Please keep in mind a few things when reading this material: I am writing with effort and deadlines rather than inspiration and talent. The subject and other items are imposed on me by the exercise. Although English was not my second language, it might as well have been. I switched into Spanish at age four and did not switch back until I took two semesters of “Bonehead English” at age twenty-two. On top of that, my nature is reserved and I have an antipathy towards unneeded words. (My favorite president is “Silent Cal.”) Writing has always been a bit technical for me, I would write when there was information I needed to convey. This means that speaking or writing are exercises for me. I am a pig learning to fly.