I love exploring, learning, traveling, and teaching all that I can.
I love books and have more than I can imagine ever having time to read.
I enjoy meeting people from other cultures, and learning about their history, religion, traditions and customs. For the same reason I love foreign travel.
I love travel, hiking and camping.
I'm not a huge fan of small talk, but given an interesting, exciting or silly topic to discuss I can talk for hours.
I try to work out every morning or evening.
I love dogs and the only thing stopping me from getting one is the long hours I put in most of the school year.
Some of the personal positive attributes that I strive to be include considerate, pragmatic, resolute and kind.
During the summer I bow down to the Kindle god and read all I can. I'm working my way through an enormous bio of Beethoven and Stephen King's Dark Tower series.
2 podcasts I've been listening to a lot of lately are Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. Don't judge the latter until you listen.
I am also a big fan of The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy and The Daily Show. I was also a big fan of Deadwood and Big Love.
Movies include: Indiana Jones and the Search for the Lost Ark, The Edukators, Argo, Star Wars, Stalag 17, Little Miss Sunshine, Being There, Miller's Crossing (What's the Rumpus?), Bob Roberts, The Usual Suspects, The Lion in Winter, Empire of the Sun, Goodfella's, There Will Be Blood, True Grit, A Serious Man, Pulp Fiction and Old School.
My favorite directors are definitely the Coen brothers. They have the ability to bring together the hard randomness of real life with the innocence of a fairy tale.
On my iPhone I've got Tom Petty, Neil Young, Wailin' Jennys, Pearl Jam, Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bob Dylan and Bruce Hornsby.
2. Kindness, altruistic people
3. Books and other ancillary tools of enrichment.
4. An examined life & some peace and quiet now and then.
5. Trees, clean air, clean water, etc...
6. More coffee.