Self Portrait!


Over at “eclectica” Kylie has written a list of “I am ……” statements.

In the absence of any other inspiration today, I might as well emulate her.

I am the greatest father in the world for my son and daughter in law.
I am a widower, father, uncle, brother and friend.
I am unapologetically bald and grey in the friar’s fringe and beard.
I am best friend to at least three people that I know of.
I am friendly to many.
I am also a pain in the neck for some.
I am a lover of vegetarian food in most forms at all times.
I am however capable of cooking non-vegetarian food.
I am generously described as an effective cook.
I am a very interested housekeeper.
I am a retired person having retired as a professional manager but not yet from life.
I am no longer capable of managing anything. Not even myself.
I am developing as a philosopher of sorts.
I am (apparently) very predictable.
I am a libertarian with concern.
I am blessed with a great sense of humour.
I am a male feminist, if it makes sense to my readers.
I am the caretaker for our dog when the children go out.
I am the Bhishma Pitama Mark II for our Alumni Association local chapter.
I am fond of going to the movies.
I am fond of reading. My taste in books is eclectic.
I am, an unashamed Vedantin.

12 thoughts on “Self Portrait!”

  1. Well, of course you can be a male feminist. You just have to believe in female equality with men.

    I don’t think I could bring myself to cook non-vegetarian food. I have such an aversion to meat. Our guests are always quite happy to have vegetarian or even vegan food. Or so they say.
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  2. This is a lovely list and we are very different. I’ll just touch on the facts that I am a very interested and (I think) good cook and a very disinterested housekeeper. Homemaker probably describes me better than housekeeper. I love making our house a comfortable and welcoming home – I just hate “keeping” it. (And I can’t have a dog until I stop traveling so much.) These aren’t the most important of your list, I realize, just the easiest to address.
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    1. Mother, I became a housekeeper by default after my wife fell ill and subsequently died. She was both. Increasingly with my daughter in law around, my own contribution is reducing.

  3. I’m all kinds of things when needs be – often depending on how I’m doing at that time of the year…

    I am often excited, sad, miserable, questioning, even questionable, tired, happy and anything else the universe throws at me 🙂

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