I enjoy art, mainly classical music, chamber music, early music,
serious films (maybe they were made for some purpose other than
just profit; the director entertains at least some notion that it
is art, or socially redeeming, no Hollywood "adventure"--just don't
see 'em). Opera, theatre, and dance, too, when I can. I do not find
organized sports of much interest (well, maybe a baseball game once
or twice a year, maybe a world series game) and I do not watch much
tv either. Mainly I listen to NPR radio, WHYY (although
thriced-repeated programs annoy, as does paying its boss an
exorbitant reportedly $700,000 salary for part-time work--and all
the ads this requires on this allegedly ad-free station--I wouldn't
give them a dime for this excessive compensation), WRTI-1 by day,
WRTI-Channel 2 (on an HD radio) by night, and a newly found one,
hard to get here, WWFM (89.1--or on the web).
I wouldn't know most celebs if we collided on the sidewalk, don't
see most US-made mass market films, or tv series. (Why are they
nearly all about cops, glorifying cops?)
I do like being outside, nature, trees, plants, animals, lakes,
ocean beaches (late, when the rays are benign).
I am quite interested in good food and like both restaurants and
cooking. Luckily, some genes seem to prevent obesity. A recently
published persuasive large-scale medical study has caused a sudden
reversal of my devotion to red meat; it's now a rarity in my life.
Pity! But I'll just have to drink all this red wine anyway.
I am thoughtful, socially concerned, and very liberal, but may not
share the p.c. view on certain issues.
Oh, and opinionated. (E.g., I care how people write, punctuate,
spell, occasional sloppiness is fine, but ingrained
misapprehensions about how certain words ought to look rankle.)