I share in the care of a toddler son Brendan. My day job is as a lecturer at a College of Further Education in Western Australia. My night job is "tickling the ivories" at a restaurant in my home town.I have from an early age been influenced by the writings of Dylan Thomas, Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville and William Shakespeare. Later in life I learnt to appreciate the works of Australian writers such as Kenneth Slessor, Patrick White, Dorothy Hewitt and Thomas Kenneally.Women have been major influences in my life: my mother; my aunt Paddy; v more...