all things outdoors... rafting (as a job and a hobby), kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing, boating, grilling, shooting guns at the range, fitness, music, sports (playing and watching), RUGBY
The Bible, The Shack, Wild at Heart, The Great Divorce, The Godfather, To Kill A Mockingbird, In Cold Blood, The Sound and The Fury, The Great Gatsby
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Dark Knight, all those stupid Will Ferrell movies, Braveheart, Gladiator, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Pay It Forward, Forrest Gump
any music with talented musicians... Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., John Mayer, John Mayer Trio, Muse, Weezer, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Pink Floyd, Coldplay (yes, i said Coldplay), this list could go on forever.
"Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light!" ~Victor Raymond Edman
"One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain." ~Bob Marley
"A setback is just a set-up for a comeback" ~Robert Green
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"Definitely a good and interesting quibble!
I have to think of Daniel Dennett, who actually used the thermostat example in one of his books called "Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking".
His example was geared toward explaining what…"
"I have not heard of the possession selfie issue before. Forewarned is forearmed.
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"Europe isn't 'stepping up' as we now have crisis as a direct result of action again syria, Libya etc. We have a migrant crisis (not sure how widely it's broadcast over there) where hundreds of thousand asylum seekers are…"