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Mike Swengel

“I'm too old to be cool.”


DECATUR, Illinois, United States of America

Professional title:

Teacher and Writer

What do you do?

I find words and use them...I write music for teenagers...I share what I make.


I make and share things with the public. They deserve fresh air instead of living in old journals. I no longer wait for 'someday' or 'maybe'.

What should we read?

Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte