I’m from Seattle, now I live in Berlin.

Sometimes I write essays:

One summer I taught myself to play with animation software and I started making explainer videos

I was on NPR once.

Sometimes I write for The Billfold and The Huffington Post and Longreads.

This, bafflingly, is the most popular thing I’ve ever written.

I’m on Facebook and Twitter.

If you want, you can contact me.

18 responses to “About

  1. Yes, finally I can comment on your blog! I’ve been reading it for a while now and have shared quite a few of your stories, I always find them well thought-out and provide viewpoints I hadn’t thought about. I’m quite a fan, so keep up the good work :)

  2. elephantwoman

    Love yer work, as always. Welcome to WordPress!

  3. I just discovered your blog today on Google, searching for “the dark side of the fifties”, as I’ve been wondering what all the appeal is about the era. It’s all so stereotypical…like watching re-runs of the same episode of Happy Days or something of the likes. Anyhow, I become increasingly fascinated both by your style of writing, and, obviously, the topics. First off, Germany! That’s so cool! I’ve been becoming more of a Germany fanatic recently, not so much as the Soviet Union and Russia, but Germany nevertheless. Anyhow, yes. I suppose I sound a bit obsessive, but your blog, it’s good readin’.

  4. wonderful blog. Glad I found you. Humor and beauty. Self deprecation and affection. Very nice.

  5. Hysterically funny! Love it! I’m calling Lake Union Air right now for a pepperoni pizza!

  6. Ryan Kilpatrick

    Meget sjovt…!

  7. Lyndsey

    Your blog is thoughtful and interesting. And sarcastic as shit. You must come from an amazing city.

  8. Awesome photo (and other!) essays. You are an exceptional story teller. Would you email me? Galen at estately.com?

    Welcome to 30 (and welcome back to Seattle?).

  9. I’m so glad you got freshly pressed – you’re a wonderful writer and I love reading your work! I can’t wait to read more…

  10. Hi Mike.

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and I have nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. Come by and check it out.

  11. I am SO happy to have stumbled upon your blog! I’ve been devouring your posts since I first found you on Sunday. You are amazing and I’m in love with how well you write!

  12. I’ve been searching for real content on WP and here it is. Great blog!

  13. Well I figured I just had to comment on your blog because my mother is from Berlin and my father is from Copenhagen! Interesting and very well written, I will check back often!

  14. I like your writing!
    Being Danish I wonder how you came up with “rottin in Denmark”? Shakespeare? Did I miss out on something being new in here?
    Happy New Year.

  15. Great blog, Mike. You write very well. I logged into WP after ages just to write a comment here. I am enjoying a reading spree right now. Keep writing!

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