I enjoy walks in the park, taking in the cultural scene, drinking tea, beer, and wine, and cuddling on the couch while watching a movie.
I also enjoy reading philosophical works, as well as non-fiction on a wide variety of topics.
Favourite Non-Fiction: Dialogues of Plato, Edith Hamilton's Mythology, Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Rene Descartes' Meditations, Ray Kurzweil's The Age of Spiritual Machines, Selina Hastings' The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham, Susan Cain's Quiet, Gordon Wood's The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, James Madison et al. The Federalist Papers, Aristotle's The Art of Rhetoric. Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus.
Favorite Movies: A Death in Venice, No Country for Old Men, Mulholland Drive, Good Bye Lenin, The Third Man, Downfall, Crash, M, Russian Ark, A Single Man, Stalker, The Apartment, 12 Angry Men, L.A. Confidential, Into the Wild, The Man from Earth, Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, The Kite Runner.
I don't watch much TV, but I do like Star Trek, especially TNG. True Detective was well done as was BSG. Game of Thrones, X files (old and new), Sense8, and Man in the High Castle have their moments, and Hannibal is well written although a tad too gory for my taste. American Dad and Clarence are fun to watch.
I'm all over the place when it comes to music from classical to top 40 to film scores.
My three favourite compositions of all time:
1) Mozart's Requiem.
2) Chopin's Nocturne No.20 in C-sharp minor.
3) I Vow to Thee My Country (I'm afraid I don't understand why this song is not the UK's national anthem).
My three favourite pieces of film music:
1) Hans Zimmer's Time.
2)Yann Tiersen's Summer of '78.
3) The Host of Seraphim (so haunting at the end of The Mist).
I love potatoes, potato pancakes, chicken, pierogi, pasta, crepes, and cabbage rolls. Oh, and all sorts of veggies and fruit.