Flat pillows, museums, Baskerville type, books, fly fishing, brook trout, ducks, breaking glass, explosions, big dogs, Gustav Mahler, toast, crows and ravens, sycamore trees, rocks, small streams, gas lanterns, Jersey cows, olives, Thomas Hardy, the blues, Dostoyevsky, winter, Tintin, real fur, leather, red meat, earth colors, Shakespeare, Japanese Art,  Hasui, mermaids, tombstones, saltines, birds, cheese, nurses, guitars, Thomas Jefferson, old Disney cartoons, Mark Twain, Paul Laurence Dunbar, ruins, guns


Men wearing jewelry, cardinals, country music, basketball, cats, cherries, dumb women, musicals, anything with raisins in it, TV in general, sitcoms especially, casinos, hard pencils, blue ink, flies, hairy women, padded toilet seats, crowds, pineapple, pink, dogs wearing sweaters, people who own sweater-wearing dogs, rap music, herbal tea,  new age, authority, color photos, greasy tissues, impressionist paintings, chewing gum, meetings, the irritating cracking and crunching of people eating popcorn, plumbing, flying, body odor, passionless people

Favorite Books

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/Twain
  • Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • The Wind in the Willows/Grahame
  • Le Grande Meaulnes/Alain-Fournier
  • Far From the Madding Crowd/Hardy
  • Atlas Shrugged/Rand
  • Robinson Crusoe/Defoe
  • Lake Wobegon Days/Keillor
  • Private Yankee Doodle
  • The Woodlanders/Hardy
  • Dandelion Wine/Bradbury
  • Lost Horizon/Hilton
  • The Count of Monte Cristo/Dumas
  • Parnassus on Wheels/Morley
  • The Mysterious Island/Verne
  • The Admirable Crichton/Barrie
  • Don Quixote/Cervantes
  • Food For the Dead/Bell
  • The Idiot/Dostoyevski
  • Crime and Punishment/Dostoyevski
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge/Hardy
  • The Return of the Native/Hardy
  • All P. G. Wodehouse


  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • The General
  • The Cowboy and the Lady
  • Vertigo
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • I Married a Witch
  • I Was a Male War Bride
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Big Fish
  • The Sting
  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Pinocchio
  • Meet John Doe


  • Balsam Fir
  • The Ocean
  • Pipe Tobacco
  • Leather
  • Forest after a rain
  • Women
  • Burning Leaves
  • Coffee
  • Old Books
  • New Books
  • Middle-aged Books
  • The Fair
  • Bread
  • Hound Dogs


  • Orchestra tuning
  • Home run
  • Fish hitting a fly
  • Small stream
  • Watermill
  • Ducks
  • Steam train
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Wood Thrush
  • Snow falling
  • Babies Laughing
  • Typewriter
  • Silence

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