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Michael Joseph Halm
past accomplishments
1966 member of National Honor Society
1968-70 member of Sigma Pi Sigma
1970 earned B. S. in physics and math from University of Detroit
1974-76 member of ELSFWA (E. Lansing Science Fiction Writers Association), Tolkien Fellowship
1975 writer for Warped Space, Frey Scientific Co.
1975-77 writer for Destrier
1975-80, 2006-7 member of Society for Creative Anachronism (Percival of Toulouse, alchemist for Barony of North Woods, founder of shire of Glenngliondrach)
1975-2008 member of American Mensa
1976 writer for Cosmic Trashcanner and Starminion
1977-2008 editor of Mpossibilities, Fortean Mysteries SIG
1979 nonfiction writer for Mensa Bulletin
1978 editor of EnvironMensan
1978-80 editor for Morning Star newsletter; reporter for Spectrum, Fargo, ND
1980 feature writer for Plain Talk, Plain Foods Co-op, Fargo, ND; professional model
1981 poetry writer for Daily Meditation
1981-2008 editor of The Cauldron,     Mythopoeic SIG
1982 reporter for News, Kalamazoo, MI
1983 writer for International Fortean Organization Journal; winnr of dishonorable mention in Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, writer for Morbius
1983-87 writer for Puzzle-M
1983-84 poet-in-residence at Our Lady of Presentation church, Cincinnati, OH
1983-89 member of St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Leo parish, Cincinnati, OH
1984-89 trustee of Heinold Neighborhood Services
1984-2001 Marquette Manor Bible study teacher
1985 poetry writer for PM Newsletter
1987-89 poet-in-residence at Kolbe House, Cincinnati, OH
1987-90 "Question Box" and "Short Stops" writer, My People
1988 Morningstar Bookstore worker
1988-89 member in St. Leo's men's support group
1988-89 writer for The Deal Table
1988-2008 editor of The Norbury Chronicle, Holmesian Studies SIG
1990-94 E. Westwood Improvement Association secretary and trustee
1991 received honorary doctorate from Cleo Society
1991-92 editor of E. Westwood Clarion
1993-2000 member of the Promised Community HBC
1994 contributor to The Rational Inquester
1995-2008 leader of a Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) scion
1996-97 librarian for Guadalupe Bible College
1998 confirmation sponsor for Carolyn Lourdes Shield
2002-2008 blogger at My Hierogamous Life
2003-4 webmaster of
2004 publisher of e-book Descendants of St. Clotilda
2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year

continuing activities
1983- extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and server, St. Leo parish, Cincinnati, OH
Feb. 1984- officer of Our Lady of Presentation fraternity, Secular Franciscan Order (including historian, novice master, and ecology chairperson)
Dec. 1984- editor of Presentation prayer line list
1984- St. Leo Church prison ministry member
1986- godfather to Lisa and Pam Morgan
1986- contributing editor to My People newspaper
1987- godfather to Melody, Angela, Bryan, and Coleman Beall
1988- knight of Militia Immaculata (Knights of the Immaculata)
June 1989- CFO of Hierogamous Enterprises
1991- member of Franciscans International,  Acts 2:42 HBC (home-based community)
Sep. 1992- co-worker in Presentation Ministries lay association
Sep. 1994- member of the Universal Living Rosary Association of St. Philomena
Sep. 1994- cartoonist for Edge to Edge strip in My People
1995- crossword puzzle writer for My People
1998- member of PM co-worker team in charge of Baptismal cards
Jan. 2000- publisher of Hierogamous Hymns
July 2000- webmaster of
2002, 2008- actor in St. John Passion Play
June 2002- editor for
July 2002- contributor to On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)
Aug. 2003- publisher of the play, The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary ,
2003- team member in Great International Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)
2004- publisher of on-line sheet music at Finale Showcase
2006- contributor to Wold Newton Universe
2006- contributor to Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)
2007- contributor to Zooniverse fka Galaxy Zoo

REPRINT LIST of Michael Joseph Halm
In addition to writing many articles and reviews for the Mensan special interest group newsletters, the comic strip and crossword puzzles, mentioned above, there are also more general interest articles and reviews, all available as reprints, some on line:
book reviews
"Authors Make Case For Marriage"
"Books Focus on God"
"Book Prepares for End of Millennium"
"Christians Produce Alternative Comics"
"The Eucharist Is Miraculous"
"Fifth Harry Potter Book Is Disappointing"
"God Cares About Your Finances"
"The Gates of Hell Do Not Prevail"
"Harry Potter Is No Magician's Nephew"
"Harry Potter Rejects Love"
"The Holy Eucharist Is Still Miraculous"
"Is the Bible in Code?"
