I love the things that inspire me to think, to make connections: nature, conversation, movies, books, cities. Then I love the things that happen faster than I can think: playing and watching sports, listening to music, listening to poetry.I surround myself with lots of books, fiction and non-fiction. One of my favorite books recently is King Solomon's Ring by Konrad Lorenz. I love Joe Sacco's graphic journalism and Lynda Barry's novel Cruddy. I love all kinds of movies, high art and popular movies. It's the same with music: no matter what style it is, I like it if it communicates something to me. I like dancing and watching dance. I like plays, especially small productions where the acting is important. I like to sing. I'm in a few different performing groups.I love nature. I like hiking and just walking in the woods. I love the ocean. I am pretty athletic. I play ultimate frisbee, baseball, and racket sports. Recently I have taken up kayaking, ice skating, and skiing.