In my previous life I was a theater director who worked as a freelance proofreader, a publicity assistant at a small publishing company, and as a supervisor for a national non-profit. I have an M.F.A. in directing for theater from the New School University in New York. I've directed in very small off-off Broadway theaters with no name recognition. Ah the life of an artist.
My passions in life are for all kinds of art and performance, literature, music, travel, fairness and equality. I enjoy good food and drinks, small social gatherings, and well lots of stuff actually.
I am kind-hearted (most of the time), artistic, and a bit cerebral.
Books: Sputnik Sweetheart, Narcissus and Goldmund, The Cider House Rules, The Hotel New Hampshire, Spring Snow, Runaway Horses, The Age of Innocence, Ragtime, Brookland, Women in Love, The Chosen, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, Our Man in Havana....
Movies: Stolen Kisses, Jules and Jim, The Last Metro, Two English Girls, Au Revoir Les Enfants, Masculine Feminine, Still Walking, After Life, The Godfather, Sparrow, Rhapsody in August, Red Beard, Army of Shadows, The Conformist, the Squid and the Whale, Amateur.....
Music: The Magnetic Fields, Stars, the Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, New Order, Ravel, Chet Baker, Mozart, Shoskatovich, the Beatles, Belle and Sebastian, the Ramones, the Talking Heads....
Food: Italian, Chinese, Japanese, new American, Californian, BBQ.
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Where to start? I think about a lot of things and think this is a good thing. I spend a lot of time thinking about the world and how to fix its problems, how amazing it is to see the hills and mountains of North and East Bay when looking around San Francisco, the joy of cold autumn air. I think about art, history, politics, theatre, and the human condition and experience in general.
I've danced the Hora with Hasidic Jews in Paris under the Eiffel Tower on New Year's Eve.
I've also received at least two fortune cookies with messages approaching communist propaganda and am amused by this.
French and Italian accents are completely charming and get to me every time.
You think it could be fun to explore SF, the world, and art.