I write because I am but one small voice in this world. When I write I can be heard by many. I write so that the stories of my life can be passed down to my children. When I write, ideas flow, often times better than spoken word. My writing allows me to escape, temporarily, from this place. I can go to other worlds or just enjoy memories with my wife and daughters.

In my writing there are no fences, no barbed wire, no yellow lines, and no guards. I can go to fields of sunflowers, or a sandy beach, or even have lunch in the park with my wife. In here writing is one of the very few things I can call my own. I write to tell stories from behind the fences. We need to be heard.

The reason I write is that I feel I have something to say. Hopefully someone will want to read it.