Ballet/opera aficionado; music, esp. classical, jazz. strings-piano-organ. Inveterate reader: Historical non-Fiction, e.g., Gore Vidal's Lincoln; political/social economics, e.g., Paul Krugman- The Conscience of a Liberal/End This Depression Now!; Freakonomics- Levitt/Dubner; Robert Reich-I'll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent Working Society/Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it; mysteries; plays; poetry; philosophy/theology/history.
Fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves (human/animals); never losing a child's self of wonder; performing random acts of kindness, and senseless acts of beauty, because I can.