Writing, reading, words, teaching, cycling, my dogs. I teach technical writing to college freshman and sophomores, most of whom write at an 8th grade level. I get paid for this. I also tutor a couple students in writing and literature for which I do not get paid. I read broadly, use an Amazon Kindle for much of my reading, listen to audiobooks for 2 - 3 hours each day when I walk my dogs. My writing comes to me in fits and starts, making it ideal for the 100 words a day format. My memory also works in fits and starts which means the hardest part of posting here daily will be remembering. My favorite writers include Austin, Eliot (George and T.S.), Hardy, Dickens, Proust, Cheever, Carver, Kingsolver, Hempel, Faulkner and Twain.