Michael is a man who likes to get to the crux of a concept and admits to preferring conversation with women because they do just that. He likes to get behind the words to the meaning of the words, and his photography allows him that luxury of capturing what is not spoken aloud.
Because he is around disabled communities, and because he respects various viewpoints, he likes to know what people prefer to be called in this day of political correctness. At one of his acting auditions, when a casting director said “disabled” a woman answered by saying “I am not disabled, I am handicapable.” This about sums it up for Michael, a smart, talented, open, genial man who does not dwell on the negative for any significant length of time, although he charmingly admits to understanding the value of a short pity party once in a while.
He’s fun. Kind. A talented open-hearted listener who cares about people. Direct. No guile. Trustable. Open to friendship. He knows how to have a good time and bring others into that orbit. Listen to Michael talk about his childhood, his loving family, years spent in the hospital for corrective surgeries, his deciding to leave home on his own for LA to pursue a career in film, and some of his opinions on small talk and political correctness. Michael’s is a life lived beautifully even with challenges, evidently none of which Michael found insurmountable. And, of course there is a love letter for him to write.