|Reasons for Guatemala Assignment: Sense of purpose, need to make a difference, identification with struggle for basic human rights, desire to interpret and communicate Guatemalan reality, wonderful source of stories for someone called to be a storyteller.
Favorite authors: Ray Bradbury, Thoreau, Terry Pratchett, China Mieville, Eduardo Galeano, Douglas Adams.
Favorite movies: It's a Wonderful Life, The Mission, Romero, Salvador, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Indiana Jones, Frankie & Johnnie, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Motorcycle Diaries, Joe Versus the Volcano
Guilty pleasures: Starbucks white chocolate mocha, Mad magazine, McDonalds French fries, The Shield, sleeping in, Domino's pizza,
Goosebumps music: Clair de lune (Debussy), In the Arms of the Angel (Sarah Mclachlan), Thank you (Dido), What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong), Still Crazy (Paul Simon), So Quiet in Here (Van Morrison), Yolanda (Pablo Milanés), New York State of Mind (Billy Joel), Take me Home (Phil Collins), Kind of Blue (Miles Davis), Debussy: Arabesque No.1 (Branford Marsalis), On My Own (Les Miserables), Orilla de la Chimenea (Joaquin Sabina), Extreme Ways (Moby), Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel), Theme from Chocolat (Rachel Portman), La Valse D'Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
NY Favorite stuff: everything bagels with vegetable cream cheese, the Sunday NY Times, the International Center for Photography, Wo Hops Chinese restaurant, Ben & Jerry's NY Super Fudge Chunk ice cream, the green grass of the backyard,
Guatemala Favorite Stuff: Sophos café, Cineopolis, el Sarape Tacos, Tikal, el Diamante, the Europa, Champerico, Café León, The island of Flores, Antigua's central park, the view from my apartment,
Things that rock my world: My family, my friends, waterfalls, warm nights at the ocean, photography, Photoshop, bookstores, cafes, bookstores with cafes, hiking the North Cascades, dark chocolate, marzipan, The West Wing, making lists, journaling, walking barefoot, snorkeling,