2. Listening to and analyzing/synthesizing information.
Some favorite music: Santana, Putamayo world music collections, Cake, Calexico, Ska in general, Neko Case, The Pogues, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the blues, Otis Redding, Lucinda Williams, that guy who sings "Brick House" , etc., etc. - love all music.
Food: not a big foodie, ironically, as I work in the field of social justice with a focus on food justice.
Shows: don't watch a lot of TV but I like Big Bang Theory, Anderson Cooper, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher.
2. My friendships with my sisters, sisters-in-law and ex-sisters-in-law.
3. My fabulous brothers
4. Dark chocolate
5. Facebook, so I can "like" everything that my 14 nieces and nephews do: their accomplishments, bands and musings.
Also, I'm a true optimist and believe we all have the opportunity to make the world a better place every day, and I think about my contribution toward making that happen.