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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer
Location Petaluma, Northern California, United States
Introduction I'm interested in what grows between the paving stones of received wisdom. I like to see what happens when people of differing opinion engage in respectful dialogue. There's not enough of that. I like to look at ordinary events and ask questions about why they are so. I try to spend some time really listening to trees and other silent things. I think about happiness, and the things people do to try to achieve it. What is happiness, and how do you know if you're happy? What are people really seeking when they seek happiness? For me, real happiness most often seems to come from doing something, however laughable, to make the world a better place. And, of course, reading the Funny Times
Interests good government, right livelihood, sustainable living, writing, the human condition, science, elder affairs, Sierra Nevada, election reform, healthcare reform, Funny Times, the First Amendment, musicians
Favorite Movies Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Groundhog Day, Gandhi, Heartland, American Beauty, Walkabout, Apu Trilogy, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sleeper
Favorite Music Steve's music, any music that's just one or two instruments at a time, blues, bluegrass, anything sung by a friend, anything from a forgotten corner of the world, Kate Wolf
Favorite Books Boy Scout Handbook, Don't Think of an Elephant, anything by Carl Hiassen, Elizabeth Berg, Dostoyevsky, God of Small Things, Webster's Dictionary, "cozy" mysteries, Zen Mind Beginner's Mind