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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Economist
Location Ireland
Introduction I am at that stage in life when the twenty year old in my head is coming to terms with the 44 year old superstructure which surrounds it. This has led to a substantial amount of existential musing and a disbelief in changes, such as the fact that classical music is now a preferred listening option to rock, or that alcohol is no longer a part of my life, and that many good ideas will sadly only remain ideas..On the other hand life is extremely rich and varied and wonderful, so even if the journey through this beautiful garden is slowing from a gallop to a brisk walk, well what the hell? More time to notice the flowers, and appreciate this weird unasked for gift that is life.
Interests History, Politics, Nature, Ireland, Spanish Civil War, Humour, Films, Sex, Rock n Roll, Pretty much everything that life has to offer, except the bits I don't like, and even some of them are probably good for me.
Favorite Movies Once Upon A Time in America, 1900, Layer Cake, The Battle of Britain, Annie Hall, Taxi Driver, Meet the Parents, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport to Pimlico, Whiskey Galore, Michael Collins, Braveheart, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favorite Music Focus, T.Rex, The Only Ones, The Clash, Culture, Fela Kuti, Klezmer Music, The Who, X-Ray Specs, New Hearts, The Jam, Kings of Leon, Abba, The Bothy Band, Culture, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Paul Robeson, Planxty, De Danaan, Christy Moore, dub Reggae
Favorite Books The Duchess of Malfi, Anatomy of Melancholy, Guerilla Days in Ireland, The Spiral Ascent, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Steppenwolf, many many many more..

dimidium facti qui coepit habet He who has begun has the work half done (Horace)