How good a writer do I want to be? I'd like to be a mix of Hemmingway, Shakespeare, and Asimov (and perhaps a highbrow writer or two thrown in — Shakespeare was notoriously middlebrow). Toward that end, I crave to be a bit better than I was a week last Tuesday. So, the harsh truth about my writing always finds welcome. Herein you will find a range of pieces, ranging from Space-travel poetry to a domestic violence drama about a man working in a gas station. Have at me, and fie to the man that first cries, "Hold, enough!"