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About me

Industry Religion
Occupation Retired archdiocesan manager
Introduction I am a humanities specialist and musician (operatic singer and musicologist by training), and had what seems like two minutes experience as an essayist and lecturer in my younger years. (My two decades in business management I'd rather forget - much less would I care to recall the even worse 'bread and butter' jobs before then.) I recently, delightedly received my divinity degree and am pursuing further theological research. I was the first virginal hippie and now am the last baby boomer who is still cool My life is devoted to prayer and scholarship, though my approach is not precisely conventional in either aspect. There is nothing I like better than good conversation - let us say, for seven or eight hours, over a gin and bitter lemon. (Photo is from 1997.)
Interests Pubs, theology, the arts, fashion, decorating, literature, films, theatre, Jack the Ripper, faeries, Middle Ages, Monty Python, Shakespeare, Chaucer, C. S. Lewis, languages, dinosaurs, planets, Milton, trolls, history, aromatherapy, herbal ism, low carbohydrate cooking
Favorite Movies Vera Drake for 2005, Doubt for 2008, most any challenging and well acted drama, anything with Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Paul Scofield, Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat, Wendy Hiller, Greer Garson, and oddly enough James Cagney
Favorite Music 1960s rock, Opera, Classical, Renaissance, Mediaeval, Celtic
Favorite Books History, mediaeval culture, religion, Morris West, Susan Howatch's C of E series, The Name of the Rose, A. J. Cronin, Owen or Henry Chadwick, Jaroslav Pelikan, most of Dickens, Lewis Carroll, some of Maeve Binchy