Keith Kennelly was a sole custodial parent of two. He has only ever worked in private enterprise. He is a major shareholder, board member and CEO of two enterprises he established and built over the last 20 years.
He is now seeking retirement.
He is an inventor, a cancer survivor and a solo ocean sailor.
His ambitions are to circumnavigate, to make his grandkids laugh and think for themselves, to write essays, verse, short stories and eventually at least one novel.
He has built this website, linked it to twitter and face book and intends building an internet network. He is webmaster of the Manly and Women Poets webpage.
He sees the future of publishing in e publishing and intends to explore and develop using this medium.
He is currently learning to write and believes writing needs an apprenticeship. Just like a plumber who must learn to use his tools, understand the theory and know how to practically join the toilet to the sewer so all the crap can pass safely.
He is a radical thinker and writer and is proud has no higher education qualifications. His guided self education is founded in his reading. The great American, English, Russian and other European classics have been his text books. He has read much of the translated ancient literature from Greece and Rome as well as a little from the mid East and Asia. He has read of the legendary Book of Thoth and read the Saga of Gilgamesh. He has gained knowledge of the Mid Eastern Semitic barbaric religions of Islam and Judaism from their sources. He understands the New Testament of the Christians and its evolution through the moralists Augustine, Aquinas, Gregory, the great Western enlightenments, reformations and twentieth century Vatican Encyclicals.
He bases his personal philosophy in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, the Romantics, Adam Smith and the Austrian School, as well as the philosophers from David Hume through to J.S. Mill. He puts great store in the 20th century works of Sigmund Freud, Bertrand Russell, G.K. Chesterton and Jacques Barzun.
He has read most of the great philosophers.
Currently he is re-reading Russell’s The History of Western Philosophy, reading more of Barzun and has started on the work of Maya Angelou. His favourite fiction writers are Shakespeare, Nikolai Leskov, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Henry Lawson, W. Somerset Maugham, Robert Frost and Gustave Flaubert.
He is a member of the Carindale Writers Group (www.carindalewritersgroup.org/).
Keith loved Deborah.