Michael Scallan sits on the beach, sometimes. Some times he sits on a chair in his garden. He does not always sit though. Being a biped, he sometimes walks but only runs when the need arises. Thankfully this is not often. He is somewhat bewildered by the predicament of being human and spends a lot of time thinking about what it all means. When he is not sitting or walking he is either reading, writing, teaching or feeding his fish. Not in this order though. He is, however able to think and do at least one of the above at the same time. This is considered by some to be his greatest achievement. That and having a bonsai survive for more than 7 years.