I am a 74-year-old retired person who is still active. I am a writer and photographer. I live in Pretoria, South Africa, with my wife and 16-year-old daughter. My younger daughter's name is Caitlin after the wife of Dylan Thomas.
I have a son called Zak and another daughter called Sarah, who is the mother of my beautiful first grandchild who is called Sophie. Sophie now has a baby brother called Daniel Ross.
My son Zak runs what is probably the largest automobile specifications site on the internet, called Carfolio. Anyone interested in finding specs of almost any car ever built will most likely find them there - if not, contact Zak! He has been collecting car specs since he was in high school.
I am an avid reader and also love listening to music of most kinds but in particular jazz and classical. I have a blog where I post writings on music and training and development issues: Click Here visit my blog to see what else I am interested in. Whom (thanks Vaidy19!) I'd like to meet: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Natalie Goldberg, John le Carre, Nigel Kennedy
Two of my favourite quotes: "Don't walk behind me - I might not lead; don't walk in front of me - I might not follow; just walk beside me and be my friend" - Albert Camus; "Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed." - Carl R. Rogers.
Isn't it exciting to be alive? Frightening at times, but what a challenge! - those are thoughts from me! Another quote I find useful, though I don't know the source: "There is no way to peace, peace is the way." (Thanks to a friend I have now found the source of this quote. It is from A.J. Muste, a writer, philosopher and humanist.) And on a similar note though more graphically expressed by I think Jerry Rubin: "Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity."
A new quote I have just discovered from Albert Einstein: "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."
Earlier this month fellow-Hubber Website Examiner, as part of hs celebration of the publication of his 100th Hub undertook to write reviews of 100 other Hubbers. One of those he reviewed was my Hub celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. You can read the review here.
I thought this a most wonderfully generous thing to do. Thanks WE!
Another new quote, this time from fellow-Hubber Nellieanna Hay, who very kindly said I could post her lovely little poem here:
Life astounds me!
And here am I
To live it!
______© Nellieanna H. Hay
Not long after I started on HubPages I was interviewed by fellow-Hubber Teresa McGurk. The interview can be found here.
I have started a new blog where I can vent and rant and rave about issues that concern or interest me, called "Brickbats and Backchat". I invite others to join me there:
My late father's memoirs are on a WordPress blog called "Leaves from my Logbook."
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