Have also been reading the forums for about a month and was just able to register today.
My intro, briefly. 60 year old man. Back in the 70s read Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Yoga Suttras of Patanjali, etc and did some meditataion. Many years went by, raising 6 kids and workin for a living. Always remembered to hold my back straight and be aware of proper breathing. A few years ago my interest in meditation was renewed when a group of Buddhists from Hong Kong moved into the area. This led me to begin a daily practice and study dhamma to understand the teachings of the Buddha. In searching for the true path (time is getting short), took refuge with Tibetan Kagyu lineage, and have practiced with Tendai (Japanese), Chineese Mahayana, and Korean (Won Buddhism). The essence that I am drawn to is in Theraveda practice embodied in the suttras (particularly the translations of Bhikku Bodhi).
My practice has evolved to include keeping the 5 precepts, attempting to live in the noble 8-fold path, practicing an hour of sitting meditation each morning (based on my understanding of anapanasati), and trying to maintain mindfulness (watch the mind) throughout my busy days. This Buddhist practice has given a good deal of inner peace and definately improved relations with people.
Thank you for the knowledge and wisdom that can be found in this forum.