Starfox Howl is a moniker that I used first in a Sci-Fi based FRPG called Traveller. Yes, I'm that old. :-)
I've been reading other stories on SOL for a long time and I write in my spare time to keep my brain sharp, or as least prevent it from getting any duller.
As for me personally, I am currently living and working in the 'Middle of Nowhere' Afghanistan as a contractor. I use my writing to fill my off-duty time and to give me a bit of a 'change of scenery' while I go off wandering in my head.