Ivancito_
43 Oakland, United States
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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...
Shows:
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
Radio:
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
Magazines:
Economist, Foreign Affairs, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, New York Review of Books (rarely)
Newspapers:
Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times,
SF Chronicle
Movies:
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
Food:
Texas BBQ, Argentine Asado, California Cuisine, Tex-Mex
Pho, Sushi, Pan Asian, Home Cookin.
Music:
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
Love
Friends
Ability to reason
Camera
Living near (large) bodies of water
Sunglasses
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
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