Hello all. One day I'd like to be able to write a book on the side (not as a job) and have it published. I have much to learn and practice before I can even start to put my ideas together in a meaningful way. As a child, I didn't have TV or games, but I had books. Every week my father would take us to a book store and my brother and I could pick out two books each. Two books! That only lasted a few days! I would desperately trade my brother, doing his chores and cleaning his room so I could end up with 4 books. Now, older, I've had some amazing experiences in two branches of the U.S. military and am a firefighter for a major city. I go to college and major in philosophy. That's it in a nutshell. Hi, again. If anyone likes to review stories, I'd appreciate it to no end if they would keep tabs on me. I'm thankful of criticism. I'll ask for more of it, I have thick skin by now. Thanks to whoever keeps this site going and those that share their stories and reviews. Reading some of the stories here makes me realize what "good" is.