2011.01.14 - Death Valley-100.jpg
2011.01.14 - Death Valley-100.jpg

I wear many hats, metaphorically.


Let me wear one for you. I'm an accomplished writer, photographer, and project leader. I am constantly creating. Michaelspotts.com is the hub for my services, projects, and products. Have an idea? I'm interested in developing it. Plans for 2016 include multiple books, an audio production company, a big trip, and public speaking.

(760) 277-3875 / Contact

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I wear many hats, metaphorically.


Let me wear one for you. I'm an accomplished writer, photographer, and project leader. I am constantly creating. Michaelspotts.com is the hub for my services, projects, and products. Have an idea? I'm interested in developing it. Plans for 2016 include multiple books, an audio production company, a big trip, and public speaking.

(760) 277-3875 / Contact

quick facts

I am a thirty-year old Californian who reads multiple ancient languages (at times, they are all Greek to me). Before pursuing a Masters (M.Div, Westminster Seminary California), I spent ten years in photography and design. Since then I've written hundred of articles and academic papers on numerous subjects. Occasionally my thoughts on theology and culture have been published and broadcast.

My wife, Ashley, and I love the outdoors. Our cat Angel thinks she does, but really doesn't. When I was twenty-five I rode a bicycle from Washington to San Francisco. I'm presently drafting a book about it. Ashley and I hope to through-hike the John Muir trail in 2016.

I have served as Deacon Treasurer at Oceanside United Reformed Church, in Carlsbad, CA. I am also licensed to exhort in the URCNA.

michaelspotts.org

The name is similar, but this is where I host my writing projects. In addition to hundreds of articles on faith and life, I am working on several books that will eventually find a home here.

A miserable death is a moment anyone can experience. But dying well is a lifelong process of little funerals for lesser interests, killed off to protect more important goals. It means sacrificing the alright for the better, the better for the best, over and over again. It can mean putting the knife to a job you love when it starts ruining relationships you should love more. Euthanizing fruitless pastimes that stunt meaningful growth. There is pain involved, to be sure, but also a kind of miracle: all of those personal ‘deaths’ and buried options give birth to a better person, a well-lived life.
— 2012

COMING SOON...

  • An all-new reboot of my professional photography site. This time I'll be focusing on high-end portraits.
  • I hope to begin recording audio books.

walksomewhere.com

I have traveled quite a bit. This is where I share photos, gear reviews, and thoughts inspired by my journeys. I hope they make you want to walk somewhere, too.