I have been doing this blog in various fashions and formats since 2004 (with the same name), it started as just a rant, then was more like a newsletter and now is more observations and thoughts but basically the same rant. I am writer, its what I do best and what I'm trained in. I have a B.A in English from DePaul University and have been writing since I was a 8 years old. I started by making books with construction paper (thanks Mom), telling short stories. Then progressed into more short stories and poetry while at DePaul (and had some in the student newspaper The DePaulia), and pursued publication. A handful have been published and I also read my work at a few local bookstores. But since 2004 this blog has been my outlet and I appreciate you reading my work.