8 for that is worth
100-200 times more than that. I like treasure hunting! I am also
enjoying complete lack of accoutability to anyone or anything, not
having a schedule, not knowing what day it is (that is a bit of a
lie as I have a different workout for each day of the week, but
MonWedFri and TueThursSat are similar, so I just have to remember
what I did yesterday. Sunday is a wildcard workout after I do my
core stuff). Still haven't missed a workout! My hair is definitely
- U.S. Army veteran.
- Education stuff
Briggs INTJ, link1,
case you wonder why I am the way I am (Its not my fault!)
- Genealogy stuff
- Project manager for the Hostetter DNA Project.
to my book, Thomas Daniel of Colonial Virginia and Eight
Generations of His Descendants
- Don't look for me on social media, I dropped
FaceBook, LinkedIn, etc., when I retired. My friends know where to find me!
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- My 135 year old Victorian house.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation ex-instructor.
- Genealogy, author of several books, public speaker for
DNA research and genealogy.
- Exercise, yoga, running, jumping rope, walking,
bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing,
- I have an appreciation for boxing and other martial
arts. I am just an observer these days but studied several
styles over a couple of decades. This study was my
introduction to the concept of seeking balance in life,
which has had a major impact on my life in the most positive
way. Styles formally studied:
- Isshinryu Karate, while living in Okinawa.
- Wing Chun Kung Fu, while living in Thailand.
- Kenpo Karate, while living in Seattle.
- Combat rifle and pistol shooting.
- I have been practicing Hatha and Kundalini Yoga for
over a decade, now. I like to mix things up and am doing
Kripalu Vinyasa Flow yoga, Kundalini yoga, and an
occasional session of power yoga. I enjoy exploring the
various styles of yoga. Each has it's own special benefit. I
- Live theater, especially Shakespeare in out of period
settings and Gilbert & Sullivan, but also any well done
- Jim Jarmousch movies are pretty cool. I like well made
movies of any genre.
- Early acoustic Blues, Jazz, Swing, and Big Band music.
Some of my favorite artists are Mississippi John Hurt, Son
House, Billie Holiday, Lead Belly, Bessie Smith, Johnny
Shines, Charlie Patton, Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy,
Charlie Akers and more. Also like Django Reinhardt, Fats
Waller, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, early Louis
- I enjoy classical music, especially piano and violin
concertos and sonatas. Glenn Gould is on my play list.
Pearl has a great set of Artur Schnabel performing
Beethoven's sonatas, and also Ignaz Friedman's performances.
Pretty cool. I have collections of Vladomir Horowitz's
performances and Wanda Landowska's harpsichord and piano
performances. Always in style! Sibelius, Bach, Tchaikovsky,
and Chopin are getting more play time in my home lately. I
spend a modest amount of time keeping up on current music in
several genres and anything from any period that piques my
- I have a large factory art glass collection:
Westmoreland, Fenton, Kemple, Imperial, Viking, Pilgrim,
etc., and also some local art glass studios.
- I am a recovering thrift shop and Netflix addict.
- Art collecting and art history research. I once
corresponded with an Australian collector who described
himself as an "art tragic" due to his need to collect. I can
stop collecting any time I want to....
- My art collection web site.
- My lost artists blog.
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