I retiredin 2004 from the training and consulting business that I established in 1984 . Prior to that I was a leader in adult education, during which time I wrote several grammar and writing books as well as articles related to that field. During my time in business, my writing focused on developing materials and writing articles for publication on topics ranging from communication and management skills to leadership and lobbying. Once retired, I wrote several business books with my daughter, Linda. I now focus on contributing to my community, enjoying friends and family, and writing when the spirit and the topic move me.