In my brief four decades I've delivered newspapers, bagged groceries, been a produce clerk, security guard, mover, excavator operator, roofer, as a truck driver I've driven through half of the US of A, and did electrical construction in three foreign countries while serving in The United States Air Force. In South Korea I was attacked by Koreans screaming "Yankee go home!" in anti-American riots during the Olympics of 1988. I was also in West Germany when the Berlin Wall fell (I own a piece). I currently hold a Class A License, an Associates in Graphic Design, and work as a freelance writer, artist, author, and publisher. My website (which I built) presents my first book, Orwell's Warning: The Greatest Amerikan Paradox--first edition is FREE! to read and download at www.erikblaire.info As to what motivates me to write, I'll leave you with the words of George Orwell:
"All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motivations there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand."
--George Orwell, Why I Write (1946)