Rob Firchau

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation 5th grade teacher
Location United States
Introduction "A man should stir himself with poetry, stand firm in ritual, and complete himself in music." -Gary Snyder
Interests My two amazingly brave and loving kiddos, Drew & Zuzu, flyfishing, hiking, biking, reading, writing, cooking, camping, listening to music, trying to play it, art, smells, understanding, clouds, taking pictures of it all
Favorite Movies Dead Poets Society, A River Runs Through It, Amadeus, Brideshead Revisited, Big Night, Something Wicked This Way Comes, What The Bleep series, documentaries about artists
Favorite Music Anything acoustic, classical, bluegrass, country, classic rock, world music, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Rowan, Mozart, Beppe Gambetta, Ry Cooder, Joe Ely, Willie Nelson, contemporary Dylan, Robert Plant, Kris Kristofferson, David Lindley, Michael Rose, Sam Bush, Steve Roach, Telemann, Des Prez, Palestrina, Sinatra, Bryan Ferry, Led Zeppelin, Tim O'Brien, Lila Downs, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Glenn Miller, Brahms choral work, Ssstones, Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Yo-Yo Ma, Cesaria Evora, Ibrahim Ferrer, David Gray, Jerry Jeff Walker, Bruce Cockburn, Chris Rea, John Coletrane, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, R. Carlos Nakai, Emmylou Harris, Delbert McClinton, Corelli, John Hiatt, Glenn Frey, Ian Anderson, Vladimir Horowitz, Mitsuko Uchida, Mexican ranchera, Sting, Del McCoury Band, Van Morrison, Toots & The Maytals, Ron Wood, Sheila Chandra, Hot Rize, Old Blind Dogs, William Ackerman, Yes, Colin Hay, Flaco Jimenez, James McMurtrey, acoustic Bela Fleck, old big bands, Monteverdi, Joe Strummer, German polka, Asleep At The Wheel, Neil Young, Debussy, Keith Richards, Sinatra, Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music, Boz Scaggs
Favorite Books Jim Harrison, especially Just Before Dark, Dalva, Julip, & In Search of Small Gods, Gary Snyder, The Gary Snyder Reader, The Practice of the Wild, Ax Handles, Riprap, The Back Country, Earth House Hold, A Place in Space, Basho, Audubon Field Guides, especially Night Sky, Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast & The Nick Adams Stories, Vincent van Gogh, Letters, Joseph Zinker, Roger Scruton, Washington Irving, especially Geoffrey Crayon's Sketchbook, Christopher Alexander, Eric Sloane, Thomas McGuane, Russell Chatham, Steven Jenkin's Cheese Primer, Rick Bayless cookbooks, Pablo Neruda, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mario Batali cookbooks, Harold Bloom, Cornel West, Witold Rybczynski, Roger von Oech, Chris Van Allsburg, Ray Bradbury, Culinary Artistry, Zingerman's Guides, Calvin Trillin, Corby Kummer, Potowatomi Indian Summer, Dr. Seuss, Wild In The Willows, David Macaulay

"Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." -Rilke