I could have headed this "Introducing myself" but I've never liked the word, myself. That being said, I'm captken. I chose the name captken because I've been a licensed captain since 1963. I'm retired now and write for fun and sometimes profit, though profit has been mighty slim in recent months. I have a BS in Zoology with enough continuing education courses to probably have a PhD if these courses had been logically chosen. My favorite genre is general fiction. I've been writing fiction, "How to's" and fishing articles since I was 11 years old. I sold my first article at 11 and another at 13, both to Boy's Life Magazine. Many, many years passed before I sold the next tale/article. I spend an hour or so writing most days. I ought to devote some time to trying to self publish my latest novel, "Marijuana Dreamin'." Why am I here? I want to polish my writing skills and read what others are contributing. I'm "Older than dirt" but not too old to learn.