I've been at Writing.com since March of 2002. I spent 12 years teaching English, English as a Second Language, and Social StudiES. Now, I call myself a freelance writer--most of my writing is done for free. I have written web content, published poetry, and am soon to publish "Emotional Blood," my first book of my own poems and essays. IF you review any of my items in "Emotional Blood" folders, please give me feedback--I promise GPs. I want to know what you liked, what was unclear, and if I repeated myself in an essay; do poems draw on emotion? I hope to submit my manuscript by Halloween. Encourage me with reviews, okay?