I have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and currently work in several different areas, not involved with engineering.
Recently divorced. Two kids. 49 years old.
Like all types of music. Partial to American forms. Favorite bands would be: Guided by Voices, Deerhoof, Scott Walker, Velvet Underground, Al Green, Beach Boys, Beatles, Mingus, Django Reinhardt, etc.
I Heart Huckabees
Stranger Than Fiction
The Truman Show
Anything by Andrei Tarkovsky
Mr. Hulot's Holiday
12 Angry Men
The Razor's Edge
The Hero's Journey
The Brothers Karamazov
East of Eden
The End of Time
The Dancing Wu Li Masters
Flight of the Eagle
The Book (Alan Watts)
The Power of Now
The poetry of Rumi and Hafiz
A Clockwork Orange
Unification of human species into some grand global project, akin to landing on the moon (Mars?). I watch a lot of TED, and have been inspired in this direction. I want to feel less alone in the world. Find like-minded people who understand what the heck I'm going on about.
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