Friends, I am a buffoon acting "as if" he knows what the hell is going on. In a reasonable sense, none of us will ever know and a few billion years from now, none of this will matter anyway. BUT WHILE WE ARE HERE, I want to make the best of it for myself and my family. I am an active writer and have numerous screenplays (none of which have sold) and am working on my first novel. I'm a high school dropout that is constantly trying to learn new things. Everything I know now, I taught myself. I'm an idealist and realist. I know anything worthwhile is hard paddling, up river. The dream is always up river. That's why I'm here.