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  • Adaptation
  • Animism
  • Anthropology
  • Apple/Macintosh Computers
  • Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • Attachment Parenting (AP)
  • Attachment Theory
  • Autopoeisis
  • Biology
  • Biomimicry
  • Bioregionalism
  • Business
  • Chaos Theory
  • Child Development
  • Civilization
  • Co-opetition
  • Coevolution
  • Communitarianism
  • Community Building
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
  • Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)
  • Complexity Science
  • Cooperation Theory
  • Cultural Creatives
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Daniel Quinn
  • Ecological Design — Sim van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan
  • Ecological Economics
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Emergence
  • Emergent Properties
  • Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Empowerment
  • Endosymbiosis
  • Ergonomics
  • Ethnopediatrics
  • Evolution
  • Evolutionary Psychology (EP)
  • Excellence
  • Film
  • Flow
  • Fractals
  • Gaia Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Gardening
  • General Systems Theory
  • Genetics
  • Hierarchy
  • History
  • Holons
  • Human Ecology
  • Human Systems Dynamics (HSD)
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hunter-Gatherers
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Indigenous Cultures
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian Psychology
  • Learning Organizations
  • Memes
  • Memetics
  • Movies
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Mythology
  • Natural Parenting
  • Natural Step
  • Network Science
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Non-Linear Dynamic Systems
  • Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Learning
  • Pantheism
  • Paradigm Shifts
  • Permaculture
  • Personality Types
  • Philosophy
  • Playwriting
  • Political Evolution
  • Population Ecology
  • Positive Change
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Screenwriting
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Leadership
  • Self-Organization
  • Self-Organizing Systems
  • Self-Parenting
  • Self-Similarity
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Evolution
  • Socially Responsible Business (SRB)
  • Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)
  • Sociology
  • Solution Focus
  • Songwriting
  • Steady-State Economics
  • Strengths Theory
  • Sustainability
  • Symbiogenesis
  • Systems Dynamics (SD)
  • Systems Thinking (ST)
  • Taoism
  • Televison
  • Theatre
  • Tipping Point
  • Tribalism
  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Unconditional Parenting (UP)
  • Universal Darwinism
  • Unschooling
  • Video
  • Voluntary Simplicity
  • Win-Win


  • “Lost” Scholarship
  • Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • Attachment Parenting (AP)
  • Blogging
  • Business Consulting
  • Composing
  • Creativity Coaching
  • Custom Instrumentals
  • Custom Songs
  • Custom Works
  • Custom Writing
  • Directing
  • Dramatic Writing
  • Entrepreneurship/Self-Employment
  • Gardening
  • Health and Fitness
  • Lyric Writing
  • Music
  • Music Workshops
  • Musical Arrangements and Production
  • Personal Development
  • Piano/Keyboard Performance
  • Potluck (
  • Potluck Creative Arts (
  • Potluck Creative Arts’ YouTube Channel (
  • Reading
  • Simply Music
  • Singalong Workshops
  • Social Networking
  • Songwriting
  • Songwriting Workshops
  • Sophie’s World (
  • Teaching Piano/Music Lessons
  • Unconditional Parenting (UP)
  • Website Design
  • WordPress
  • Writing


  • 1984 — George Orwell
  • The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture — Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides & John Tooby, Editors
  • Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic — John de Graaf, David Wann & Thomas H. Naylor
  • After Dachau — Daniel Quinn
  • Amelia Bedelia — Peggy Parish, illustrated by Fritz Siebel
  • American Indian Holocaust and Survival: A Population History Since 1492 — Russell Thornton
  • An Introduction to General Systems Thinking — Gerald M. Weinberg
  • Animal Farm — George Orwell
  • Anno’s Magic Seeds — Mitsumasa Anno
  • The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook — David L. Cooperrider, Diana L. Whitney, and Jacqueline M. Stavros
  • Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination — Jane Magruder Watkins and Bernard J. Mohr
  • Appreciative Inquiry: Rethinking Human Organization Toward a Theory of Positive Change — David L. Cooperrider, Jr. Sorensen Peter F., Diana Whitney, and Therese F Yaeger, editors
  • Arnie, the Doughnut — Laurie Keller
  • At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity — Stuart Kauffman
  • Atlas Shrugged — Ayn Rand
  • Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child — Katie Allison Granju & Betsy Kennedy, R.N., M.S.N.
