Michael Jay's Blog
- Boise, Idaho, United States
- July 19
- Born and raised in Detroit, Michael is a graduate of Harvard College. He earned his MBA at Northeastern University in 1983. His coming-of-age memoir, DOG WATER FREE, is dedicated to his college roommate, Tom Wales, who plays a pivotal role in the story, and who many believe to be the only Federal Prosecutor in U.S. history to have been killed in the line of duty. Michael lives in Idaho.
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Following are select excerpts from DOG WATER FREE, A Memoir by Michael Jay (Chapter 40)
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My Independent Study Proposal consists of twenty words.
To the point.
It almost makes me feel like I am cheating… Read full post »
These were heady days of pageantry.
Forty months after a historic visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to celebrate Boston's Bicentennial, the most Catholic city in America was preparing to greet the first non-Italian Pontiff in more than 400 years.
His arrival will o… Read full post »
THE HOLEY SEE
You cannot make this stuff up.
Having once been blessed to stand in the presence of a Vicar of Christ, I must say, I feel like a bit of an insider. Perhaps that's why I am more heartened than perplexed at the level of intrigue caused by… Read full post »
It's just so tragic.
I'm afraid I can't hold back any longer.
Allow me to share.
This is a post that I made to a few friends privately about how I am feeling in the aftermath of the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday.
My heart is aching along with yours and so… Read full post »
Meet Joe Black visits The Wonder Years in the true story of DOG WATER FREE.
Like a fast-forgotten dog bone hidden in a corner of a yard, I was quick to bury my feelings of guilt and shame.
At the age of ten, I was an angry b… Read full post »
Meet Joe Black visits The Wonder Years in the true story of DOG WATER FREE, a coming-of-age memoir by debut author Michael Jay. It chronicles the improbable journey of a boy named Mikee, whose coming-of-age search for emotional truth lands an orphan from a family living in the heart of Det… Read full post »
You cannot 'dip a toe' in the water tonight.
Imagine stepping inside the Octagon, just trying to be polite.
Smile some more.
Throw an air-ball.
Wait to be hit.
There's no such thing… Read full post »
Author Michael Jay remembers slain Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Wales as a young man in his just released coming-of-age memoir, DOG WATER FREE. A more recent recollection follows.
As noted in my previous post, I learned a thing or two, early-on, about fatherless kids and widows and orphans… Read full post »
By: Michael Jay Author of DOG WATER FREE, A Memoir
In honor of National Book Month: My story is about an improbable search for emotional truth.
Like Lemony Snicket’s Baudelaire family we were, living on a street with a most peculiar name.
It referenced a mysterious German le… Read full post »
By: Michael Jay, Author of DOG WATER FREE, A Memoir
Like Baudelaire's we were, living on a street with a most peculiar name.