MICHAEL ROSS AULT
I began writing at age 13. Short stories, novellas, poetry, and essays. I did journals while at sea on submarines. I wrote technical books for a decade before I went back to fiction. I love writing, photography, wood working, blacksmithing
Cold Water Scuba Diving
My name is Mike Ault and I am a cold-water diver, you would be amazed at the number of people who think this is the height of stupidity (cold water diving, not being Mike Ault, though there are some…) however, let me elucidate the joys of cold water diving to help prevent calls for the fellows with the white coats, at least for diving.
Forty or more years ago I learned perhaps one of the more important lessons about life. Of all places I learned it in a Navy training film about machinery repair. Now when you hear the lesson you may ask yourself why this is so important but bear with me and I will attempt to explain.
A Father Talks about Endometriosis
I remember the first indication we had. I was teaching computerized gamma spectroscopy to a group of chemists at the Sequoyah Nuclear plant training center when I got the message to call my wife at the doctor's office. She sounded horrible.
My wife had a relative, how the bloodlines come between them I haven't unraveled, but the relationship is there. Aunt Annie was what she was called. We came to knowledge of Aunt Annie after we had been married for 18 years and had moved to Florence, Alabama. Susan, my wife, has cousins there whose ties to Aunt Annie were much stronger.
Trout Fishing the Hooch
The Chattahoochee River, or the Hooch as it is called locally, winds through Georgia helping to form Lake Lanier and passing by several of Georgia’s major cities such as Atlanta. In many places the native trout population is all but non-existent and if it wasn’t for frequent stocking of trout, I venture a guess that there would be few for local fly fishermen to enjoy.