Dan has been actively interested in the entertainment industry for many years, writing film reviews for a local newspaper in the 1970s, and later for another newspaper as well as several online publishers. He has written both book and movie reviews, and has become a fan of older classic films. He once wrote a Marilyn Monroe tribute piece for what was planned as an honorary posthumous award during the televised Academy Awards show. However, that presentation was not included in the final programming.
Dan has had some instrumental influence in entertainment, as the sports editor of a weekly newspaper, covering the local sports scene for the community. He has been a fan of several spectator sports for many years on both national and international levels.
The sample below is excerpted from one version of a movie review that has been posted and re-posted online.