Hello everyone. I have lurked here a few times and enjoyed what I have seen. This board appears to be a good place for me to read and learn, as well as participate occasionally when I see a challenge I think I can handle. I love writing, but do not do it often enough. Life interferes. Alas! I never expect to write a novel, but I do enjoy descriptive writing and occasional light poetry. Lately I have been too heavily mired down with following politics and the economy. Coming here should offer me some peace of mind again (lol) and be a place of creativity rather than destruction. I did participate in the short paragraph game today, just for some fun and the exercise. Mostly I come here to read. Once in a while I have a good idea or different view on something which I hope to offer. But most of all, I have a desire to enhance my ability, such as it may be, and it is always helpful to read in order to learn to write. Glad I found this forum and look forward to exchanges here. I have already seen some nicely written paragraphs.