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|Location||St. Paul, Minnesota, United States|
|Introduction||Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Trying to train the next generation of diplomats what the issues that they will face are, how to survive the coming hard times and how to conduct themselves so that they, unlike most of their role models, DO THE RIGHT THING. They are inheriting a neocon Klusterfuck, are ill prepared and need whatever help they can get.|
|Interests||Lots. Lots and lots.|
|Favorite Movies||Wings of Desire Cary Grant movies Wizard of OZ (of course!!) Helen Mirren movies Alan Rickman movies, even the cheesy ones No Country for Old Men (THE Movie of the BuZh Years) Antwone Fisher (amazing movie) Escape from New York King of Hearts (seen it 68 times) The Rose From Freedom to Fascism Atomic Cafe Battle of Algers Das Boot Gangs of New York The Matrix Marvin's Room My face can be seen in Cinderellaman and also Flash of Genius I'm stopping now before my addiction kicks in|
|Favorite Music||Gino Vanelli, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, the blueZ, John Trudell, Jimmy Lee Young (check him out), Tracy Chapman, all those who sing the TRUTH just for a few -- and lots and lots of others including Stevie Ray Vaughn and Mississippi Fred MacDowell .. At one point I made my living writing rock & blues criticism.|
|Favorite Books||Favorite - always - The Bridge of San Luis Ray. Read it, you'll see why. Vonnegut, Gore Vidal. Alice Miller, Alice Walker, Thorstein Veblen, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Toni Morrison, Chapter Four of the AA Big Book (truly amazing that is) is a big fav - it exposes a TRUTH. All the King's Men, Giants in the Earth, Mont St. Michel, The Shipping News, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Beloved, Hotel New Hampshire, Lost in the Land of Oz, Green Grass Running Water, Crossing the Rubicon, Bleak House, Woman in White, Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, Too many to list. Love to read film criticism, cookbooks written by passionate foodies, books about the hidden history (like 1421) of the world that undo the "whites are superior" mentality. Also I like those still speaking truth after all these years like Tom Engelhardt, Ray MacGovern, Chalmers Johnson, Robert Parry and such like - the stuff that keeps pulling away the layers on the onion. I have a tendency to sit down and read everything an author has written at one go.|
You've successfully slain the dragon! How will you toast your marshmallows?
Crispy on the outside; melty on the inside. PATIENTLY, watching while the worm turns.