This page, is about me – because sometimes I’d like to think the world can revolve around me.
Well here’s the vitals:
Name: Jonathan L. Lawrence
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire (born and bred, and proud)
Occupation: Chanel Optimisaton Executive (forecasting, planning and reporting analyst)
Hobbies: Writing (stories, poetry, and essays), reading, studying, science, technology, analysis, mathematics, champagne, cigars, sociology, religions, modern cults, travelling, rambling, history, and the Leeds Rhino’s
Political Views: Centre left if I was forced to say
Religious views: Second Church of Xenu, (well he was a mass murdering emperor of a Galactic confederacy 75 million years ago, and the souls of victims have been with us ever since, so without his actions humanity wouldn’t be what it was today… even if he was evil… also it should be noted, I am the only member of this church, but I couldn’t possibly comment on the rumours that’s because I invented it – plus I have a deeply held dislike for Scientology)
Favourite writers: Here’s but a few of my favoutrites: Arthur Conan Doyle, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Robert A. Heinlein, Alexandre Dumas, H. G. Wells, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Weis, Ben Bova, George Orwell, Emily Brontë
Favourite poets: Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, John Keats, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Brontë, Oscar Wilde, John Betjeman, Geoffrey Chaucer, and of course William Shakespeare
“In a society in which it is a moral offense to be different from your neighbor your only escape is never to let them find out,” Robert A. Heinlein
“If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you’ll abort it if you do. Be patient and you’ll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait,” Robert A. Heinlein
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own,” Robert A. Heinlein
Music interests: Eclectic, but top bands and performers include: Muse, Reel Big Fish, Robbie Williams, Dido, Amy MacDonald, No Doubt, Garbage, Lana del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds, Kylie Minogue, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Holtz, Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovksy
Adjectives about me (at least what I’d like to be about me): smart, funny, cunning, creative, ingenius, invisible, rotund, insane, weird, odd, inspired, apathetic, political, single, unfashionable, supportive, caring, friendly, kind, discrete
In summation: Aye, there’s the rub. Difficult to sum up succinctly. Crazy, most definitely. Funny, hopefully. Lovely, certainly. Interesting, essentially.