Retired teacher, married 40 years, grandfather, inveterate traveller, total Castle fanatic, and compulsive reader. I taught history and as anyone who has read a lot of history can tell you, we are really, really dry writers. All right, we're boring writers. So, it doesn't seem likely that I'll be adding any stories to this site. On the other hand, after 35 years of grading papers where I had to point out every flaw (and there were plenty at every level), I'd just like to read what I consider well-written works. Fortunately, there seems to be more than even a compulsive reader can finish. But it seems impossible to read without commenting, so I will review and comment frequently. . . and boringly. Those on my faorites list all write well. Some are nearly lyrical in the beauty of their language while others have a great sense of humor. Personally, I think some should write for the show.