dave in boca

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Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation retired FSO & Amoco Executive
Location boca raton, florida, United States
Introduction "''I have drunk ale from the Country of the Young And weep because I know all things now: I have been a hazel-tree, and they hung The Pilot Star and the Crooked Plough Among my leaves in times out of mind....' Much have I seen and known; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments...the fortune of us that are the moon's men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being govern'd, as the sea is, by the moon." Twenty-and-eight the phases of the moon, The full and the moon’s dark and all the crescents, Twenty-and-eight, and yet but six-and-twenty The cradles that a man must needs be rocked in: For there’s no human life at the full or the dark. From the first crescent to the half, the dream But summons to adventure and the man Is always happy like a bird or a beast; But while the moon is rounding towards the full He follows whatever whim’s most difficult...An aged man is but a paltry thing,A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress....Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity.
Interests golf, cycling, reading, blogging, Internet, fatherhood, aerobic training on an elliptical bike. NFL & NCAA Football, NBA & College Basketball, MLB, tennis, poker, fine wines and great draft beers.
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings Cycle, Battle of Algiers, Clockwork Orange and almost anything else by Stanley Kubrick. Zodiac, Knocked Up, Apocalypto, Saving Private Ryan, Satyricon, Death in Venice, Rescue Dawn.
Favorite Music The Who, Led Zeppelin, Stravinsky, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Traffic [Mr. Fantasy Man], The Beatles, early Springsteen [Rosalita], Justin Timberlake, Calvin Harris, deadmau, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Beatles, Rolling Stones [Jumping Jack Flash & Tumbling Dice].
Favorite Books Collected Poems by W. B. Yeats, Underworld by Don DeLillo [an 800 p. book I read through immediately and then began to reread---the first fifty pages are unbelievablly awesome!], Alexandria & Howard's End & A Passage to India by EM Forster, 1776 & John Adams & Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Brooks Adams, The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, Burma Days & 1984 & Animal Farm & Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, Journey to Ixtlan & A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Casteneda, Mimesis by Erich Auerbach, Proust en francais, Celine en francais, LOTR & Sllmarillion by Tolkien, Mere Christianity & The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, Sense of an Ending & Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode, The Right Stuff & The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test & Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, Sociobiology & Consilience by Edward O. Wilson, Axel's Castle & To the Finland Station & The Thirties by Edmund Wilson, The Civil War by Shelby Foote, Goodbye to All That & The White Goddess by Robert Graves, The Magus by John Fowles, Seven Pillars of Wisdom & Revolt in the Desert by T.E. Lawrence, Seven Fallen Pillars & The House of Saud by David Holden, The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth, Chartreuse de Parme en francais by Stendhal, Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright, Prisoners by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Face of Battle by John Keegan, A Room of My Own & To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays by T.S. Eliot, Voyage Au Bout de la Nuit by Celine, Theodore Rex & Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris, Counterfactuals & American Empire by Niall Ferguson, The Guns of August & A Distant Mirror & The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman, White Noise & Falling Man & Libra by DeLillo, Maximum City by Suketu Mehta, The Canon and other books by Harold Bloom, Phenomenon of man by Teilhard de Chardin S.J., Last & not Least is Witness by Whittaker Chambers

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