My name’s Mike Snider—Mike or Michael, your choice, though Michael’s less likely to be confused with the banjo player. Born February 21, 1953, in Louisville, Kentucky, I've retired (a little early)come home after 30 years or so to my great-grandparents' house in Louisville, KY, shring the house with my brother Rick, who never left—lucky me.

I write poems and play music, mostly on the mandolin, but I also play guitar and I've started violin lessons.

You might get a chance to see me (my beard, back, and feet, anyway) in the independent film The Delicate Art of the Rifle.

And yes, I’m on Facebook and MySpace—but I’m no good about updating them. I do update my Amazon wish list: