Books: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest took me two years to
read. Nevertheless, it's the best novel I've ever read.
Next time I read Middlemarch, I'll use a pencil to underline
Neal Stephenson - Quicksilver, another big book which is taking a
long time to read.
Gödel, Escher, Bach.
Spiritual stuff by
Walter Wink on non-violence.
Music: Bluegrass, baroque, blues, big band. If it begins with b I
like it? I recently discovered Hildgard von Bingen (1098- 1179,
check her out on Pandora)
But no autotune please.
I most enjoy music made by friends. I like local talent in
My son does standup as a hobby. My grandson acts and is amazingly
Foods: I'm adventuresome with food, but I always order Palak Paneer
at Indian restaurants. Favorite foods: pickled herring, fresh tuna,
sweet basil (but not all at the same time)
Movies: I have a huge list of favorites. I like to recommend them
Kurosawa, Campion, Ashby
Favorites dujour: Painted Veil, Secretary, The Whole Wide World,
The Hudsucker Proxy, The Lives of Others. Robocop - Old one and new
one. I recently revisited Breaking Away which has stood the test of
Television - Homicide, Firefly, Deadwood, Sherlock, Slings and
Arrows (Canadian), MiddleMarch (Well done as PBS series), An
Honourable Woman (English), The Americans... My current favorite is