Finite and Infinite
is a slim little philosophy book that completely and
permanently changed my outlook on life. It is for me what the
tao-te-ching is for a taoist
My fiction books are "A Deepness in the Sky" by Vernor Vinge, which
is about human nature, slavery, and spiders from outer space, in
roughly that order, "Stranger in a Strange Land," which taught me
to question every assumption that our society makes and set me on
the path of polyamory
, and "Ancillary Justice"
which is about identity, dedication and space-ships.
In nonfiction I have been deeply shaped by "The Black Swan", and
"Debt: the first 5000 years".
More relevant to knowing me than my movie picks, my favorite
websites are BoingBoing
.com, and the every
My favorite movie is "Cloud Atlas", which feels spiritually
revealing for me. I also love "The Shawshank Redemption," which
manages to capture me every time I see it and "Fight Club", which
somehow manages to have a new detail with each viewing.
Musically I have wide tastes though lately I have been focusing on
a genera that doesn't seem to have a name. Some of the bands in it
, Juno Reactor
and Beats Antique
. I have also
become obsessed with the song sleepyhead
by passion pit. I actively
dislike pure dubstep (I.E. Skrillex, though I'm impressed by him)
but love a lot of music that borrows from the genera (I.E.
Most of my favorite foods are ones that I prepare on my own. I'm a
good cook, and I tend to focus on fresh produce since it's so good
on the West Coast (and I'm always fighting to keep up with my CSA).
When I eat out, I like to get good sushi
, or a mission burrito though I'm up
for anything pescetarian