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Sleeping (when I can), eating, reading, hiking, fishing (leisurely), golfing (poorly), thinking (when I am lucky), walking the dog, playing music with friends, politics, work.


Music, the outdoors, hiking, fishing, wine, women and song, decent reading material (classical lit and nonfiction), amateur photography, stimulating conversation, life, humanity.

Favorite Music

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, CCR, Radiohead, the Smiths, Bob Dylan, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, the Allman Bros., David Bowie, Velvet Underground, Travis, Keane, U2, the Drive By Truckers, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, the Pogues, Oasis, Johnny Cash, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, the Flatlanders, the Grateful Dead, the Black Crowes, Joni Mitchell, John Hartford, the Kinks, the Subdudes, the Roches, Dwight Yoakum, Doc Watson, chamber music, Bluegrass, Classic Country, Bob Marley, Stephen Stills,Coldplay, Connor Oberst,,,,many others.

Favorite Movies

War genre:Platoon; Full Metal Jacket;:Black Hawk Down, Glory, A Bridge Too Far, Zulu!, Cross of Iron, Stalingrad; Drama: This Property Is Condemned, The Mission, East of Eden, Out of Africa, Sophie's Choice, Splendor In the Grass; Cop and Gangsta Flix: The French Connection, The Petrified Forest, Fargo, The Town, Bullitt, Prince of the City, Goodfellas, No Country For Old Men, Godfathers I and II; The Silence of the Lambs; Westerns: The Searchers, Little Big Man, One Eyed Jacks, Jeremiah Johnson, True Grit (the old one and the new one), The Outlaw Josey Wales, Monte Walsh; Comedies: Raising Arizona, The Hangover, Animal House, The Party, The Nerd, Monty Python's Holy Grail, The Big Lebowski, I Love You to Death; Other: Dead Poet's Society, Rain Man, Runaway Train, Matewan.

Favorite Books

Look Homeward Angel,The Old Man & the Sea; The Gulag Archipelago, Dracula, Into Thin Air, 1984, Brave New World, The Great Gatsby, The Great Escape, The Grapes of Wrath, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Immortal Poems, The Bible, Robert Graves The Greek Myths, A Tale of Two Cities, Angela's Ashes, Thirteen Moons, The Big Sky, The Nuremburg Trials, A House Divided, The Rebel (Albert Camus).

Favorite Quotes

"Intellectual growth should begin at birth and cease only at death." Albert Einstein

Favorite Heroes

Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ghandi, Robert E. Lee, Sitting Bull, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Aaron Burr, David Thoreau; all of the men and women, both known to me and unknown, who gave so that I could live free.


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