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Matt Phillips

Joined 6 years ago





Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I left California in 1993 to raise a family and finish college in Oregon. I was over 30 when I earned my degree in History, having decided that I cared more about what I was learning about than about how it would serve me in the working world.

I think that decision was a good one, in that what I got most out of school was not what I learned but how to learn. That was something that had eluded me for most of my life and it made things I've done since much more satisfying.

I am a creature of habit - some good and others, well, less so. I have for a long time wanted to develop my writing and habit is for me a good lever. As I've gotten older, I'm more easily distracted and so have tried publishing a blog off and on for the last few years. But somehow it felt lonely - people might find it but usually not and somehow I felt like I was missing something. I was delighted to find HubPages, as it is a community of people from a variety of backgrounds with different interests and passions. The people I've corresponded with here are tremendously friendly and encouraging and I am again finding pleasure in the act of writing and editing.

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