2nd Oct 04

Jon’s Interests/Favourites/Aspirations


Reading nonfiction, especially ancient history, biographies, corporate shenanigans, economics, geopolitics, Greek classics and most of all political philosophy

Studying forensic accountancy, financial economics, political philosophy and the stock market

Yoga & Vegetarianism my daily routine consists of asanas (postures), meditation and pranayana (breathing exercises)

Music electronica especially British trance and German techno

All time favourite DJs Sven Vath, Commander Tom, Pete Tong. In the USA Moby, Frankie Bones, the beautiful Sandra Collins, Mike Hotwheels, and Keoki

Favourite CDs the Gatecrasher series

Roller-skating I miss zooming along Venice Beach on my old-school roller boots.

Keeping fit and eating healthy

Languages studying Spanish and Mandarin


Books 1984 G. Orwell, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire E. Gibbon, A Study of History A. Toynbee, Republic Plato, The Story of O Pauline Reage

Fashion Shows Victoria's Secret annual fashion show, the most watched program by inmates at the jail

Food Indian and Thai cuisine

Movies Pulp Fiction, The Gladiator, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Silence of the Lambs, Casino, Heat

Movie Stars Brad Pitt in Snatch, Denise Richards in Wild Things Divine in his early movies, Riff-Raff (Richard O’Brien)and Franken Furter (Tim Curry) in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Christopher Lee in Dracula

Night Out a romantic dinner for two with some German white wine and then lots of cuddling.

Philosophers Marcus Aurelius, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Socrates


  • To be happily married to a golden-hearted woman and to have a large family.
    To spend time with my family and friends (without whose support none of this would be possible).
  • To ease global suffering
  • To support prison reform in any way possible.
  • To eventually earn a Ph.D. The more I study, the more I realise how much there is to learn and how little I know.
  • To visit remote parts of the world and to experience other cultures.
  • To be an author.
  • To resume trading the financial markets.


John Williams said...

Consider the course of the stars as if you were driving through the sky and kept them company. Such contemplations as these scour off the rust contracted by conversing here below. Marcus Aurelius

Manjusha said...

Have you read 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxely?

Anonymous said...

What the bloody hell are blogs?

Anonymous said...

My birthday card is on its way Jon, I hope it gets there for the 28th and you have a peaceful and safe day.
Keep on writing,
best wishes

Anonymous said...

I'm a great fan of the Rocky Horror Show and love to dress up as Janet (appropriately) when the show's in town. Congrats for your birthday on 28th Jon I'll be sending you a card.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully I will be able to post a more comprehensive comment soon, but for now I'll simply wish you a Very Happy Birthday me bruvva... I miss you, La.


Anonymous said...

You will be a successful author, Jon, Your writing is quite compelling. I can't wait to read your jail diary in full and your autobiography when they are published. Keep up the good work, even though it must be hard without a computer.


Anonymous said...

I didn't realise it was your birthday soon or I would have put some sort of amusing card in with your letter. I'll make sure I dance the night away on your behalf. Jamie from Sheffield.

Anonymous said...

would you care to comment on the reason why you are in prison and how you regard the whole incident with hindsight?

What are your current opinions on drugs and crime in todays modern society?

An interested blog reader