|Industry||Museums or Libraries|
|Location||Orange County, California, United States|
|Introduction||I'm a local historian, and I've lived in Orange County, California, almost all my life. I've been involved in local history work since high school, and I'm currently the president of the Orange County Historical Society. I'm also happy to have a job where I get to help Orange Countians discover the histories of their houses, families and communities. This blog is maintained in my free time. Views expressed here are mine alone.|
|Interests||Orange County history, photography, Googie architecture, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Mid-Century Modern, tikis, Polynesian Pop, wood carving, writing, dogs, urban archaeology, Mexican food, Santa Maria style BBQ, used book stores, Friends of the Library sales, vintage postcards and ephemera, California style watercolor and scene painting, aboriginal art of Papua New Guinea.|
|Favorite Movies||Treasure Island (1990), O Brother Where Art Thou, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The General (1927), Seven Chances, Star Wars (1977), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blazing Saddles, The Big Lebowski, The Cowboys, Office Space|
|Favorite Music||They Might Be Giants, Ìxtahuele, Roger Miller, Dean Martin, John Philip Sousa, Nat King Cole, Muse, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Annie Lennox, Bad Religion, Paul Whiteman, Charley Mauu, Laurie Johnston, The Kingston Trio, The Fenians, Oingo Boingo, Capitol's Ultralounge series, folk music|
|Favorite Books||Jim Sleeper's Orange County Almanac of Historical Oddities, Job: A Comedy of Justice (Heinlein), Ender's Game (Card), Huckleberry Finn (Twain), Parliment of Whores (O'Rourke), Googie Redux (Hess), The October Country (Bradbury), The Martian Chronicles (Bradbury), Stranger In A Strange Land (Heinlein), Cannery Row (Steinbeck), Last of the Breed (Lamour)|
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