Hi Mike.. I'm rather new here myself, but welcome!! I'm sure you'll hear from many others very soon. I read your post, and you seem like a very motivated guy.. I'm sure you'll do very well. As for me, I'm a grandmother.. haven't written much yet, and don't know that I will, actually. But I enjoy making the rounds, checking out the questions, and reading others work. Hubpages is such a wonderful opportunity for people to express themselves.. and I've seen some excellent talent here, which can be a bit intimidating, but even more entertaining and motivating. I have a feeling your work will be very interesting, and will look forward to reading it.. Enjoy!