john p birchall

john p

 

john p birchall ... student, saxophonist, beer drinker ... general whippersnapper and twerp ... still learning

My interests are sort of 'investments' in immense personal 'satisfactions' and seem to spread out from -

Family, home & garden ... 'our patch' ... to 

Beer Drinking, digital technology & all kinds of active sport & all kinds of terrific friends ... and when time permits ... 

Evolutionary Economics, evolution & synergies and

Dixieland Jazz, music & saxophones ...

I'm here to help ... I was a Chemical Engineer but soon became embroiled in exciting global production in Manufactories ... later I thought I was a Business Economist or perhaps a confused Biological Historian ... but really I was only a curious saxophone player

JJ 'the high one' was a Vice President, Sportsman & Beer Drinker, SJ 'the star' was a Mum, Biologist & Psychologist and knew all about a guy called Richard Dawkins who explained that two things were certain -

john p got his genes from the Birchall & Hindley families and ...

genes themselves always did cost/benefit analysis ... 
how else would they have survived all the malarkey and found time to write yarns about the past when the youngsters were all focused on the future?
The thing was that it was in the past where we had spent most of our time ... drinking beer & having fun ... it seemed folk could learn from the past but nobody we knew had sussed out how to learn from the future ... although we knew lots of folk who tried? 

Have a look at the Birchall Family History to find your way around this spectacular.

 

studiessax player

 

... here I am ... wrestling with curmudgeons & economic models ... 

... and again ... trying to play A Cup of Coffee a Sandwich & You

 on my Yanagisawa ...

 

and with my beer drinking mates from The Goshawk messing with Sleepy Time Gal ...

 

here's the family in the 1986 ... The Family   ... 2015 golden weddin' ... Golden Wedding

and the house and garden in 2000 ...    ... 2016 new roof ... New Roof

Jonathan playing cricket with Len Hutton in 1985 ... len hutton   ... 2016 Vice President Genentech ...

2017 with Dad  Me & Him Vice President

and Sally rowing for England in 1987 ... rowing   ... 2016 Ashton Singer and YouTube Star ...

2017 at The Grange School   Three Generations   

The momentous event of September 19th 2003 Joshua David Birchall ... Josh 

... and 1 year old josh 1  ... and in a flash 2 years josh 2 ... and now 3 josh 3 ... 4 josh 4 ... 5 Josh 5  ... 6 Josh 6 years old  ... 7 Josh 7 years  ... 8 Josh 8 ... 9  Josh 9 years ... and double figures 10 Josh 10 years ... 11 Josh 11 year old ... 12  Josh 12 ... 13 Josh 13  ... graduation  Graduation 2017 ... 14 Josh 14 ... 15 Josh 15

for Josh !! - josh's page !!

and December 8th 2005 Georgia May our favourite grand daughter ... Georgia May 

... and 1 year Georgia May  ... and 2 Georgia May 2  ... 3 Georgia May 3 ... 4 Georgia May 4 ... 5 Georgia May 5 years  ... 6 Georgia May six ... 7 Georgia May 7 ... 8 Georgia May 8 years ... 9 Georgia May 9 years ... and oh my 10 Georgia May 10 ... 11 Georgia May 11  ... 12 Georgia May 12 ... 13 Geogia May 13

and what we'd been waiting for, July 1st 2006 Jake Edward John  ... Jake   

... and a year later ... Jake 1  ... 2  Jake 2 ... 3  Jake 3 ... 4  Jake 4  ... 5 Jake 5 ... 6 Jake 6 ... 7 Jake 7 years... 8  Jake 8 years   ... 9   Jake 9 years  ... 10 !!   Jake 10 ... 11  Jake 11  ... graduation  Graduation 2017 ... 12  Jake 12  

for Jake - jake's page !!

and last but not least June 14th 2009 Daniel James David ... Daniel

... and 1 year old  Daniel 1 year old ... 2  Daniel 2 ... 3  ... 4  Daniel 4 years ... 5  Daniel five years ... 6 Daniel 6 years ... 7  Daniel 7 years ... 8 Dan 8 ... 9 Daniel 9

Carole - Bridge Champion ... Carole Bridge and racing for life ... Race for Life

A special day for the Family - 18th September 2007 ... 

Eda 100 years old   ...  an inspiration ... 100 years old 

Eda died exhausted but still smiling on July 25th 2011 at 3 pm ... aged 103 ... RIP

Ancient Eda had ... what we always wanted ... and maybe my great grandchildren's children will have -

intelligence

initiative

integrity

I chose my parents well !

More spiel ...

myself.jpg (10327 bytes)Kings ChesterI was almost educated in science & cricket at The King's School, Chester and learned a bit of Chemical Engineering with the ghost of James Watt, at Adam Smith's place ... Glasgow University close to the gutters of Sauchiehall Street ...

My work was in 'production' as a Factory Manager with Unilever, where I learned most of my economics under the soap pans in Apapa ... but that was before the male menopause nudged me into a second degree in Economics at The Open University ... and if you're really interested in this strange tale of woe, pelf and evolution it's here.

Why ... do almost all folk seem to pontificate about economic policy? ... and call it politics? Believe it or not but Evolutionary Economics and analysis of practical policy interests me ... it is the only way through the blizzard of questions!

Glasgow UniversityI have a Selmer Mark VI soprano saxophone and a Yanagisawa tenor and play with a few mates around Chester ... bags of enthusiasm, lousy sound ... playing for our own meagre fun and the gross amusement of others ...

Why ... do almost all folk seem to love music of one kind or another ? ... but so few play jazz? Believe it or not but I enjoy Dixieland Jazz and I've tried to toy with little bits on the technical side of music and even attempted to be creative ... which can't be bad for a factory manager and a beer drinker?

Open UniversityI admit I'm a curmudgeon - an ill tempered fellow, full of resentment and stubborn notions - but I've worked hard for one of my notions and fun ... the explanatory pervasiveness of evolution is fun ... who would believe that? ... but as the other man said,

'I only mess with all this stuff because I can, I can, only 'cos of help from others ... many of them long dead' ... if you get the drift of Darwin's insight?

millennium

My inklings ...

Time was strange -

... the older we get the better we were ...

... the older we get the more we like it here ...

... the older we get the more we wish we were younger ...

So don't sprinkle the desert with a teaspoon ...

... but how to find time ?!

 

 Beer Drinker... & if you really want to see me again ?

PS

In 1994 @ 54 I retired from Manufactories and began to work hard on Evolutionary Economics and Dixieland Jazz.

In 2011 @ 72 I started jotting down bits of family history just before Ancient Eda died.

In 2019 @ 80 I retired proper, able to reflect on immense satisfactions and lots of fun.

 I was still learning to -

see the big picture - copy / vary / select

stick to the knitting - hard work, honesty & thrift

run with exciting opportunities - Empirical Science

by pass fearful problems - Bishops, Princes, Generals & Bureaucrats 

 

... I thought I was famous but not many people knew it ... really I was only a saxophone player ...

After a few beers at The Goshawk I did managed to negotiate a slick wager with my great grandchildren's children ... just for a bit of fun?

 

 

Family History malarkey ... the story so far ...