My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

About the Author


Michael Phillips is a writer from Tampa, FL. The written word, to him, is like fine art, like liquor, beautiful and intoxicating. He’ll tell you writing’s possibly the only thing he does well, which is probably true. Due to the magic of bad genetics he doesn’t walk, nor does he breathe without the assistance of machines. One could also argue that he’s simply astonishingly lazy. Michael also doesn’t speak due to a little breathing tube in his throat, thus Johnny Depp once played his voice on an Emmy award winning episode of Showtime’s This American Life.

Michael writes something akin to a live memoir at, as well as short fiction. At night, he’s a disco goddess.


8 Comments so far

  1. […] Michael Phillips is one resilient mother fucker!!  He recently featured on an excellent, and Emmy Awarding episode, of Showtime’s This American Life {here}.  Michael has a wicked-rude degenerative disease that steals precious pieces of his life, one at a time, like a malicious pimp.  But every time life kicks Michael in the nuts {by stealing his ability to walk, move freely, breath without assistance, eat, talk, type}, he sticks a shiv back in its eye, becoming one more part CYBORG!! […]

  2. Monica January 23rd, 2013 3:02 am


    Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Seriously though, this is the first time I’ve done the “first” thing ever.

  3. Laurie August 1st, 2013 5:21 pm

    My friend Tucker Stilley (AHOB) who has ALS just turned me onto your site and your writing! I love the turtle story. it is so done. I shared it.

  4. twina October 4th, 2013 9:54 pm

    I seen your posting with tattoo artist Jessica. Your tattoo
    Is awesome. Im glad you have a blogg to share your story.
    My mother had ALS and I was by her side through it all.
    I hope that we can be frinds.
    Your new friend,
    Twina Mincks

  5. Briana White November 15th, 2013 12:53 pm


    I saw your show on This American Life and started following your blog ever since. I think you’re really awesome in what you do, and I would be deeply honored if you would take some time to reply to me, maybe email??
    I think that your writing is fantastic, and, as a young writer myself, I love to see how your style works and how close it is to mine.
    I hope you have a fantastic day.
    Briana White

  6. Roselle December 27th, 2013 6:35 pm

    You’ve inspired me. Thank you.

  7. Debbie July 23rd, 2014 1:29 pm

    Have you ever thought about getting a dog or cat ? Animals are so intuitive and give unconditional love. you.

  8. Randy man September 15th, 2014 1:22 am

    Yeah. Why don’t you get an animal.? You want a Boykin Spaniel?

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