I am always working on creative/journalistic projects and planning the next temporary exit out of here. In general, I am a little introverted in big groups, but thrive on great, meaningful conversations. I enjoy a good party, but am just as happy with a quiet night in amongst friends.
At the moment I am in postproduction on an independent documentary about local, organic and heirloom wheat on the east coast. Earlier this year I was in Bolivia (sort of my home away from home), where I was producing videos for an NGO that actually does development right (i.e. no money or influence from USAID, true community-based planning). If you have not seen the Andes, you should. Change your life...
Books: David Remnick; Ryszard Kapuściński; Mike Davis; Orwell's essays; anything about the Spanish Civil War, the Solidarity Movement in Poland, the Balkan Wars, international agriculture/development, and social movements. As for fiction, James Joyce, Cormac McCarthy, Claire Davis, Henry Miller.
Shows: I don't have a TV, but I do watch A LOT of Law and Order (all versions) on Netflix, and am willing to admit a heterosexual man-crush on Vincent D'Onofrio. Also, PBS journalism (Frontline, NewsHour, POV, etc).
Music: Well, I grew up punk, so there is that. Though today it's been a lot of soul and 70's country. Some favorites include: Solomon Burke, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Arthur Conley, James Carr, Otis Redding, Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, Tammy Wynette, The Ronettes, James Booker, Bruce Springsteen, Nico Case, Karate, Slint, A Minor Forest, Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil, Andrew Bird, The Clash (yes, even the bad disco funk stuff), Tom Waits, Marc Ribot. Anything from The Very Best of Ethiopiques... the list goes on.
Food: I am generally veggie at home, but will eat anything that is local, sustainable, blah blah blah. And cheese. I love cheese.
My camera gear.
Hard soul music.
My grandfather's St. Christopher medallion.
By the way, I love a nerd. If you are brainy about something, and have strong convictions, we will get along just fine.