My background is your basic run of the mill Catholic upbringing, with I think a little difference, I had a speech teacher in Primary school, She taught me to not only recite poetry, but to understand it on a deeper level and to love it! Shakespeare was read to me at a young age. I grew up to understand him, not an easy thing to do, I'm told by many! Chaucer, I love his imagery. I think these days my major influence would have to be life itself. I guess you could say I'm on a Journey of Self Discovery through the Desert of Life. Having said that however, there is one const more...