I have been writing seriously for the last eighteen years. I have some published credits in these busy years of writing short stories, editorials, blogs, novels, as well as keeping down a full-time job as a high school custodian in the Midwest. At first when "Blood And Eggs" and "Sweeten The Pot", both fiction genres came out in 2011 and 2013, my writing was primarily focused on entertaining the reader. In the last two years, I have shifted my works to include literary fiction where there exists in the novel strong voices of outrage and wanting changes to unsatisfactory conditions in this country that help the oligarchy succeed. In my latest literary fiction, 'Insect Politics', greed and power found in leading politicians and global corporations merge their treachery to gradually eliminate the poor, the sick, and the old. Finding myself in the 'Working Poor' as Presidential candidate Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders refers to, I have been busy writing blogs centering on "Voices of Blue Collar" found on http://penandstick.wordpress.com.