I wrote about and researched movies (when they were more interesting than they are today) and other historical subjects, and also published books. Popular music is another interest; for me, each song/melody stands on its own merits, rather than who’s performing it. I don't disclose all my innermost secrets at once (no sane person does), but I won't claim to be something I'm not.
Politics can't be ignored, but I'm a businessman, not an ideologue. Rather than take sides with liberals or conservatives, I evaluate each issue on the basis of what is practical and realistic. What is the projected income vs. expenses? What are the assets and liabilities? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Being a publisher and a journalist, I live by a few simple and straightforward rules, namely
- Say what you mean.
- Mean what you say.
- Don't be pretentious. Don't use code, euphemisms or doublespeak.
As long as you're sincere in how you criticize me, you're not likely to offend me. If you can't accept constructive criticism, let me know about that.
Keeping up with events affecting the nation and the world is very important. My first read each day is the NY Times, then the LA Times (for local news). I want to learn about discoveries in health and science.
If you're religious, we aren't right for each other. There's no point arguing with people who believe in life in the hereafter, but I'm not making plans to go there. As Captain Renault (in Casablanca) said, "I personally will take what comes."
Personal transportation (my car)