About Me

Hey.  My name’s Mike.  I live in New York.

If I had my choice of death, I would stumble into a Lovecraftian nightmare, and almost make it out.


I was born in an October that passed forty-some years ago, and since that time I’ve looked like some variation of the fellow you see in black and white here.  I grew up in Idaho, Alaska, Colorado, and New Mexico.  In school I studied biology and girls, simultaneously when I was lucky.  Now I work in a laboratory, studying neither.  I’ve always been a student of adventure, however.  Some people think you can see it in my work.


I have created The Octopode to be a centralized location where you can find information about my writing projects, and a blog where I post updates, ideas, and freewrites.  I write about a lot of things, including music, psychology, philosophy, biology, horror, movies, writing, an old log cabin I’m restoring, and even things like jelly donuts, which are terrible and should be outlawed.

It’s my hope that you’ll bookmark and return, or better yet, sign up to receive my blog in your email (in menu dropdown).  Comments are welcome, and questions.