Welcome to my Web pages. I have maintained a large number of pages, on a variety of topics that interest me, since 1995. My emphasis is on information and ideas, so there are no dancing graphics here. I try to keep these pages simple, easy to read and navigate through, and low on bandwidth.
I'm a freelance technical author and trainer, trading through Wise Words. My curriculum vitae/resume is on the company pages. There is a document about the work of the technical author, and some tips on how to write user manuals yourself. Wise Words is also accessible through www.technicalauthor.com - easy to remember.
My home is in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. I chose Shrewsbury because it is in one of the most beautiful and most sparsely-inhabited parts of England, but still convenient for access to almost any part of the UK. If you would like to know more about my home region, please click here.
One of the things I enjoy most is travelling almost anywhere in the world. I have lived and worked in four continents, and have used the opportunity to take many photographs of interesting and beautiful places. You can click here to see the current selection of pictures.
All my working life I have been interested in the philosophy of critical rationalism, associated with the 20th-century philosopher Karl Popper. It has been a major influence on my life and work, and I intend to put more on the Web about this in future. I was originally a researcher and teacher in chemistry, and Popper is better known as a philosopher of science, but his work covered a vast range, and it deserves to be much more widely known. Even more importantly, it should be an essential influence on public policy-making.
Another life-long interest is in geology, which was first stimulated by walking on the hills of Northern Ireland and northern England. I used to maintain some pages for the Shropshire Geological Society.
If you're looking for information on Burnhams or Meddletons (not necessarily related) on the Web, this page is a (very basic) information page, updated May 2005.
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