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About me

Industry Museums or Libraries
Occupation SLA/Public Relations
Location Shore, United States
Introduction Greetings! About me.. my son's are the only true legacy i shall leave to this world, and a beautiful one they are...i live by the bay, could never leave the coast...i cherish my family and friends...strive to live life to the fullest.
Interests PEOPLE! Music, Writing~can't you tell? Reading...i belong to a fabulous book club-you know who you are! NYC! Art, anything visually beautiful, Fashion, Animals, Current Events/Politics.. the shore...FUN! 'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811 English novelist (1775 - 1817)
Favorite Movies Dr. Zhivago, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Body Heat~William Hurt.. Traffic-Benecio.. soundtrack by Brian Eno..Big Fish--a marvel..Man on Fire w/Denzel. The Pope of Greenwich Village~ great 1980's NY movie about crime and loyalty~with a dash of mob and swagger...just a gem..East of Eden, anything w/James Dean...or Richard Burton...Paul Newman.."Cool Hand Luke'...anything with Mr. Newman... Casablanca..A Beautiful Mind, The English Patient RIP Anthony Minghella 1/6/54- 3/18/08. The Deer Hunter'..DeNiro/Walken/ Streep~ enough said and the score...heartbreaking..The Pianist, The Shawshank Redemption "Get busy living or get busy dying" ..Terms of Endearment, 12 Angry Men, Lawrence of Arabia, The Usual Suspects, Blade Runner, Gallipoli, ...anything with Daniel Day-Lewis, Ryan Gosling or Edward Norton (The Painted Veil but read the novella first).Kiss Kiss Bang Bang..watch it.Russell Crowe...The Insider~..Philip Seymour Hoffman...Cate Blanchette..and Bond, James Bond w/Daniel Craig. More recent-loved There Will be Blood, Day-Lewis best performance ever ..also big fan of Foreign flicks- Fanny and Alexander~i can't say enough about this film...experiencing it is like reading a great novel ....quoting here~"In addition to its themes of Christianity, repentance, submission to authority, and the questioning of God's existence, the film deals with love, estrangement, ghosts, and the paranormal, as well as the more common Bergman theme of existentialism." "his movie is art in every way and the contrasts and tests of character are unforgettable".. "An Ingmar Bergman Masterpiece. One of the Greatest Films Ever Made!" Ingmar Bergman was THE Master, will never forget my first 'viewing' of this film, runs long 188 minutes cut down from 4 hours, but worth the investment of time..the new DVD contains the original 4 hours...~Pans Labyrinth, The Lives of Others, La Vien en Rose--a must see! Indies are great, Little Miss Sunshine, JUNO and ONCE--a must for music lovers...
Favorite Music Music is my greatest Passion, Radiohead nothing compares. Coldplay... saw them twice last tour-yes Rich--you did lose your ticket but to quote Chris Martin~~ 'all was not lost' ...we got you in didn't we..love concerts, most recent saw Pete Yorn at the Stone Pony, Bright Eyes ~ please listen to 'I'm Wide Awake it's Morning' ..and Bruce with my son R..the Killers in AC ..Kate Bush 'This Woman's Work'...Mark Eitzel/AMC...PJ Harvey..Joy Division...Jeff Buckley, in a class by himself a 4 octave voice range RIP...'Breathe Me'..Sigur Ros fan as well as Explosions in the Sky--post rock genre~ my son W showed me the way with them...give them a listen..Nina Simone..Wild is the wind..instrumental...love some Violins and Cellos, Adagios stir my soul.... as I have 9000 + songs on my IPOD (kudos to R and W) it is truly hard to even begin... "The Boxer" by The National...my R is a big fan so listening to them. One or two special fav's i won't share...otherwise Pretty much everything from Cash to NIN--i'm there. last but never least all the IRISHMEN-- u2, Van 'the man' Morrison..The Frames...Mic Christopher RIP...The Cranberries... DAMIEN RICE.. Music is Universal.
Favorite Books Well lets just use the word pedant--i am a person holding books in esteem..since i was a wee one and my dad took me along with him to the Library...'Gift From the Sea' Anne Morrow Lindbergh...Original 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' by T E Lawrence, , Harpers Magazine Hardbound Collection 1800's....Reflections of The Morning After 1903..Manual of Mythology-1888 I TREASURE them. Favorite Christmas present age 13--the complete collection of Agatha Christie's Mysteries...too many favorites but I'll always treasure Pat Conroy's 'The Prince of Tides' as well as ...'One True Thing' by Anne Quindlan .. 'Ethan Frome' by Wharton...'The Alienist' Caleb Carr...'Love, Freedom and Aloneness' by OSHO... Anything Austen....'Jane Eyre' i fell in love with Mr. Rochester.. Tom Wolfe, Philip Roth, enjoy a man's point of view...Ian McEwan...DFW rip...The Prophet' Kahil Gibran.... on and on I work in a Library and my nightstand is piled high.....

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"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself". Henry Miller