In age, I’m somewhere between Daniel Craig and Viggo Mortensen. I’m Australian, and I’m probably bits and pieces of everything European.
I have two adult children.
I am a PhD candidate.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), and a Bachelor of Environmental Science.
My Arts major was in Gothic and Dark Romantic literature.
My EnvSc major was in environmental resource management.
What this means is that I could give you advice on the anti-Catholic origins of the Gothic while out doing fauna surveys in a rainforest.
I live in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
I don’t “do” social media in the main. I have a Twitter account, but use it rarely.
I do blog, though it is often painful, as I’m opposed at some primal level to journals and diaries.
I’m a teetotaller, non-smoker and non drug-user. I do like my food and coffee though. Especially coffee.
I write, which is the primary purpose of this site. What am I writing? Try this.
I listen to music that largely reflects my age bracket. 70s/80s post-punk, Gothic music in its various forms, paisley underground, metal, psych rock and prog rock. Dark, weird stuff. I’m one of these dinosaurs that despises most modern music.
I read mostly science fiction and fantasy, though I’ll devour anything that’s well-written. Elmore Leonard is an excellent resource on how to do dialogue right.
I maintain two other domains. Here and here (not much at that one yet).
Although I’m straight, I support and encourage LGBT+ lifestyles and rights.
And although I hold a few conservative values, I’m probably best regarded as a bleeding heart liberal. As an Australian, “liberal” means a whole lot more than the narrow definitions that are prevalent in some parts of the world. As does “conservative” for that matter.
While finding many of their policies and approaches needlessly confronting, I support the Australian Greens, and the Fusion Party, of whom I'm a member.