Socialist. (a goddamn commie!)
I enjoy conversation over a good beer. Musing on paper with ink. And poring over the economic-social history of civilizations.
And being scrappy.
I work in politics but the other half of my life finds itself at the gym, artwalks, museums, dive bars with friends or at a coffee shop ambitiously writing my memoirs.
relaxing in a hammock
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
1984, George Orwell
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut
There's so much but to name a few of my all time and recent faves- The Beatles (my first love), Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Radical Face, Beirut, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, Phantogram, Jenny Lewis, Alabama Shakes, Beach House, Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, DeVotchka, Edward Sharpe et al, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, etc.
ALL OF IT.
I'm a huge softie for Scorsese films, namely Goodfellas and Casino- something about violent mobsters and hookers just does it for me. Some other greats are: Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart (I'm a huge sop), Goonies, Breakfast Club, Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Rushmore, Amelie.
Contacts/glasses (because I'm legally blind)
a sense of adventure
Your user name isn't 'nastynate', 'funsocalguy', or some other boorish or otherwise trite handle.
You're not in the habit of wearing stiff-billed caps sporting your favorite football team.
You're not too cool for school.