Why Walks And Thoughts?
About me - Michael Simes
I have become an aspiring scribe writing myself into immortality . Searching to
contribute towards the aged and infirm stretching their sinews and spirit. A sort
of divine imperative to get up and walk and engage your head with the world. Currently
I am studying the political economy of the elderly and the ageing process.
I shared the birth pangs with the National Health Service in 1948. Born and bred
into a Yorkshire working class community . We became the baby boomers generation
with spreading welfare, rising living standards, expanding life spans and travel
with the common people.
School experienced as alienating and brutal as we rubbed against the strait jacket
and austerity of the old world. Flogged into rebellion and recalcitrance I never
read a book until I was 21. An avid reader of cereal packets and sauce bottles.
Later to stockpile post-graduate qualifications in social work, teaching and management.
Occupations foundered in textiles, construction, catering, transport and leisure
industries. A phase slipping into the lumpen-proletariat with a vision only of sedition.
For a quarter of a century I discovered a niche in forensic mental health working
with murderers, sex offenders, arsonists and psychopaths. My reward was a bronze
plated pension sufficient to keep the wolves at bay. Now I can be devoted to reading,
writing, rambling and circumventing the globe with my intimate mate Carolyn, and
our three delightful children.