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62 • F • Taos, NM
I’m looking for
- Ages 45–65
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends
- Last Online
- Yesterday – 5:06am
- 5′ 4″ (1.63m)
- Body Type
- Mostly anything
- Buddhism, and somewhat serious about it
- Graduated from masters program
- Rather not say
- Relationship Status
- Relationship Type
- Strictly monogamous
- Doesn’t have kids
- Has dogs and likes cats
- English (Fluently), German (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)
African Queen, Antonia and Jane, Atlantic City, Best Of Show, Born Yesterday, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Coal Miners Daughter, Contact, Cries an Whispers, Crimes of Passion, Dark Passage, Dean Spanley, Don Juan Demarco, Dr. Zhivago, Evil Under the Sun, Farewell my Lovely, Flesh, the World and the Devil (have to buy to see it), Gilda, Gloria, Grapes of Wrath, Gray's Anatomy (Spalding Gray), Groundhog Day, Heaven Knows Mr Allison, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hud, Il bidone (B Crawford amazing), In the Heat of the Night, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, It Happened One Night, K-Pax, Key Largo, La Strada, Lion in Winter, Long Days Journey Into Night, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Mysterious Skin, Night of the Iguana, Night of the Living Dead, Norma Rae, Off the Map (Taos thing), Pretty Baby, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Quest for Fire, Requiem for a Dream, Roma, Roman Holiday, Running on Empty, Ryan’s Daughter, Small Time Crooks, Smiles of a Summer Night, Steelyard Blues, The Big Sleep, The Chalk Garden, The Graduate, The Hospital, The Last Picture Show, The Lion, The Opposite of Sex, The Petrified Forest, The Ref, The Ruling Class, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Three Women, Tillsammans, Time After Time, To Kill a Mockingbird, Trixie, Wait Until Dark, Wings of Desire, Wit, Woman Under the Influence, Zorba the Greek.
The list is so long as to be intimidating to some, intriguing to others, I am working on the right length and balance of choices: "serious literature" (I have read a lot), science fiction (a life long passion, thought not the most recent stuff). No longer have time to read much light weight fiction, but light is good, love P.G.W. (if you know immediately, email me).
Short List for Sci-Fi:
The Basics Everybody starts with: Heinlein (sentimental favorites: Farnham's Freehold, Red Planet, Podkayne, Door into Summer, Number of the Beast), Asimov (Robots, particularly I Robot, and Foundation), Clarke (esp Rendezvous with Rama), Simak (City),
Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles), Herbert, Miller (Canticle for Leibowitz).
Some of My Favorites: Le Guin (Left Hand of Darkness, City of Illusion), Stephenson (Snowcrash, The Diamond Age), Bishop (Transfigurations, Ancient of Days, No Enemy But Time), Tepper (The Gate to Women’s Country), Tanith Lee (Drinking Sapphire Wine), Niven & Pournelle (Mote in God’s Eye), Kaye & Goodwin (Masters of Solitude, Wintermind), Vonnegut (Mother Night).
Varley (everything), Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Shattered Chain, Thendara House, Oath of the Renunciates, Mists of Avalon (but Mary Stewart is even better for Arthurian Saga)). Zenna Henderson. I recently read David Brin's Kiln People and it is quite a book, very entertaining, but also leaves you this lots to ponder.
Music: Jazz first, rock second, then old rock and roll and folk, gypsy music, some country, not much into classical. For Jazz there are just too many greats to mention. I am biased towards horn players: John Coltrance and Miles Davis, of course, also Stan Getz, Lester Young, Hank Crawford, Chet Baker and Clifford Brown (and many others). For piano I particularly like Ahmad Jamal, also Keith Jarret, Dave Brubeck and others. For Guitar Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny. Vocalists: Billie Holiday, Maria Muldaur (if you don't know her as a Jazz singer, and you like jazz, you should), Sarah Vaughan, Eva Cassidy, Rod Stewart, Dinah Washington, Diane Reeves, Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, Leon Redbone, Lena Horne, Tom Waits, Diane Schuur, Dr. John, and that's just for starters.
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