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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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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, 1842-1910, 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)

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Currently readingIn the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition by Lucy Beckett
Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion by Susan Ronald
Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition by Edoardo A. Lèbano

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