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Active, younger than my age.
Politically left inclined with a social conscience.
Non-violent and pacifist.
A bit intellectual but not pretentious.
Some aspirations to culture with a great love of music.
Humorous and witty.
Sometimes temperamental but not bad-tempered.
Possibly a bit romantic, but I tend to hide this.
What I’m doing with my life
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Golf, swimming, snooker, music, reading, art galleries, friends and
Counselling on hold, while awaiting new client referral; looking
for another voluntary agency.
Exploring Buddhism, but keeping an open mind.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am very reliable and hate letting people down.
I have an excellent memory. My musical and historical memory is
formidable. I rarely need to read something twice.
My grasp of detail has made me an effective advocate.
I am witty.
I frequently made colleagues laugh.
I am very determined.
Childhood setbacks made me determined to succeed, and all my
academic success dates from returning to education.
Being determined made me very good at my last job.
I quote a former colleague: "You get things done!"
I care about injustice and people's rights (particularly, those of
I always fought my clients' corner, even when it placed me in
conflict with my employer.
I believe strongly in equality and women's rights.
A female friend once said to a third party that I was the most
feminist man she had ever met.
I like history, and have an excellent knowlege in this field.
I keep myself politically well informed.
Astronomy fascinates me.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I can be counted on.
My honesty and forthrightness.
That I am witty.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Science fiction (Ursula le Guin: The Earthsea books; The Left Hand
of Darkness; The Dispossessed; The Telling); history and some
historical novels (but not most of the romantic ones).
Some classical novels (the Brontes; Russian classics; I prefer
reality in history).
Poetry (I particularly love the War Poetry of Wilfred Owen, which
moves me profoundly).
2001 - A Space Odyssey; 2010; The Black Hole; The Lord of the
Rings; The Golden Compass; Iris (Murdoch); Precious Bane; MacBeth
(Shakespeare / Polanski); Richard III (Shakespeare / Olivier); A
Man for All Seasons; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Life of
Brian; Barry McKenzie; There's Something about Mary.
Diana Rigg in Euripides' Medea - and as Klytaemnestra in the BBC
production of Aeschylus' Oresteia.
I have a wide ranging interest in classical music and some folk
Curry; cheeze; pasta, rice.
But I'll be happy trying different things (within the parameters of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My music collection.
My golf clubs.
My Collected Works of Wilfred Owen (which I have cherished since I
Fruit juice and cheese.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Fairness and social justice.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Varies, but usually at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a bit shy to begin with.
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