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As I said earlier, I love to read. I enjoy novels of all sorts.
Sometimes I enjoy serious literature like Steinbeck, Faulkner,
Hesse, Jose Saramago. Sometimes I just like a good story that I
don't have to think too hard about, like Stephen King, or maybe a
fantasy novel. I read a good deal about music (journals,
biographies, etc.). I also enjoy books on philosophy, spirituality,
things of a metaphysical nature. I've read some Yogananda, Thich
Naht Han, a lot of Osho. One of my all-time favorite novels is
Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove." Great characters that stick with
you. I'm also a huge fan of Tom Robbins and John Irving,
particularly his earlier stuff.
I like most kinds of movies, as long as they are good. I'll just
list a bunch: The Fisher King (and most anything Terry Gilliam),
anything Monty Python, Dead Man, Amadeus, anything Star Wars, Harry
Potter, or Lord of the Rings, Pulp Fiction, anything Alfred
Hitchcock, old Jimmy Stewart movies, Apocalypse Now, most anything
with Jack Nicholson......the list goes on.
There are plenty of shows that I like to indulge in when I have the
time. Here are some of them: Sports, particularly Longhorn
football, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Gotham,
Daily Show, Colbert Report (I will miss it), Louis (genius!),
Arrested Development, BBQ Pitmasters, The Voice (I know, I know,
it's a guilty pleasure, and, I've had a few friends that have been
The great Duke Ellington once said: "There are only two kinds of
music....good music, and the other kind." I prefer good music. That
said, here's a very select list: Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie,
Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis,
Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Sam Cooke, Otis
Redding, Aretha Franklin, BB King, Dr. John, Stevie Wonder, James
Brown, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful
Dead, Phish, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie
Holiday, Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Frank Sinatra, Wynton
Marsalis, The Who, The Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks, Johnny Cash,
Cubanismo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Beethoven,
Mahler, Brahms, Strauss, Stravinsky, Sly and the Family Stone, Tom
Waits, Randy Newman, Van Morrison.......I better stop now!!
Food runs the gamut as well. I guess if I had to choose a favorite
it would be a toss-up between mexican food and BBQ. I love most