I was born near in a small town in western Pennsylvania in 1949. I am a 1971 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. I spent the next 40 years writing reports, policies and procedures, training modules, and just about anything you can imagine to be dull (but it had purpose, not much fun), until my retirement in 2011. Now I am enjoying many interests, such as travel, photography, music, and especially writing. I enjoy fiction, mostly short stories, and like humor when it presents a moment.