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My self-summary
“What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
What I’m doing with my life
“. . . gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
I’m really good at
“Your strength is just an accident owed to the weakness of others.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“the mind of man is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as the future”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
The first things people usually notice about me
“Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Tons and tons, but off the top...
I mostly watch what Netflix, Amazon, and Youtube provide since I have no TV.
Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Family Guy, Soccer/Futbol (Boca Jrs., La Seleccion Argentina, Barcelona, Liverpool, Champions League, World Cup)
Charlie Rose, PBS News Hour, Frontline
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, This American Life, Studio 360, Radio Lab, Fresh Air, The Takeaway (PRI), etc...
Books (must admit I read periodicals more than books):
Catcher In the Rye, Siddhartha, Breakfast of Champions
Economist, Foreign Affairs, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, New York Review of Books (rarely)
Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times,
SF Chronicle
Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, Brother Where Art Thou, The Royal Tanenbaums, Hudsucker Proxy, The latest installment or reboot of Star Trek, Las Nueve Reinas, Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, All the President's Men, Pixote
Any Wes Anderson movie or Coen Brothers movie and almost any documentary
Texas BBQ, Argentine Asado, California Cuisine, Tex-Mex
Pho, Sushi, Pan Asian, Home Cookin.
Almost anything by Led Zeppelin
Almost anything by Public Enemy, Jurassic 5, Cut Chemist, KRS-One, etc...
Almost anything by The Rolling Stones, Beatles
Almost anything by Ween
I also like old Country (Waylon, Willie and the boys, etc)
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus
John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters
Stevie Wonder
Genres I like to dance to: Funk, Breaks, House, Musica Latina
and on and on and on.
The six things I could never do without
Ability to reason
Living near (large) bodies of water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I'd probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up."
— J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)

"In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?"
— Gautama Buddha

"You only lose what you cling to."
— Gautama Buddha
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends: Usually drinking with friends and laughing off the week that was.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
"I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. "
— J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)
You should message me if
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
— Gautama Buddha