About Michael

Christian | Husband | Dad | Nerd | Writer

I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but spent my childhood in a small town on the south Florida coast.  When I was eleven, I lived on a small hobby farm in Minnesota.  I went to high school in a big suburban high school near Chicago.

As an adult, I worked a variety of jobs in bike shops, bookstores, pizza delivery, and selling computers.  I managed a call center and trained teams.  I built websites and analyzed mortgages.  I worked for Fortune 500 companies and two-person start-ups.  I have been a technical writer for software used by U.S. Air Force and patient care software used by hospitals across the U.S.

In 2005, I fell in love with and married Karly.  We have five children and homeschool in a very busy home with two dogs, two cats, and occasionally some backyard chickens. 

I teache a bible study, volunteer with AWANA, and serves as the chaplain to our local Trail Life Troop. He sometime coach soccer and T-ball, and still occasionally deliver pizza.

Near Yellowstone, WY

What Michael Writes

Focus has never been my strong suit. I have a lot of interests and write about many of them


The Basic Dad

At the heart of what I love are my family and my desire to be the best dad I can.  I don’t blog out of a sense of accomplishment, but desperation!  I really, really want to get family life right.  So, blog it, right?


5 Day Devos

The devotional reset for the 21st century.  Not easy, hyper-relevant, emergent, or any other catchphrase. Just compelling Christian truths presented in a way that you can contemplate during a single week of study.



I am currently working on other self-published creative works through my own imprint ContentField.