Stroud, UK

Bio: I am a 59 year old American expat who has been living in Britain for the past 25 years. (I didn't fit in with 80s Regan America.) A teacher by qualification, I currently work with adults with autism and truly love it. I have just written a book about heavy metal in the 1980's titled "Rock and Roll Children," which is now going through the publishing process. I was inspired to write this book because of presentations about the 80s music that either portrays heavy metal as unimportant or claims it never really existed. Therefore, "Rock and Roll Children" is my rebuttal to those claims. I also served in the USMC from 1979-83 where I just missed going to Lebanon, only to see my old unit get blown up 4 months after I got out. I think it's sad how it seems that those who served in Lebanon have been swept under the carpet by most of America.

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  1. Hello Michael!

    Hope you are well! I have just nominated you for the Inner Peace Award http://lostinthelabyrinthh.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/inner-peace-award-goes-to/ .. 🙂

  2. Hey Michael, me again!

    I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award. Rules here: http://lostinthelabyrinthh.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/and-the-sunshine-award-goes-to/ 😀

  3. Hey,

    I have nominated you for the Seven Awards, rules and info here: http://lostinthelabyrinthh.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/seven-blog-awards-goes-to/

    All the best 🙂

  4. I have just nominated you for The Lighthouse Award 🙂 rules here: http://lostinthelabyrinthh.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/shining-a-light-in-a-dark-world-the-lighthouse-award/

    All the best 🙂

  5. Hey Michael,

    I have nominated you for this award: http://sereneaspergia.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/the-butterfly-light-award-goes-to/

    Hope you’re all well?

    All the best.

  6. Hi Michael, you’re life sounds fascinating. I wanted to thank you for all your support I had to come find you since you weren’t showing up in my reader. I nominated you for Liebster blogging award. You can check out the details here. 😊

  7. Thanks to invite me to your blog. Full of good and helpful experiences.

  8. Hi Michael, amazing blog! I’ve just nominated you for The Versatile Bloggers Award 🙂 Here is the link if you wish to accept: https://sereneaspergia.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/the-versatile-bloggers-award-2016/

    Best wishes,


  9. It’s funny… 80s Rock gets tarred with the same brush as fantasy / horror books.
    “You’re a writer?! What do you write?”
    “Fantasy / horror.”
    “Oh. You’re THAT kind of writer.”

  10. Adelaide Dupont said:

    Hi 80sMetalMan:

    metal was very much part of my late-1980s experience.

  11. Michael, your blog will soon be added to our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click here (or on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site) to customize your blog’s description on the list (or to decline).
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

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