Dave McClure: I live in Malvern, England, but work mainly in Qatar and Dubai. For better or for worse, everything you read here is mine. I hope you find something to enjoy among my poems, blogs and longer articles.
Agnes, a Glasgow barmaid and the salt of the Earth, was inspired by a real barmaid from my student days and named after the late William McCulloch's monologue 'Agnes has a Surprise Party'.
Paraglider is the identity I use on HubPages and the wider Blogosphere. There's no secret about it and the trail is very short, but working in the Middle East, it's not always clever to plaster your real name all over the Internet.