Anything by Hemingway (the man was a master painting pictures in
your head using simple, declarative sentences), Gabriel García
Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera), Richard Ford,
Wim Wenders' Angel series (Wings of Desire, Far Away, So Close),
Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, Red), All
the Godfather movies, Lost in Translation, Out of Africa, A River
Runs Through It (great book as well),
TV: I purposely don't own a TV but I sometimes stream shows via
Netflix on my iPad. Lately I've been watching Mad Men.
Podcast: This American Life, Selected Shorts, The Moth, Story
Corps, Wait, Wait..Don't Tell Me, Vinyl Cafe, New Yorker
Jazz: Louis Armstrong, Ella, Billie, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson,
Chet Baker, Pink Martini, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo
Daddies, Dinah Washington, Diana Krall, Clare Fader, Keely Smith,
Louis Prima, Harry Connick, Jr., Sting (he's really a jazz
musician), Johnny Hartman, Frank Sinatra, Madeleine
Alternative: Tribe, Muse, Massive Attack, the Cure, Munjoy Hill
Society, Radio Head, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, David Bowie,
Metisse, Suzanne Vega, Neil Young, Fine Young Cannibals, Crash Test
Dummies, Cowboy Junkies, Moby, Cake, Urge Overkill, Seal, No Doubt,
Sinéad O'Connor, Tears for Fears, Alanis Morrissette, Siouxsie
& the Banshees, Leonard Cohen....
Really this music list could go on forever. I like most music,
including Opera, Classical......
Sushi!, Italian, Indian, Thai, Spanish. I'm lucky to live in a town
with such great restaurants. Some of my favs: Bintliff's, Hot
Suppa!, The Front Room, Maria's, Back Street Bistro in Brunswick,
Zapteco, Grill 233 in Yarmouth, Sapporo, Duck Fat...
Also, I really enjoy cooking and inventing new dishes.