Born in Missouri and raised in a small town, Michael was equipped with a seagull’s yearning for wider seas. He rapidly outgrew his surroundings and learned to fly by reading just about anything his young wings would take beneath their fledgling wordspan.
The word became a flight plan that would eventually take Michael to Vietnam as a French linguist to snoop for finding enemy locations suitable for some kind of attack. He got out of that with a few stories and headed to Thailand where he taught English in a Buddhist monastery while translating messages from the Royal Laotian forces (who communicated in French). He made the choice to use his GI bill for Grad School, and soon found his place as a Waldorf high school and middle school teacher . This allowed him to both patch up his rather abortive high school experience and help other people survive theirs with a positive learning and social sense of going somewhere. As of the present he is still attempting to do this by teaching Class 6 and 7, and is looking forward to taking them through grade 8.