Former student: UMBC (Baltimore, MD)
Prefers BBC to CNN
Four years of French & one year of Japanese in high school; two semesters of Arabic at UMBC (can't remember much of any)
Love to play Civilization V, Risk, Diplomacy, Monopoly, Mahjong (the real kind, and not the kind they play at retirement communities!), other such board games; but not a video game person. Very bad at Poker. Suck at Chess and Go.
Travel: Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands--have not made it to Canada, yet!
Favo(u)rite books: The First Man in Rome (Colleen McCullough), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series (Douglas Adams), 1984 (George Orwell), The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli), Seven Days in May, Tony Hillerman's Navajo Nation series, James Bond series (Ian Fleming), 2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C Clarke), Dirk Pitt series (Clive Cussler), Byzantium series (John Julius Norwich), The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy), The Cardinal of the Kremlin (Tom Clancy), Sleeping with the Devil (Robert Baer), The People's Choice (Jeff Greenfield), Fail Safe, Jurassic Park, Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Favo(u)rite movies: Monty Python movies, Dr. Strangelove, Contact, Team America: World Police, The King's Speech, Thirteen Days, Charlie Wilson's War, The Shoes of the Fisherman, Star Trek movies (some), Seven Days in May, James Bond movies (some), The Wind and the Lion, First Monday in October, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Road Trip, Hairspray, The Interview, The Eagle, Sahara, Coming to America, The Distinguished Gentleman, History of the World Part I, The Naked Gun movies, Indiana Jones movies, Protocol, War Games, Fail Safe, The Lord of the Rings movies, Emperor, Jurassic Park, The Mouse that Roared, Anne of the Thousand Days, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Star Wars movies, Blast from the Past, Sherlock Holmes, South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut, Movie 43
Favo(u)rite TV shows/series: John Adams, The Royals, Archer, Star Trek (Enterprise, Original series, Next Gen.), Family Guy, World without End, The House of Cards (BBC version), Animaniacs, Sherlock, Jericho, The Ranch, The Borgias, Yes [Prime] Minister, Are You Being Served?, South Park
Wow that was pretty brief!
Never was into sports, really.