I was into the Beats and Transcendental stuff back in the day like
On the Road, Dharma Bums, anything by Allen Watts. Beginners Mind
by Shunryu Suzuki is fundamental. I also found The Fountainhead
(Howard Roark is fascinating) strangely visceral and as an Artist
close to my heart. The Dao de Jing played a big role in shaping my
personality and spirituality. As master Po would say, I try not to
resist things but instead bend like a reed. On the design side
Cradle to Cradle design was a game changer. I think it was for a
lot of people. Dwell is nice to scan through at the grocery store
checkout. I love Neil Gaiman, and at one point I was into Japanese
and Chinese folktales/literature. Heinland's Stranger in a strange
land is a personal favorite. I also like reading philosophers. Less
now these days. Also I like to read up on metaphysical subjects as
they pertain to mundane matters. In other words, being grounded has
nothing to do with pragmatism. Something else to clarify
I'm reading A Game of Thrones at the moment. I plan on getting
through all of them eventually.
Just saw The Big Lebowski again recently. That movie is even funner
after all these yrs. Ive got to be honest. Movies are perhaps a
blind spot on my cultural rear view mirror. I just made that phrase
I dig cable TV. Like AMC and HBO shows. Breaking Bad, Game of
Thrones, Hell on Wheels, and The Walking Dead.
Paul F Tompkins cracks me up. Ive been listening to more comedy
lately. Not so much political satire(although colbert is a genius)
or anything too strange like Tim and Eric. I mean they're ok but I
like comedy that is a little more "clever" in a traditional way.
Children's Hospital is great. Adult Swim is a good "go too".
I live in Portland, of course I like indie rock.
Here is a favorite album right now:
Mostly I don't keep up these days with any particular music genre.
I know what i like...I just dont define myself by the music I
I "was" vegetarian. I don't think its wrong to eat meat. I do
however think there are ways of making the food industry better for
everyone involved. Processes change. I promote change.
Oh and I like smoothies: