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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 - Two more to go in the Baroque trilogy.
Gödel, Escher, Bach. I read it a few times. I don't claim to
understand it, but I really enjoyed it.
Jonathan Franzen (great essays)
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 ( A.D.1098-
1179, check her out on Pandora)
But no autotune please. It bothers my ears. Because of autotune, I
don't like modern pop music.
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
directors: Kurosawa, Campion, Ashby
Favorites dujour: Painted Veil, Dean Spanley, Secretary, The Whole
Wide World, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Lives of Others, Clean and
Sober, Calvary, Galaxy Quest ... and so many others ...
I just saw Birdman and it was great!
Television - Homicide, the Wire, Firefly, Deadwood, Slings and
Arrows (Canadian), Middlemarch (Well done as PBS series and
followed the book), The Americans, Manhattan, Better Call Saul,
Justify, Daredevil (but for the violence) ... My current all time
favorite is Rectify. There's a lot of garbage out there, but we are
in the golden age of good television as well.