I have worked in telecommunications, from digging ditches to programming central offices. There were many men in my life who influenced me, my rancher dad for whom the whole community waved and stoped to visit. I had a grandfather who was a power linemen. I read every Louis L Amour that Louis wrote. My mothers' side, whom I knew briefly was Blackfoot and Cherokee. Though I never knew my mother I feel that influence. Writing, for me, is all about the reader. If I cannot feel what I write, then how can I expect the reader too. Maybe it wil more...