(48) was born in Wellesley, MA, where he lived until his
marriage to Patricia Nolan in 1979. He grew up a liberal and a
reader of the Boston Globe and the Boston Phoenix alternative
newspaper. However, he was also brought up with shooting, and in
the early 1980s began to see how the liberals lied. This was
revealed to him by the two principal gun scares of that time:
the "cop -killer" bullet and the "undetectable
plastic pistol". As a friend once remarked to him, you
trust the media until the day they report on something you
really know about, and then you see how dishonest they are.
had handled the "plastic" pistol and knew it contained
more than 20 ounces of steel, making it perfectly detectable.
also knew something of ballistics and that any common civilian
hunting rifle bullet would defeat flak jackets. These two lies
began his questioning of liberal orthodoxy, and the more
questions he asked, the farther from liberalism he drifted.
Mike attended medical school at St. Louis University, and while
there ran out of funds. The Navy was recruiting, and offered to
pay his tuition in exchange for year-for-year service
afterwards. That turned into 13 years in the Navy, including
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training. He served at
sea as well as at Camp Lejeune with the Marines, and came to
believe in Jesus Christ during that time. By that time, being a
physician, serviceman, shooter, and Christian, he was thoroughly
alive to the poisonous nature of liberalism. He has never been
politically active in any organized manner, nor published any of
this thoughts until this year.
After leaving the Navy, Mike was in practice in Canton, Ohio for
two years, and then moved in 1996 to NH, where he had always
wanted to live.
He is now self-employed with a practice in Gastroenterology and
He and Patricia have five children, 4 boys and 1 girl ranging in
ages from 7 to 16.
His hobbies and interests include fly fishing, target shooting,
hunting, home brewing, maple sugaring, guitar, cooking, and
reading, reading, reading. There is no television in the Bowen
house. His children all shoot, fly -fish, and tie their own
flies, and know their Bible.