On a day to day level I
Get the bills paid, by driving trucks around, delivering valuable cargoes
Take care of two cats
Play the guitar. Very badly.
Spin clay on the wheel
Shoot many photographs
Spend too much time online.
Having presented potential emptors with these caveats, I claim that I may or may not be good at
Baking pies from scratch
Being so totally not a lefty or a righty I might as well be from another planet
Completely alienating women with the first sentence I speak to them
Celebrity voices including Beavis, Butthead, and John Lennon
The science and history questions on Jeopardy.
Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Forrest Gump, Ed Wood, Big Fish. Many flicks by Pedro Almodovar, Juzo Itami, and Woody Allen. Also Finding Nemo, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and The Incredibles.
Still pictures: Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Jock Sturges.
Paint, canvas, paper, ink: Modigliani, Klee, O'Keefe, Dali, Schiele, Bierstadt, Beardsley, Mucha.
Das Fernseher: Farscape, Star Trek, The Muppet show.
I really miss the days of going out to rent videos.
Sounds: The Beatles, Dan Bern, Jack White, Buckethead, The Cure, Siouxsie, Depeche Mode, Various Seattle bands, and a lot of other stuff.
Cuisine: About all that I don't like is the hot sort of spicy. I am also not all that into the cuisine of my ancestry, which over-emphasizes cabbage.
Fourths, fifths, minor falls and major lifts
The left's twin religions of Social Justice and Climate change. Whether there's anything I could personally do to speed their consignment to the compost heap of history. History is in need of a Marin Luther to take down these intellectually bankrupt and corrupt religions while still acknowledging the importance of conscientious custodianship of our planet and coming up with some way of being compassionate but rational about the relationship between man, private enterprise and the state. I'd like to imagine that I could be such a person, but I don't see through everything.
What I feel like making at the pottery studio