Before moving to Tucson, I worked as a massage therapist, practiced martial arts for many years, and studied percussion with masters from West Africa.
I'm happiest exploring a place I've never been, learning something new, or dancing to something funky.
Currently Reading : Guns, Germs, and Steel. World War Z.
Movies: Life is Beautiful, Dr. Strangelove. Juan off the Dead. Lots of documentaries-- Kumare (!!), The Redemption of General Butt Naked, Underground LSD Palace, Big fan of Adam Curtis - A Century of the Self.
TV: Treme. Breaking Bad. The Wire. The Boondocks. Louie. Generation Kill. Walking Dead.
Music: Funk, Blues, Latin Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Old school soul and R&B, traditional West African, Afrobeat, Bach, Slayer, Acid Jazz, Ect...
Comedy: Doug Stanhope, George Carlin, Louie CK, Duncan Trussell
Food: Ethiopian, Thai, Mexican, Indian, Brazilian, Middle Eastern. A spiced lentil-veg-shitake soup is has been standard home fare for some time.
I often wonder how the great advances over the millennia have led us to gangster rap, televangelism, and Sarah Palin. When did the devolution begin? How do we reverse it?
Propaganda and how to make it work for truth and reason. How to loosen the moral stranglehold on society while creating a true ethic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, the Mohave. Chile, Bolivia, the Congo, the deep oceans and deep space. Lately, New Orleans has been on my mind. What a town.
The genetic bottleneck subsequent to the Toba catastrophe.
Mostly, I think about rocks.