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Meet Vietnam Vet “Big Mike” of “Agent Orange Productions”

11 Oct

I'm proud to introduce performing artist, Vietnam vet and awesome guy "Big Mike,"who sent us a beautiful card (with some hilarious elements) last week.  He’s officially disabled, but earns his keep playing the 12-string guitar and auto-harp.  Included in the envelope was this wonderful picture of him performing, along with his bright orange business card, and a sticker that read, “I do the handicapped shuffle when I’ve got the disability blues”.

He writes:

Just a card to say thank you for all your positive work.  I am a working, performing artist and also a disabled Vietnam combat veteran who was diagnosed with Agent Orange Poisoning in 1996.

Your CDs have been and continue to be an incredible help over the years. I’ve also given some as gifts to keep “passing it on”. As Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, comes on, I’ll be thinking of people such as yourself.

Gratefully, “Big Mike”

The card announces his services: “Good-Time Folk & Country Music” and tells us that for more information, to call Agent Orange Productions at 928.717.9906, and lists his non-existent website as “”. Clearly Big Mike’s sense of humor has stood him in good stead!

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award