mikel weisser

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Industry Education
Occupation jr high social studies teacher/political writer
Location On the Left Coast of, Arizona, United States
Introduction Born the son of a nightclub singer, Mikel Weisser watched anti-war hippies getting beaten on TV during the Vietnam War and decides to devote his life to protest against unreasoning authority, but not to getting beaten. After spending almost two years traveling the country as a hitchhiker Weisser received a Masters in Literature and a Masters in Secondary Education, published hundreds of freelance magazine and newspaper articles and political commentary columns along with 8 books of poetry and short fiction. After spending four years managing a homeless shelter while and appearing as a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Weisser began teaching, and moving to Arizona on New Year’s Eve 2000. Weisser lives and his wife Beth were married at their home in So-Hi, Arizona and live with their daughter Victoria, numerous pets and ever expanding collection of artwork and books.
Interests art, activism, music, movies, public poetry especially slam
Favorite Movies Schindler's List, Mosquito Coast, Altman, Scorese, early Walter Hill, Frears, Kubrick
Favorite Music Dead, Wilco, Little Feat, most REM, Steve Earle, Jack Johnson
Favorite Books Sometimes a Great Notion, Infinite Jest, Small World (Lodge), Catch 22, Stranger in a Strange Land

Why aren't we born with a balance of self-confidence and self-control?