Well, I did a bit of lurking for the original Revealing thread, but so far as I recall, I didn't post; (it was my early days here - I guess I was a bit shy!<img src=pix/icon_smile_shy.gif border=0 align=middle>)
I'm Ed (short for Edward, but don't EVER use my full name!). I live in a small town called Keynsham, which is half way between Bristol and Bath (BTW, someone once told me the Bonzo Dog Band had a song or album called Keynsham - can anyone enlighten me?). I have pretty much lived around the Wiltshire/Somerset area all my life, although between '90 and '94 I lived in SouthWest London (Wimbledon, then Mitcham, then Morden).
Was born November 3rd 1970 at Bath - that makes me approaching 31; that also makes me Scorpio (unsure of rising sign etc!)
I married the wonderful Heather in 1993, our honeymoon was that year's Glastonbury Festival - man was it hot that weekend; saw Ozric Tentacles and Robert Plant then, and BTW (I feel I'm digressing here a bit) the most magical live music moment I ever experienced was Plant singing Going to California at the Glastonbury Festival as the sun was setting, the Tor in the distance, the haze of exotic smoke....<img src=pix/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle> Ahh..memories! Anyway, as I was saying, married to Heather who is a few years older than me! We are soulmates.Heather is an accomplished Tarot Consultant, although she cannot make a full time living of it, she is kept reasonably busy. Her homepage is at http://www.123tarot.homestead.com
I am the manager of a discount bookshop in the centre of Bristol, and as a book lover, kind of a dream job (although the dream job would be a radio DJ with a classic rock show!). I read pretty much any type of book, and I'm especially fond of novels by Charles deLint and Phil Rickman, neither of whom are well known, but deserve to be.
I am a sports fan (watching, not participating - too unfit for that!), and follow the (mis)fortunes of Bristol City Football Club (that's soccer to you guys in the US!). The 1909 bit of my handle refers to the only year Bristol City reached the FA Cup final (when they lost to bloody Manchester United!)
We live with 5 cats (used to be 7) who are all quite old. Their names are Amman, BJ, Pooh, Maz and Bird (so called cos she chirps!)
Okay; now the politics and religion bit...! Politically, I wish there was a "Common Sense" political party. I have fairly liberal views, although I can sway to the right for some issues (particularly criminal justice, although not in favour of bringing back the death penalty). My religious views I guess are a bit of a mishmash - I am a bit of a "new-ager", I like the Christian ethos, but not the doctrine(if you see what I'm saying), and being a lover of the beauty of the natural world I, like Prof', have some pagan/wiccan leanings too. Being only a 45minute drive away, I regularly visit Glastonbury - the hippy capital of the UK.
Philosophy for life, (in addition to "Give Love Each Day"), is given to me by Bill and Ted - "Be excellent to each other!"
homepage at http://www.hectorshouse.8k.com
recent pic of me taken this summer on top of Glastonbury Tor is at http://www.geocities.com/ed1909/index.html
one day I'll work out how to put a little pic of me here by my posts!
<hr>"Give love each day" - an excellent approach to life