A voracious reader of news, especially online political journals, I
also have an expanding collection of poetry; Mary Oliver &
David Whyte top my list. I love the New Yorker. Ever since middle
school I've harbored a geeky love of fantasy, especially Tolkein.
Pema Chodron is one of my favorite spiritual writers, along with
TV: I don't own one, but have fallen into temporary obsessions with
The Wire, Mad Men & Game of Thrones. For laughs, nothing beats
The Daily Show or South Park. I can't get enough of Game of
Thrones. Winter is coming.
Music: I love it too much! (Is that possible?). One sweet spot is
alt-folk-indie stuff, especially Gillian Welch, Vetiver, Wilco, The
Avett Brothers, Ray LaMontange, the XX, Fruit Bats, Black Keys and
M Ward. I love dancing to break-beats (Pink Mammoth, Green Gorilla,
BrassTax), Afrobeat (Fela!), neo-soul (d'Angelo & Anthony
Hamilton top the list) 70s funk and soul (Stevie, JB, Curtis, Sly
& Al). And oh yes: chamber music and anything with cellos,
especially Zoe Keating.
Food: I love eating & cooking SLO (seasonal, local &
organic), but reserve the right to indulge in Popeye's fried
chicken when certain dark urges arise. Californian-inspired French
food is probably my favorite, closely followed by Japanese.