The Personal Stuff.
I have a fairly serious brains-and-personality
fetish--I find interesting intelligence and a sense of odd humor alarmingly appealing. I like watergardening, NPR, sci-fi,
Gilbert and Sullivan, gadgets and the Astronomy Picture of the Day; technology, books, politics. Want more? OK: architecture,
galleries, theatre, history, nature, movies (in theatres and DVD), books, hiking, camping (in tents), riding my bike, long
walks, kayaking, canoeing, and talking.
I read just about anything, including cereal boxes and toothpaste tubes if
there's nothing else around. Currently reading "Scar" by China Mieville (I highly recommend his "Perdido Street Station" too),
Other favorites: The Diamond Age; the current Scientific American, Lord of the Rings, a biography of Darwin...the list
goes on and on. Recently on a Greg Bear spree, an Italian Renaissance nonfiction kick, read all the Dune books for the hell
of it; anything by William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Sharyn McCrumb. Also PG Wodehouse, Armistead Maupin, and Robertson Davies;
Emerson, Dawkins, and Sidaris. Eclectic enough for ya?
I like to hike in woodsy rocky places near running water; repair
my quaint and curious house; and sing Gilbert & Sullivan or Rogers & Hammerstein while I fold laundry (the cats run
away when I do that). I've been known to happily watch TV pretty mindlessly, particularly West Wing, Enterprise, Will &
Grace, the Simpsons, South Park, the Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and The Daily Show.
I like a whole range of music,
from alternative and contemporary pop to dreck from the 70s and 80s; showtunes; classical (Bach often makes me cry); Enya
and Sinatra; Gilbert & Sullivan; Fat Boy Slim, REM and Queen; Matchbox Twenty and Gershwin and the Police and the Beatles;
Paul Simon and Beck; Lennon and the Violent Femmes; Joan Bayez and Pete Seeger and Everclear and They Might Be Giants and
Tom Lehrer. Go figure.
As for movies, don't even get me started: Fellowship of the Ring, Bamboozled, Apocalypse Now
Redux, Hedwig; Wonder Boys, Fight Club, Almost Famous, The Matrix; Dark City; Pecker; Brazil; Fanny & Alexander, Gods
and Monsters, Talented Mr. Ripley, all but the last twenty minutes of AI; City of Lost Children, Priscilla, American Beauty,
Fifth Element, Duck Soup, 12 Monkeys; the Godfather I & II (not III so much); Capra, 30s screwball comedies, film noir,
old Godzilla movies and bad sci-fi...it's a long long list. I taught film for a couple of years, and love watching (and talking
And if all that's not enough of a hint about Me, then
e-mail me and ask whatever else you simply must know.