I work as a night shift paramedic and have spent much of my adult life working in some form of public service or another. I like reading; favorite subjects include history, theology, a little philosophy, and any fiction that keeps my attention. I also dabble a little with beekeeping and worm composting. I don't do any professional writing, just some small-time blogging. I used to write my own stories when I was a child, but for some reason I quit as I got older. My revived interest in writing short stories and a little free-form poetry brought me to this site.