Harry Richardson was born in Northern England in the early Sixties. He is one of five children, including his adopted brother who is half Pakistani. He attended church as a child but currently considers himself agnostic (unsure whether God exists or not). At school he excelled in science and engineering. After graduating, he became an engineering tradesman (much to his parent's disgust). A voracious reader, he has always maintained a keen interest in current world affairs. From the mid-Eighties, he travelled extensively throughout South and South East Asia, Europe and Australasia. He has spent the last half of his life living in Australia where met and fell in love with an Asian lady while working in the outback. They live together with their two daughters, 2 chickens and a family friend from Thailand. Harry is very much an animal lover. He sees overpopulation as the greatest environmental threat and the greatest opportunity for positive change. He is a regular contributor to The Pickering Post which is Australia's most popular political blog. "The Post" is run by Larry Pickering, the former political cartoonist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times. He still works in engineering to pay the bills.