I appreciate health, personal growth, principled living, risk-taking, as well as dancing, kicking back with beers, and play. My body was molded from cross-country running, soccer, and building.
In my teens, I was busted for shoplifting, did community service, and then won a humanitarian award. The truth is stranger than fiction. I <3 quotes.
Lets talk about personal growth/psychology, relationships and revolutionary organizing and politics! Lets not talk about TV and sports and other trivial things!
Raising the little one, diversifying my skills and capabilities, working with my hands, building, getting my shit together on a whole new level.
Books: Ishmael, Tao Te Ching, Tao of Pooh, Against Empire, Awakening Spirits, Ecotopia, Life After Life, We Don't Die, Mutant Message Downunder, Savages, Fifth Sacred Thing, Monkey Wrench Gang, A Language Older than Words, Meeting Jesus Again For the First Time, The Peaceful Warrior, The Holographic Universe, The Turning Point, Autobiography of Malcolm X, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dumbing Us Down, Teenage Liberation Handbook, Continuum Concept, Siddhartha, Catch-22, Dharma Bums, Nonviolent Communication, Brave New World, 1984, We, The Dispossessed, dictionary
Movies: Baraka, V for Vendetta, Fight Club, The Matrix, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dune, The Shining (anything Kubrick), Contact, Airplane, Twelve Monkeys, American Beauty, Waking Life, I Heart Huckabees, Shawshank Redemption, Emerald Forest, Spirited Away, Whale Rider, Mists of Avalon, Bladerunner, Cloud Atlas, Platoon, JFK (anything Oliver Stone), District 9, Samsara, Idiocracy, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Schindlers List, The Pianist, The Color Purple, Hunger Games, Children of Men, Donnie Darko, Samsara, anything Coen Brothers, Tampopo, Cool Hand Luke
Documentaries: The Corporation, The Take, Loose Change, The Power of Community, What a Way to Go, An Inconvenient Truth, Life After Life, Capitalism: A Love Story, Inside Job, Zeitgeist, 9/11 Mysteries, Blueprint for Truth, Bombies, The Day My God Died, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Speak, Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Music: world/folk music, bluegrass, electronic, ambient, downtempo, mashups, swing, big band, sissy bounce, funk, dub, RnB, soul, disco, reggae, minimal EDM, electropop, electroswing, organ and piano jazz, classical... Herbie Hancock, Ratatat, The Police, Luke Vibert, The Budos Band, Boards of Canada, Crystal Castles, Aphex Twin, Deadmau5, Basinski, The Knife, Miles Davis, The Meters, Dead Prez, Us3, The Flashbulb, Mad Professor, Nightmares on Wax, Fila Brasillia, Fela Kuti, Girl Talk, Funkadelic/Parliament, Grant Green, Ronnie Foster, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, old Metallica, Woodie Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Beck, Detektivbyran, MGMT, Django Reinhardt, M.I.A., Knxwledge, Tito Puente, The Xx, The Meters, Tipsy, Dead Prez, Beirut, Andres Segovia, Vince Guaraldi, John Fahey, E*Vax, Beats Antique, Erik Satie, Chopin, Dvorak, Daft Punk, Skrillex
Food: my favs: Indian and Thai and Mexican. dark chocolate, yogurt and granola, honey and tahini on toast, salty avocados, sprouts, fresh garden tomatoes, cherries right off the tree, steamed greens with oil and vinegar, cashews, bran muffins, blueberries with ice cream and biscuits, barbecue anything. any kind of root veggie especially baked or in soups, jasmine rice, salmon
Booze: India Pale Ale, White Russian, Vodka Tonic, Margarita, Hot Toddie
Comics: Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Jim Gaffigan,
culture change and activism strategies, industrial collapse/peak oil, what my daughter is newly discovering, fukushima radiation, aliens, psychic skills, what the universe is trying to tell me, why people aren't more humble,