Blake, this is not the header to use but I just read your acceptence speach. I have to comment .
One of the things that makes for a great writer, IMO is the ability to make words flow. Some may never read the "Rise and fall of the third Reich" because of intimidation, no interest in content etc, but they will never have a chance to read how well the author, William Shire writes. You literally are swimming in his words. You, have that gift. Its not only what you are saying but how effortlessly you say it. I never get a chance to comment on all of your stories but I enjoy all of them the same. Not just the content but your the way you write.
always a fan.