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Michael Lipsey grew up in Chicago, a city that does not like to waste words, and after forty years in California,
the Chicago still shows in his writing. He read the Great Books at Shimer College and remains an active observer of intellectual,
religious and popular culture. He has written many articles on management, employment, remodeling, music, dance, and community
issues, When he isn't writing, he gardens, creates lacquered mirrors with quotations, and enjoys folk dancing; and gives
thanks every day for the splendor of Marin County, California.
is currently completing the story of a plumbing company over its thirty year history, And his day is never complete without
a new epigram for his third, and possibly final book in the "I Thought So" series.
|Michael at a show in San Francisco beside two of his mirrors. Photo by Nancy Steele.
"I have a hundred
things on my mind and not much in it."
"This world is
far more interesting than anything that could happen merely inside my head."
"You don't have to be a great thinker to be a thoughtful person."
"Gaining control of your thoughts is as easy as sitting by the ocean and controlling the waves."
"Real ideas have an exactness, but nonsense is always vague."
"That's what I said, but not what I meant, such is my poverty of language."
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.”