I'm fine with the small talk, but it is the big talk where people's history lives.
Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief--Andrew Newberg
The Alchemist--Paulo Coelho...it is beautiful in Spanish!
The Blind Watchmaker--Richard Dawkins
The Great and Secret Show--Clive Barker
A History of God--Karen Armstrong
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder--Richard Dawkins
My Name is Asher Lev--Chaim Potok
The Omnivore's Dilemma--Michael Pollan
Everything is Illuminated, American History X, Frida, Spaceballs, The Color Purple, The Dark Crystal, Super Troopers, Spirited Away, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Red Violin, The Neverending Story, Frailty, Adaptation, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Labyrinth, The Secret Life of Words, Chocolat, Antonia's Line, The Lord of the Rings
I think Six Feet Under is the best show in the history of television. That being said. I also enjoy Game of Thrones, The Wire, Flight of the Conchords, True Blood...I don't watch much TV
Music: Stan Getz, Outkast, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Swell Season, Bjork, Talking Heads, Big Smith, The Coup, Balkan Beat Box, Ded Prez, Tom Waits, Citizen Cope, Ray Lamontagne, Mos Def, Ani DiFranco, Interpol, Horse Feathers, Noah and the Whale, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Nick Drake, Old Crow Medicine Show, Great Lake Swimmers, Beirut, Gogol Bordello, Goran Bregovic, The Tallest Man on Earth, Possessed by Paul James, Frightened Rabbit, The Head and the Heart, Gotye, Postal Service, etc..
Most shows on KUTX and KOOP, and anything that involves multiple instruments, one blues riff, and moonshine. Musically I am all over the map, and I have a strong penchant for traditional music from all places, but especially Rromani music...it's a long story.
Food: I love all things food, including growing, cooking, and eating it. I like it best when I can do all three for one meal.
A place to focus my mind