H. Philip Aster

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Litterateur
Interests Chess, water sports, kayaking, language, literature, the arts generally, evolutionary biology, astronomy, physics, astrobiology, cryptography, religions, playing piano/guitar, heavily hopped beer, summer nights, summer nights with heavily hopped beer, writing, creating, figuring things out
Favorite Movies Horowitz in Moscow, The English Patient, The Life of Birds, Life of Brian, True Romance, Murder by Death, The Black Hole, Impromptu, movies about gladiators
Favorite Music All Chopin, late-period Beethoven (see e.g. Op. 109 Mvmts. 1-4), Schubert, Liszt, Led Zep, Dan Bern, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Mason Jennings, Doc Watson, &c. &c. &c.
Favorite Books West With the Night, You Can't Go Home Again, The American Language, Cryptonomicon, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Demon-Haunted World, A History of God, Infinite Jest, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Heart of Darkness, Edgar Allan Poe collections, &c.