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My self-summary
Currently under construction.
What I’m doing with my life
I have recently moved from one apartment to another, 20 feet down the hall. The move took six months. The books were very dusty.
I’m really good at
Like a Dustin Hoffman character, I'm an excellent driver. I was an owner-operator long-haul trucker for a few years. I am a very good listener, with an empathic bent. A fantastic napper.
The first things people usually notice about me
is that I remind them of someone else. Often, it's the actor who played the Chief Medical Examiner on the NBC TV program, "Crossing Jordan."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A few months ago, I completed all eight of Jo Nesbo's novels that have been translated into English, in order, although the last I read was "The Bat." Lately? As of this writing I am reading Timothy Hallinan's, "Breathing Water." On my bed stand there are nine books, including James Salter's "All That Is," and Janet Brown's, "Almost Home."

Over the years, favorite writers have been Russell Banks, Frederick Busch, Louis de Bernieres, Joan Didion, Jim Harrison, Mary Karr, Cormac McCarthy, Sue Miller, Jack O"Connell, Walker Percy, Annie Proulx, Reynolds Price, James Salter, Josef Skvorecky, Andrew Vachss, and Robert Wilson, to name but a few.

When I was young I was greatly taken by Claude Brown, Richard Brautigan, Dick Gregory, A.A. Milne, Vonnegut, Salinger and Shakespeare.

Forgive me, I see it's like reviewing the "begats."

I have enjoyed film and movies at various times, usually for long periods, and concurrent with what was available in the place where I was living. Lately, I just fall asleep. Then I have to decide if I want to go back to the beginning or simply return the DVD without watching it.

Music is a huge subject for me, and personal. For over a decade, I have been rehearsing almost every Tuesday evening with a jazz quintet that began as a quartet. The piano player, who upon occasion would sit-in, just wouldn't go away and he finally had Tuesday nights free. So, quintet.

I cooked professionally for a number of years back in the 1970s and 1980s. I enjoy cooking when the kitchen is well-stocked and available; gardening, when the dirt is available and piled high.
Six things I could never do without
Why six? Breathing comes to mind, although that leads to questions about the definition of "I." However, existential questions may be closely related to the instant subject.

I am a big fan of the movie, "Despicable Me." I mention this, because if I lived with Minions, I would constantly be cracking-up and could say in all honestly that THEY would be one of the six things I could never live without. Which is different from, "do without," and I could never consider Minions "things," (are they not really our best friends?) but imagination can be a valuable resource, especially when attempting to define oneself against others' pre-programmed conditions. (Alas, for the Minions, for are we not them?) But then, I find myself longing for - more than six - hundreds of nearly identical bright yellow cartoon characters in goggles, inhabiting with me less that 800 square feet. A practicing student in stating the obvious, I digress.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Apparently, the six things I could never do without.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually at home or playing a gig.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Wash hands often during the autumn and winter, shave this week, boxers with shorts, briefs with slacks, and blue polish with the second pedicure, eh?
You should message me if
you're curious.
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