Dan Harper

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Stumblebum
Location Philippines
Introduction Me, My Name and I. For the first thirty years of my life I went by the name "Danny". I still go by the name with my surviving family and a few of my friends. To everyone else I am known now as "Dan". But the name on my birth certificate, the name my mother gave me and which no one has ever called me, except my ex-wife in her moments of temper, is "Nathaniel". It came to my mother in a dream, or so she told me. It means "gift of God" in Hebrew. My father turned his nose up at it at once and chose "Danny" instead. I have sometimes thought about legally changing it. On a number of occasions it has caused problems for me, from the very first time I got a paycheck in the name "Danny" and attempted to cash it with an ID that read "Nathaniel" to the last time a friend bought me a plane ticket. Or when I tell people who know my legal name that I am the author of this blog and of many other articles online. So, to clear up the confusion once and for all, I am Nathaniel - aka Danny, aka Dan - Harper. My middle name has always been Lee.
Interests Literature, Film, Poetry, Music, Travel
Favorite Movies Bicycle Thief, Le Feu Follet, Charulata, The Emigrants (Troell), The Rules of the Game, La Notte, Floating Weeds, Sawdust and Tinsel (Bergman)...
Favorite Music Bill Evans, Pat Metheny, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dory Caymmi, Bartok, Mahler, Debussy...
Favorite Books "Complete Poems" Philip Larkin, "The Saddest Pleasure" Moritz Thomsen, "Summer and Nuptials at Tipasa" Albert Camus, "Complete Poems" Thomas Hardy, "Homage to Catalonia" George Orwell.

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