Rick Bateman was born in Montreal, Quebec on December 28th, 1953. For you Myers-Briggs types, he is an INTJ; a Capricorn for you astrologers.
In his own words, here a list of things he is interested in and keeps his eye on:
"I enjoy reading about psychology, sociology, and anthropology. These days, given my responsibilities as a senior manager, I am involved in the study and practice of leadership, business organization and communications.
I break it up with fiction when my brain gets full. The fiction I read is mostly 'turn of the century' literature: Somerset Maugham, Edith Wharton, Joseph Conrad, Jane Austen, etc. For romance and adventure, the late Victorian Era is just my cup of tea.
I am also a big fan of anything about the Roman Empire, particularly Roman Briton. Either that or "hard" science fiction of the Clark/Asimov variety (or their inheritors: Brin, Bova, and Benford). My current science interest is astrobiology because I believe we are only a part of the real intelligent life form of the universe - DNA. I like mythology because I think it is the way we dimly perceive this vast entity.
I am a person of faith. I have studied the history, philosophy, and psychology of faith for many years and believe faith to be a very real requirement for mental and physical health. My studies focus primarily on the works of Ken Wilber and my practice follows the teachings of the Dalai Lama."
A teacher, performer, author and practicing Buddhist, Rick lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
FROM THE ORIGINAL MAUGHAM PAGE
WITH THANKS TO:
THE W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM CENTER
(NO LONGER ACTIVE)