He's written the definitive book on Missouri basketball, he's helped a man wrongly accused of murder earn his freedom, he's been a big time lawyer and he's traded clothes with Sammy Hagar.
But all that pales compared to the gentleman, father, husband, brother, son and great friend that has emerged after 40 years on this planet. I am reminded of this quote by Ben Franklin that best describes my friend:
"I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody".
When I grow up, I want to be just like Michael.
Happy 40th Birthday, pal.