I spent a couple of decades as a freelance motorsports photojournalist, was a member of the American Racing Press Association, and was Eastern US Contributing Editor of "Cycle World" magazine from about 1974 to 1978, when it was owned by CBS, Inc, so I was once a big fish in a little pond, which I highly recommend. I have done a whole lot of newsletters for organizations ranging from ABATE to an AIDS Service Organization in the years since. I once published baout 100 copies of a book on how to buy a car without getting burned, and sold only two or three copies. I would like to self-publish that book, probably as an E-book, and make a reasonable second income (all right, third income) from it. I will likely retire from my part-time job in retailing in about 3-4 years, and then I want to write to the Great American Novel. I have owned a computer store, a mobile home park, a couple of 18-wheelers, and other businesses over the years, and have worked in retailing, as a night auditor in a motel, skilled carpenter, and I have sold motorcycles, cars, and mobile homes, and worked as a parts/service/warranty claims manager in a couple of car dealerships, been a traveling salesman, and a bunch of other things. I'm in my eighth decade on this planet (I will be 71 in about a couple of weeks, do the math--telling people I'm in my eighth decade always draws an incredulous response from people) so I have a whole lot of experience in just about any area. I was educated at Mount Hermon School for Boys, and spent a few years studying mechanical engineering at Motheaten U. And I still enjoy telling a few jokes and singing a few songs at the Tabernacle of Hedonism, a variety show that plays on Monday nights in a local bar. (I can sing songs like "Autumn Leaves" in both French and English. I just knew four years of French at Mount Hermon would come in handy someday....) I'm in remarkably good health, and enjoy my four cats, and a feral male from across the street, who finally comes up to see me to get his daily petting. I still own a Ducati motorcycle that I bought new in 1974, and several other collectible bikes as well. And I still do all of my own car repairs, though today's cars are not as easy to work on as my 1971 Datsun LB110, or my 1948 Chevrolet convertible. Wish I still owned both of those. I also drove an MGA Twin Cam on the street for several years after it was no longer competitive in SCCA road racing. Wish I still had that one, too! I raise blueberries and other fruits and vegetables in my own garden, having inherited a green thumb from my Uncle Gordon, who was President of the American Dahlia Association in 1940.... There are so many subjects I could write about!