Literature: Proust, Jane Austen ("Pride & Prejudice"),
Shakespeare ("The Tempest"), Emily Bronte ("Wuthering Heights"),
Faulkner, Kerouac, Nabokov, Cheryl Strayed ("Wild"), DFW, Cao
Xueqin ("The Dream of the Red Chamber").
Music: Old country/bluegrass and blues, including George Jones,
Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf; Bob
Dylan; The Grateful Dead; Keith Richards; Bob Marley (!); Squeeze;
Bon Iver; Culture Club (Boy George); Meat Puppets; Bruce.
Movies: Good documentaries, "The Shining", "American Beauty",
"Chasing Amy", "Planes, Trains & Automobiles", "Spinal Tap",
"Groundhog Day", "Ed Wood", "To Kill A Mockingbird".
Art: My screen name comes from my favorite photograph (by Joel
Food: Afghan cuisine is my all-time favorite, but I love all kinds
of food choices. My favorite lunch spot down here (in the ultimate
"outer borough" of NJ) is a Lebanese deli run by a wonderful family
(who treat me like family); I also sometimes drive my
non-sustainable vehicle to Whole Foods, hog a sustainable vehicle
spot and get take-out.