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About meA few of my favorite things … :
Photography, golf, motorcycles (a legacy from riding horses, having grown up on a ranch), Luis Buñuel, 16th century music, 18th century music, 20th century music, grass, opera, strangers, Christian mysticism, Ingmar Bergman, swamps, pop music (best exemplified by the collection of masterpieces on “Help!”), swimming, theater-going, erotic longing, playing piano using fake books, watching people's hands, wind chimes, immediate (very immediate) family, dancing the Cotton Eyed Joe, books of hours, noticing odd things, baseball (especially umpiring), practicing humility, going to bed at night, smiling into people's faces, “Law & Order”, epiphanies, controlling the spread of viruses, red wine (current favorite – Malbec), the color brown, spoonerisms, bonsai. This list is extensible.

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Groups101010 Challenge, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, Art Books, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Books Compared, Christianity, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Dantisti, Early Photography, Fans of Russian authorsshow all groups

Favorite authorsDante Alighieri, W. H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, George Berkeley, Jorge Luis Borges, A. C. Bradley, Robert Browning, Luis Buñuel, Anton Chekhov, Agatha Christie, Deryck Cooke, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Meister Eckhart, T. S. Eliot, Andrew Garve, William Golding, George Hitchcock, Homer, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Kazuo Ishiguro, William James, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Alessandro Manzoni, W. S. Merwin, Eugene O'Neill, S. J. Perelman, Leo Perutz, Alexander Pope, Jack Ritchie, Edwin Arlington Robinson, W. G. Sebald, William Shakespeare, John Simon, Stevie Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Peter Weiss (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBook Stop, BookPeople, Hatchards, Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo, The Mysterious Bookshop

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Member sinceSep 1, 2007

Currently readingThe city as a work of art London, Paris, Vienna by Donald J. Olsen
Frowst by Joanna Piotrowska
The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson
Saving God : religion after idolatry by Mark Johnston

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