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books - Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker, made me realize how
little I know about WWI. I read a lot, mostly modern fiction, and
sci fi. Especially like Ursula Leguin's take on speculative social
science. and working my way through a number of popular science -
Oliver Sacks, (the Mind's Eye), Jill Bolte Taylor (My Stroke of
Insight) Len fisher (The Perfect Swarm).
Recently heard Salman Rushdie speak and read his memoir of the
fatwa years (written in the third person) Joseph Anton.
movies - Mississippi Masala by Mira Nair (saw it the first time in
Kampala Uganda) , and enter the Dragon by Bruce Lee (embarrassing
but saw it after so many martial arts movies in Asia) and Lives of
Others (simply an amazing movie)
food - almost any Asian cuisine, particularly Japanese noodles, and
love Ethiopian food.