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    Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson, 58, is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Indiana.  His love of writing was first nurtured at Holy Angels, a small, century-old black Catholic school nestled in the heart of the city.  He prepped at Brebeuf Jesuit, and graduated with a major in English, and a minor in journalism, from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.  In the mid-1980’s, Mike worked as a reporter for The Indianapolis Recorder, the third-oldest black newspaper in the country.  Currently, Mike enjoys a rewarding career serving the American public as a legal writer for the Social Security Administration. “Yom Kippur,” published in this issue of aaduna, is his second published work of fiction.  Before that, “The Negro League” won Ledge magazine’s 2009 Fiction Award, and was published in that journal in 2011.  He has several other projects he’s working on as well. “The game plan is to try to publish a collection of stories,” he said.  “And then write the Great African-American Novel.” In his leisure time, Mike enjoys reading, bowling, movies, and listening to smooth jazz, a little bit of blues, and some old school soul. He spends much of his time at Indy’s Eagle Creek Park, the nation’s largest urban wooded park system.  He’s also trying to teach himself the piano.  Thompson is an avid, loyal follower of the Indiana Pacers and Dallas Cowboys.  His main life goals (aside from writing The Great African-American Novel) is to watch the Cowboys win their sixth and seventh Super Bowls and, even more, to see the Pacers win their first NBA title.

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