I grew up in Escondido, California and attended San Pasqual High School. My parents, Chloe and Don, named me Michael Donald so that my initials would be "M.D." and they could call me "Doc."
I have been married since 2009. My wife, Isabel, is a family doctor. Our son, Maceo, was born in 2015.
I'm interested in performing and appreciating music. Here are eight albums that are important to me:
Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
BB King - Live at the Regal
Beatles - Abbey Road
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Parliament - Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
I love to read. Here are eight books that are important to me:
Homer - Iliad
Epictetus - Enchiridion
John Milton - Paradise Lost
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
George Saunders - Tenth of December
Bertrand Russell - History of Western Philosophy
Paul Meehl - A Paul Meehl Reader
David Freedman - Statistical Models: Theory and Practice
My other interests include writing, history, world religions, and birdwatching.