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Michael Downing
Attended Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lives in Rome, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachians
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I'm taking on Peyton Manning, cover-ups, and sexual abuse on college campuses at Sliding Down The Razor's Edge. Please check it out if you have a moment.
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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.” Warren Buffet In case you missed it, here’s where we are – another nonstop week in the football...
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I'm back at SLIDING DOWN THE RAZOR'S EDGE - writing about FSU's settlement with Erica Kinsman and NFL poster boy, possible rookie of the year candidate, and sexual predator Jameis Winston.

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Last year I wrote about Jameis Winston – former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback who led Florida State University to a national championship in college football and was the number one overall draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buc...
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52 Mondays (42/52): Purple Thursday (mid-week extra post)
To support #purplethursday, to remember lost victims of #domesticviolence and #vagw everywhere, to honor survivors, and particularly in memory of Britny Puryear, my daughter Carson (left) and I (right) did this yesterday afternoon: Four hundred miles apart ...
To support #purplethursday, to remember lost victims of #domesticviolence and #vagw everywhere, to honor survivors, and particularly in memory of Britny Puryear, my daughter Carson (left) and I (right) did this yesterday afte...
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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. Martin Luther King, Jr. True story that very few people know. I was raised in a house built on violence.  From the TV shows and movies I watch...
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If you have a moment, please check out Sliding Down The Razor's Edge - Patrick Kane, the NHL, Chrissie Hynde, and victim-blaming.
“A good time was guaranteed for one and all The tattoos did target practice in the hall While waiting for their number to get called out I, I, I, I found out what the wait was about”                                          ...
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In less than ninety seconds, Mitch Albom proved he was no different than many other guys you will meet – unable to imagine the emotional wreckage of being raped and ignored by the people who get paid to help victims of rape a...
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This week's post on domestic violence and second chances - if you have a moment, please take a moment to read and share.
“If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you’ve got to go all the way.” Lance Armstrong “A m...
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“Anybody, in my opinion, that lays a hand on a woman – I don’t care who you are, my friend – you never come back in this league.” ...
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52 Mondays (41/52): Using Oppressive Speech to Ensure Equality
I'm a bit behind. My most sincere apologies. To correct the missing post from last week, I do have a special mid-week update for this week. Please come back in a few days. I am very excited to return. In the interim... This week is Take Action Week from the...
I'm a bit behind. My most sincere apologies. To correct the missing post from last week, I do have a special mid-week update for this week. Please come back in a few days. I am very excited to return. In the interim... This...
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I'm over at wrighterly.com this week with a new post about sexual violence on college campuses. You can check it out here And while you're at it, please take the time to watch Lady Gaga's music video about sexual assaults on ...
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Required reading: The July 27 to August 9 issue of New York magazine features 35 of the 46 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault since the late 1960's on the cover, along with an empty chair representing the 11 ...
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Rome, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachians
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Writer - surfer - badass
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Author of the novels: LOST EXIT, FIGHT CARD: HARD ROAD, and FIGHT CARD: CAN'T MISS CONTENDER.

Nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize for my short story: "No Tears For Crying" and another 2011 Pushcart Prize nomination for my story: "Who's got The Action".

My short stories and flash fiction have appeared in a number of magazines and indie zines, including The Literary Review, Word Riot, Six Sentences, Dogzplot, The Foundling Review, Powder Burn Flash, A Twist of Noir, At The Bijou, and Tuesday Shorts among many others. Other short stories have been included in the anthologies for Six Sentences (volumes II and II). I also post my fiction at A COLD RUSH OF AIR. I show up periodically at SLIDING DOWN THE RAZOR'S EDGE to offer my opinion and POV on topics not too earth-shattering in size, scope, or detail.

I have also published a number of non-fiction articles and stories in print publications ranging from the NYTimes.com and the Life/Style section of The Boston Globe to The Bergen News and Press Journal, and raged in print at places like the triCity News, NY Daily News, and The Press.

COMING SOON: Upcoming books: STILL BLACK REMAINS, A STEADY RAIN,  and more FIGHT CARD books.

I'm a writer and surfer who lives at the Jersey Shore.

Specialties: Writing, freelance assignments, editing, screenwriting, and solving world problems without waiting to be asked.
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Founder/Creative Director Story Tellers AP. Community based organization that develops literacy through the art of writing. Using reading, group exercises, and one on one mentoring, Story Tellers provides under-served teenagers and young adults the opportunity to write their own stories which can inspire them to discover the strength and power of their own voices. The goal of the program is to develop literacy, self-expression, and self-esteem.
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  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
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