  • Being Is Enough: Collective Self-Help for a Sustainable World — Doug Brown
  • Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure — Daniel Quinn
  • Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development — Herman E. Daly
  • Billibonk and the Big Itch — Phil Ramsey
  • Billibonk and the Thorn Patch — Phil Ramsey
  • Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium — Carl Sagan
  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature — Janice M. Benyus
  • The Birth of a New Physics — Bernard Cohen
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking — Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Book of the Damned — Daniel Quinn
  • Brave New World — Aldous Huxley
  • Breakfast of Champions — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Brother Eagle, Sister Sky — Chief Seattle, illustrated by Susan Jeffers
  • The Butter Battle Book — Dr. Seuss
  • Cannibals and Kings: The Origins of Cultures — Marvin Harris
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back — Dr. Seuss
  • Cat’s Cradle — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Catch-22 — Joseph Heller
  • The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger
  • Chaos: Making a New Science — James Gleick
  • A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens
  • Civilization and Its Discontents — Sigmund Freud
  • Co-Opetition: A Revolutionary Mindset That Combines Competition and Cooperation: The Game Theory Strategy That’s Changing the Game of Business — Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff
  • Coevolution: Genes, Culture, and Human Diversity — William H. Durham
  • The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations — Norman Yoffee & George L. Cowgill, Editors
  • The Collapse of Complex Societies — Joseph A. Tainter
  • The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration — Robert Axelrod
  • Complexity: The Emerging Science on the Edge of Order and Chaos — M. Mitchell Waldrop
  • The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost — Jean Liedloff
  • Cows, Pigs, War and Witches: The Riddles of Culture — Marvin Harris
  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things — William McDonough & Michael Braungart
  • Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • The Crucible — Arthur Miller
  • The Culture of Make Believe — Derrick Jensen
  • The Culture of Nature: North American Landscape from Disney to the Exxon Valdez — Alexander Wilson
  • The Culture of Wilderness: Agriculture as Colonization in the American West — Frieda Knobloch
  • Dancing with Mosquitoes: To Liberate the Mind from Humanism: A Way To Green the Mind — Theo Grutter
  • Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics As a Science — Robert Aunger, Editor
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark — Carl Sagan
  • Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change — Victor Papanek
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency — Douglas Adams
  • Dominion — Niles Eldredge
  • Doodle Flute — Daniel Pinkwater
  • The Dot — Peter H. Reynolds
  • Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit — Al Gore
  • Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth — Lester R. Brown
  • Ecological Design — Sim van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan
  • The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability — Paul Hawken
  • The Ecology of Eden: An Inquiry Into the Dream of Paradise and a New Vision of Our Role in Nature — Evan Eisenberg
  • The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy — Murray Bookchin
  • Ecology: The Link Between the Natural and Social Sciences — Eugene P. Odum
  • The Economy of Nature: Rethinking the Connections Between Ecology and Economics — William Ashworth
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ — Daniel Goleman
  • The Evolution of Cooperation — Robert Axelrod
  • Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind — David M. Buss
  • The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization — Peter M. Senge, Editor
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization — Peter M. Senge
  • First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy — Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill & Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions — Edwin A. Abbott
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • The Foolish Tortoise — Richard Buckley, illustrated by Eric Carle
  • Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography — Roger Shattuck
  • Foucault’s Pendulum — Umberto Eco
  • The Fountainhead — Ayn Rand
  • Franny and Zooey — J.D. Salinger
  • Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin — Stephen Jay Gould
  • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth — James Lovelock
  • Galápagos — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Galileo — Bertolt Brecht
  • Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World — Alan Weisman
  • General Systems Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications — Ludwig von Bertalanffy
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples — Harville Hendrix
  • Getting to the Source: Readings on Sustainable Values — William Ross McCluney
  • The Gift of Nothing — Patrick McDonnell
  • The Giving Tree — Shel Silverstein
  • Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age — Michael H. Shuman
  • The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest — Lynne Cherry
  • Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less — Guy Claxton
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces — Joseph Campbell
  • The Hidden Connections: Integrating The Biological, Cognitive, And Social Dimensions Of Life Into A Science Of Sustainability — Fritjof Capra
  • Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity — John Holland
  • Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science — Paul R. Gross & Norman Levitt
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
  • The Holy — Daniel Quinn
  • Horton Hears a Who! — Dr. Seuss
  • How Children Fail — John Holt
  • How Children Learn — John Holt
  • How the Leopard Changed its Spots: The Evolution of Complexity — Brian Goodwin
  • Human Ecology: The Story of Our Place in Nature from Prehistory to the Present — Bernard Campbell
  • Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect — Paul Ehrlich
  • Humanity’s Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World — William Ross McCluney
  • Humankind — Peter Farb
  • The Iceman Cometh — Eugene O’Neill
  • The Idiot’s Guide to Simple Living — Georgene Lockwood
  • If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways — Daniel Quinn
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin — Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie — Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake — Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
  • Industrial Dynamics — Jay Forrester
  • Inherit the Wind — Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
  • Insatiable Is Not Sustainable — Doug Brown
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy — Richard C. Schwartz
  • Into the Wild — Jon Krakauer
  • Introduction to Permaculture — Bill Mollison
  • Inventing the Child: Culture, Ideology, and the Story of Childhood — Joseph Zornado
  • Ishmael — Daniel Quinn
  • It is So! (If You Think So) — Luigi Pirandello
  • Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East — Gita Mehta
  • The King’s Stilts — Dr. Seuss
  • The Knight and the Dragon — Tomie dePaola
  • A Language Older Than Words — Derrick Jensen
  • The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush — Tomie dePaola
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong — James W. Loewen
  • Life, the Universe and Everything — Douglas Adams
  • Limited Wants, Unlimited Means: A Reader on Hunter-Gatherer Economics and the Environment — John Gowdy, Editor
  • Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life — Albert-László Barabási
  • Living Within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos — Garrett Hardin
  • The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations — Dietrich Dörner
  • Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul — Douglas Adams
  • The Lorax — Dr. Seuss
  • Lord of the Flies — William Golding
  • The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds — John Bowlby
  • Making the World — Douglas Wood, illustrations by Yoshi
  • The Man Who Grew Young — Daniel Quinn, illustrated by Tim Eldred
  • Man’s Rise to Civilization (As Shown by the Indians of North America from Primeval Times to the Coming of the Industrial State) — Peter Farb
  • The Meme Machine — Susan Blackmore
  • Metapatterns: Across Space, Time, and Mind — Tyler Volk
  • Mid-Course Correction: Towards a Sustainable Enterprise: The INTERFACE Model — Ray C. Anderson
  • Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World — David Marbury-Lewis
  • The Mixed-Up Chameleon — Eric Carle
  • Monocultures of the Mind: Perspectives on Biodiversity and Biotechnology — Vandana Shiva
  • Mother Night — Kurt Vonnegut
  • My Ishmael — Daniel Quinn
  • The Name of the Rose — Umberto Eco
  • Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America — Jack Weatherford
  • Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution — Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins & L. Hunter Lovins
  • Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting — Peggy O’Mara
  • The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation — Brian Nattrass & Mary Altomare
  • The Natural Way of Farming: The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy — Masanobu Fukuoka
  • The Nature of Economies — Jane Jacobs
  • Nature’s Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas — Donald Worster
  • The New Economics: For Industry, Government, Education — W. Edwards Deming
  • The New Renaissance — Daniel Quinn
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values — Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths — Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
  • The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats — Carol Greene
  • Old Turtle — Douglas Wood, illustrations by Cheng-Khee Chee
  • Old Turtle and the Broken Truth — Douglas Wood, illustrations by Jon J. Muth
  • On the Day You Were Born — Debra Frasier
  • Once A Mouse: A Fable Cut in Wood — Marcia Brown
  • One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale — Demi
  • The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming — Masanobu Fukuoka
  • The Origin of Species — Charles Darwin
  • Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent — Meredith F. Small
  • Out of the Crisis — W. Edwards Deming
  • People of the Deer — Farley Mowat
  • The Permaculture Garden — Graham Bell
  • Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual — Bill Mollison
  • Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability — David Holmgren
  • The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong — Dr. Laurence J. Peter & Raymond Hull
  • Pigs for the Ancestors: Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People — Roy A. Rappaport
  • Player Piano — Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change — Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom
  • The Power of Myth — Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers
  • A Primer of Ecology — Nicholas Gotelli
  • The Princess Bride — William Goldman
  • Principle-Centered Leadership — Stephen R. Covey
