Books: Dakota: a Spiritual Geography (Kathleen Norris).
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen). Lakota Star Knowledge: Studies
in Lakota Stellar Theology (Ronald Goodman). More Guns, Less Crime
(John Lott). Journeys to the Edge: In the Footsteps of an
Anthropologist (Peter M. Gardner - a personal friend of mine).
Orion Shall Rise (Larry Niven). The "Harry Potter" books are
admittedly a fun read, but Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy
is a work of (offensive and sacrilegious, but lovely) art. For New
Mexicans, I recommend Santa Fe author Andrew Wice's "To the Last
Drop: A Novel of Water, Oppression, and Rebellion." I also
recommend it to Texans, as it'll annoy them.
Bjørn Lomborg's "The Skeptical Environmentalist" is a must-read for
everyone, especially those who buy into the current eco-terrorist
You can tell as much about me from the authors whose works I
despise: Dan Brown, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Hardy, Al Gore, Ann
Coulter, Carl Sagan... Sure, there are others, but these folks get
Film: The Vertical Ray of the Sun. A Scent of Green Papaya.
Breakfast at Tiffany's. Frozen River. City of Lost Children.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Up. Memento. Yeelen. Ugetsu.
Ulysses' Gaze. Singin' in the Rain. Cave of the Yellow Dog is
perhaps the most beautiful film I have ever seen. I do not watch
many current Hollywood films, as I refuse to support actors and
directors who use their wealth and position to agitate for leftist
policies that harm typical Americans like you and I.
Television: I try to catch the FOX Report and The O'Reilly
Factor when I'm not catching free music on the Plaza or a lecture
at the NM State History Museum. I've recently become a bit hooked
on Longmire, though that's largely because it's filmed near here
and I recognize a lot of the locations. I'm usually up for back
episodes of Firefly or The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
Music:I listen to everything from big band to old school
country (Patsy Cline, Carter Family, Bill Monroe, that sort of
thing). And everything in between. Lately I've been listening to
the Andrews Sisters, Horrorpops, Manau, Angelspit, I:scintilla,
Devil Doll (Colleen Duffy, not that terrible Italian goth band),
Rammstein, Miranda Sex Garden, and A Fine Frenzy. And Deb Talan.
Lots of Deb Talan. Latest gem of a find: The Slits.
Food: Sushi! Or home-cooked meals. Food is something I do
very well (ask for the recipe for my corn and squash blossom
Other important favorites:
Famous Artist: Remedios Varo
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Winery: Hallcrest Vinyards
Mountain range: Rincon Mountains
Firearm: Para-Ordnance Warthog
Operating System: Ubuntu Linux
Op-Ed writer: John Lott, Jr.
Gemstone: Apache Tears
Actor: Jimmy Stewart
Actress: Trần Nữ Yên Khê
Director: Davaagiin Byambasüren
Cigar: Drew Estate's Natural (dirt torpedo), though I used to
prefer their Java Latte
Political Perspective: Anarcho-Capitalism