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When I write prose, I use too many words, where fewer words would suffice. By contrast, my poetry - free form - tends to minimise my word usage. I am uncertain about exposing my poetry. Like extemporised music, it is there for the satisfaction of the creator. Yet, I have on paper recorded my poetry, mainly for my own benefit, but in so doing I have, in a sense, made it public. Will Author's D

Background Information

Early-Retired in 1987 from career in education, after ten years in secondary classrooms and seventeen years in inservice education of teachers , including curriculum development.
Reasearch area: School Self-Evaluation, its Management and Process.
In retirement, heavily involved in social activities for the more elederly.
Sing tenor (sometimes alto). Several times, soloist as Evangelist in oratorios; also tenor lead in a Schubert comic opera. For preference, I enjoy singing madrigals. My taste in music takes me to the baroque and to early music.

Birth Place
West Ham, London,  UK

Teacher's Certificate, AcadDipEd, BA, MA (distinction).
Hon. Life Member NASUWT.
Member of RAF Linguists' Association (Chinese -Mandarin)

Additional Information

Married to Ninette, February 1987. Early-retired August 1987. April 1990 - November 1991: lived in Aude, France, beside Mediterranean. Ophidiophobia brought about our return to UK. Assist in forging contacts amongst former pupils of my secondary grammar school (Wanstead HS). I am writing a history of the School to mark its 90th Anniversary on 23 September 2014.

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18. Deane Avenue, Wyke,
Gillingham  SP8 4SH   UK
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