Who is Daniel?

I talk a lot about a fellow named Daniel on this blog.  Who is he?  And why is his beard so…beardly?  Well, he is my boyfriend.  We have been dating for over 3 and 1/2  years and have been living together for over 3 years.  We recently moved to Durham, NC from our previous apartment in Rochester, NY.  We met during his freshman year and my junior year at the University of Rochester.  He is originally from Durham, NC.  You will have to ask him how he ended up coming to Rochester, which just seems like it is a colder, less sunny (and therefore more sad) version of Durham.

I don’t have the answer to the second question that I have proposed, but perhaps to help elucidate the answer, I can direct you to one of his two blogs, Daniel’s Beard Blog.  In the fall of 2009, he decided to grow a giant beard over a 100 day period.  I don’t know why he did this.  But it was okay with me.

His second blog is a work in progress.  It is all about Jews and comic books.  It is no surprise that this blog is called Jews and Comic Books.  These two things are a lot more related than you think.  During the fall semester of 2010, he completed an independent study for his minor in Judaic Studies, looking at how Jews shaped the industry and how they themselves are portrayed in comic books and graphic novels.  It’s pretty interesting, and I look forward to more updates about that.

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