When I'm not locked in the ivory tower I try my best to fight the good fight. Over the years I've been involved in various kinds of social justice organizing, from anti-poverty to migrant justice, etc.
So, ya, fighting the Man when I can, working for him when I have to....
Teaching and writing, and trying to get my rosemary to grow faster and my oregano to grow slower.
Thinking how freedom is a muscle of the human spirit that has atrophied from years of disuse, but given regular exercise could grow strong - that said, any alternative economic system would obviously need to retain efficacious means to mass produce salt and vinegar chips. Clearly "Lays" will have to be renamed "The Emma Goldman Collective for Crunchables", but what's in a name, right?
Washing the dishes.
I will also always offer to make you a cup of tea. (But I might roll my eyes if you take it with sugar).
Fiction: Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince, Orwell's 1984, Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Brink's A Chain of Voices....
Philosophy: Sartre's Existentialism is a humanism, Rorty's Truth and Progress, Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, anything about Ethic of Care.
Politics: Ella Baker; Karl Polanyi; Rudolf Rocker; Noam Chomsky; David Schweickart; Nancy Fraser.
Comics: Calvin & Hobbes.
Movies: Land and Freedom, Big Lebowski, and am I allowed to admit Shawshank? Recently re-watched Back to the Future. Crushing hard on Marty McFly.
Shows: Jamie Oliver at Home (please don't judge me). The Wire. Mindy Project. Broad City.
Music: varied songza surfing with recent trends towards The National, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Feist, etc.
Food: mmmm... Anything french or italian. Garlic, lemon, and rosemary are my true loves in life. Though my last meal before execution would probably have to be some kind of non-veggie faux indian dish like butter chicken...
bagels and creamcheese
whether I'm doomed to be surrounded by cups of cold tea
your idea of a good night is less clubs and frat boys than it is dinner with friends, wine or whisky, and copious amounts of delicious food.