Wouldn't you rather make the observations & analysis yourself?
Thinking that there must be some real good souls on this side of the world, would love to meet some of them any way that can be so...
Ready to pounce on some adventures when times is right. And times mostly seem right, no?
Making stuff with stuff---not always successful as the goals setting out, but something always comes from that.
Books: Consider the Lobster (DFW); Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak-Catchers (Wolfe); Botany of Desire (Pollan); encyclopedia & reference books that aren't too stuffy. really like biographies of great people but haven't read enough. usually pick up too many books because they all seem interesting..don't finish books like once felt compelled, actually that was quite a bit ago, and that is an improvement in life i think..
Movies: Human Nature (Gondry); Hudsucker Proxy (Cohen Bros.); Good Night and Good Luck (Clooney); Batman (esp. the Dark Knight series); but can no longer gather up the nerd desire to watch the endless river of superhero flicks.
Shows: Planet Earth (American Series); most Sherlock Holmes series (at varying degrees of likeability); TED (pick & choose these days...really pick & choose is becoming tiresome); funny, a bit twisted but truly funny, stuff. Louie is (kinda painfully) honest. TV, what a med..
Music: much, but namely those that evoke/provoke something more than passing fancy.
Food: Kitchen-Sink Tapas and any other good eats---very few things i won't eat & enjoy, but currently eating rice and food seasoned largely with soy sauce all the time is getting a bit stale...
Empathy (like to know about your perspective, really)
Bikes (cruising on wind!)
New Orleans (Saints!!)
Oh, also...how the hell are we so stuck in our ways?? Then there is the hope that always comes at the end of those trains of thoughts. :)