Sterling Hada

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Gender Male
Occupation Phlebotomist
Location El Sobrante, CA, United States
Introduction "Electric Blue in Glide?" As you might surmise from my Interests list, my tastes are varied and eclectic. I have come full circle, returning to the health field that I tried to enter when I was an undergraduate. I am a trained phlebotomist, hoping to eventually become a physician's assistant. I am a former Waldorf high school and middle school teacher. I am the proverbial "Elephant's Child," whose insatiable curiosity, far from getting me in trouble, is usually of great assistance in tying together generally disparate ideas into a cohesive theme. At least I hope so... Oh: The title refers to, and is a play on words, of the movie, "Electic Glide in Blue," with Robert Blake. I ride, among other things, a Rivendell Rambouillet that is really eye-piercingly blue. Not my taste, but Hey! when you work there, and the boss says, you need a bike...
Interests Long distance cycling, natural history, historical fiction, Ukiyo-e, calligraphy, watercolor painting, foreign films, vintage Warner Bros. cartoons directed by Friz Freleng (guilty pleasure)
Favorite Movies The "self-portait" says it all. Kubrick's masterpiece of satire is my favorite film. I was named for Mr. Relyea, aka Sterling Hayden. I also met him once, hiking in the Marin Headlands.
Favorite Music My tastes in music are wide-ranging and eclectic. But currently, I'd have to say that my favorite music is Shooglenifty, Radiohead, pre-Phil Collins Genesis, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Herbert Howells, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, amongst others.
Favorite Books Like music, my tastes are wide-ranging. Currently, I'm either reading or re-reading Mark Helprin's "Winter Tales, " Stephen Saylor's "SubRosa, Gordianus the Finder" series, Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, "The Sparrow" and "Children of God, " by Mary Doria Russell

For your birthday, your aunt gave you a maple syrup dispenser shaped like a rooster. Please write her a thank-you note:

Dear Auntie: Thank you very much for the rooster-shaped maple syrup dispenser. (Good grief! What else CAN I say?)