ROC Spotlight Series - James Nobles

What are you reading?

I don’t read much outside of work since my days are often spent reading and reviewing documents used in analyzing cases and preparing for trials. When I do read at home it tends to be to learn something new like: seamanship, how to build a wine cellar, race car design or business studies. 

I am currently reading Search Inside Yourself, by Chade-Meng Tan, the now retired Jolly Good Fellow of Google, in an effort to learn, understand and increase meditation in my daily life. It has has demystified an ancient tradition into easy practical steps to put more peace and meditation into my life. A life changing read... 

What are you listening to?

In the car it is mostly talk Radio: Wease, Lonsberry and NPR.  At home, what seems like one million different Pandora stations from Johnny Cash to Cake, David Gray to Buena Vista Social Club, Alessia Cara to Duke Ellington. 

What is the last album or song that you downloaded?

Lots of Katy Perry for my eight year old daughter to listen to in the car.

Do you have a favorite podcast(s)?

I don’t regularly listen to podcasts, but I do sometimes search for specific Rick Warren messages.  Holly, my wife of 16 years, sends me other good suggestions including Ted Talks and some Dr. Henry Cloud podcasts.  

What are you currently watching on TV?

The Big Bang Theory, anything with Anthony Bourdain and Midnight Diner: Tokyo Series. My all time favorites include: Bloodline, House of Cards, the Wire, Intelligence.  

What is the last movie you saw?

Ice Age.  What can I say, I have an eight year old.  

Who are you following on Twitter?

Mark Siwiec of course, along with the Pope, numerous local reporters, Lonsberry, Bob Duffy, The Toronto Star, The Little Speed Shop, Formula One and about a hundred others.

How do you spend your Sundays?

Sundays, if we are not traveling, start with church and end with a family dinner.  In the middle, there might be a movie in the afternoon, strolling through a farmer's market or cooking together.  It is definitely a family day and a time for us to relax, sometimes with friends for family, but often just the three of us.