I am a retired man about 70 years old. I was a teacher for over 30 years and then a professional photographer for another 16 years. I live in West Texas. When younger I traveled extensively to every part of the United States (except Hawaii). I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas and a Masters degree from Southwest Texas University. I am interested in literature. I joined to read and review fiction writings by my granddaughter (in Junior High School) and became interested in some of the new stories being posted. I decided to write at least one very short story devoted to the difference my granddaughter has made in my life (she was adopted only a few months ago). I will soon be 70 years old but have worked with young people my whole life. I garden extensively have a very nice companion cat "Miss Kitty" and spend some time on the internet with several different groups.