Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm struggling with this bit.....
"To begin at the beginning"? No. Rather at the end. I live in
remote northern Scotland surrounded, I finally notice, by things
needing support; two rejected and formerly maltreated dogs, a tribe
of abandoned cats, chickens on a pension while acting as a carer
for someone else. Time, as the days grow short, for some ME time,
Most of my life has been spend in education and some of the
remainder in horticulture at which I am, supposedly, qualified
though to look at my polytunnel you wouldn't believe it. Sadly
vegetables don't do it for me and I long to flower instead.
My real passion and hope is music. I am always transfixed by it's
quality. Hope comes from the fact that it is virtually free and a
universal human phenomena - a joy to the world. When I retired I
began learning the violin - ploughing recalcitrant synaptic
pathways to moderate effect.
I try to live ethically and frugally, (the frugality is
obligatory), though I have to admit that frugality slips when it
comes to CD's. My political beliefs which are important began left
and traveled still further left while remaining, at heart, a
simple, unregenerate class warrior. All this somewhat overshadowed
by the concrete conviction that it's Apocalypse Now, or very soon.
Somewhere the virus is incubating in an asian duck or banker's
brain that will see us all much reduced. Those and the sadly
inevitable climate change. But not at this moment. As I grow older
I experience that age epiphany whereby I grow happier and more
amazed by the wonder of everything. At the moment my garden is
flowering and glows in the evening - I stand fascinated and
compelled by it. Skimming through this site it is reassuring to see
the diversity, interests, skills and commitment of humanity! So
always look on the bright side o life Brian.
What I’m doing with my life
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I’m really good at
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Analysis and synthesis - at least verbally
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well folk say I look "distinguished" which I take to mean old and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love Iranian music and music of the middle east generally. Ditto
early music. I also love musicals but recently saw Les Miserables
and thought it an appalling travesty of film making; otherwise its
classic Noir and British film. One of my all time favourites is the
little known Last Hunt - if you've seen it you would know why.
Don't often read fiction unless I get seduced by an author and then
exhaust their output. Still exhausting Terry Pratchett. About to
buy Geoffrey Parker's Crisis of the 17th C. Currently reading The
Scottish Road to Socialism, Emily Dickinson and R.S. Thomas
Collected Poems. Magazines are New York Review of Books, London
Ditto, BBC Music Magazine and Permaculture. Daily paper, when I can
get it, The Guardian.
I don't watch much t.v. though not from any elitism - I recognise
that this is probably the golden age of t.v. but I have other
things to do, sadly one of them is falling asleep, and tend to feel
that so little has any connection with me. Having said that I often
watch Al Jazeera early in the morning and C4 news in the evening
though I often feel the latter needs a swift kick!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
music, humour, conversation, porridge, books and glasses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
mortality and "why" (no connection).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably in bed - though I am generally up by 5 a.m. (sorry)
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