I didn’t know about Dana Wilde until a few months ago, when I came across a project he started on kickstarter to publish a book called “Nebulae: A Backyard Cosmography”. I’m always on the lookout for good writing about astronomy, so I contacted Dana and asked him for a preview of his book. Dana has been writing a column for the Bangor Daily News called Amateur Naturalist, and a few of the pieces included in the book were first published in that columen. I began to dip into Dana’s writings and really enjoyed it. He has a very clear and yet evocative way with descriptions that I admire, and aspire to.