About Mike

Do you want to know about me or do you want to know me?

The ‘about’ is easy: born the first of three (sister and brother), parents deceased, high school teacher for 37 years, retired, Christian.

The real me?  Not so easy.  I’ve been trying to figure it out since before I can remember.  I am a product of DNA, but I am neither my father nor my mother.  I have been able to change some of those chemical codes and become a different person.

I am a child of God and I continue my search to understand what all that means.  I am a believer and have never had an agnostic phase.  I don’t say that to brag.  I don’t want to live in a world with no god and I certainly don’t want to live with any of the thousands of other gods people choose to accept.  I choose to believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

I was a scientist for several years in college before I realized I don’t have the memory power for that occupation.  So I switched to history where I don’t have the memory power for those details either.  Yet another contradiction in my life.  What I do have is a reasonable capacity to grasp the big picture once I have the details before me.

At the time I picked up the history major, I seriously considered going on to seminary to become a minister, but realized that I could probably do more good in the classroom.  That decision may have saved several churches even as it condemned thousands of students to my wonky ways.

In my retirement, I have become a writer of fiction, even as I seek publication.  I will keep you posted on those works.

Mike Lawrence

Haiti, April, 2010
Haiti, April, 2010

A few years earlier
A few years earlier


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