David B. Appleton

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About me

Gender Male
Location Duncanville (a suburb of Dallas), Texas, United States
Introduction I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Casino Royale (the Daniel Craig one), The Great Dictator, The Thin Man, The Seven Samurai, The Great Escape, Mr. Roberts
Favorite Music My listening tastes are very eclectic; sometimes I even surprise my wife at what she catches me listening to while I work at my computer.
Favorite Books I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Siddhartha, Armor by John Steakley, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Three Men in a Boat, Mr. Dooley by Peter Finley Dunne, Burke's General Armory, Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials, Armorial Général by J.-B. Rietstap, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry