Michael Landau

Michael Landau


Registered on Saturday the 26th of Mar, 2011

I hold a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Georgia. I also have cerebral palsy, and use a power wheelchair to get around. The only reason why I am telling you that is so that you will have a better idea of where I'm coming from when you read my poetry. I struggled with whether or not to tell you about my disability because although it has shaped my life in many ways it really is not the main engine that drives me. Some of you after reading this will believe that my disability is the main thing that has shaped my life. I just want you to know that that is not the case. There are many different aspects to me. My physical disability is just to one of many. I hope you won't think of me as a "Disability" poet just because I happen to be disabled. One thing I really dislike about so many people in this world is that they seize on your most salient characteristic, and then proceed to label you based on that characteristic. I hope you are not one of those people. I like to grow bonsai trees, and my favorite actress is Sheetal Sheth. I feel that she has been unfairly overlook by Hollywood, and I'm doing everything I can to promote her career. Also, I am very interested in languages, and speak reasonably good French. I am also interested in learning about Internet Marketing, and how to make money online.

Posts by Michael Landau ¬

  1. Apr 16, 2017The Curse of a Famous Name
  2. Apr 15, 2017Last Engagement
  3. Nov 6, 2016About Time
  4. Nov 5, 2016Brace for impact!
  5. Nov 3, 2016Internet Anarchists
  6. Nov 2, 2016Vote for Hillary Clinton!
  7. Oct 31, 2016Furry Leaves
  8. Oct 31, 2016The Meaning of Broasted Chicken
  9. Oct 30, 2016The Black Chair
  10. Oct 28, 2016It’s your call, but please don’t!
  11. Oct 28, 2016Internet Monkeying
  12. Oct 26, 2016The Not So Free Gift
  13. Oct 25, 2016Politics is a strange art
  14. Oct 25, 2016I repeat myself I repeat myself I repeat myself I repeat myself a lot
  15. Oct 22, 2016Advertising poem
  16. Oct 21, 2016In praise of nasal spray
  17. Jul 5, 2016Are we worthy of what they bequeathed to us?
  18. May 8, 2016Ellen, I’m never giving up until we hear from you about Sheetal Sheth
  19. May 3, 2016All that glitters gets old quickly
  20. Apr 28, 2016Choosing is the Hardest Choice
  21. Apr 24, 2016In a Dark Place
  22. Apr 21, 2016A special day, well, maybe not
  23. Apr 14, 2016The Short Goodbye
  24. Apr 12, 2016It’s Hard to Say No to Desert
  25. Apr 11, 2016The Voice of a Generation
  26. Apr 10, 2016Beautiful Dermatology Girl my Heart is in a Whirl
  27. Apr 9, 2016No Thanks Poetry Prompts
  28. Apr 6, 2016Outing the Outrageous Outcry
  29. Apr 5, 2016My Love for You Transcends Time
  30. Apr 4, 2016The Brain is the Strongest Muscle
  31. Apr 2, 2016We Search for a Wild Life
  32. Mar 4, 2016I’ll never stop even though no one else cares
  33. Mar 3, 2016Road to the Coronation
  34. Feb 29, 2016I am leaning toward voting for Bernie Sanders for president
  35. Feb 27, 2016How will Bernie Sanders get his plans through Congress?
  36. Feb 15, 2016Tolerance is a two-way street: a reply to Fareed Zakaria
  37. Feb 13, 2016Can Bernie Sanders be elected president?
  38. Jan 11, 2016So Much For Progress
  39. Jan 10, 2016The Force Awakens
  40. Jan 9, 2016One strike and you’re out!
  41. Jan 8, 2016Endless Devotion for Sheetal Sheth
  42. Jan 7, 2016The search continues…
  43. Jan 7, 2016Brother, can you spare a rhyme?
  44. Jan 6, 2016Our need to escape
  45. Jan 4, 2016My words are spent, but not my hope
  46. Jan 2, 2016In solidarity with Sheetal Sheth we make this request
  47. Jan 1, 2016New Year’s resolution for 2016
  48. Dec 31, 2015A New Year’s Eve wish for Sheetal Sheth
  49. Dec 30, 2015Anything for Sheetal
  50. Dec 26, 2015Sheetal Sheth sing-along
  51. Dec 26, 2015A useless title that adds nothing the way I like it
  52. Oct 22, 2015Scuttlebutt
  53. Oct 17, 2015Good Words Are The Stuff Of Dreams
  54. Oct 15, 2015Festival of Noise
  55. Oct 14, 2015Never go quietly
  56. Oct 13, 2015Out with the old, in with the new
  57. Oct 12, 2015Voices no one wants to hear
  58. Oct 10, 2015Poetry Rocks
  59. Oct 10, 2015A little bird told me
  60. Oct 9, 2015Passion is an inexhaustible fuel
  61. Oct 6, 2015I like Lessig
  62. Sep 13, 2015Will politicians ever serve the people that they were elected to serve?
  63. Sep 4, 2015Crocheted Scrotum Poem
  64. Aug 26, 2015Land of the Melting Clock
  65. Jul 21, 2015Jumping Through Hoops
  66. Jun 10, 2015Movement
  67. Jun 10, 2015Rising Whispers
  68. Apr 6, 2015Internet Affliction
  69. Apr 5, 2015The Significance of Cheese
  70. Apr 4, 2015Much Ado About Something
  71. Apr 2, 2015Email Politician
  72. Apr 1, 2015Gotcha!
  73. Jan 29, 2015The Disintegration of Civil Society in the Name of Free Speech
  74. Jan 24, 2015Halal in the Family: A Web Series By Aasif Mandvi!
  75. Jan 12, 2015Blowback
  76. Dec 6, 2014Call PepsiCo, and save the rainforests
  77. Dec 6, 2014Doesn’t anyone care about the facts?
  78. Dec 5, 2014Looking For Something to Say
  79. Dec 4, 2014Media Nation
  80. Dec 3, 2014Desktop Menagerie
  81. Dec 2, 2014Who am I, what am I, where am I?
  82. Nov 13, 2014Those who have everything will pay anything for nothing
  83. Oct 8, 2014Questioning Zionism
  84. Sep 27, 2014What is important to me
  85. Sep 26, 2014Devotion to Sheetal Sheth
  86. Sep 25, 2014Daily Love for Sheetal Sheth
  87. Sep 24, 2014Jewish New Year Love for Sheetal Sheth
  88. Sep 23, 2014Endless Love for Sheetal Sheth
  89. Aug 12, 2014If only we could see the world through her eyes
  90. Aug 1, 2014Ebola victims at Emory Hospital in Atlanta
  91. Jul 26, 2014Social Media Rocket Fuel For You
  92. Jul 4, 2014Why can’t I throw out this poem?
  93. Apr 12, 2014The Raving
  94. Apr 3, 2014Circle of Life
  95. Apr 2, 2014If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say it
  96. Feb 12, 2014The CentUp button
  97. Jan 30, 2014A Friend in Need
  98. Jan 25, 2014Feeling The Fire
  99. Jan 22, 2014Winter Wind
  100. Jan 21, 2014Shorty Awards Nominations
  101. Jan 19, 2014My 15 Minutes
  102. Jan 13, 2014An erasure poem for a contest
  103. Dec 19, 2013Resignation
  104. Dec 18, 2013My Never Ever Land
  105. Dec 13, 2013This is just to say I’m putting a lock on the icebox
  106. Dec 4, 2013Hanukkah Guilt
  107. Nov 29, 2013When The Sun Sets In Mexico
