Hey everyone. This is new to me, joining a forum, actually posting an introduction. I'm quite shy and reclusive, a homebody, yet when I get around civilization, I can be chatty. So please bear with me. I'm fifty-four years old, live alone in Seattle with my cat, and am a retired veteran from the military. I have lots of time to read, also lots of time to observe, reflect, and write. However, all of that time doesn't amount to much of anything, which is what I'm hoping to change by joining some writers to get inspiration. By the way, I grew up in Texas and ended up here in Seattle through the military. This part of the country resonated with me, and I never left.