posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 01:45 PM
Hello out there, greetings from England. Catesby's the name - after the sorry fellow who either masterminded The Gunpowder Plot, or was a pawn of
King James' privy council; the jury's still out.
Please be patient with me as I'm new to internet forums of any kind. I've tried my damnest to remain an anti-techno, run-to-the-hills, stubborn
luddite but I must have folded. Ha! And as forums seem to go, this is rather daunting. A friend of mine's been banging on about ATS for some time to
me now. As a kindred spirit it seems only right that I try & join the jamboree!
I'm a thirtysomething bluecollar worker ant, living in the Midlands, England & generally enjoy the humble quiet life. Since my late teens I've been
sorely aware that we're subjects to dark agendas. In fact I became profoundly disenchanted with modern expectations and mores so much so I ordained
as a Buddhist monk in my early twenties. Long term renunciation was more than I could handle, but I returned to secular life with a heart that still
So I come from a position of healthy skepiticism yet open-minded too. Certain life experiences, religious practice notwithstanding, leave me disposed
to respect that "There is more 'twixt heaven & earth than is dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio." Fascinated by all things artistic,
anthropological, spiritual; all the expressions of our collective conscious that make freedom of speech second only to The Golden Rule.
But nothing beats a log fire, a single-malt, a good book and a cold night's winter rain beating on the window pane.
It's good to find you guys. Be gentle with me at first; would hate to feel I don't want to come back. I'll toughen my skin when I'm ready but my
intentions are always genuine.
Oh, I've checked out the handbook & various links but am having trouble applying an avatar to my profile. Members upload tells me I'm ineligable
'til 25 posts. Am I missing something? As I say, not too bright with computers. Any help would be appreciated.