Hi! My name is Michael and I was born and raised in San Francisco. I am to a large degree my work. For the last 30 years I have administrated career and vocational programs for senior high students with disabilities. I'm in awe of the struggles they endure -- I'm humbled by their attempts to succeed -- and, they have many successes. Additionally, I'm enlightened by the fact that these people have taught me a greater appreciation for the non-handicapped gifts that have been bestowed upon yours truly! I'm fascinated with the passion of sharing in conversation! My heroes in life are Christ, Buddha, Mother Theresa, Amma, Jackie Robinson, and last but not least that astute observer of the human condition -- Garfield! One caveat: It appears that I posses a life long addiction from which there is apparently no hope for rehabilitation -- I'm speaking of course of my addiction to chocolate -- that's been a tough one all my life. Let me know if you would be interested in meeting over a cup of coffee or perhaps over some kind of decadent chocolate sundae.