I've been away for a while at school, then work. I've written sporadicly for HubPages under the avatar Brupie. I like HubPages: It is convenient and puts your work into a community context where writers share. There is a downside: some articles are of low quality articles and there is an overabundance of recycled advice on SEO and monetizing.
Why don't you stop by and take a look? I wrote some pieces on college cooking; one on picking a food thermometer, another on effective use of a microwave, one on egg substitutes. I've also dabbled in politics and investing too:
The Dorm Gourmet: Three Quick and Easy Breakfasts for the College Student on the Go
The Dorm Gourmet: Mongolian Beef for Two
The Dorm Gourmet: Simple Spaghetti Carbonara in a Rice Cooker
Picking a Food Thermometer: Bimetallic, Thermistor, Thermocouple, Infrared