I really think of myself as a "work in progress...." but here goes: I love writing. I love reading. I love just about anything to do with words... poetry, stories, vignettes, novellas, novels, essays. Writing has always been my strongest skill -- I've been doing it for over twenty years now. The older I get, the more I realize that I want to help others through doing something I love. Hence my decision to try HubPages: I want to be able to communicate my ideas to a widespread audience on topics that are of special interest to me. I love diversity, and I see that HubPages has approximately a gazillion different topics from which to choose. :) I'll improve this later -- but for now, I'm glad to be here!