About James Marshall

Basic Description

For a little background information, I'm roughly middle-aged, and probably about average in build and appearance. I've lived my whole life in the USA, and grew up in New Jersey, in the New York metropolitan area. I currently live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Personality-wise, I'd say I have a pretty good sense of humor, a bit shy until you get to know me, and enjoy topics like chivalry and honor and such; I guess I'm kind of old-fashioned. That may also be why I enjoy many of the articles on the Art of Manliness blog. I also love learning and am usually willing to try out new things (within reason). I've found some good advice in the Desiderata and ancient eastern classics such as the Tao Te Ching and the I Ching (both Wikipedia article links). I try to follow current events through a variety of daily news e-mails, a few of them being Daily Pnut (here's my Daily Pnut referral link), 1440 (here's my 1440 referral link), and Quartz (here's my Quartz referral link); if you use my referral links here, you'll help me unlock special weekend editions of these newsletters, and I only need a few for each one, so I'd appreciate you using them to sign up. You can find out more about me and my personal interests on my hobbies page and my professional information on my education and work pages.

Social Networks

I'm also on a variety social networks and similar sites, so feel free to connect with me there. Here are links to some that I try to keep up with: my Facebook profile, my two Twitter accounts -- @Dronak for more general stuff and @astrophd for more professional stuff, see my LinkedIn profile. I think the following are a bit different, but also wanted to mention my Pinterest profile which I use occasionally, my Instagram profile which is mainly for following others, and my SoundCloud profile where you can find many songs I wrote. Also, please note that I only accept Facebook friend requests from people I know in real life and it's about the same for LinkedIn. However, you're welcome to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, SoundCloud whether you know me in person or not. I'm on various other social media accounts, too, but mostly just to follow others and watch/read fun stuff, so I don't usually post to them.

Family, Pets, and Friends

Besides my parents (obviously) and my wonderful wife -- see my wedding page for some basic information about when I got married -- my more immediate family consists of two siblings and some nieces and nephews. More extended, there are aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. We've had four parakeets/budgies over the years, but they've all passed on now. When I used to live with my parents, we had dogs around, primarily Newfoundlands, but there was one Boxer, too. Right now though, I don't have any dogs. As for friends and acquaintances, there are lots of people I know, and I try to keep tabs on some of them through Facebook; if you know me in real life (not just via the Internet), you can add me as a friend there and I'll probably accept it if I remember you, too. I'm also on Twitter, which can be useful as well, but I tend to use it less. I don't know how many of my friends and acquaintances have their own web sites, but here are a few I do know of: Donna M. Pierce (professional), My Silly Life, Quiet Wanderer, and Effortless Peace.

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