I became a member Sept. 29 2017 and it is Oct. 29 2017. I must say I have learned a lot my first 30 days, I would be lying if I said I didn't. I have found interest in subjects and topics that I never even gave a thought or express any concern for. Some of my thoughts and views on things have changed a little bit for the good and not so good, with the help of reading a variety of threads and seeing others responses, and also the responses that I received on my threads. I am in the process of writing a book, and a I can say is that I needed a site like this to open my mind to see how different people think from one another on a topic. It for sure sparked my creative thinking, and its helping me with my book. Thanks USMB I plan on staying a member for awhile and continue to be involved with this forum!