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I began writing when I was about 15. For many years I "shelved" this talent, believing it to be a waste of time and energy. That belief has changed over time. I now believe that NOT utilizing one's God given talent is the true waste. I have no doubt there are many authors and poets possessing far greater talent than mine. That does not diminish my own gift, it merely defines it.

I grew up in Oklahoma, though I now reside in the Southwest. Many of my views are old fashioned, perhaps even archaic. That is not an apology, simply a statement of fact. Some of my writing you will enjoy, some you will laugh at. There is little doubt you will disagree with some of it. That's fine, some of the things I have written I no longer agree with either. I welcome any and all feedback, especially critique. If we never see a fault, how can it be corrected?

I have met a truly wonderful lady who loves and appreciates me for who I am. I never thought I would meet my "soulmate", or that such a person even existed. She brings joy and laughter to my heart and life, and now that I have met her, I wonder how I ever survived without her.

I am an avid reader of sci-fi, fantasy, westerns, and ancient history. I also enjoy religious books, and examining other faiths to see how they compare to my own. I no longer engage in traditional roleplaying games, as my friends no longer reside in the same state I do. Our favorites were AD&D, Runequest, Gamma World, and Villains & Vigilantes.

I enjoy most sports, whether participating or merely watching, though trying to watch golf, bowling, or tennis bores me to tears. I very much enjoy camping, nature hikes, etc. I LOVE rainy weather; the stormier the better.

Well, I've rambled on long enough. Anything else you want to know, you can ask. That doesn't mean I'll necessarily answer.....Bladesong