A former magazine editor and webmaster, Michael moved back to the Midwest from Texas six years ago. His wife, an Illinois native who likes snow, is a part-time professional food taster in Beloit. His son is a freshman at Hononegah Community High School. His family has been served by the Roscoe Post Office since 2018, in a tri-level house off Atwood Road that requires eleven steps to enter. He graduated from a small Indiana college 40 years ago with a degree in Communications and Theater Arts.