Fiction: E.F. Benson, Iris Murdoch, Barbara Pym, Muriel Spark, Anita Brookner, Joanna Trollope. If you know who Angela Thirkell is we might share a sensibility Would you think less of me if I confessed I'm also a Stephen King fan, or that I usually have a John Grisham novel in hand for long plane trips?
Magazines: Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, New York Review of Books, New Yorker.
Music, a partial list: Bach is closest to God. Playing Sweelinck is better than therapy. Franco-Flemish requiems,Tudor choral music, anything 17th century, late Beethoven, Brahms, Scriabin, Rautavaara, Fado, Rai, Javanese Gamelan, Ghazals, Edith Piaf, Mahalia Jackson, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, Adele.
TV: Downton Abbey. Absolutely Fabulous. Iron Chef ( The original Japanese version). Scandal. Madam Secretary. The Good Wife. The Walking Dead.
Movies: 1950s Sci-Fi paranoia movies, low budget Film Noir, Ponderous 1950's Biblical epics, anything Kurosawa, anything Merchant-Ivory, anything with Joan Crawford or Bette Davis (did I tell you I was gay?), Busby Berkeley musical spectaculars.
Food: Everything. Bi bim bap, pasta carbonara, sushi, mouhammara, kimchee, North Carolina pulled pork, very spicy Thai food and most stinky cheeses are favorites.
My Le Creuset 12 qt. bouillabaise pot.
Access to a beautiful organ.
My next trip to look forward to.
Zombie apocalypse survival.
How to spend the check that should be coming any day now from Publisher's Clearinghouse.
What all the cute Russian boys hitting me up on OKCupid think is going to come of it.
Oh, and I talk baby talk to my cat. Don't judge.
I'm very unlikely to respond to "Hey".