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My childhood home - there’s something very reassuring about growing up with 6 feet of granite between you and the world …
I like words - a lot
Tea and …
Colour
Tiny minds fascinate me
JK Rowling - cleverer even than Hermione
J, P, G & R - music to gladden your heart
George Carlin - no bifocals required
Twain
Henry Rollins - auto-didact, brilliant speaker
Nelson Mandela - moral authority personified
For anyone who likes words - listen to the way this lady  speaks  her words
The other Cat in The Hat
Stunning script by William Goldman plus the best kick in the balls in cinematic history
Great lyrics, great speaker and a good egg to boot
He epitomised the benefits of education
Naomi Klein - in a word, clarity
Mr Drucker
The founder of modern psychology
Trudeau always makes me smile
Adams always makes me wince
Jane Austen - world class seditionist
I love the way Dr Seuss gets inside tiny heads
Magical times with my little monkeys
Stop interrupting me!
The best school reunion movie ever
You can’t buy style
…  or class
I don’t require unqualified love from animals
Genius film-maker
Lunatic film-maker
Held up a very disconcerting mirror
Lovable know-it-all
Swirling, re-readable writing
Soundtrack of my teens
Joss Whedon’s marvellous creation
Dr. T
Haranguer-in-chief
Charming sociopath or righteous dude? Either way, great movie!
Manages to make my family look like  The Waltons
Sideways humour
Sarah McLachlan -  Angel  and  Blackbird  alone give me chills
What an unimaginably dull world this would be without stinky cheese
Happy childhood Saturday mornings
Success without assholism
Philanthropist and reading evangelist
Mr Knopfler’s magical fingers
Poetic, balletic, chop-sockey
Wry, whimsical, observant comedy
Noticer- in-chief
Dylan Moran - jawdropping wordsmith
My beloved Opus - sleep well old friend
Provocative, intelligent, funny - what’s not to love?
Epically brilliant
Because I don’t tolerate back-chat from the tools I use
Language, imagery, sound
Kurt Vonnegut - master of the well-heeled phrase
So counter-intuitive - the most depressing lyrics combined with the most uplifting melodies
Where is Bill when we need him most?
Rosa
My reasons for breathing
INFLUENCES by Rowan Manahan © Fortify Services 1993 - 2008 fortifyservices.blogspot.com

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