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i n t e r e s t s

geography
hitchhiking
pre-history
markets
the WWII generation
time
distance
microsoft access
french film
all kinds of lives
backpacking
cycling
writing
journalism
*i will one day
be a great
interviewer
the vietnam war
baseball
wilderness survival
language
the networking phenomenon

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t e n d e n c i e s

restlessness
agnosticism
skepticism
competitiveness
toward observation, astute and less so
to overthink
platonism
prodigality
belief in capitalism
diversity of skills
mastery of none
spurts of very hard work
and periods of laziness
creativity and imagination
many ideas, not enough action
lack of will or discipline
never toward boredom
a lot of courage
with some lapses
independence, with a few exceptions
alarming unsustainability of lifestyle
overinvolvement in others lives,
often with ambiguous or no blessing
criticism
deap seated inability to judge
great vision and perspective
appreciation of adversaries
loneliness
audacity
to never give up
times of great enjoyment of life
times of significant frustration

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h e r o e s

Pat Condell
Utah Phillips
Richard Heckler
very successful college students
Sir Richard Burton
small farmers
Thomas Huxley
Heliane Hall
Clarence Darrow
Nikolai Tesla
Jan Schlichtmann
Heinrich Harrar
Michael Hall
Konosuke Matsushita
great soldiers
Ahmad Shah Massoud
Stephen Tyng Mather
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Sealth of the Suquamish
Charles Lindbergh
Marco Polo
Yvon Chouinard
Tonya Poole
Robert Monk
Anishya Mathai
Jonathon Netenyahu
Yitzhak Rabin
Linus Torvalds
_why the lucky stiff
Greg LeMond
Andrei Sakharov
John Muir
Christopher Hall
William Buckley
Ralph Emerson
John Madden
Wilfred Burchett
Richard Branson
George Soros
Manuel Mattke
Fidel Castro
Frederick Law Olmstead
Albert Einstein

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p l e a s u r e s

wilderness without people
buttermilk country, california
...and the american southwest
flying single-engine planes
used bookstores
good cooking
being surprised
hi-fidelity sound
trains
cafes where one can linger
for hours for the price
of a cup of coffee
good company
going to sleep early
and waking early
sleeping bags with compatible zippers
driving
small, elegant software
meeting people from
all over the world
crazy hobos with interesting stories
women who do math better than me
that which makes me think

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i   f i n d  b e a u t i f u l

mountains
a woman's body
eye contact
great architecture
skill in any vocation
innovation
resourcefulness
humility
children's openness
awkward intimacy
simplicity- i cannot attain it
sign language
courageous resistance to
bad american foreign policy
great leaps in understanding
great customer service
sound negotiation
eloquence
determination
perhaps above all, grace

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w h a t   s c a r e s   m e

extreme sadness
resignation
children's cruelty
drugs
teenage girls talking
to me of suicide
the intersection of
corporate profit
and people's health
beaten down inarticulate people
desertification
guns
credit
regret
disappointing those
who care about me

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w h a t   d o e s n ' t   s c a r e   m e

most things
change large among them

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m u s i c

Ani DiFranco
Johannes Brahms
The Pogues
Bob Dylan
Tom Waits
U 2
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Msr. Sainte Colombe
Jean Sebelius
Johnny Cash
The Doors
Maurice Ravel
Jerry Garcia
Credence Clearwater Revival
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Metallica
Michael Jackson
Eminem
Outkast
Lhasa de Sela
Sparlha Swa
Shakira
Morphine
Dar Williams
Lorena McKennitt
Lady Gaga
John Coltrane
Dave Matthews
Bruce Springsteen
Cowboy Junkies
Serenade
The Counting Crows
Pink
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Ill Cats
Jake Mackey Band
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Beethoven
Play my radio station
on LAUNCHcast

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f i l m s

himalaya: l'enfance d'un chef
crouching tiger, hidden dragon
ghost dog
into the wild
a river runs through it
ruby in paradise
ip5: island of the pachyderms
betty blue
the dancer upstairs
zorba the greek
uranus
hopscotch
the little prince
where the day takes you
rouge baiser
stealing beauty
beautiful girls
un coeur en hiver
apocalypse now
hanna's war
romero
schindler's list
full metal jacket
hoosiers
chariots of fire
sling blade
the fisher king
top gun
giant
lonestar
three burials of melquiades estrada
the penitent
nobody's fool
any monty python
american beauty
rush
the music of chance
dead poet's society
kenneth branagh's hamlet
cinema paradiso
il postino
jean de florette
manon of the spring
in the line of fire
out of africa
the prince of tides
eat drink man woman
good will hunting
grosse point blank
the cutting edge
as good as it gets
kurosawa's ran
kurosawa's dreams
kieslowski's red
the power of one
the miracle worker, 1962
and two tv series'-
the west wing
the wire

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r e a d i n g

jd salinger's franny and zooey
lusseyran's and there was light
lightman's einstein's dreams
bengt ulin's finding the path
wallace stegner's collected stories
kendall hailey's the day i became an autodidact
mary mackey's the year the horses came
ivan bunin's wolves, and other love stories
simonen's maigret mysteries
hillerman's skinwalkers
maria tsvetayeva's poems for block
michael ventura's letters at 3am
hesse's demian
goethe's faust
pasternak's dr zhivago
heilbronner's worldly philosophers
jack schwager's market wizards
soros' the alchemy of finance
markson's wittgenstein's mistress
...or reader's block
anything by neruda
tolkien's the hobbit
...or lord of the rings trilogy
jon krakauer's into the wild
...or eiger dreams
yeats' for my daughter
jean giono's the man who planted trees
grimm's fairy tales
edey/johanson's blueprints
the old testament
inatzo nitobe's bushido
harr's a civil action
fielding, robert young pelton's
the world's most dangerous places
robin lee graham's dove
farley mowatt's never cry wolf
richard bach's a gift of wings
heckler's in search of the warrior spirit
steinbeck's grapes of wrath
...or of mice and men
anything by theodor seuss giesel
herge's adventures of tintin
watterson's calvin and hobbes
christopher alexander et al, a pattern language
...or a timeless way of building
walter farley's black stallion series
jaime de'angelo's indian tales
tom brown's the tracker
sorrell wilby's journey across tibet
phillip caputo's indian country
steven ambrose's pegasus bridge
peter mayle's a year in provence
dostoevsky's brothers karamazov
emerson's self-reliance
murray teigh bloom's brotherhood of money
philippe bourgeois' in search of respect
john lee anderson's che guevara biography
the christian science monitor
fast company magazine

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f i n e   a r t

paul gauguin
pierre august rodin

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e n d o r s e m e n t s

habitat for humanity
medicines sans frontieres
grameen bank
amnesty international
deep springs college
pbs
british broadcasting corp
federal express
earthlink networks
opera software, norway
windows95, not mac system 7
37 signals
sun microsystems
bell capital management
financial pathways
bmw films
h&r block's training program
topolos russian river vineyards
winery and restaurant, forestville, ca
great barrington cigars and news
the little bookstore in penn station
coming out of the amtrak area,
make a left in the first corridor,
a right when you can go no farther
adventure damascus, trail city, usa
the cardinal deli, berea, ky
powerbars

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