Hello. My name is Mike. I am a native of Miami, Florida. I am a veteran social studies teacher at a public high school in Miami. I have been living in the west Kendall area for the past thirty years. My interests are varied and eclectic - I was a gymnast HS through college and a gymnastics coach and judge after that. I am an accomplished writer having published 7 texts - five dealing with the topic of flexibility and stretching (I could never do splits!)... and two in Jewish studies. I'm proud to say two were featured as main selections of the Jewish Book Club! I have 5 more in the works plus two possible videos. In addition I have almost completed a screenplay Gematria, a combination of X-files and Silence of the Lambs, about a mass murderer killing young people in Kansas. I have already visited Kansas twice to research the background. Travel is one of the benefits of writing!I have several passions. Obviously, researching and writing plays a major part in my life. In addition, I also have a passion for Jewish learning (spirituality). Finally, I enjoy working out with weights, listening to classical music, and going to bookstores. And yes, the picture is really an accurate photo of me...no dyeing of the hair or beard, no fake hair [I am follically challenged in the back of my head and increasingly in the front], 100% natural etc.