I am only second generation and have retained a great deal of European attitudes and culture. I guess I was "predestined" to clash with harsh Calvinist/Puritan America coming from a Catholic upbringing (European aesthetics/assumptions/lifestyle are certainly different than here.)
I am ~highly~ curious and spend a good amount of my time reading and absorbing new ideas. I love adventures - especially travel and have seen most of Western Europe and would love to start exploring the East and North - as well as the rest of the world!
My mother and I have an excellent relationship.
My conflict with America
Thomas Smith's Self-Portrait
Colonial American art saw a large number of memento mori images due to Puritan influence. ~~~~~The Puritan community in 17th-century North America looked down upon art~~~~~, because they believed it drew the faithful away from God, and if away from God, then it could only lead to the devil.
I spend four years as a full time real estate entrepreneur (and am very proud of some of the houses I remodeled) but had to return to work after the Crash. I am very interested in investing and financial independence (and continue to work with a partner attempting to execute various business ideas).
I have recently began playing guitar again and want to continue to improve and evolve. I also love activities pertaining to the Visual Arts.
Breaking Bad, Deter, House...
Musically, I'm a Pearl Jam, Stan Getz, Johnny Cash, Bach Partita kind of guy.
Food - Ethiopian, Japanese, Italian, Greek, French, Thai - of course the best deserts are Austrian (slightly biased here).
Books - My reading is so often professional or non-fiction these days - let's see The Big Con was interesting (about con-artists of early last century) - Outliers (about forces that influence where we end up in life) - basically everything and anything - A book about Antonin Artaud (a french cinematic theorist who went insane). 'The Predictioneers' - a book about political game theory. Philosophy, History ....
Accompany me back to Burning Man... Tell me your theories of Architecture or Urban Planning/Childhood Development/Fate/Fashion...
I am looking to orbit as a captured planet a woman who is my sun and star.