Kate Justice (12.01.09, 7:07 AM): Michael, you're an inspiration!

Scott Roeben (11.30.09, 4:57 PM): Amazing story and an amazing journey. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

Kathy (11.27.09, 8:14 AM): Happy Thanksgiving, Michael...and thank you for sharing this part of your life... I'm glad you got out of your "box" and into our lives! :) I'm making moves to leave my "comfortable box" of 30 years and venture out and it's a little frightening at times...but exciting at the same time. Your story is an inspiration!

Lauri (11.27.09, 7:54 AM): Thank you, Michael...you have been a huge inspiration and awesome teacher to me. You have helped me discover that I am truly happiest behind the camera and that's where I want to be. Your inspirational posts always come right when I need them most. After reading my email I come in here to see what you have been up to...It's a great way to start the day!

michael andrew (11.27.09, 4:59 AM): Thank you Steve, Lauri, Mark, Shannon, Alex, Derrick Joyce and everyone else for your comments and support. It means so much to me to hear from you and know I have helped in whatever little way I have. I truly appreciate it and hope I can continue to be a good mentor and friend to you all. Best wishes! M

Joyce (11.27.09, 1:31 AM): I just found your website - thanks for all your teaching videos that I was perusing today on youtube. I'm trying to learn how to take better photos using a point & shoot camera, but my goal is to take true macros once I have the $ to get a DSLR. In the meantime I want to learn how to fully utilize the camera I have. I went through a VERY difficult situation to get a Master's degree. Started with one prof, finished with another. Had hoped to do the Ph.D. but that is not really an option anymore (age, $$, time, & now loss of interest in the field I started in).. I'm working in fish genetics as a tech, but need to move on to something else. Thanks for sharing your story. I'm glad you are happy in your new venue - & based on your videos, you do a great job. Your story is an encouragement to me to move out into new areas & not feel locked into the "box" I'm in now. Happy Thanksgiving! -Joyce

Derrick (11.26.09, 10:29 PM): Thank you for doing what you are doing, inspiring us that we can take better pictures. Thank you for your creativity that make us think outside the box. We are thankful for having you in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving Michael and all.....

Alex Rubio (11.26.09, 4:14 PM): Happy Thanksgiving Michael, thank you for your hard work, talent, ecouragement.

Shannon Morgan Photography (11.26.09, 11:33 AM): happy thanksgiving to you michael!! thank you for sharing this, i am so thankful that you had the courage to go through this and intrun help others achieve their own sliver of happiness!! I know you have helped me in more ways than one and for that i am forever grateful as well.

mark Iuzzolino (11.26.09, 9:31 AM): Happy Thanksgiving to you, Michael. I know it may sound corny, but I do have to say I'm thankful for finding your blog page and then your inspiration. You and everything that has come my way as a result of your effect on my decisions is something I'm thankful for. Of course there are many other things, but you should know that.

lauri (11.26.09, 6:41 AM): Michael, thank you for sharing. My story is similar to yours as well and I'm still struggling with it but am optimistic. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Steve (11.26.09, 6:20 AM): My friend, I am thankful this day and all others I can count you as a friend and mentor. My story is very much like yours. Someday we'll talk about it all. Happy Thanksgiving!