Books: "Wind, Sand, and Stars", "Shogun", "The Hobbit", "The Lord
of the Rings", "Boy's Life", any book by Barbara Tuchman, all of
the ORIGINAL James Bond novels (by Ian Fleming), anything by P.G.
Wodehouse, the Charlie Chan novels, anything by John le Carre, the
Bible, the writings of the Church Fathers, "The Glory and the
Dream"... and many more.
Movies: Anything with Humphery Bogart... for the matter of that,
most any Classic Film. The films of Jacques Tati, "Alphaville",
"Seven Samurai", "The Best Years of Our Lives", anything with John
Wayne, "Barefoot In the Park", "The Odd Couple", "The
Out-of-Towners" (the original version), "Planes, Trains,
Automobiles", "Casino", "Goodfellas", the films of Laurel and
Music: Primarily Blues and Jazz... favorite Blues artists: Little
Walter, Elmore James, William Clarke, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy
Williamson, Carey Bell, Charlie Musslewhite, Big Joe and the
favorite Jazz artists: Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, The New York
Voices, Manhattan Transfer, Dexter Gordon...
TV: N.C.I.S., Mad Men, Classic Shows like Andy Griffith, Dick Van
Dyke, "The Honeymooners", "The Wild, Wild West", "The Man From
U.N.C.L.E."; also Classic British shows like "Fawlty Towers", "Good
Neighbors", "All Creatures, Great and Small", "Upstairs,
Food: Indian, Cuban, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, sushi,