A Magic Man Looks at LIfe

One magician's lifelong observations of life's illusions and realities. Salesman, philosopher, actor, poet, theologist, teacher, special courts martial defense counsel, all of these roles have given an unusual and universal insight into life, its twists and turns, its serious contemplations and humorous moments. More

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About Michael Russell

Mike is a native of New Rochelle, NY, but moved to the DC area in 1949. Since then he has graduated from Holy Providence School, a little school run by the Sisters of The Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored Children (Founded by St. Katherine Drexel, who dedicated her life to and gave up every penny of her Drexel fortune to educate and catechize Blacks and Native Americans). After graduating from Archbishop Carroll High, he earned a degree in political science, with a minor in philosophy from Howard University (Go, Bison!) and subsequently served proudly in the 1st Battalion, 70th Armor, in Augsburg Germany. He has been a sales rep for Pfizer Labs and was promoted as the first African American assistant product manager in the pharmaceutical industry. He has been an award winning salesman for Xerox and several other companies, and finally stopped working for other people in 1983. Since then he has been the owner of a small computer company (now defunct), and has been a stage and close up magician and a member of the Screen Actors Guild, with credits in Something The Lord Made, The Wire, and House of Cards. He is a proud father of 3, grandfather of 12 and husband of 1

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