Completely eclectic tastes in just about everything, especially
when it comes to literature.
I gravitate towards non-fiction subjects such as business
entrepreneurship, social psychology, behavioral economics,
marketing, communications, interpersonal relationships, technology,
Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely, Levitt & Dubner, James
Surowiecki, Oliver Sacks (my personality twin), Thomas Moore (my
spiritual twin), works of the American transcendentalists, poetry
in the style of ee cummings, and any title that starts with "How To
Some representative favorites:
Kahil Gabran - "The Prophet"
M. Scott Peck - "The Road Less Traveled" - Section II on
Eckhart Tolle - "A New Earth"
Byron Katie - "Loving What Is"
Food: Indian; Mediterranean; vegetarian/vegan/raw;
And -- my own humble home cooking which seems to turns out
differently every time, on the other hand that's what keeps it
interesting, I am never 100% sure what to expect!
Music: Very eclectic and open to almost everything modern *except*
rap music and hip hop. Never tire of Baroque Era (especially
anything written for harpsichord), Vedic Hymns, Gregorian Chants,
Viennese Waltz, Ragtime, Big Band Swing, 60's rock, anything from
Evelyn Glennie (check YouTube).
Exercise: I hold a yoga teacher certification and love to visit as
many different yoga studios as possible and experience all types of
yoga. Other than that, I get to the gym for weight training at
least once a week, and in good weather I try to get in some outdoor
activity like running, walking, or hiking.
Entertainment: When I was a kid, my favorite act on the Ed Sullivan
TV Show was the guy in the candy stripe suit with the straw boater
hat who would keep a row of plates spinning on sticks while the
audience gasped in amazement.
Disclaimer: Movies can be fun, however instead of spending two
hours sitting passively watching a story that a bunch of guys in
Hollywood dreamed up to make some bucks, I would rather be out in
the sunlight, writing, directing, producing, and staring in my own
Oops! with that last comment I think I just lost most of you. Oh
Quote from Thomas Moore, speaking on artist Mark Rothko: "I sat in
the Rothko room and felt the power of his large, subdued but
powerful paintings. I knew I was in the presence of a man who had
really lived. He knew the bright and the dark, and that knowledge
made part of his very being, shone through in his canvases. In
return, I could recover a sense of my own darkness and depth, a
direct gift from him to me."