"Sherlock Holmes Finds God"
economic issues
"Casino Expansion Efforts Pose Treat to Nation"
"Closed Sundays"
"Farm Workers Continue to Suffer"
"God Cares About Your Finances"
"Small Is Not Necessarily Beautiful"
"Alliums", "Apples", "Bread", "Cheese", "Honey", "Legumes", "Nuts", "Potatoes", "Sea Vegetables", "Squash", "Starch", "Strawberries", "Teas"
health issues
"AIDS Can Be Stopped"
"Cloning: An Attack on Human Dignity"
"Consumers Caught in Spending Trap"
"Day of Prayer Focuses on Repentance and Healing"
"The Try-It Diet"
"Vitamins Are Pro-Life"
human interest
"Christians Bear One Another's Burdens"
"Discernment of Prophecy Needed"
"Ex-Homosexuals Persecuted"
"Interest In Papal Prophecies Increases"
"Just Life Urges Action for Life"
"The Mass Is Not What You Think"
"Men Answer the Call Again"
"Men Are Answering the Call"
"Men Called to Change"
"Men Called to Fight for Freedom"
"New Age or Old Lie?"
"Only Jesus Is the True Light"
"Play Together, Stay Together"
"Prodigals Meet the Father"
"Third Parties Protest"
"Winter's Mysteries"
Edge to Edge comic strip
"Epidemic of spring fever affects students different than most"
"Ever Write About Homonyms?"
T. G. I. F.
"Angels Impact People's Lives"
"Eucharistic Congress Builds Faith"
"Family Theater Lives"
"God Answers Prayers: A 9/11/01 Testimony"
"God Works Miracles"
"Hanoi Jane Finds Prince of Peace"
"Heinold Neighborhood Services Winning the War on Poverty"
"Hidden People Found"
"Holy Families Are Possible With God"
"Holy Marriages Still Possible With God"
"In God We Still Trust"
"The Net Is Being Mended"
"Singer Evangelizes With New Lyrics To Old Songs"
"Successful Marriage 'Secrets' Revealed"
"Blessed Are the Persecuted"
Chinese Church Built on Martyrs
"Iraqi Refugees Need Assistance"
"Jesus Victorious in La Victoire"
"Local Churches Fund Poverty Fight in Haiti"
"Mary Continues to Call for Conversions"
"Miracles Are Happening in Mexico"
"Persecution Both Dealt with and Ignored"
"Pope Challenges Youth, World"
"Pope Condemns Terror in East Timor"
"President Bush Has Deep Roots"
"The Military Tells Their Side"
"The Signs of the Times Are Hopeful"
"2001 Was A Year of God's Favor"
"What's Impeachable"
movie reviews
"Atlantis: The Ever Lost Empire"
"Bible Stories Provide the 'Greatest Adventures'"
"'Colors' Deglorifies Gang Warfare"
"The Chronicles of Narnia Movies Begin"
"Decent Films Do Exist"
"Film List Aids Viewers"
"'Men in Black' Delivers Message with Humor"
"Pokemon Is Monstrous"
"Recent Films Reflect Moral Divide"
"The Truth About Pocahontas"
"Videos Tell the Good News"
"Alphabetical Numeration"
A Secret Formula
crossword puzzles
"Crosssyllable Puzzle"
"Find Your Way to the Foot of the Cross"
"New Countries"
"The Thesaurus"
"Astronomical Discoveries Glorify God"
"Careers for Women in Science Topic of SU-hosted Conference"
"God Is in Charge"
"Oldest Scripture Is Discovered"
"Praise God for Jupiter's Comet"
"Stars Should Lead Us to Jesus"
"Thoughts on the Ethics of Science"
"Voyager Reveals Glory of God"
"Celebrate A True Christmas: Adore Jesus"
"Christ Came at Christmas"
"Christmas Is Miraculous"
"Christmastime Is Storytime"
"The Greatest Gift: The Incarnation"
"Experience The Nativity Story"
"Holidays Not Only Happy, But Holy"
"Jesus Christ Is the Light"
"Jesus Cures 'Holidaze'"
"Jesus Is Alive"
"Jubilee Means Debt-free"
"Passion Play Continues To Proclaim Jesus"
"The St. John Passion Play: A Cincinnati Tradition"
"Share Jesus This Christmas"
"This Christmas Is Different"
television reviews
"Bishops Decode Jesus"
"The DaVinci Code Turned To Good"
"God Stars in New Series"
"Talk Shows Hit 'New Low'"
"TV Show Is Modern Morality Play"