More concretely: A jack-of-many-trades (though perhaps master of none), I have degrees in environmental studies, philosophy, cosmology, consciousness studies, and music. I'm a nature-lover, social and environmental activist, classically-trained musician & audiophile, successful bodyworker/writer/editor, amateur dancer, closet orchestra-conductor, film critic.
I keep a film review blog: greatcontemporaryfilms.wordpress.com
I'm thrilled to be drumming again after a many-year hiatus.
Next phase: looking into philosophy teaching gigs.
Films: Tree of Life, 8 1/2, Gravity, Inception, Melancholia, Lord of the Rings, Gosford Park, Crouching Tiger / Hidden Dragon, Kill Bill; anything by the Coen brothers, Kubrick, Scorsese, Inarritu, Ang Lee.
Music: Bach is my bread and butter. Mahler is the closest thing to my heart in the world. Have long had a rapturous fascination with the music of Olivier Messiaen. But I dig anything heartfelt, funky, or deeply creative.
Food: I'm a lifelong vegetarian-turned-selective omnivore with a much-moderated but intense snack-tooth. I'm very accepting of others' eating choices. If I could get away with it, I would subsist entirely on Indian food (esp. naan).
* love, wonder and creativity are stronger forces in your life than fear
* karmic forces compel you to do so ;)