Help your potential matches find common interests.
(NOTE: This list is a "work in progress"!!! I will update my
favorites from time to time, as I think of new ones to
BOOKS & AUTHORS: Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, Martin
Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, George
Orwell, Charles Dickens, James Still (playwright-in-residence at
the IRT), J.R.R. Tolkien.
James Michener, Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, John
Grisham, James Patterson, Agatha Christie.
MOVIES: The Godfather I & III; Star Wars IV & VI; The
Bridge Over the River Kwai; Lawrence of Arabia; A Man for All
Seasons; The Manchurian Candidate; Top Gun; Bull Durham; Hoosiers;
Breaking Away. Some of the Star Trek and Batman movies. Almost
anything shown on TCM and AMC. Military & war movies, spy and
espionage movies, political and erotic thrillers
TV: The Big Bang Theory. Suits. NCIS. The Andy Grifith Show, The
Beverly Hillbillies, Hill Street Blues, Mork and Mindy, 24, The
Last Ship, Legends, Murder in the First, Green Acres, In Livng
Color, SNL (when it was good...), Star Trek - Next
MUSIC. Classical, Oldies, Big Band, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Folk,
Country Rock, Motown, Doowop, Broadway show tunes and vocal,
Christian and gospel, barbershop, a-capella quartets and
Some favorites include: J.S. Bach, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia
Jackson, Straight No Chaser (alumni/professional edition), military
bands, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Flatt & Scruggs,
Ricky Scaggs, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Mo' Tenors, Diana Ross and
the Supremes, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Stravinsky, The Music
Man, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Richard Wagner,
Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Del McCoury, Dwight Yoakam, Carrie
Underwood, Johannes Brahms, Tommy Dorsey, Bill Watrous, Benny
Goodman, Wynton Marsalis, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Chopin,
The Carter Family, Mother Maybelle Carter, Credence Clearwater
Revival, Freddy Mercury and Queen, Alabama, Beverly Sills, James
Brown, Harvey Phillips, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Dean Martin,
Weather Report, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
Robert Shaw Chorale, Elijah (the oratorio by Mendelssohn), Vienna
Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
- Board Games: Risk, Monopoly, Clue, Stocks and Bonds,
- Card Games: Solitaire, Yahtzee, Racko, Miles Bournes.
- Other Games and Puzzles: Sudoku, Crossword Puzzles, Acrostics and
Double Crostics, Letter/Number substitution puzzles, Logic
- Facebook games: TrainStation, Mafia Wars
FOOD. Experimenting with different sauces and toppings on meats,
casseroles, and desserts. (hot & spicy or fruity) Pizza. Fruit
soup. Meat and potatoes. Ice cream. Yogurt. Fresh fruit. Nuts.
Corn-on-the-cob (sweet corn). Baked potato and sweet potato.
Chicken dishes. Pie. Some casseroles.
I hate onions and mushrooms. I generally am not a big veggie or
seafood kind of guy!