As an English major, both as an undergrad and then in graduate school, I have had experience writing in various genres. I wrote as a child as well, keeping scraps of paper where I had jotted down ideas or whole poems when they came to me. During my teaching years, I taught writing and wrote a column for two years in a local daily newspaper. It was my good fortune to take a writing course, entitled Advanced Expository Writing, at Moravian College with Dr. Joyce Hennefeld while on sabbatical in the last few years of my teaching career. Since retiring, I have attended meetings of the Apache Junction Writers’ Group that provides me with an idea exchange and a forum for sharing writing. The following inclusions are a result of my continuing interest in writing.