The Third Person in the Room


Entering the tenth decade of my life, I retired after fifty years of law practice, the last thirty as a mediator. That gave me the opportunity to look back on my professional and personal life and crystallize the insights and knowledge gained.

This site is my opportunity to share stories written during that time, some of which I read on the air at WVXU FM, Cincinnati’s public radio station, during the mid-1990s and early 2000s. I recently compiled them into a book, “The Third Person in the Room: Stories of Relationships at a Turning Point.”


Monday, November 11, noon: Interview with Michael Monks on WVXU FM

Tuesday, November 19th, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
 Book signing and reading at The Bookshelf in Madeira.

You can get an e-book or paperback of “The Third Person in the Room” on Hardcover copies can be purchased at:

Thank you.