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|Location||Chicago, Ilinois, United States|
|Introduction||I'm 55 and, lately, feeling it. All the things I've taken for granted, health-wise, my eyes, my back, my ability to come up with a brilliant extemporaneous quip, all seem to be going wonky at once. Anyway, I no longer teach. I've got time to write, watch football, and practice all kinds of deranged cooking experiments. This wee blog gives me permission to get on my high hobby horse about politics, Manchester United, movies, music and the horrible state of education and literature.|
|Interests||Football, literature, movies, collecting used book|
|Favorite Movies||'Mean Streets, ' '400 Blows, ' 'The Mayor of Sunset Strip, ' 'Sexy Beast, ' 'Titticott Follies, ' 'Snatch, ' 'Bullitt.' 'The Getaway' (Peckinpah/McQueen version), 'Cross of Iron, ''Kanal, ' 'Uranus, ' 'A Woman in Flames, ' 'Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, ' 'Queen Margot'|
|Favorite Music||Little Feat, Steely Dan, Keith Jarrett, Art Pepper, Jimmie Vaughan, Anita O'Day, Annie Ross, Otis Redding|
|Favorite Books||'The Thin Red Line': James Jones; 'Housekeeping': Marilynne Robinson; 'The Country Girl Trilogy':Edna O'Brien; 'The Lover': Marguerite Duras; 'Keane: The Autobiography':Roy Keane & Eamon Dunphy; 'A Strange Kind of Glory': Eamon Dunphy; 'Memoirs': Thomas Bernhard; 'Correction': Thomas Bernhard; 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner': Alan Sillitoe; 'Poor Cow': Nell Dunn, 'Alley Jaggers': Paul West;|
Why don't you ever wear a scarf? It doesn't need to be cold outside for your neck to feel naked.
Whatever happened to Phil Walden?