Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Beyond Civilization, Ishmael, My Ishmael, The Story
of B, If They Give You Lined Paper Write Sideways, Providence, and
After Dachau. I was trying to answer this honestly and realized I
was only listing Daniel Quinn's books. Here are some others that I
enjoyed reading as well: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, The Art
& Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman, Early Retirement
Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker, Apocalypsopolis by Ran Prieur, and
Possum Living by Dolly Freed. Also, anything by Uncle Fester or
Movies: 28 Days Later, Garbage Warrior, The Yes Men, The
Village, Idiocracy, 12 Monkeys, Jesus' Son, I Love Trash, The
Future of Food, The Human Behavior Experiments.
Shows: Going Tribal, Islands of the South Pacific, Beyond
Survival, Bushcraft, Planet Earth, Lost Land of the Volcano, and
TED Talks. I mostly enjoy watching informative shows but I do
appreciate a well-made drama from time to time. Breaking Bad is one
of the best I've seen. The first two seasons of Lost. Game of
Music: Radiohead, Pearl Jam, The Mars Volta, Immortal
Technique, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tool. I'm not exposed to as
much new music as I was when I was younger, so I really appreciate
sites like Pandora for allowing me to keep my foot in the door
without having to spend so much time talking to people about which
bands we both like.
Food: I prefer not to eat in restaurants most of the time,
in part because they put salt on everything but mostly because I
don't like being served. I don't follow the paleo diet exactly, but
it's in that direction so vegans beware. Lots of egg whites and
lean meats, vegetables, and fruit. Light on the grains and legumes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
vacant niches, sustainability, free stuff, early retirement,
alternative methods of making things and/or money, voluntary
poverty, mayhem, mycology, native plants, underground economies,
graffiti, inflatable catamarans and tiny islands.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I use an alias almost as frequently as my legal name. It started as
a way to protect myself from the dirt-digging nature of internet
trolls without sacrificing the personable effect of authoring under
a full name, but in some ways I've come to prefer it. It makes the
difference between conducting business as a citizen and existing as
a person more apparent.
You should message me if
Message me if you don't mind waiting a while for a response.
Occasionally I can write back within a reasonable time, but more
often it will take me weeks or sometimes even months. I'm currently
trying to get caught up and find that I put in an awful lot of
effort writing at length to people who end up deleting their
accounts by the time I'm finished.