For those of you I have not met yet and to save some time I have a link to an Interview I did for Col of Grasp the Nettle Blog, which tells you the basics of who I am, my views on some issues and what I do for a living, if you have any questions about the interview or me, just ask.
Quickly though I am 48, alone, an officer of the court of the commonwealth, and a friend.
Like a lot of you I have been heavily influenced in life by the music I listen too and the words within the songs. Pink Floyd released Time when I was in my mid teens. I have always thought this was a bit of anthem of my life, for when I was young I lived in the same small town for over 40 years just kicking around in my hometown just waiting for something or someone to show me the way. Alas, no one has come by and now as I watch the sun every day as I have become older and lonelier.
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun. So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking Racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, Shorter of breath and one day closer to death. Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time. Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way The time is gone, the song is over, Thought I'd something more to say.
For your enjoyment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL2vAUVOM0
Until recently I thought I would live that English way of quiet desperation simply waiting for this life of mine to get shorter till that one day I would run out of breath. But now after meeting so many of you, maybe I will forge a new path, not promising anything, but I do know I no longer want to live in that English way, and hope fully I might just find some one to share some sunshine with.
So thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my thoughts and the ride, as we travel through time together. I look forward to your advice, support and criticism.
Take care and be safe