Women, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Carpentry, Yard-Work (raking, chopping, culling vines and whatnot), My dogs (black Labradors), Women, Rodeo, Shooting, Lifting weights, Racquetball, Bad television, Good books (talking here John Banville, not John Grisham), Women
Banville - "The Book of Evidence," "Mefisto," The Sea," Birchwood"; Nabokov - "Lolita," "Pale Fire," "Transparent Things"; Durrell - "Justine," "Balthazar," "The Black Book," "Reflections on a Marine Venus"; Disch - "Camp Concentration"
Blade Runner, A Fistful of Dollars, Casablanca, The Third Man, Burnt By the Sun (Russian flick, won Best Foreign in 1994 Academy Awards), Gladiator, Hero (Chinese, Mandarin I believe), Solaris (Soderbergh, not Tarkovsky)
Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, BR549, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills Nash and Young
"The nature of evil may be epitomized, therefore, in two simple but horrible and holy propositions: 'Things fade' and 'Alternatives exclude'." - "Grendel," John Gardner, '71
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