The subject of this week’s Supporting Friends Friday is long overdue for some recognition: writer and mental health carer Michael Fahey.
Regular readers will recognize Michael by one or two different names: either 39 Pontiac Dream or Always a Kid for Today. He’s a frequent commenter on this blog, and an increasingly frequent contributor.
Michael also writes extensively at the British conservative blog The Conservative Woman (TCW for short). That blog is a bit more focused on politics, with an overwhelming focus, at least in recent years, on The Virus. His writing there is quite good, and it’s not all politics and highway codes that he writes about: he wrote a great piece about the appeal of what in America would think of as Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.
Michael’s writing is fun, and probably falls under the category “invective”—he’s a first-class wit with a good streak of cheeky, boyish charm, much like an English version of yours portly. But TCW doesn’t publish everything he submits.
That’s when he comes to The Portly Politico. I’ll publish the fun video game and film reviews the stuffy aristocrats at TCW won’t touch with a two-meter pole. I always welcome Michael’s contributions, which started as short photo essays of his beloved England.
He’s a good chap who likes Halloween almost as much as I do. He’s also a good friend, supporter, and contributor. He’s even getting his wife in on the submissions, with a long-promised review of a challenging platformer coming soon-ish.
Thanks for everything, Mike!