A few years back for reasons that are nolonger entirely clear, my bestfriend and I came up with a couple of odd nicknames for each other. She became the Wombat and I became the Chinchilla. Chin for short. And maybe it is a testament to my odd way of looking at the world that I decided to use Chin for my penname. But that is kind of the signature with my writing, I have a slightly odd way of looking at the world and trying to laugh at it.