Joshua Michail is an American author,
philosopher, Humanist, and atheist born in
Philadelphia, PA on 31st May, 1975. He was raised in
Phoenix, AZ, where he still resides. He has studied psychology,
sociology, and philosophy. He is a
minister ordained by the First
Church of Atheism, which serves the sole
purpose of ensuring that there are lawfully permitted non-religious
people who can perform important services, such as marriage ceremonies, for other
non-religious people. His book "To Make a
Better World" was published
for eBook on 30th April, 2015 and in paperback on 19th May,
2015. Both of which are currently available through Amazon.
am currently working on a few new books. Two, of which, I plan to have
published in the summer – “Mythos
& Logos”, and “A Cabby's Tale”.
also write essays on a variety of subjects, typically including:
philosophy and logic, science, morality, society, politics, economics
and, of course, atheism and religion. In my writing I do try to avoid
unnecessary jargon and complication, in an effort to make the subjects
I write about more easily accessible to everyone.
also have two Siamese cats, Lucy and Sam, both of whom I love, despite
Sam being a smelly cat and Lucy being a demanding trouble-maker. The
image above is a scene, captured by a friend, of the Sonora desert
around the area I live in, it was taken in the morning during winter.
Since I'm accustomed to the high heat – summer high temperature
averaging 112ºF (44.5ºC) – I naturally find the foggy scene beautiful,
just as I do whenever there's rain.
My various hobbies and likes are:
Home-brewing my own beer recipes. I've also brewed recipes made
by others, all ales though, including ale versions of Weizen, and Pale,
Amber, and Brown Ales. I'm not such a fan of lagers, though. I think
I'd like to try some wine making also.
love to do backyard astronomy, using my Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ
telescope. Around the end of May 2016, I plan to try to take some pictures
through my telescope of Mars as it will be at its closest approach to
enjoy cooking, my own recipes and classic recipes, both. I love
Mediterranean dishes, Spanish, and Southwestern dishes. I also dabble
in some Asian dishes. I make an excellent Kung Pao Chicken, and I make
my own recipes of ragu spaghetti sauce (that means with meat, not the
brand name), Honey-Chipotle barbecue sauce, a Southwestern version of
Paella (with no seafood, but with chicken, pork, beef, and lamb), and a
Sonoran rice (like Spanish rice, with tomatoes and saffron, but also
with pecans and Chipotle peppers). Oh, and Tabbouleh, Tzatziki,
Falafel, and Shawarma.
also enjoy working on my garden, growing amazing honeydew melons,
cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, wheat, peppers, squash, etc. And then
there's my apple tree, three mesquite trees (the wood is great for
projects, and for BBQ, and the beans make an excellent flour for
fry-bread), a fig tree, two pomegranate bushes, two grape vines,
blackberry and raspberry bushes, a lime tree, and orange and lemon
built some of my own furniture, including my desk. I enjoy woodworking,
as it turns out. My other plans in woodworking adventures include
building a dresser, a bed, a front door for my home, a China cabinet,
tables, and chairs.
love classical music, with my favorite composers being: Beethoven,
Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini, Rodrigo, and Ravel. Jazz is also among my
library of music, including my favorites: Brubeck, Montgomery,
Coltrane, Gillespie, Monk, and Davis. But, I grew up listening to heavy
metal, particularly Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, and
since my twenties, Rammstein.
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