Lester Hunt

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher, retired
Location Portola, California, United States
Introduction In 2016 I retired from teaching philosophy at the University of Wisconsin after working for 40 years at 7 different colleges and universities. At present, I live in Reno NV and Plumas County CA and am working on a book on the philosophy of Henry David Thoreau.
Interests Ethics, politics, law, the arts, the history of philosophy, cooking, nature.
Favorite Movies M, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Vertigo, Love Me Tonight, The Scarlet Empress, Un Chien Andalou, King Kong, The Tales of Hoffmann, Citizen Kane, The Lost Weekend, Touch of Evil, Tokyo Story, Die Nibelungen, The Big Heat, The General Died at Dawn, Somewhere in Time, The Big Steal, The Browning Version, (dir. by Asquith), Fast Cheap and Out of Control, Ben Hecht, Greta Garbo
Favorite Music To listen to:, Berlioz, Wagner, Carl Nielsen, Heinrich Schutz, nineteenth century Germanic chamber or symphonic music, Miklos Rozsa, Rachmaninoff, acoustic guitar blues, operetta, flamenco, rockabilly, Rogers and Hart, Cole Porter, Ukelele Ike, Bill Monroe, Bobby Darin, To play:, Irish and Scottish fiddle music, Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Violin, Fritz Kreisler
Favorite Books The Odyssey, Huckleberry Finn, Anarchy State and Utopia, Moby Dick, The Fountainhead, Walden, The Tempest, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Old Testament, The Tao Te Ching, Heart of Darkness, Hawthorne's Tales and Sketches, Anthem, Mrs. Chiang's Szechuan Cookbook, Paul Prudomme's Louisiana Kitchen, Count Bruga, Theodore Roethke, Robinson Jeffers, Raymond Chandler, H. L. Mencken

Which do you prefer and why: whittling with soap or whistling with wood?

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