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J. Michael Orenduff

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Mike Orenduff grew up in a house so close to the Rio Grand that he could frisbee a tortilla into Mexico. Despite such antics, he ended up in higher education, teaching at thirteen colleges in eight states and three countries. He was also an academic dean three times, an academic vice-president twice, a president four times, and a statewide chancellor once. His supporters say he welcomes new challenges. His critics say he cant hold a job. Newt Gingrich, in his book, To Renew America, called Orenduff A hero to the American People for his pioneering work in distance education.
After taking early retirement form higher education, Mike embarked on a new career as a fiction writer. His play, The Christmas Visitor, has won numerous awards. His murd
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“Because she couldn’t read or write, the Spaniards labeled her uncivilized. But her ability to make and read petroglyphs is the same skill exercised in a different way. The markings on her pot had as much meaning for her as the words in a book do for us. The lines and angles didn’t make her pots stronger or improve their capacity to store seeds. They are there because the potter was answering Whitman’s question, “What good amid these, O me, O life?” The powerful play does indeed go on, and she contributed a verse. The”
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J. Orenduff Lucy wrote: "Thank you for your note! I really enjoyed The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy and I found a copy of The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier today."

Thanks, Lucy. I hope you like Escoffier. Writing it was fun because I'm a foodie at heart.
Mike


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J. Orenduff Beth wrote: "Hi Mike,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life! Have you signed up for the Goodreads author program (http://www.goodreads.com/author/program)?"


Hi Beth,
As you can guess from this delayed response, I am not active on Goodreads. I did sign up for the author program, but I rarely use it. I friended you because I love your writing. Keep up the good work!
Mike


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Lucy Thank you for your note! I really enjoyed The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy and I found a copy of The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier today.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Mike,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life! Have you signed up for the Goodreads author program (http://www.goodreads.com/author/program)?


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