Who is Mike?

I’ve always been blessed that Mike and I have been so close. He’s 4.5 years younger than me, finished up his teaching degree from the University of Illinois in spring of 2002, and living with me (until I get married) in my relatively new house in the NW ‘burbs. Mike is certified in Illinois to teach chemistry and physics to high school students. Since his first year out, he’s been teaching the honors and AP science kids at Dundee-Crown High School, which is pretty impressive.

We have the same warped sense of humor, which is great (at least for us, but drives our parents wild — Faith too sometimes). Example: once when we were young, we recited Bill Cosby sketches for an entire vacation until my mom can scarily close to leaving us dead on a roadside in North Carolina.  Another example is is patented call of the Manitee, or more lovingly referred to as the “sea cow”. Just use your imagination on the sound; I plan to have a recording out here soon. Maybe a picture.  But I digress…

Mike is a great cook, an artist, a scientist, amazing at any video game he gets his hands on, is a gifted teacher, loves God, loves to eat, and collects medieval weapons. He’s smart and funny, plays percussion, and is always ready for the party.  He plays a short, furry dwarf in World of Warcraft (see also), and we always joke that they look a bit alike.  He owns a bright yellow 1971 Dodge Charger, which proudly displays the license plate “BIG YLO 1”, but of course it’s not an everyday car anymore. And thank God, too, because this way I’ll finally have some room for something other than his monster car in the garage.  🙂


Great picture of Mike — Mike on the Jimbay at New Years — Mike on moving day looking like he's about to knife us all.

About Jeff Block

Lover and follower of Jesus, the long awaited King. Husband and father. Writer and seminary student. On a long, difficult, joyful adventure, learning to swim with the current of God's sovereign love and walk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day.
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1 Response to Who is Mike?

  1. Patrick Reynolds says:

    I’m searching for the VINs for as many 1971 Dodge Chargers as I can find for my 71 Charger database. Get your brother to contact me at superbeefinder@yahoo.com so I can inquire about the VIN for his 71 Charger.


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