Michael D Blackburn was born, at a very early age, in 1937, on the now well-renowned Golden Mile in Leicester, UK. He was the first of four siblings born to his mother and father over a five-year period. It was a good life, considering the first hurdle was World War II, which we did not even notice until the street parties at the finish.
He was educated mostly at Bridge Road Junior School, with a little added at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, hence the lack of sexual education, except when the last eleven pages of Lady Chatterley's Lover landed in his lap. His basic education was completed in 1959 at Leicester College of Art and Technology.
He started two businesses in 1960: marriage and heating and ventilation. The marriage is still huffing and puffing along, the H&V he was forcibly retired from by a third heart attack in December 2006.
Thus in March 2009, after further holidays in Leicester General Hospital, he began writing books: short stories, poems and descriptive commentaries. Human Nature is the latest testimony to his work. There are many more books in the pipeline, some partly written, some in note form – others are still ideas. There are many other subjects he has yet to confront in his home, surrounding gardens and the canal at the bottom of the garden.