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Music: playing and listening to most anything in the Western music
tradition from Renaissance ("early music") to modern, jazz, classic
rock, world music, salsa, Brazilian samba, pagode, forro, and
sambareggae (bonus points if you’ve even heard of the last
I really like poetry—it’s immediate gratification, mind candy, and
soul food rolled into one. Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Yeats, Rumi,
Sharon Olds, Antonio Machado, and many more. I like fiction too but
haven’t gravitated to it lately. Looking forward to reading Keith
Richards’ autobiography and Brian Greene’s new book.
My taste in movies is all over the place. Some faves are Fargo,
Inglorious Basterds, Beasts of the Southern Wild, American Hustle,
and all of the Aliens movies.
TV favorites: Boardwalk Empire, The Daily Show, The Wire, Mad Men,
The Sopranos, Deadwood, Justified, Game of Thrones. True Detective
I listen to NPR a lot.
Food-wise, I’m an omnivore skewing toward the healthy end of the
spectrum (not a lot of fried stuff). I like sampling new
restaurants, and enjoy about the same range of cuisines as most
people, though very spicy-hot isn't for me.