A group for the discussion of the written word. Though we'd like to see folks active in the industry, you need not be published or working in the industry to join in and ideally there will be help and motivation for those wanting to write. All that is required is a love of the written word and an interest in how it's done.
I enjoy thoughtful conversation, but I also like to laugh—mostly at myself.
That said, I talk a lot when I’m nervous and clam up when I feel intimidated. You’ll find me in jeans and sandals most of the time, working in the yard, playing my guitar and singing, reading on the patio, attending my grandson's soccer games, or chatting it up with neighbors. I do a lot of writing and especially like writing outdoors when the weather is nice.
I’m committed to scientifically supported reality and well-argued philosophical truths.I admire people who are with themselves and authentic with others. I try to be respectfully at all times, though it isn't always easy.
I would describe myself politically as a social liberal (live and let live) and a fiscal conservative (down with debt).
I love my life and home. I live in a tiny California mountain community (3400 ft) in a small knotty pine cabin built in 1922 with a mountain in my back yard and a creek in front.
I'm a retired editor with an M.A. in Philosophy (Law, Politics, and Ethics) I still love to write, so my laptop and I remain joined at the hip.