  108. Oct 17, 2013Sometimes The Crazy People Are The Only Sane Ones In The Room
  109. Oct 12, 2013Divorce Permission Guaranteed
  110. Oct 10, 2013A Temporary Fix Is No Fix At All
  111. Oct 9, 2013Money Is Not Speech
  112. Oct 8, 2013Burning Man
  113. Oct 6, 2013The Wedding
  114. Oct 5, 2013Stink Bug Apocalypse
  115. Oct 4, 2013Today’s News
  116. Oct 3, 2013The Road to Nowhere
  117. Oct 1, 2013I Want That Job
  118. Sep 28, 2013Buddy, can you spare three dollars?
  119. Sep 26, 2013Deleted Permanently
  120. Sep 25, 2013The Mutual Appreciation Society
  121. Sep 17, 2013Don’t Apologize for Racists
  122. Sep 16, 2013Skew The Lines
  123. Sep 12, 2013Trying Too Hard to Save Face
  124. Sep 4, 2013We’re Out of Here
  125. Sep 2, 2013The Power of Reflection
  126. Aug 31, 2013Crossing a Red Line
  127. Aug 24, 2013The Wisdom Tree trailer is finally here!
  128. Aug 23, 2013Help save orangutans from extinction in the wild!
  129. Jul 26, 2013Hubze is launching business profile pages!
  130. Jul 25, 2013Erasure poetry contest
  131. Jul 15, 2013Help my poem to get to Mars aboard the Maven spacecraft!
  132. Jul 5, 2013Sound and Fury
  133. Jun 25, 2013Friendly Discussion Club
  134. Jun 21, 2013Father’s Day
  135. Jun 4, 2013The unrest in Turkey
  136. Jun 3, 2013Aasif Mandvi should have a chance to host The Daily Show
  137. May 31, 2013Peregrine Falcons are nesting on the Evanston Public Library
  138. May 28, 2013When considering surgery, be sure to ask about the downside.
  139. May 10, 2013Jon Stewart, the insult game, and the decline of American comedy
  140. May 10, 2013Wake up America!
  141. May 2, 2013It’s time for the people who are against gun violence to take a stand!
  142. Apr 27, 2013Poetry published on personal blogs counts as being published
  143. Apr 23, 2013Nude Men Clock
  144. Apr 20, 2013The day I saved a woman’s life
  145. Apr 14, 2013The Jabberwock
  146. Apr 7, 2013I Have Only Just Begun
  147. Apr 2, 2013The online life
  148. Mar 12, 2013Putting it out there
  149. Mar 10, 2013Struggling to get by
  150. Mar 3, 2013Disappointment
  151. Feb 28, 2013Centup is a totally awesome concept for giving to charity!
  152. Feb 27, 2013The pitfalls of being Caesar
  153. Feb 25, 2013The learning curve
  154. Feb 20, 2013I must see it through to the end
  155. Feb 2, 2013Searching for the exit
  156. Jan 31, 2013I sent you an email yesterday
  157. Jan 28, 2013At the end of the day
  158. Jan 26, 2013Tomorrow
  159. Jan 25, 2013I look to the future
  160. Jan 24, 2013The lash, and the rack cannot match the agony of waiting
  161. Jan 18, 2013Three friends of winter
  162. Jan 16, 2013Anticipation
  163. Jan 15, 2013The long wait
  164. Jan 14, 2013Opening the door to the unknown world
  165. Jan 13, 2013Struggling not to look back
  166. Jan 6, 2013Bad Writing the documentary
  167. Dec 31, 2012How to find my way
  168. Dec 30, 2012Crossroads
  169. Dec 29, 2012An idealist’s dream
  170. Dec 28, 2012Dancing for a living
  171. Dec 27, 2012Pushing back
  172. Dec 26, 2012Go for it!
  173. Dec 25, 2012A five-minute poem
  174. Dec 24, 2012The Tree of Life
  175. Dec 23, 2012Demand a plan!
  176. Dec 22, 2012Why are you dead
