My name is Patrick Dykie, and I live a quiet, simple life with my wife and teenage son in the northeastern United States. When not working, I enjoy writing here, and on a few blogs. I love to write humor, emotional stories, and slightly exagerated observations of everday life. I faced a set-back in the past year when my publisher closed down weeks before my first book, "Simple Observations" was set to be launched. I am an eternal optimist, and believe if I continue to work hard and improve my writing, I will get my chance. Thanks for visiting, and I wish you all the best. Write on!