I am initially from Hamilton, Mont., a small city on the far western facet of the state, though I used to be born in Honolulu, as my dad was stationed at an Military base there. For probably the most half, I used to be raised in Hamilton and attended the College of Massachusetts Amherst earlier than transferring to the College of Montana the place I earned a bachelor’s diploma in historical past
I’ve all the time loved writing as a pastime, whether or not it’s quick story or poetry. I additionally get pleasure from staying knowledgeable by studying native and nationwide information. As a member of the neighborhood I’d learn the Jackson Free Press, and I observed an commercial for a contract author place, though I drove round west and north Jackson delivering copies previous to writing for the publication.
As a contract author I’ve freedom to decide on the assignments I settle for. At this level I’ve a basic thought on the knowledge wanted to write down an article describing a brand new enterprise or particular person’s biography, for instance. All through the years, I’ve spoken to numerous individuals, each in-person and over the cellphone, who’ve served as a reminder of our various metropolis and taught me a factor or two about Mississippi.
Along with writing, I get pleasure from watching motion pictures (dramas particularly). My favourite is “The Birdcage,” and I can quote most of it. Documentaries are sometimes on a playlist, primarily historical past and true crime. Moreover, when on a nature journey, I am going to pull out my sketch pad and illustrate the scene earlier than me, and cooking is a job I discover rewarding and benefit from when producing dishes for mates or for household.
My identify and likeness make for collective humor. Being born Michael McDonald and unaware of the solo singer and Doobie Brothers band member for a majority of adolescence, I’d typically take heed to individuals (normally over age 50) ask if I used to be well-known or would sometimes even sing a verse from considered one of his songs to remind me who they have been speaking about.
My facial look reminds individuals “of that one actor,” which I’ll oblige by providing hints: “You imply the man from ‘Superbad?’ He was additionally in ‘Juno.'” They’d nod alongside, realizing the identify is true there, however they only cannot consider it for the time being.