I am, I think and therefore may be. I am semi retired but continue to spend time working with mentally ill adults, people dealing with schizophrenia and other major mental illnesses. I have spent most of my adult life selling books; working for various publishers, such as Charles Scribners Sons and Bantam Books as a represenitive; owning a bookstore, managing bookstores for a major chain and, of course, attempting to write. My wife and I have three wonderful daughters, our youngest, Karma, passed away three years ago: we cherish her memory and celebrate her life, as do her sisters. My intent with this journal is to exercise coherent writing and to explore "what it is to be human".