ron hardy

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Normal, Illinois
Introduction I admire stormy weather and have tried to shake hands on numerous occasions. Only a mild hurricane(Charlie) has greeted me at the door-- on Hatteras Island. I carry an old beat up leather Land bag that contains my laugh.
Interests boating accidents, hiking, reading, writing, tea, free trade coffee, bodums, creatures great and small, humor small and great, my children, Kai, Graham, and Connor, the sky 24/7, sidewalk cafe life, the nap, popcorn.
Favorite Movies Wings of Desire, Lisbon, The Big Lebowski, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Summer spring fall winter summer, Half Nelson, Adaptation, The Eternal Sunshine, El Topo, Anything by Alexandro Jodorowsky, anything by Julio Medem, Wim Wenders, Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Water, Earth, Fire, Rivers and Tides, Until the End of the World, Deja Vu, The Shipping News, Dangerous Beauty, Local Hero, The Last Wave, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Amelie, Cider House Rules, Resurrection, Cabeza de Vaca, Children of Men, Lady in the Water, The Piano, Meetings with Remarkable Men, Little Miss Sunshine, Brazil, I'm your Man, Stranger than Fiction, Flannel Pajamas. Vertical Rays of the Sun, Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama, Fierce Grace-Ram Dass, Venus, Vachass, Boys of Baraka, me and you and everyone we know, juno, I'm not there Trout Grass, big Bad Love
Favorite Music Vivaldi, Debussey, Sigur Ros, Rodrigo Y Gabriela Hope Sandoval, Yo La Tango, Pinback, Animal Collective, Menomena, Arvo Part, Great Lakes Swimmer, Gorecki, Stockhausen, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jan Garbarek Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Pat Metheny, Leonard Cohen, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, John Tavener, Gorecki, K d Lang, David Darling, Everything but the Girl, Sandy Denny, Josh Rouse, Josh Ritter, Anoushka Shankar, Mark Isham, Massive Attack, Baird Hersey & Prana, Jose Gonzalez, Beth Orton, Bebel Gilberto, Sara Tavares, Badi Assad, Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, Cowboy Junkies, Hem, Elaine Elias, Jeff Buckley, Joe Henry, Celso Fonseca, Neko Case, Patricia Barber, Shelby Lynne, Van Morrison, Shawn Colvin
Favorite Books Ben Marcus, Roz Chast, Annie Dillard, Spell of the Sensuous, White Noise, Tom Robbins, Denis Johnson, Barry Hannah, Rumi, Rilke, Gary Snyder, Jane Hirshfield, John Crowley, Antoine de St Exupery, Pema Chodron, Hesse, Steppnewolf, Magister Ludi, Mary Oliver, Jim Shepard, Dick Allen, George Saunders, Fanny Howe