Michelle very much dislikes the cliche, "Jack of all trades, Master of none." She's not a big cliche fan in general, but this one implies that knowledge of many things cannot in itself be a Specialty. The lines we - you or I - can draw between two seemingly unconnected points in our lives or in history can make the world whole. Our knowledge and empathy for one another has that power. She knows this seems terribly lofty and perhaps a little melodramatic, but it is her Specialty: drawing lines.
Michelle enjoys reading (gasp!), painting, gardening, walking (running too, if she's had too much caffeine), skiing, and photography. Watching her enjoy her interests is often interesting to others as she's not terribly coordinated.
The English degree at LSUS offers coursework in academic and creative writing as well as extensive studies in Greek, Roman, British, and American Literature.
Put simply, the Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies provides an interdisciplinary conceptualization of history. It especially focuses on the human condition as it relates to theories of social justice, philosophy, technology, literature, and art throughout history.
Michelle has been an ordained Minister in a non-denominational Christian church since 2002. Through her writing, she is able to make the ebb and flow of spirituality in daily life tangible. Her spiritual writing is a combination of art and optimism, dogma and realism. It is enriched by her apparent empathy and strengthened by her openness to all faith backgrounds. More concretely, Michelle's graduate degree in Liberal Studies offered extensive coursework in ethics, religion, and cultural diversity.
Michelle is the mother of a three-year-old girl and was also a kid once. Her memory is astounding. Additionally, Michelle has a Master's degree in Liberal Studies, during which she studied ethics in light of childhood as well as cultural diversity in childhood development. She has written a sometimes profound but mostly hysterical blog to her daughter titled "Letters to Mary." Perhaps most importantly, Michelle has had multiple enlightening conversations with her daughter, during most of which Michelle realizes she knows nothing and apparently, on her trip through the birth canal, her daughter learned it all.
Like many humans, Michelle thinks of hysterical quips and witty comebacks 45-minutes after a conversation has ended. Fortunately, writing offers up a forum by which she can rebuild her self-esteem after a series of nuh-uhs and your-momma retorts. Not to mention, the majority of humorous material is a gift offered up by the masses rather than actual talent. I mean, for Pete's sake, just go to a laundromat or the food court at the mall: people have their children on leashes and cram 40lbs of derriere into a 30lb max container. They're the funny ones; she is but a messenger.
Michelle has dabbled in blogs since the invention of the internet, mostly as a forum with which to entertain those close to her. But as of late, the entertainment blogs that she once considered only a creative outlet are also generating a fair amount of positive feedback and general interest has soared.