General details

  • Satyr

  • South Downs, England

  • Richard

  • Various schools in different countries.  London, Macquarie, Sussex, Chichester and Portsmouth Unis.

  • English

In short

  • I am dual nationality British/Australian.

    I can usually make people laugh but I am not sure about trying serious stuff except academic papers. I have severe doubts that I have any talent but sometimes just have to write things down so now I am trying to write creatively again. However, I am always conscious of my failings. 

    I have worked for the Australian Government and have dropped out (and in) several times,  I have been a jackeroo and worked in mineral exploration.  Mostly I have taught and lectured.  I am passionate about the ecology and animals.  I love horses, dogs and my family. 

    I strive to be a decent human being.  A warning: I am a cynical old atheist, do not expect me to be kind to superstition or sloppy romanticism.

    I tend to accept friend requests but I am becoming overstretched by demands for reviews.  I try to review people who ask nicely but I do need some time for my own work.  I do suggest that you check my work to see if I am the right person to review your work before asking.

  • Wow, if I keep writing and giving good feedback I may earn top honours (yet again)!

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Historical Fiction, Literary, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: Computing & Internet, History, Outdoors & Nature, Reference, Science

  • Ulysses
    Lord of the Rings
    Too many to list
  • Everywhere and anywhere but must include the bath and the loo :).
  • Some articles on AI and Philosophy.
  • Fiction: Historical Fiction, Literary, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: History, Philosophy

    Poetry: General

  • James Joyce
    T.S. Eliot
    D.H. Lawrence
    George Orwell
    Christian Cameron
    Harry Sidebottom
    Robert Lyndon
    Joe Abercrombie
    Many others too numerous to list.