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About Michael McCown
Michael S. McCown (1964-present) was born in Bakersfield, California. He has had two careers in his adult life. The first as a Police Detective, specializing in Death Investigation and the second, as a Financial Adviser with a large investment firm. These two fields give him a unique perspective on the "human condition". He and Lilly began traveling the world in 2004 and have been to Europe and Asia many times. By his own admission, he's made about every mistake possible and has written his first book, Traveling Zen; Finding Peace in the Details, in which he details many of them. He hopes to help others avoid some of the common pitfalls. His second book, A Year of TheSunFlowerMuse.com, contains his views on the world and human interaction as well as allegories and Poems that he has written. Michael continues to write for his travel blog, Travelinggump.com and for his "Opinion" blog, TheSunFlowerMuse.com. He plans to continue writing "Grammatical Nightmares" and has two additional books on Travel in the works.
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Books By Michael McCown
A Traveler's Guide to the Planning and Execution of Real-World Travel. It Contains Thoughts and Insights based on the Authors World Travel.
I Can Fix This!: Miguel learns that taking responsibility for your mistakes can lead to wonderful things Aug 23, 2019
Miguel learns that taking responsibility for your mistakes can lead to wonderful things
Miguel learns that to save enough money to buy something special, he must first build a "nest egg."
"L" is for Licorice: Miguel learns the Virtues of Honesty and Forgiveness (The Life of Miguel) Aug 21, 2019
Miguel Sanchez is today’s “every child.” He wants to be liked by his friends, please his family and just be happy. He also wants to feel secure and explore the world around him. Unfortunately, he learns that “life” can sometimes make things harder than it need be and that being “virtuous” isn’t always easy.
This is the Diary of Francis Kelley. My eleven-year journey as a Police Detective in small-town America. From Petty crime to Homicide, I write of the emotional experience from the perspective of a new Police Officer-trainee to that of an experienced Detective and Medicolegal Death Investigator. The naive individual who started in 1991 as a Police Dispatcher for $4.60 an hour and left in 2002, as the Sergeant of Detectives, were two very different people; forever changed from one-too-many "peeks behind the curtain of humanity" and the emotional cost exacted as a result of each case.