70Albuquerque, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a retired academic librarian. My mind is curious, open--if skeptical--and active. I am interested in books, music, art, architecture, and travel. I have an eclectic taste in music: classical, jazz, blues, rock, folk, and old-time C&W as well as some electronic, "world", and experimental music. I also love tango and cante flamenco. I have no interest in sports either live or on TV.
What I’m doing with my life
Involved in local history as well as on the board of a national organization dealing with the roadside commercial landscape. I'm doing some family history research to learn more about my ancestors' nationalities, occupations, and geography. I enjoy local history, popular culture, literature, music, and art. I love traveling whether regional, national, or foreign. Spent a couple of weeks in Paris and Provence in 2016. Am thinking of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, or Iberia lately.
I’m really good at
remembering geographical and historical facts as well as spatial imagery such as maps and art.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told I have an enigmatic smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: NM/SW history, popular and roadside culture, poetry,
architecture, & music. Some faves: Borges, Bukowski, Robertson Davies, Donne, Fuentes, Jeffers, Kinnell, Larkin, Milosz, Mistral, Nabokov, Naipaul, Szymborska, Updike, and Whitman, for starters. I read several book review magazines to keep up on worldwide intellectual life.

Art: I love having art in my house, so I'm a patron--I buy it.

Movies: Mostly off-beat, old classics, documentaries, animation, and contemporary indies with occasional forays into Hollywood-land. Victor Erice's film El Sur (1983) still haunts me. I can't watch horror-suspense or seriously violent stuff.

Shows: TV? Not very much. Some news and documentaries. Occasional PBS topics as well as an occasional dose of Colbert to keep politically sane. Also, some live theater.

Music: Pretty eclectic--Jazz, Classical, Blues, Folk, Rock, "World", and some old C&W-bluegrass-string band.

Food: Omnivorous--from diners to various ethnic eateries. When I travel I seek out local places.
Six things I could never do without
A fun sports car,

Living in the Southwest,

Some fine jazz,

A good evening cocktail,

And family and friends, of course.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The vastness of the universe.
The evolution of humanity.
A lover as best friend.
Travel possibilities.
My ancestors--who were they, where did they live, what did they do?
The two of us