Hello to all, All my plans for an easy retirement were washed away by the tsunamis of two divorces. I am also a Vietnam Era Veteran and found out at age 62 that I was a victim of Major Depression(aka PTSD). To deal with the depression it was suggested that I start journaling. One day as I was writing random thoughts, I stumbled into my first novel. Between writing and the merciless English classes by my 7th and 8th teacher, Ms. Donnie, I knew good grammar and sentence structure already. Because I needed extra income to supplient my Social Security check, I began to proofread and edit other authors' manuscripts. Any errors in spelling or grammar jumped off the page and into my brain. Many folks undersand that for regular senior citizens it is a daily battle to earn enough extra money to make it through the month...it is somewhat frightening. I tend to be a loner, perhaps a hermit. As such I'm not a natural 'joiner', but I am learning that I have joined, by default, groups of artists that put me at ease by accepting me without prejudice. (I fear I am getting to wordy with this intro. I will close by saying thank you all for accepting me into the community.) Old picture of Airman 1st Class, Knight My business card Thumbtack Designation
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Thanks for starting this conversation @OsmosisFit! Only Top Pros have access to download the badge, for everyone else, the badge is locked. The reason why we don't show business names on the badge anymore is that there were pros who wanted the business name on the badge changed and it became difficult for us. We thought it would be better to just give Top Pros a standard 2019 badge for them to put anywhere and everywhere they want.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
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