I read so much. Do I really have to update this list again?
Books that I think about even years after reading them include The
Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, The Fools Progress by Edward
Abbey, Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, Narcissus and Goldmund
by Herman Hesse, It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, Skinny
Legs and All by Tom Robbins, Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko,
Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, any book written it seems by John
McPhee or Salman Rushdie--whose word play is delightful.
Solzhenitsyn. Oh yes, Solzhenitsyn. I have read a lot of Oliver
Sacks's work in the last year, too.
Though I don't own a television and don't watch much video, I like
going to theater to see documentaries. I'm also into movies that
show the world through a unique angle.
I listen to a wide range of music--I prefer music that has a
message that I agree with and the I can sing to myself later on. I
carry a lot of lyrics and music in my head. Most of what I carry
are Irish or Scottish in origin. I really enjoy Mary Black. I like
to sing Johnny Cash songs--they're easy. There's a Robert Burns
poem--Song for Autumn--that is wonderful to music and sounds fine a
capella. I have folksy steaks of Joni Mitchel, Woody Guthrie, Chet
Atkins, and early Dar Williams. I also have a punker streak of
Sleater-Kinney, Echobelly, and Portishead. A3. TMBG. Soul
I really am totally in love with Nancy Griffith's voice and
I'm pretty easy with regard to food but I do not eat meat that I
have not killed or did not see a friend kill and butcher.
Mechanized meat is just a real problem in this world so I steer
clear. Pun intended, but not fun. I like to cook eastern
cuisine--Indian, Thai, Vietnamese inspired recipes. There are some
great cookbooks out by Jeffery Alford/Naomi Duguid. Pick one up at
a library--the recipes are great and so are the photos and stories.
My favorite cook book is The Turmeric Trail by Ragavad Iyer--good,
South Indian Cooking. I'm mostly vegan but I don't make a huge deal
of it--we do, after all, have canine teeth.