Natalie Rosen

My blogs

About me

Occupation Formerly legal asst.; writer and editing specialist
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction I love man's capacity for reason and I question everything. There are many things which interest me and there is so much to learn. I am interested in things political, consider myself definitely left of center and believe in the Constitutional separation clause. I am interested in belief systems and the nature of man. I am an agnostic but admittedly more probably an atheist. I worship science as a way to explain the nature of life on earth. I value intellect more than money. If I had the choice to be rich or gifted I would choose gifted. I love learning and humanitarian reason above all else.
Interests Political and social commentary, history, religion from an academic perspective, many types of literature, film, theater, science. I am a news addict and LOVE PBS. LOVED In Treatment and John Adams. I love the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and every PBS station on the face of the earth, Mad Men, Newsroom
Favorite Movies Crimes and Misdemeanors, Match Point, Ordinary People, Sophie's Choice, Schindler's List, Capote, Crash, The Corporation, Fahrenheit 911, Smartest Guys in the Room, Supersize Me, Damage, Switch, They Shoot Horses Don't They, Boy's in the Band, Taxi to the Dark Side, Rendition, No End in Sight, Sicko, Revolutionary Road, Inside Job, Capitalism a Love Story, A Serious Man, Iron Lady, all things Meryl Streep, Too Big to Fail, and many many others (including old black and white films) too numerous to mention.
Favorite Music Show tunes, big band, some jazz, hits of the 50's and 60's, a little classical. I listen to music to which I can relate. I loath violent sounds. I love Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Sinatra, Cabaret, Michael Buble, Susan Boyle, many others too numerous to mention. I do NOT like anything with an auditory violence
Favorite Books Many favorites, Currently reading The End of Iraq, America at the Crossroads--Democracy, Power and the NeoConservative Agenda, Constantine's Sword, read the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Crime and Punishment, Love Charles Dickens, loved Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Hard Times, Tale of Two Cities, will read soon Fiasco, The Dark Side, How would a Patriot Act. Am reading God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, The God Delusion by Richard Hawkins, a Peoples History by Howard Zinn, The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby, Blood and Politics the History of White Nationalism, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free, Family of Secrets (about the Bush Family) by Russ Baker, Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee, All things Gore Vidal, Drift, Twilight of the Elites, all things Jeremy Skahill, All things Matt Taibbi There are so many books out now I would love to read but simply do not have the time, Zinn's People's History of the US