- My name is Doug. About 10 years ago I had a brief mystical
experience. I had no idea what happened to me, but I wanted to find
out urgently. I started talking to anyone who had the dynamic
serenity in their eye (got a lot from a "homeless" guy - a brother
vagabond). I believe firmly that I was guided by the spirit of Mr.
Blanding to a used book store where my arms became like dowsing rods
and I picked out seemingly at random a book called "Joy Is An Inside
Job". I flipped through it and was instantly intrigued by the poetry
and illustrations. I uncharacteristically bought the book. And it
was manna from Heaven to my answer hungry sole. That book is well
worn now and is still my favorite book.
Lately I have been getting more and more curious about the man who
wrote it which led me to web bios and to this site. I had no idea
there was such a world of Don Blandingness alive and well.
Hello companion vagabonds, brother and sister admirers of a very