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About this site

This site has been built using 'Joomla' (thank you all the people who have developed this), and it has taken ages to build and construct. As I learn a bit more about writing Websites,  I hope to improve on it, but all suggestions on improvement are welcome.

  With regard to a lot of this site's content, it is mostly my own work, and it is all copyright. Naturally, if anyone would like to use some of the content, contact me first.

What's in it for you

If you are like me, and you love the written word and just scribbling notes, writing poetry and tales, then you are bound to find something of interest on this site.  General Snip-bits is a good place to start, as there is a wealth of information to be had there.  I Quote will let you find that elusive quote you may be looking for and it also links to profiles and bios of the author of said quotes.

Date with Destiny will help you find useful notes about events that happened for every day of the year, along with links to the relevent web pages.  The write pages consist of 10 pages of links to writing sites offering help, resources and insight into authors and publishers seeking writers and articles.

Members pages let you buy and sell online, discuss topics in the forum, submit your articles or poetry and lots more.

 

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About Me

OK, everyone has his story, and then we call it his-tory.

Mine goes like this - my name is Raymond Baker (just Ray to friends),  I'm from Wales  and proud of it. 

In the hectic race we call life
 
I've been a tinker
 
A soldier a sailor and clown
 
I've been a lover, a poet and fool
 
I've been the lost and the found
 
they just can't keep me down
 
I'm a dreamer, a weaver
 
and a teller of tales.
 

I have spent over twenty years touring this crazy yet beautiful planet we call home.  I have heard the drums, reverberating through the African bush at midnight, taught English in the squalor of shanty towns, and lorded it with the rich of the Riviera.  

During my travels, I always had a burning desire to write, and my head has churned constantly with ideas, scripts and stories. Luckily enough, most of these thoughts and ideas were written down on any scraps of paper I could find. 25 years ago, I settled down with my wife to an urban existence and the raising of my children.

This has proved (as I'm sure most of you know) to be an expensive, beautiful, time consuming, pleasurable and the most challenging task I have known, but With the support of my wife, I have found the time to commit some of my ideas to paper (figuratively speaking of course).
I thought my travelling days were through, but alas, the Gods have other ideas for me and in the last 20 years, I have been working for a company that requires me to work nearly 80 hours a week and still travel worldwide

As I'm so busy just surviving, I have not had the time, or opportunity to promote my work, so I'm looking for a publisher/agent who is interested in my writing and would be willing to represent me.

I also hope to make this site earn me  some income so I can work less hours in the noisy, dirty and unpredictable world of contracting and spend more time with my family.

 

Site Content

Welcome to my world

Welcome to my world

The Eagle and Dove is the creation of Ray...
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Eagle & Dove Pages

Eagle & Dove Pages

Welcome to the world of the Eagle & Dove...
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R.I.P. (pages)

R.I.P. (pages)

Home of Ray's Internet Poetry.  It comprises...
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General Snip-bits

General Snip-bits

General Snip-bits is a section that is...
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Write Pages

Write Pages

The Write Links' is a list of Web sites dedicated...
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