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Michael F. Butchin

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in Philadelphia, The United States
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Gaiman, Messner-Loeb, Dostoyevsky, Bradbury, Poe

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October 2013


Michael Butchin is a writer currently living in Beijing. A Philadelphia native, he was born to a family of scholars, musicians, actors, and singers, and grew up in South Jersey.

Butchin attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, from which he graduated with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature. He also attended graduate school, where he read for Early Childhood Education.

After graduation, Butchin lived in Taiwan for several years, where he worked as a kindergarten and Pre-K teacher during the day, and as an ESOL instructor at night. He has also traveled extensively in China.

A survivor of abuse, Butchin took refuge in music and literature. Over the years, he has spent much of his life amongst a fascinating variety of unconventional a
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Michael F. Butchin Gomez and Morticia Addams! Despite their years of marriage, and the work of raising two children, they retain a deep passion for one another.
Michael F. Butchin I try to move on to another project. That's why I've got several going on at once. And if I don't feel inspired to write even then, write anyway, even…moreI try to move on to another project. That's why I've got several going on at once. And if I don't feel inspired to write even then, write anyway, even if only to tie one scene to another. And if even that is too much effort, READ.(less)
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Going Home

The last time I visited home was in the winter of 2019. It has been a quite eventful four years since then. I have been trapped in China, living through some fairly interesting times, as the old proverb goes. Now … Continue reading →
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"I have always been fascinated by the tale of Medusa. I even wrote a short story with her as one of the main antagonists. So, when I came across this book, I couldn't wait to read it. I'm glad I wasn't disappointed.

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Sherwin B. Nuland
“The greatest dignity to be found in death is the dignity of the life that preceded it. This is a form of hope we call all achieve, and it is the most abiding of all. Hope resides in the meaning of what our lives have been.”
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“But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature's ongoing rhythms. Not death but disease is the real enemy, disease the malign force that requires confrontation. Death is the surcease that comes when the exhausting battle has been lost. Even the confrontation with disease should be approached with the realization that many of the sicknesses of our species are simply conveyances for the inexorable journey by which each of us is returned to the same state of physical, and perhaps spiritual, nonexistence from which we emerged at conception. Every triumph over some major pathology, no matter how ringing the victory, is only a reprieve from the inevitable end.”
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“Name the different kinds of people,’ said Miss Lupescu. ‘Now.’

Bod thought for a moment. ‘The living,’ he said. ‘Er. The dead.’ He stopped. Then, ‘... Cats?’ he offered, uncertainly.”
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