  • Principles of Systems — Jay Forrester
  • Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest — Daniel Quinn
  • Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming Parent-Child Relationships from Reaction and Struggle to Freedom, Power and Joy — Naomi Aldort
  • Re-Zoom — Istvan Banyai
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe — Douglas Adams
  • A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History — Lynne Cherry
  • The Road To Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity — Michael Maren
  • The Road to Serfdom — Friedrich A. Hayek
  • Scaredy Squirrel — Melanie Watt
  • Seeing Green: The Politics of Ecology Explained — Jonathon Porritt
  • Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed — James C. Scott
  • The Selfish Gene — Richard Dawkins
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Carnivorous Carnival — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Hostile Hospital — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Vile Village — Lemony Snicket
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window — Lemony Snicket
  • Seven Blind Mice — Ed Young
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are — Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan
  • Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop Them All — Brian Czech
  • Silent Spring — Rachel Carson
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author — Luigi Pirandello
  • The Skin of Our Teeth — Thornton Wilder
  • Slapstick: or, Lonesome No More! — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Slaughterhouse Five, or the Children’s Crusade — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered — E.F. Schumacher
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories — Dr. Seuss
  • So Human an Animal: How We Are Shaped By Surroundings and Events — Rene Dubos
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish — Douglas Adams
  • The Solitaire Mystery: A Novel about Family and Destiny — Jostein Gaarder
  • Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy — Jostein Gaarder
  • Starting a Sudbury School: A Summary of the Experiences of Fifteen Start-Up Groups — Daniel Greenberg and Mimsy Sadofsky
  • Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology — Gregory Bateson
  • Stolen Continents: The Americas Through Indian Eyes Since 1492 — Ronald Wright
  • Stone Age Economics — Marshall D. Sahlins
  • Stone Soup — Marcia Brown
  • The Story of B — Daniel Quinn
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions — Thomas S. Kuhm
  • The Sudbury Valley School Experience — Daniel Greenberg
  • Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion — Edward J. Larson
  • A Survey of Ecological Economics — Rajaram Krishnan, Jonathan M. Harris, Neva R. Goodwin, Editors
  • Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution — Lynn Margulis
  • The Systems Thinking Playbook: Exercises to Stretch and Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabilities — Dennis Meadows & Linda Booth Sweeney
  • The Tales of Adam — Daniel Quinn
  • The Tao of Physics — Fritjof Capra
  • The Tao of Pooh — Benjamin Hoff
  • Tao Te Ching — Lao Tzu
  • The Te of Piglet — Benjamin Hoff
  • The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry — Sue Annis Hammond
  • Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads Through Society: The New Science of Memes — Aaron Lynch
  • Three Native American Learning Stories: Who Speaks for Wolf, Winter White and Summer Gold, Many Circles — Paula Underwood
  • The Three-Legged Cat — Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Jonathan Allen
  • The Time Before History: 5 Million Years of Human Impact — Colin Tudge
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference — Malcolm Gladwell
  • Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab — Barbara Bash
  • The Trouble with Testosterone: And Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament — Robert M. Sapolsky
  • The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture — Fritjof Capra
  • Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason — Alfie Kohn
  • The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom — Mary Griffith
  • Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich — Duane Elgin
  • Waffle — Chris Raschka
  • Walden: Or, Life in the Woods — Henry David Thoreau
  • The Water Hole — Graeme Base
  • We Have Never Been Modern — Bruno Latour
  • We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love — Robert A. Johnson
  • The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems — Fritjof Capra
  • What Else Could It Be? — Mario Gomboli
  • What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better — Dan Brown
  • When a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories — Linda Booth Sweeney
  • Who Do You Think You Are? — Dr. Nick Isbister and Dr. Martin Robinson
  • Whose Garden Is It? — Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Jane Dyer
  • Why Can’t I Fly? — Rita Golden Gelman, illustrated by Jack Kent
  • Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences — Edward Tenner
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West — Gregory Maguire
  • The Wisdom of the Crows and Other Buddhist Tales — Sherab Chodzin anf Alexandra Kohn, illustrated by Marie Cameron
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories — Dr. Seuss
  • You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man: How Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Frauds Work… and Why They’re More Common Than Ever — James Walsh
  • Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence — Joe Dominguez & Vicki Robin
  • Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design — Laurence G. Boldt
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values — Robert M. Pirsig
  • Zoom — Istvan Banyai


  • 10cc
  • ABBA
  • Lynn Ahrens
  • Tori Amos
  • Benny Andersson
  • Fiona Apple
  • Howard Ashman
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Beatles
  • Beck
  • The Bee Gees
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Elmer Bernstein
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Bjork
  • Blur
  • David Bowie
  • Leslie Bricusse
  • Mel Brooks
  • Wendy Carlos
  • Harry Chapin
  • Chicago
  • Eric Clapton
  • Alf Clausen
  • Joe Cocker
  • Coldplay
  • Phil Collins
  • Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Elvis Costello
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Neil Diamond
  • Donovan
  • Bob Dorough
  • The Dream Academy
  • Duran Duran
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • Eurhythmics
  • William Finn
  • Flaming Lips
  • Ben Folds Five
  • Ben Folds
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Garbage
  • Genesis
  • George Gershwin
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Godlely and Creme
  • Jerry Goldsmith
  • Hall and Oates
  • Marvin Hamlisch
  • George Harrison
  • Indigo Girls
  • Jethro Tull
  • Billy Joel
  • Elton John
  • Tom Jones
  • Scott Joplin
  • The Killers
  • The Kinks
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • k.d. lang
  • Led Zeppelin
  • John Legend
  • John Lennon
  • Annie Lennox
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Jeff Lynne
  • Henry Mancini
  • Aimee Mann
  • George Martin
  • Paul McCartney
  • Nellie McKay
  • Alan Menken
  • George Michael
  • Glenn Miller
  • Monty Python
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Morphine
  • Alison Moyet
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • N.E.R.D.
  • Anthony Newley
  • Randy Newman
  • Harry Nilsson
  • Michael Nyman
  • Oasis
  • Outkast
  • Trey Parker
  • Pearl Jam
  • Michael Penn
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Police
  • Cole Porter
  • Queen
  • Radiohead
  • The Rembrandts
  • Tim Rice
  • Lionel Richie
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Seal
  • Marc Shaiman
  • Richard B. Sherman
  • Robert M. Sherman
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Paul Simon
  • Jill Sobule
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Squeeze
  • Carl Stalling
  • Ringo Starr
  • Steely Dan
  • Jim Steinman
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sting
  • Johann Strauss
  • Jule Styne
  • Supertramp
  • Matthew Sweet
  • Talking Heads
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Tears for Fears
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Pete Townshend
  • Travis
  • True Margrit
  • U2
  • Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Jimmy Webb
  • The Who
  • John Williams
  • Brian Wilson
  • Wings
  • Stevie Wonder
  • The Wondermints
  • XTC


  • 12 Monkeys
  • 9 to 5
  • A.I. – Artificial Intelligence — Written by Steven Spielberg; Screen Story by Ian Watson; Based on the short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss; Directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Adaptation
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic — John de Graaf, David Wann & Thomas H. Naylor
  • Airplane!
  • Apocalypto — Written by Mel Gibson & Farhad Safinia; Directed by Mel Gibson
  • The Aristocrats
  • Austin Power: International Man of Mystery
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Awakenings
  • Babe — Written by George Miller and Chris Noonan; Based on the Novel The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith; Directed by Chris Noonan
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future II
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Best in Show
  • Big
  • Billy Elliot — Written by Lee Hall; Directed by Stephen Daldry
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Boogie Nights
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of American for Make Benefit Glorious Nation Kazakhstan
  • Bowfinger
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • Cast Away — Written by William Broyles, Jr.; Directed by Robert Zemeckis
  • Chicken Run
  • A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens
  • Citizen Kane — Written by Herman J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles; Directed by Orson Welles
  • Citizen Ruth — Written by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor; Directed by Alexander Payne
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Comedian
  • Contact
  • The Corporation — Written by Joel Bakan; Directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott
  • Crash
  • Dances with Wolves — Written by Michael Blake, based on his novel; Directed by Kevin Costner
  • Die Hard
  • Dr. Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) — Written by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern & Peter George; Based on the novel Red Alert by Peter George; Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex…
  • Excalibur
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Falling Down — Written by Ebbe Roe Smith; Directed by Joel Schumacher
  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Fight Club — Written by Jim Uhls; Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk; Directed by David Fincher
  • Finding Nemo
  • Fly Away Home — Written by Robert Rodat & Vince McKewin; Based on the autobiography by Bill Lishman; Directed by Carroll Ballard
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Full Monty
  • Galaxy Quest
  • The Game
  • Gattaca
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy — Written and Directed by Jamie Uys
  • Good Fellas
  • Grizzly Man — Written and Directed by Werner Herzog
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Harold and Maude
  • Help!
  • Hero
  • Hot Shots!
  • House of Games
  • I Love You to Death
  • The Ice Storm — Written by James Schamus; Based on the novel by Rick Moody: Directed by Ang Lee
  • The Illusionist
  • Imagine: John Lennon
  • An Inconvenient Truth — Directed by Davis Guggenheim
  • The Incredibles — Written and Directed by Brad Bird
  • Independence Day — Written by Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich; Directed by Roland Emmerich
  • The Indian in the Cupboard — Written by Melissa Mathison; Based on the novel by Lynne Reid Banks; Directed by Frank Oz
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Inherit the Wind — Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
  • It’s a Wonderful Life — Written by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett and Frank Capra; Based on the short story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern; Directed by Frank Capra
  • Jaws
  • The Jerk
  • Jerry Maguire
  • JFK — Written by Oliver Stone & Zachary Sklar; Based on the books Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs and On the Trail of the Assasins by Jim Garrison; Directed by Oliver Stone
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters — Directed by Seth Gordon
  • Kinsey
  • Lars and the Real Girl — Written by Nancy Oliver; Directed by Craig Gillespie
  • The Last Supper — Written by Dan Rosen; Directed by Stacy Title
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Lord of the Flies — William Golding
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Magnolia
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Mary Poppins — Written by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi; Based on the novels by P.L. Travers; Directed by Robert Stevenson
  • The Matrix — Written and Directed by Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski
  • Memento
  • Microcosmos
  • Mindwalk — Written by Fritjof Capra & Floyd Byars; Story by Bernt Capra; Directed by Bernt Capra
  • Monsters, Inc. — Written by Andrew Stanton & Dan Gerson; Directed by Pete Docter
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian
  • Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus — Written by Patrick Sheane Duncan; Directed by Stephen Herek
  • Murderball — Directed by Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • North by Northwest
  • Once Were Warriors — Written by Riwia Brown; Based on the novel by Alan Duff; Directed by Lee Tamahori
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • The Planet of the Apes
  • Pleasantville — Written and Directed by Gary Ross
  • Poltergeist
  • The Presitge
  • The Princess Bride — William Goldman
  • The Producers
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Queen
  • Quills
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Rear Window
  • Rocky — Written by Sylvester Stallone; Directed by John G. Avildsen
  • The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
  • School of Rock — Written by Mike White; Directed by Richard Linklater
  • Seven
  • The Sixth Sense
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
  • The Spanish Prisoner
  • Spellbound
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • The Sting
  • Strictly Ballroom — Written by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce and Andrew Bovell; Based on the play by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce; Directed by Baz Luhrmann
  • The Stunt Man
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Super Size Me
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Team America: World Police
  • The Terminal
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • The Terminator
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • Three Kings
  • Time After Time
  • Time Bandits
  • Titanic — Written and Directed by James Cameron
  • Top Secret
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Tron
  • The Truman Show — Written by Andrew Niccol; Directed by Peter Weir
  • Twice Upon a Time
  • Unbreakable — Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • The Usual Suspects
  • V for Vendetta — Written by The Wachowski Brothers; Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, illustrated by David Lloyd; Directed by James McTiegue
  • Wag the Dog
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Wall-E
  • WarGames
  • The Way Things Go — Written and Directed by Peter Fischli and David Weiss
  • Wayne’s World
  • West Side Story
  • When Harry Met Sally…
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Winged Migration
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Wordplay
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Zelig
  • Zoolander


  • 30 Days
  • 30 Rock
  • Andy Richter Controls the Universe
  • The Animaniacs
  • Arrested Development
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • Boston Legal
  • The Brak Show
  • Cartoon Planet
  • Cheers
  • The Colbert Report
  • The Critic
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Da Ali G Show
  • The Daily Show
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
  • Emeril Live
  • The Ernie Kovacs Show
  • Frasier
  • Friends
  • Futurama
  • Good Eats
  • House
  • Iron Chef
  • It’s Garry Shandling’s Show
  • The Kids in the Hall
  • King of the Hill
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • Late Night with Conan O’Brien
  • The Late Show with David Letterman
  • Looney Tunes
  • Lost
  • Mad About You
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus
  • Moral Orel
  • Mr. Show
  • My Name is Earl
  • Northern Exposure
  • The Office (BBC)
  • The Office (NBC)
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Police Squad!
