My name is Patrick Dykie, and I live a quiet, simple life with my wife in the northeastern United States. I love to write humor, emotional stories, and slightly exaggerated observations of everyday life. I recently published my first book, which is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It's a collection of short stories, based on everyday observations of people, places, things, animals, and popular culture. The book is titled, "Simple Observations: A humorous look at the absurdity of the world around us. I will be posting some of the humorous stories from my website at pdykie.com, here at writing.com. I hope you enjoy them.