With an Arizona heritage going back to the 1800s, Mike enjoys sharing stories in rhythmic form. Stories dealing with the joys and dreams, as well as the more serious, sad, and heartfelt realities of cowboy life. Humorous, energetic, patriotic, solemn, simple, caring, wild, sad, daring, trusting.....the list goes on and the cowboy's guilty of it all. His hope is to share a bit of that spirit in his writings and recitations. Honored by receiving the Gail I.Gardner Award as an Arizona Cowboy and Poet, his book was a recipient of the Will Rogers Medallion Award and there are CDs available. Mike says there's real value in the sharing Cowboy Music and Poetry, educational as well as entertainment.