My name is Jack Collier.
Jack Collier is not necessarily the name on my birth certificate, but as that document is wrong in so many other details it doesn’t matter one way or the other. Sometimes I can be a Mr. Hyde, sometimes I am Jack… most of the time I am an honourable and considerate English Gentleman. Sometimes I am a solitary man labouring alone on a black beach in Hades. These days I strive to leave Hades behind and walk in the bright sunlit upland meadow.
My working life has included many years in banking and finance, some years in consulting, forestry management, owning a trailer park, (and by accident, part owning a gentleman’s club), and latterly I am dabbling at being a writer and photographer. Mostly I am an English guy of independent means living the frugal life of a warrior monk. I live with my teddy bear, Marmaduke, in a seaside apartment I call the garret.
More often than not I am a driven man, and I need to have challenges, goals, dreams, desires, and ambitions. Either I am passionate about what I am doing, or like as not I won’t do it at all. Some say that I am inspiring. And, that I naturally wish to lead. All I know is that I will not be told what to do by anyone, no matter what.
By nature I am a can-do handyman. I do not use contractors. I believe there isn’t much I can’t design, make, build, fix, repair, maintain, and cajole into life ~ including relationships. I can build a car, restore a boat, split a tractor, mend your plumbing, and build your home from the ground up. I can put up the walls, fit the kitchen and bathrooms in line with your designs, install the appliances, make your furniture…
I can put up the walls, roof, install the drainage, electrics… You want an off-grid home in the wilderness? OK, I can do that too.
I can write you a love poem in lyric French. Part of me properly belongs in the 19th Century. My favourite music comes on 12 inches of black vinyl. I prefer real books to ebooks. In my opinion classic cars are to be preferred. If it wasn’t so time consuming I would always communicate with you by letter, written on good paper, with a real pen, in real ink.
Every woman should be treated like a Lady, always. I know women are different from men. I hope that, one day before I die, I may come to understand yin and yang.
I don’t watch sports on TV. I don’t use ‘sexual words’ unless I’m talking with a Lady about sex. I don’t lie, cheat, or steal. I don’t like seven out of ten men I’ve ever met, conversely I like almost all women. So work that one out, but don’t send me the bill.
I am wholly male, (yet I have a strong feminine side). Also, I have a strong need to nurture and protect women and children. Yet I like cats and normally I don’t care for dogs. I have been insanely jealous at times, yet I am caring, accepting and understanding. I can be hard, judgmental, and unforgiving, yet my friendship and love, once given, is everlasting and unconditional.
I believe that without learning something new every day I shall wither and die, and I have had enough of death. I believe a Fairy Princess should not be locked in a tall tower away from the world. I believe that women are strong and independent, and need their freedom. I believe that loving and protecting a woman is not the same as suffocating her. I believe that women are complex sexual creatures who deserve my utmost respect.
That’s a little about me.
If you want to know more, then ask me.