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Michael Barry
Attended CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY - San Luis Obispo, CA
Lives in Murrieta, CA
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It's NEVER too late to BE who you were meant to be. 
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Murrieta, CA
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Whitefish, Montana - Arroyo Grande, CA - Folsom, CA - Roseville, CA - Helena, MT - San Clemente, CA - Webster, NY - Atascadero, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA - Garden Grove, CA - Missoula, Montana - Oceano, CA - Twin Peaks, CA - Costa Mesa, CA - Cypress, CA -
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~~ MICHAEL D BARRY's PROFILE ~~ / "Daddy" of 2/ Son of 3/ Brother of 4/ Uncle of 5/ Nephew of 2/ Cousin of 7/ "Frisian"/Friend to Many Good Friends/ Lifelong Learner/ Ardent Researcher/ Avid Reader/ Logician/Apologist/ Theologian/ Proliferate Poet/ Creative Writer/ Scientist/Student of Theoretical Physics/Critical Thinker/ Self-proclaimed Comic a la Samuel Clemens, Tennessee Williams, Dave Barry/ "Jesus Freak"/ Best Friend & Lover of THE Man among Men, Jesus of Nazareth/
Introduction
INTRODUCTION-- My Family & Friends generally agree I'm not "normal", in as much as society defines normality. During the heady days of High School my personal motto was, "Normal Is Boring". The way I see it, even to present day, is: "normal" is simply too usual; it's too predictable. Normal is the antithesis of "ME"... who I am... my essential nature. My response to, "what's wrong with you?," has typically been "that's the way God made me" - a response co-opted by both of my girls. MY GIRLS-- When testing the extreme limits of their tolerance of my truly abnormal behavior, they'd peer up at me with their gorgeous and innocent eyes that evoked a faux sardonic pleading, "... but Daddy ...why...?". Oh, if only I could provide a rational answer. As my baby girls segued through stages of personal development and self-awareness, I would randomly ask them penetrating questions such as, “why are you so smart?”, or “why are you so pretty?” I was pleased to find they had adopted Daddy's response, "because that’s the way God made me". WHO'S DADDY?-- My girls know that Daddy is a “free thinker” - or what Philosophers, Psychologists, Physicians, and any brown label PhD would describe as a “Non-Conformist." Nonetheless, even the most ardent Non-Conformists must eventually, albeit reluctantly, conform to something. Along the way (often in University), students take opportunity to detach from the frantic rigors of Life to engage in critical thought that leads, quite often, to other things about which to Non-Conform. WHO ARE MY GIRLS?-- Daughter #1- This Free-Thinking behavior pattern gave way to an intense pursuit of individuality in both of my darling daughters. For example, if I tried to help Daughter #1 tie her shoes, she would quickly retort, “I do it by self”. This remains her life motto, 20 years after she first began to speak, often acting it out without realization. Daughter #2- This little darling is very "cerebral", and prefers reading the classics over doing her homework. Early on in elementary school she would choose her own outfit for school: two socks pulled all the way up to her knees, and the socks didn't match. In fact, the socks didn't match the shoes. And nothing matched the ballerina dress she had donned and refused to change. So, we let her go to school dressed "as is"... another gentle nudge toward individuality, with only subtle course corrections along the way. School dress attire became one of her first personal freedoms. It makes this Daddy proud to see how she's has doffed the ballerina dress and developed quite a sophisticated sense of style. But still with her own flair. FREEDOM WITHIN BOUNDARIES-- We have often spoken with our girls about Behavioral Boundaries, from a Christian perspective. There is great freedom experienced once they became aware of their Biblical Boundaries. Rather than being limiting or constricting, these Boundaries help them identify areas where they are free to safely experience, and to dream, in the presence of the God of Scripture. It’s what we "Born-again Jesus Freaks" do when we spend time in prayer, or Meditate on the Lord, to seek His will. That’s how I have tried to live my Life, and it's what we have modeled for our girls from their youth. WHO THEY WILL BECOME-- With this in mind, our girls are encouraged to think beyond artificial boundaries. With feet planted on terra firma, new experiences help them remain curious and inquisitive about the world. Our little ladies will continue pondering the key Athenian questions posed to their own ancient Communities: "what is best?", and "what is most lovely?" These questions, and this mindset, were central to every segment of Athenian life. In this key modern pursuit, both girls may gain much greater perspective, and perhaps “actualize” more of the factors that truly define them. Along the way, they will encounter THE infinitely intelligent designer and His wondrous creation. WHO ARE YOU BECOMING?-- So it is that I place great value on amassing "discretionary time" to follow the Spirit wherever He guides. And He guides through activities central to ongoing Social, Cerebral, and Spiritual health. However, I often find it sad that so many people I care about are unable to encounter the luxury of pursuing the knowledge of WHO they are in this world, rather than WHAT they are, within the span of their own lifetimes. The sum total of external demands on our individual lives tends to dictate the nature of our focus, and how we spend precious, irreplaceable time. The things we own or want eventually bring us to the point where "things" own us and direct our time. "And we're movin' on up, movin' on up...". So what's really at stake? Nothing short of discovering how "Great" and "Unique" we are in Christ, discovering our true desires, and our ultimate Purpose and Calling in this most lovely life. I pray that Daddy's legacy from "running the race" in this life yields, at least, two lovely young ladies who steadfastly know their Purpose and Calling, with loving conviction. Jesus Loves You! ~~MD Barry~~
Bragging rights
Two AWESOME daughters whom I would die for, GREAT friends who would give anything for me, a BEAUTIFUL church, and a REAL love for Jesus of Nazareth -- My First Love!
Education
  • CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY - San Luis Obispo, CA
    MBA - Organization Development, 1996 - 1998
  • UNIVERSITY of ROCHESTER - Rochester, NY
    Family Nurse Practitioner Education, 1996 - 1997
  • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY - Loma Linda, CA
    Registered Nurse & Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 1992 - 1995
    Major: Critical Care Medicine
  • CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE SCHOOL - Twin Peaks, CA
    Theology & Apologetics, 1986 - 1987
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MB (friends) MD (closer friends) BARRY! (Doctors’ Staff) MICHAEL D! (Mom - exclusively) MICHAEL D??? (my beloved Aunt) HEY YOU! (everyone else)
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