I am a retired federal mediator and a very green, novice writer. I am interested in world history, politics, economics, social sciences and anything to do with humans, their behavior, and relationships with others. I have traveled to some interesting places as part of my work and would like to begin sharing my experiences and stories through writing about them. Because of my particular interests, I read primarily non-fiction, biographies, and memoirs. Since joining the PIW, I have broadened my reading to more fiction, and enjoy the help I receive from the PIW Critique and Café meetings. I am writing short stories and essays primarily to leave a life learning legacy for my family members.