This website was launched on June 6, 2020. But what about the author (me)?
I have a very diverse background and diverse interests, ranging from natural history to politix. You can learn more about me at DavidBlomstrom.com.
In the political arena, I call myself Seattle’s only political activist…because it’s very nearly true. I similarly promote myself as the foremost authority on state symbols. Remember – it ain’t bragging if it’s true. But is it true?
Well, let’s just say I launched my writing career in the mid-1980’s, when I began researching – drum roll – state symbols.
I was the first to put a state symbols website online. In fact, it was my most popular website by far. Unfortunately, it fell prey to technical problems, hackers, etc. I’ve also been published in magazines, but I couldn’t find the time and energy to recreate my website.
Finally, a couple years ago, I decided to bite the bullet and write the most ambitious state symbols reference ever. But there were more roadblocks ahead, including the coronavirus pandemic and a campaign for public office.
Accordingly, I switched gears and researched and published a book focusing on the conspiracy theories swirling around the coronavirus pandemic. (See Jew Flu.) And how could I let 2020 slip by without commemorating Maine’s symbols?
And so the state symbols reference that I’ve been working on, in one way or another, for three-and-a-half decades will hopefully be finished before the end of the year (2020). You can learn more about that mega-project @ KPowBooks.com/symbols.
If I could choose two words to describe me, I’d probably settle on “worn out.” And yet I never really get tired of thinking, exploring and writing. We live in an amazing world.
P.S. I had a close brush with death in Maine in the 1970’s, but you’ll have to buy my book to learn that story. And to be perfectly honest, the story isn’t worth it. Don’t buy my book unless you have a genuine interest in Maine symbols. 😉