Books- science, astronomy, cosmology, hard science fiction, current
events and Eastern philosophy-Pali Canon and Zen Koans.
Science Fiction--prefer the New Weird, the New Space Opera,
Mundane, The Culture series of Iain M. Banks--used to like old
school Masters, cyberpunk, alt. histories, dystopian/apolcalypse
thrillers but these catergories have become tired/ overworked/
cliche ridden sub genres. Horrified at video game tie-in fad,
pandering to franchises-Star Wars/Trek and glut of fantasy versus
future shock innoculating good SF. "The Marching Morons" and "The
Cold Equations" are favorite short stories.
Movies, TV and live theater-science fiction, fantasy, romantic
comedies. Music- jazz, classical, new age, '63-'74 rock and pop,
folk. My "soundtrack" includes-- Birdland- Weather Report
instrumental/ Manhattan Transfer vocals; Somewhere-West Side
Story-any version; Holst-The Planets; Rhapsody in Blue-Gershwin.
Currently enjoying Loreena McKennitt, Melody Gardot, Nora Jones,and
Kundalini meditation chant music.
Food- Diabetic/ hypertensive and on a modified high protein low
slow and fiber carb diet; BUT addicted to cashews, honey roasted
nuts, butter pecan, butterscotch or toffee, french vanilla ice
creams, orange and cream sorbet, sorbets generally; green, white,
herbal, rooibos teas, butterscotch and toffee candy, Southern
recipe pecan pie (Mississippi aunt had an orchard).