Michael’s Memorial Service

Videos of the Service, Tributes and Memories »

We will celebrate Michael’s life on Sunday, August 21, at 1:00pm at The Glaser Center in Santa Rosa. The address is 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. Light refreshments will be served after the memorial. All are welcome.

It is not necessary, but I would appreciate it if you would let me know if you think you will be coming so I can get an idea of numbers – best way is to email me directly at irene@istratton.com.

Directions and parking information here.

Parting Thoughts: My Home on the Web

This is a very personal website. It is my place to tell stories and pass along my view of the world, for my family, friends, and anyone else who is interested.

I am currently fighting cancer of the intestine, and it doesn’t look like I have a lot of time left. This website will, I hope, outlive me by many years and project a bit of me into the future.

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A journal of my family, gardens, pets, travel, and miscellany.

My Cancer Story


An intimate journal of my cancer experience.



Essays about how the world looks from my perspective.

Books Worth Reading


My personal favorites from the diverse books I’ve read.



Selections from my photo collection.

About Me

Michael Slater as child

Who is this guy anyway?