Michael Witbeck was born in Utah and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Creative Writing. Also at the U of U he gained experience as a donut fryer and once gave advice concerning coffee pot cleaning techniques to a Professor of Philosophy. He later worked and studied in Los Angeles and applied for unemployment there.
He also spent a number of years overseas, first as a Fulbright Lecturer in what was then Czechoslovakia, later as writer and editor of educational materials in Tokyo, and still later as a vagrant educator in Spain. From a base in Oregon, Michael also had lengthy work assignments in Yemen and Cyprus.
He has recently published Auto Biography: A Life in the Age of the Automobile, soft cover, 114 pages, 60+ color photos.
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The Adventures of Rudi the Rational Man
Rudi, a young donut maker and logician, loses his job. A visit to the unemployment office leads to friendship with an immigrant mute and a visit from the attractive but obviously troubled Rhonda Lingo. Restless and unfulfilled, Rudi leaves his city. Years later he returns and finds work in a small muffin bakery, his only co-worker a possibly homicidal dropout from a PhD program in philosophy.