  177. Dec 21, 2012I don’t do silence
  178. Dec 20, 2012I called my senator today
  179. Dec 19, 2012Let’s take action to end gun violence now!
  180. Dec 19, 2012The Magic Stirs Within Me
  181. Dec 17, 2012The World is Like a Mask
  182. Dec 16, 2012Will we ever come together, and finally take some action?
  183. Dec 14, 2012Overkill
  184. Dec 13, 2012It lies in your hands now!
  185. Dec 12, 2012Supporting Nice Girls Crew2 is the thing to do!
  186. Dec 8, 2012If you don’t give up, there’s always hope!
  187. Dec 1, 2012Let’s support Nice Girls Crew!
  188. Dec 1, 2012Silence is your answer
  189. Nov 12, 2012I’ve Been Away Too Long
  190. Sep 14, 2012So Many Talkers
  191. Sep 8, 2012Abraham
  192. Aug 23, 2012A Man’s A Man For A’ That
  193. Aug 22, 2012The Mahabharata podcast
  194. Aug 22, 2012Do you remember Jack Benny?
  195. Aug 21, 2012Hacking the Shibboleth
  196. Aug 18, 2012A letter to president Barack Obama
  197. Aug 16, 2012Democracy in America is no longer functioning, and we need a change!
  198. Aug 14, 2012Calling Ellen DeGeneres!
  199. Aug 11, 2012The Sheetal Sheth Song
  200. Aug 6, 2012Taking a walk about Havelock island, Rajan
  201. Aug 5, 2012My wish for Sheetal Sheth
  202. Jul 12, 2012Daniel Tosh needs to take responsibility for his actions!
  203. Jun 10, 2012Determination
  204. Jun 10, 2012If only
  205. Jun 7, 2012I will never be a politician
  206. Jun 6, 2012For my Dad
  207. Jun 4, 2012Sharing and Recording Run Amok!
  208. Jun 3, 2012My struggle To Be Me
  209. Jun 2, 2012Antisocial Media
  210. Jun 1, 2012Sheetal Sheth in My Dream
  211. May 31, 2012Crunching Numbers
  212. May 30, 2012Red Dog
  213. May 29, 2012When I grow up…
  214. May 28, 2012The Violin Bird
  215. May 24, 2012The Silence of Tarsiers
  216. May 20, 2012What I have to say
  217. May 1, 2012April 21st
  218. Mar 15, 2012Let’s get Sheetal Sheth on The Ellen Show!
  219. Mar 1, 2012Well said, Mr. Shaw!
  220. Mar 1, 2012John Carter of Mars
  221. Feb 22, 2012Finding the time to write
  222. Feb 19, 2012An idea for making money from writing and poetry
  223. Feb 1, 2012Guanxi
  224. Jan 12, 2012I want to write a poetry book!
  225. Dec 21, 2011The Danger of Over Relying On a Technique
  226. Nov 29, 2011The Gathering
  227. Nov 19, 2011The ICTS Web Series
  228. Nov 3, 2011Falling
  229. Oct 28, 2011Will I Ever Find Something That Matters?
  230. Sep 17, 2011Help Sheetal Sheth meet Oprah Winfrey!
  231. Sep 10, 2011Crystal Creatures
  232. Aug 14, 2011Are you dying to talk about death?
  233. Aug 12, 2011Poetry prompts, and keeping a journal
  234. Aug 9, 2011Dragonflies
  235. Jul 8, 2011Indian Washcloths Are The Best
  236. Jul 8, 2011Shopping for Bed Linens
  237. Jul 7, 2011Enjoy!
  238. Jun 20, 2011Why I Don’t Like Haiku
  239. Jun 19, 2011Speech Dictation Software
  240. Jun 17, 2011They Wrapped the World
  241. Jun 8, 2011Time to Roast the Weiner
  242. Jun 2, 2011Twitter Politician Caught with Pants Down
  243. May 31, 2011Un Cauchemar
  244. May 31, 2011Not Yellow, Chicken
  245. May 25, 2011Wonderful Chicago weather!
  246. May 20, 2011Why do I write?
  247. May 17, 2011My Current Dilemma
  248. May 16, 2011The Power of Action
  249. May 15, 2011What is justice?
