Random movie favorites: Last movie I saw was Ex Machina; pretty cool. I thought Her should have won best picture in 2014. Sneakers is the movie I've seen the most times -- modern classic!. Hoosiers is the best sports movie ever, and I do like a good sports movie. Good Morning Vietnam is my favorite comedy.
I love to read anything and everything, the longer the better.
Fiction: David Foster Wallace understands our time better than anyone. Really sad that he took his own life. Salman Rushdie is an impressionist painter with words. Tolkein cause, obvs, and then all the fantasy writers trying to copy him. Haruki Marukami is like drinking white tea in a minimalist apartment. Recently into George Saunders -- crazy shit.
Non fiction: I read a lot about politics. Robert Caro is a genius. Taylor Branch's civil rights trilogy . What it Takes by Richard Ben Cramer. Sports books like Boys of Summer and Friday Night Lights.
A sharp chef's knife
Strong tea in the morning
The chance to do work I really care about