Michael has worked for Chelsea Green from the West Coast for a dozen years. Prior to that he made his living as a bookseller, magazine editor, travel agent, theatre manager, waiter, actor, and farmer. His interests include permaculture, cob stomping, vocal harmony, amaro, scuba diving, and composting. His addictions start but do not stop at: cheese, the Denver Broncos, buying books at independent bookstores, air travel, to-do lists, and the smell of his dog’s neck. He believes in community living, cocktail hour, and the future collapse of industrial civilization.