Born in New York City in 1944, Michael T. Hertz has lived and worked in California, New York, Rhode Island, Maine, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and France -- mostly as a lawyer and law professor. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Pomona College, he spends his time presently writing fiction, blogging and commenting on the Internet, traveling, doing photography and digital art, making wine and beer, baking bread, doing water and land aerobics, and tending his garden. His writing subjects includes France in the 1960's, post-Civil War America, and present-day California and Canada. He's trying to get progressives, liberals, socialists and Bernie-ites to stop arguing with one another and start cooperating. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1300620937429306.