Mysteries: Elmore Leonard, Hiaassen, Stieg Larsson - I loved the
Swedish films of his first 2 books. Also, Patricia Cornwell.
anything by Oliver Sachs. David Sedaris makes me laugh until my
stomach hurts. His sister and what she does with lemons. Others:
Alice Sebold, Annie Lamott, Caleb Carr and lots of others. I love
Music: all kinds of music. Some favorite artists: Ray Charles,
Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, The Radiators, Beethoven,
Yoyo Ma and Pablo Casals( I love the sound of a cello.), Ron
Carter, The Buena Vista Social Club, Aretha, Alison Krauss, Annie
Lennox, Bonnie Raitt. I like blues. I like jazz. Pat Metheny. I
would like to learn more about opera.
Movies: One favorite film is The Silence of the Lambs. Why I like
this film will need to be explained in person. The Lives of Others.
Recently saw Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was outstanding.
Documentaries. I love watching old films: Nick and Nora films,
anything with Bette Davis, Tennessee Williams adaptations. My son
just turned me on to 'Dr. Who". Recently watched with friends 5
years of Battlestar Gallactica in 3 months.
Just started watching "Orange is the New Black". Liked Downton
Abbey, found Breaking Bad too depressing.
Listen to NPR to get a sense (such as it is) of what the world is
doing, adore Terri Gross. Also, Colbert and Jon.
I love going to art shows, modern dance performances, and taking
drives to explore new places. While in New York last spring went to
the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the MOMA: Exceptional, fascinating
work/an interesting man. I'd had no idea that his clothing lines
were all based on the history of Scotland.
Food: ...I like food and truly appreciate it when someone else
cooks. I like to cook and can cook some wonderful dishes, but I am
not very good or creative with cooking and I don't cook very often.
On my own I'll eat yoghurt, fruit, nuts and peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches. Cooking and eating is much more fun when there is
someone fun to do it with. I love sushi, but rarely eat it because
of all of the endangered fish species and mercury. What comes into
my mind: chicken lemon piccata from La Traviata on Mission St.,
Donburri, freshly picked tomatoes and basil with fresh mozzarella
cheese. pomegranates, mangoes and anything freshly picked. And I
adore good bread.