THE EMERALD ISLANDER

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Gender MALE
Industry Consulting
Occupation Analyst, Consultant, Historian
Location Waterford, Munster, Ireland
Introduction Having been born into an old European family (with 75% of the genes Celtic) I learned early that history and traditions are very important. After a quite turbulent childhood and youth, spent in different countries on three continents, I joined the Navy, served for many years in ships, other commands, and became a historian. After leaving the Navy I worked in a museum and national monument, taught in school and college, edited a magazine and worked as journalist and broadcaster. Now I earn my crust as an independent consultant and analyst. In my scarce spare time I am involved in various social activities and charity work, write and read a lot, and sometimes even find time for painting. My house is old and small, and I share it with a cat. Living a simple Spartan life, I eat vegetarian food and do not enjoy alcohol and most entertainments. Life is too short to be wasted on fripperies. Every day is needed to do one's share - no matter how small it might be - to save the planet and its living creatures.
Interests The World, people, politics, history, philosophy, ideas, literature, Nature, Celtic culture, art, design, ships, Navies, alternative living, environmental issues, and a lot more (there is almost nothing I am not interested in somehow)
Favorite Movies Lawrence of Arabia, Gandhi, Bridge on the River Kwai, Hunt for Red October, Master & Commander, Das Leben der anderen, Braveheart, Ben Hur, Spartacus, Waterloo, Midway, Michael Collins, Kingdom of Heaven, The Vikings, Gods and Generals, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Midway, The Postman, JFK, The Sting, Local Hero, Cabaret, Zulu, Documentaries
Favorite Music Classical music, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bic Runga, Irish traditional music, Celtic folk, traditional Jazz, national anthems, world music, Gamelan, Steelbands, Raggea, Calypso, military music, songs of Celtic bards, Russian music, Cossack songs, Welsh male voice choirs, bagpipes, and a lot more...
Favorite Books Too many to mention, (I do read a lot and in several languages)