• Celebrating a Master

    by  • March 6, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    adam michelangelo 535 years ago today in the small village of Caprese, outside Florence, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born.  Thirteen years later, he became an artists apprentice.  Over the course of the next seven decades, his work as a painter, sculptor and architect would have a profound effect on art in the western world.

    His achievements included the Pieta and David, the stunning fresco adoring the ceiling of Sistine Chapel and his design of the western end of Saint Peter’s Basilica.


    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.