  • Reno 911
  • Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In
  • Schoolhouse Rock
  • Sealab 2021
  • Seinfeld
  • The Simpsons
  • South Park
  • Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
  • Sports Night
  • The Tick (Animated)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures
  • The Tracey Ullman Show
  • TV Funhouse
  • TV Nation
  • Viva Variety
  • The West Wing
  • The X-Files

Some Other People and Things I Like

  • Woody Allen
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Alton Brown
  • Lenny Bruce
  • Giordana Bruno
  • James Burke
  • George Carlin
  • Chuck Close
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Leonard Da Vinci
  • Larry David
  • Walt Disney
  • M.C. Escher
  • Jodie Foster
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Matt Groening
  • Bill Hicks
  • Harry Houdini
  • Howard Hughes
  • Chuck Jones
  • Mike Judge
  • Charlie Kauffman
  • Ernie Kovacs
  • John Lasseter
  • David Letterman
  • George Lucas
  • Bill Maher
  • Demetri Martin
  • Steve Martin
  • Freddy Mercury
  • Michael Moore
  • Michael Moshen
  • Penn & Teller
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Garry Shandling
  • Aaron Sorkin
  • Steve Jobs
  • Jon Stewart
  • Matt Stone
  • Mark Twain
  • Tracey Ullman
  • Robin Williams
  • The Yes Men
  • Bloom County — Berkeley Breathed
  • Calvin and Hobbes — Bill Watterson
  • Dilbert — Scott Adams
  • The Far Side — Gary Larson

Tags from my interactive biography

20th Century Fox
Agency Representation
Airplane III: The Cosmic Enigma
Alfred Piano Methods
A Life Worth Living
American Anthropological Association
American Zoetrope
Annual Thesis Prize
Appreciative Inquiry
Bait and Switch
Bastien Piano Methods
Billboard Magazine Songwriting Contest
Citizen Arcane
City University of New York
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Copy Editing
Cornell University
Cornell University Symphonic Band
Coverage Writing
Cupid's Arrow
Daniel Quinn
Data Management and Analysis
Department of Communication
Department of Theatre Arts Screenwriting Competition
Department of Theatre Film and Dance
Desktop Publishing
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Dramatic Writing
Emergent Associates LLC
Emergent Associates LLC: Trailblazing Tribalizing
Event Coordination
Everyone's Invited
Eye of the River Dolphin
Farber Literary Agency
Film/Cinema/Video/Motion Pictures
Film Editing
Forcing the Balance Or How I Learned to Stop Worshiping Star Wars and Understand Myself
Golden Key National Honor Society
Good Morning America
Graduate Center
Graduate Studies
Gratuitous Violence
High School
Honor Society
Hugh Manatee
Independence Day
Independent Feature Film Market
Independent Feature Project
Jersey Films
Lost Found: An Ongoing Look at the Meaning of a Landmark Television Series
M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
Masque and Mime Society
Microsoft Excel
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
Mosaic: A Magazine of Arts Sciences & Everything in Between
Mother Earth News
Musical Directing
Musical Theatre
Music Arranger/Producer
Music Performance
Music Teacher
New Millennium Pictures
permaCulture: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences
Phi Beta Kappa
Potluck Arts
Potluck Creative Arts
Potluck Creative Arts' YouTube Channel
Public Speaking
Research Papers
Roy C. Ketcham High School
Seriously Gratuitous: The Making of Gratuitous Violence
Short Stories
Simply Music
Sophie's World
Sostenuto: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences
Sound Design
Stage Dad
Susan Smith & Associates
Team Approach
The Game of Community
The Lion's Share
The Offhand Band
The Right Circles
The Unexplainable Bonefish
The Unsustainability and Origins of Socioeconomic Increase
Undergraduate Studies
Viewpoint on Food and Population
Website Design
World Bank 2000 and the Unsustainability of Economic Growth

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