Movies: Three classic Bogie films--Casablanca, of course, To have and Have Not, and the lesser known Dark Passage--the ending of which must have inspired the ending of the Shawshank Redemption; The American President--not really a classic, but I watch the last 20 minutes every time it shows up on TV; a host of New Wave films from the 60's and 70's; and our own film noir, like the original D.O.A.
Music: The Beatles
Food: I'm kind of a short order cook in a healthy if not imaginative vein. Generally, I lack the patience and enthusiasm to do anything more inspired. I like all kinds of cuisine and trying new places.
My friends and extended family
Physical and mental facility
Sense of humor about myself and others
The belief that I am making a positive difference in the world , even if on a small scale