  250. May 14, 2011Poemless
  251. May 13, 2011I’ll be gone for a while now
  252. May 12, 2011Internet Marketing Madness
  253. May 11, 2011Will I ever Know You?
  254. May 10, 2011The Revolution Has Begun
  255. May 9, 2011Rhapsody in Blue
  256. May 8, 2011The Things I left unsaid
  257. May 6, 2011The Fig Tree
  258. May 5, 2011Hero of Haiti
  259. May 4, 2011Poetry Belongs to the People
  260. May 2, 2011Bad Writing (the movie)
  261. May 1, 2011Virtual Friends
  262. Apr 30, 2011There Ain’t No Money In Poetry
  263. Apr 29, 2011Why Poetry?
  264. Apr 28, 2011I Hate Cellphones
  265. Apr 27, 2011Reincarnation
  266. Apr 26, 2011The Scales of Justice
  267. Apr 25, 2011The Atomic Sneezer
  268. Apr 24, 2011The Easter Bunny has had enough!
  269. Apr 23, 2011Lemurs
  270. Apr 22, 2011Earth Day
  271. Apr 21, 2011April 21st
  272. Apr 20, 2011The Things We Crave
  273. Apr 19, 2011The Bots Have Spoken
  274. Apr 18, 2011Fall of a Sweets-maker
  275. Apr 17, 2011An English Rose by Another Name
  276. Apr 16, 2011Becoming Light
  277. Apr 15, 2011Mangrove Forests
  278. Apr 14, 2011Illusions
  279. Apr 13, 2011Writer’s Block
  280. Apr 12, 2011Roy G. Biv
  281. Apr 11, 2011The Superorganism
  282. Apr 10, 2011The Isle of Socotra
  283. Apr 9, 2011Tutankhamen
  284. Apr 8, 2011Attention People Who Spam!
  285. Apr 7, 2011Sheetal Sheth on Republic of Brown
  286. Apr 7, 2011Polish Cat Song
  287. Apr 6, 2011Sentinel of Spring
  288. Apr 5, 2011The Rhyming Madman
  289. Apr 4, 2011The Kingdom of Forced Rhyme
  290. Apr 3, 2011The Nature of Failure
  291. Apr 2, 2011We Don’t Want This War!
  292. Apr 1, 2011Where are you Godzilla?
  293. Mar 31, 2011April is National Poetry Month!
  294. Mar 31, 2011The Dilemma Of The Poet
  295. Mar 29, 2011AI Poem
  296. Mar 28, 2011Erasure Poetry
  297. Mar 27, 2011Introduction
  298. Mar 12, 2011How should one deal with a problem member?
  299. Mar 11, 2011My Greatest Flaw
  300. Jul 26, 2010Addicted To Oil
  301. Jun 21, 2010Poem about Neda Soltan
  302. Jun 20, 2010Will we remember Neda next year?
  303. Apr 3, 2010A Procrastinator’s Poem
  304. Apr 2, 2010April The First
  305. Jul 12, 2009The King of Illusion
  306. Jun 5, 2009The End of Kung Fu
  307. Jun 2, 2009Some Things You Can’t Take Too Seriously
  308. May 1, 2009The Virus
  309. Apr 30, 2009College Daze
  310. Apr 29, 2009Agora
  311. Apr 23, 2009Earth Day
  312. Apr 21, 2009It’s My Birthday Today!
  313. Apr 20, 2009The Road to Babylon
  314. Apr 18, 2009Actions Are More Important Than Words
  315. Apr 17, 2009Who can speak for God?
  316. Apr 16, 2009For All That
  317. Apr 15, 2009The Three Pillars of Goodness
  318. Apr 14, 2009Having Kids Is Not For Me
  319. Apr 13, 2009Care Management Companies Are Expensive!
  320. Apr 12, 2009Where I Like To Think
  321. Apr 11, 2009My Running Nose
  322. Apr 10, 2009I Am the Wicked Son
  323. Apr 9, 2009I Love My Toothpaste
  324. Apr 8, 2009The Bonsai Tree
  325. Apr 7, 2009The Way of Lord Mahavir
  326. Apr 6, 2009Color Window
  327. Apr 5, 2009What is art?
  328. Apr 4, 2009So I’ll Be A Farmer
  329. Apr 4, 2009My Right Hand
  330. Apr 2, 2009I sing America, but no one hears me
  331. Apr 2, 2009Poetry Month