Rick Marshall

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Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Executive Director
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction At work I am the executive director of the VISTA Expertise Network, a Paideia instructor, and a VISTA hardhat.
At home I am a student of philosophy and morality, a role-playing gamer, an avid hiker, a Rock Band enthusiast, a husband, and an uncle.
Interests Philosophy, history, political economy, hiking, camping, walking, ecology, biogeography, VISTA, Japanese art prints, classical music, horror movies, comic books, karate, yoga, massage, alternative medicine, nutrition, writing, role-playing games, and investing in the next generation, in our future
Favorite Movies Alien, Amelie, Bladerunner, Casablanca, Contact, El Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil's Backbone), Fight Club, A Fish Called Wanda, Fly Away Home, The Lord of the Rings, The Man Who Planted Trees, The Matrix, Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke), La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc), Persuasion, Powaqqatsi, Roman Holiday, Sense and Sensibility, Serenity, Seven, Shichinin no samurai (The Seven Samurai), The Thing, Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro), Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
Favorite Music Inti-Illimani, Victor Jara, Quilapayun, Jean Sibelius, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Mozart, J. S. Bach, Gustav Mahler, Henryk Gorecki, Philip Glass, Richard Einhorn, Jeff & Mychael Danna, Joe Hisaishi, Lorena McKennitt, The Beatles, Rush, Oingo Boingo, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Joe Hisaishi, Howard Shore, Sinead O'Connor, Woody Guthrie, Holly Near
Favorite Books Peri physeos (On Nature) by Heraclitus, The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt, The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander, A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander, The Nature of Order by Christopher Alexander, Arcology by Paolo Soleri, Story by Robert McKee, The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert McKee, Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov, The Book of Dooms by Mark Smylie, Otherwise by Kenneth Smith, Webs by Kenneth Smith, Tao te ching by Lao Tzu, Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind) by Hayao Miyazaki, The Cartoon History of the Universe by Larry Gonick, The Oxford English Dictionary, The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman