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My self-summary
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
Golf, swimming, snooker, music, reading, art galleries, friends and family.
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
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 the vulnerable).
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
That I can be counted on.

My honesty and forthrightness.

That I am witty.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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).

Greek Tragedy.

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 music.

Curry; cheeze; pasta, rice.
But I'll be happy trying different things (within the parameters of my vegetarianism).
Six things I could never do without
My music collection.
My golf clubs.
My Collected Works of Wilfred Owen (which I have cherished since I was 21).
Fruit juice and cheese.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Fairness and social justice.
On a typical Friday night I am
Varies, but usually at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a bit shy to begin with.
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