Making people feel good about themselves...sharing ideas and experiences. I can motivate students to learn and I play the saxophone. I can get people to laugh...even when it's at me.
I work very hard at being supportive of the people in my life.
Music...Coltrane, Stravinsky, Miles, Beatles, Jarrett, Radiohead, Wilco, Dylan, NRBQ, The Roches, Billie, Frank, Steve Coleman, Liebman...integrity, creativity, breadth....many, many, many more...I LOVE MUSIC....
Movies...I love old classics, documentaries, indies, wacked art films, ...Holly Grail, Brazil, anything with Peter Sellers, Katherine Hepburn, Buster Keaton was a genius, most Woody Allen...The River of Life was wonderful...many many others
I redirected my life recently- thus I eat very healthy...have lost nearly 160 pounds since Christmas 2013...more to go...but I love all types....just no more soda, junk food...etc...
Philosophy...Zinn, Gandhi, MLK, Giroux, Jesus(the sermon on the mount is socialism), Pokey, Coltrane, Beatles, Feldenkrais, Meditation.
My Love Bird
How to make the lives of the people around me better and enjoyable..
How to improve myself
How to get better at the things I do
How to get my students to learn
The world and the injustice in it and how to improve the many problems...climate change, the assault on education, women's rights, and workers rights...wanting peace and equality.