books: all sorts of great literature, from herman hesse to vs naipaul and jose saramago. critical theory, continental philosophy, critical analysis of current events and environmental issues; fantasy and sci-fi are old favourites.
I love indian food, mexican food, peruvian food (particularly the soups, ceviche a bit less so), ethiopian and italian food. Spanish tapas are wonderful, too.
a good cup of coffee
why neighbours don't want to recycle
how great the city would be with fewer cars and more public transit.