These lists used to be really freakin' long. A friend suggested
(gently) that it might be too much. So let's just say that I read A
LOT. And I love talking about the books I've read.
To keep it short here are some genres: Elizabethan poetry/plays,
Romantic and Victorian British Poetry and Lit, Late Nineteenth and
Early Twentieth Century Literary Decadence, Modernism, some
Post-Modernism (esp. metafiction and post-colonial writings, e.g.
Rushdie), Foucault, Frankfurt School.
I don't own a TV, but I do have a home theater digital projector
and a big screen. I watch lots of old movies. One of my current
projects is to watch the 1000 greatest movies ever made. Lists are
arbitrary I know, but for what it's worth here's the one I'm using:
I started at the top of the list spring '08, and I'm up to around
When I was a baby my mom would put me down for naps with classical
music playing. So I fell in love with Schubert and Mozart when I
was very small. Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, and Shostakovich can
bring me to tears. And I simply must go to Bayreuth one day to see
Wagner performed. I love most other forms of music with varying
degrees of passion.
I love most things about food. Its production, its preparation, and
(most) its consumption. Was vegan for ten years, now just tend to