• About Michael

    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.

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    REVIEW: D-Day at Tarawa (Decision Games)

    by  • March 23, 2017 • Board and Wargames • 0 Comments

    The Battle of Tarawa was fought in late November, 1943. The U.S. Marines stormed ashore, facing for the first time a determined Japanese defense on the beaches. Guadalcanal, fought a year earlier, had been a nightmare, but getting shore there had been a cakewalk.  In the first 76 hours of the battle, U.S. casualties...

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    The Revolution Starts Here

    by  • September 22, 2014 • Technology • 0 Comments

    This technology… perhaps more than any other… is the beginning of a revolution. Not just in technology, but it’s bound to be a political minefield in the decades to come as national governments and big business seek to severely regulate the use of 3d printers. Yes, they can be used to make dangerous things....

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    44 to Make You Laugh: The Masters of Stand-Up

    by  • June 20, 2013 • Fun • 0 Comments

    I devour Sirius/XM’s comedy channel lineup when I’m in the car. Raw Dog, Blue Collar, Laugh USA, Jamie Foxx and the new Comedy Central Channel: Always a laugh somewhere, although you have to look for them while dodging ads for herbal penis-power products. Maybe that says something about the type of listener advertisers think...

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    Angel of Death: A Noir Short Story

    by  • June 17, 2013 • Fiction Projects • 0 Comments

    There was something dangerous in the air tonight. It might have been the lingering thunderclouds, or the ugly rain they sputtered. It could have been that bottle of bourbon, as yet unopened on the corner of my desk. But, most likely, it was the redhead in a dark blue dress. She was soaked from...

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    Do You Know What Is and Isn’t Covered?

    by  • June 1, 2013 • Freelance Writing Samples, Kim Hughes/Real Estate • 0 Comments

    A survey released in May by InsuranceQuotes.com shows that many Americans are not fully aware of what their homeowner insurance covers or doesn’t cover. It shows, for example, that about half of those surveyed did not know their insurance policy would not cover damage caused by an earthquake. “Many consumers are purchasing insurance without...

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    Advocate 003

    by  • May 31, 2013 • Advocate • 1 Comment

    Chapter 3: The Object I am. There is a moment, perhaps for all of us, when we become aware of ourselves. Perhaps it is like seeing our reflection in a mirror. Perhaps not. Given the variables, it is possibly different for everyone. But for me, it is nothing more than awareness where...

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    Advocate 002

    by  • May 23, 2013 • Advocate • 2 Comments

    Chapter 2: For Every Action The airlock door slammed shut. Silently, now that the atmosphere of the small corridor had escaped. Eddie stared at the hatch, stunned. His mind was fighting to reject what he’d just seen. The command module was gone. Timmons, Kowslowski and Alexei. Gone. Alexei, at least, had been suited...

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