The screen-name 'irony' was already taken, so I settled on iRONALDy. Since my real name is Ron, I suppose it'll do. So, this is me: almost sixty, dreaming of being commercially published since forever, but never quite getting around to pushing all else aside so I can get down and do it. Until this year. Perhaps it's because I'm turning 60 next month. I was once a working musician; then a working actor (and by working, I mean earning money, not that I was ever able to support myself as an actor the way I did as a musician). Once I realized I needed to actually eat as well as sleep in a real bed, I turned to other, more mundane things like driving trucks and taxis, entering data, waiting tables and stuff like that. You know, real-world-life stuff. But I'm retired now, so the bug has reared up again and is biting hard. I've been hanging around this forum for a few days now (after discovering it--then losing it--a few weeks or months back; I don't know which) and I've already learned a few very valuable things, things I might never have realized on my own here in this concrete tower overlooking the Ottawa River. I'm grateful this forum exists and grateful for the people here from whom I'm learning. I've already stepped on someone's toes (for which I've apologized, twice; my first attempt found me stepping into the proverbial dung a bit further) but I'm determined not to do it again. I wish you all well.