@RMBROWN, there are things that I write that I do share with friends, family, etc. One of the weirder experiences in my life was having my mom pass around copies of something I wrote one Thanksgiving and then watching all of my dad's brothers and sisters and cousins (...there are a lot for some reason) start crying. But that's a completely different kind of writing, and it usually doesn't interest me for whatever reason. I think it's because what people need to hear is not usually what I want to say. At least I can recognize that. My current ride is a 750 Honda something. Every time I ride it, I kind of want to gnaw my throttle hand off, but it's still a bike, and it's still worth it, and in my neighborhood it's about the only thing I can think of that no one will bother to steal. I need to move. My previous bike was something unreasonable. I'd like the next one to be in between.