Frank Denton

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Community College Library Director - Retired
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.
Interests Reading, travel, music (jazz, blues, classical), movies
Favorite Movies Anything by Kurosawa, esp. Dzeru Uzala, Ran, Eastwood's spaghetti westerns, Casablanca, African Queen, musicals, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady.
Favorite Music Jazz, Ellington, Kenton, Basie, Bill Holman, Thelonius Monk, but many others, blues, from the early delta stuff, Robert Johnson right up to Chicago style, Keb Mo. Classical, Berlioz, Ravel, Debussy, Opera a bit, esp. the Russian with Boris Godunov my favorite. World music, middle eastern, north African, some reggae and So. American. Love Brazilian jazz and the soft Portugese language as it is sung.
Favorite Books Any Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett, The Harry Potter books, Eliot Pattison's Tibetan mysteries, Steven Saylor's Roman mysteries, anything by Peter Matthiesson, William Kent Krueger, Laura Joh Rowland, Bob Silverberg, Terry Brooks, love collections of short stories, both mystery and ghost stories.

You have a red jar of cedar chips. Why do moths miss the forest?

This sounds very much like a Bhuddist koan. I'll think about it for the next several years.