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My self-summary
Science graduate with wide interest in the Arts (music, literature, art, in particular). Worked in science or technology in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Now editing anything in English.
I understand OM, but reckon it's a load of hoohaa.
What I’m doing with my life
Continuing to learn about life and people
I’m really good at
Being practical despite an appearance of nerd.
Communication is so important, but many, if not most of us, are often misunderstood at some time or other. I've tried to learn other languages but do not have the knack. Conversations in some are possible with a lot of physical movements (arm waving, drawing in the air or on paper) as long as the other person accepts that at least I am trying.
The first things people usually notice about me
Like many of us older people I'm rarely noticed.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Most favorite book: Encyclopedia Brittanica; hard to pick others as I keep finding new authors to admire and enjoy. like Alexander McCall Smith's philosophical novels as well as those lady detectives.
Music: 'classical' from ancient to modern with jazz. Food: does anyone ever say they like bad food – a view as sensible as saying a person smiles all over their face (where else?) Asian food maybe at the top – all varieties. Movies: like most things I have variable favorites, but Carlos Saura's Carmen is near the top. I suppose shows means tv ones... not addicted, many successful ones become more and more fanciful as the producers cash in. Often leave tv switched off for weeks at a time.
Six things I could never do without
Hope, camera, pen, paper, current library book, loose-leaf tea
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The parallel between the Princess and the frog and Sleeping Beauty and the Prince. In real life how many need to be kissed for a result?
On a typical Friday night I am
I have no really typical Friday night
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a member of OKC
You should message me if
you like dry humour;
The two of us