Is a shamanic practitioner
and mesa carrier in the tradition of the Q'ero of Peru.
Michael holds sacred space in concert with Spirit to provide a
safe environment for healing, learning, and transformation.
He adheres to the
Principles of Integrity (The
Ethical Code for Shamanic Healing and Teaching
of the International Society of Shamanic Practitioners).
Is the founder,
proprietor of DREAMWalker Group -- a site that provides free profiles
and information for authors. When buying books or
other items from Amazon.com, please buy using the links and
search engines on his site! (or below).
Michael has handled many kinds or jobs
and responsibilities during his life. Starting as an attendant at
Jones Beach State Park in the seventies, he's been a law librarian,
records manager, actor and model, bartender, and catering sales
manager. He's helped manage a guesthouse on Cape Cod, worked as a
concessionaire on Broadway in New York City, and finally wound up as
a professional technical and freelance writer today.
An adventurer, Michael has lived in many of the world's most
peopled resorts, including Provincetown, Massachusetts for five
years (one summer he lived in the same house as young author Michael
Cunningham ["The Hours"] and another summer was the neighbor to
actor Divine and Andy Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn); New York
City (where he lived with the novelist, William Rooney), and Key
West (where he spent one evening socializing and drinking with
Tennessee Williams and the actor Michael Greer.)
Designer, Web Developer DREAMWalker Group
January 2000 – Present (11 years 2 months)
Owner, proprietor, developer, and designer of DREAMWalker
Group -- a site dedicated to providing free web profiles to and
information about authors. Each profile includes contact
information about the author, links to similar subjects and
authors, a historical list of the author's publications as well
as links to Amazon.com, and more. Michael donates 40% of the
commissions he earns on sales on the site back to literary causes in the
way of donations and sponsorships.
Documentation Specialist / Technical Writer
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
1990 – 2010 (20 years)
Wrote hardcopy and electronic documentation for in-house
users of BNA financial software products (primarily but not
limited to PeopleSoft).
Researched, designed, developed and maintained updates for
tip sheets, user guides, reference aids, and technical
operations manuals for more than 10 products.
Edited fellow technical writer's work for accuracy and
Worked in tandem with personnel in other units to ensure
that all documentation was accurate and that it responded to
users' requirements. No recommendations for this position Ask for a recommendation.
Features Real Estate Columnist
September 2000 – April 2001 (8 months)
Michael wrote this column mostly to learn about real estate --
which he did quite quickly. One of his saving graces is an ability
to pick up on and run with just about any topic -- with or
without training or experience -- and writing about it with
humor and style.
The Express Newspaper
1970 – 1973 (3 years)
During the time right after The Stonewall Rebellion in New
York City, Michael co-founded Hofstra United Gays -- the first gay
group at a university on Long Island. This column ran during
that same period and strove to enlighten people about things
At the time, most straight people had little or no experience
with gay people ... and the same could be said in reverse: many
gay people had only poor experiences with straights (parents,
the church, teachers, etc.).
With Straight on Gay, Michael tried to bring the two sides together
by educating one another about what it was like to be gay in a
In retrospect, the writing was choppy and some of the ideas
extreme. So just try to keep in mind a few things:
Michael was frightfully young and inexperienced in life.
This was done during the furious 70s when everybody was just
a little POd about something.
These ideas came long before AIDS would rear its ugly
Nobody else really seemed to have the chutzpah to write this
kind of column.
Ever the trailblazer ....
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