Mr. Michael Anthony Tyler was born in Richmond, Virginia, on the twelfth of March in the year 1950 (he was only nine months old). Mr. Tyler was reared in an environment full of racial and geopolitical fear. Black people were afraid of and hated white people, white people feared and hated black people, and everyone was afraid that the USSR was going to blow up the world. Thus, life was tense and everyone was angry and trying to escape via God, the movies, vacationing, or drugs or alcohol or both. The cheapest escape was the church. Mr. Tyler took the cheapest route when he baptized in the Cedar Street Memorial Baptist Church at the young age of twelve. At the age of eighteen, Mr. Tyler graduated from Armstrong High School in June of 1968 and continued his education at the University of Science, Music, and Culture (USMC, campus of Vietnam). In 1972, Mr. Tyler attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a baccalaureate in 1975. That same year, Mr. Tyler furthered his post-secondary education by attending the University of Agriculture (USA, campus of Europa). Mr. Tyler acquired his master of art degree in 2003 from the University of the District of Columbia (DC campus). Mr. Tyler, a handsome young, mature, and intelligent man of some years, is presently employed as an academician with the Prince George’s County Public School System of Maryland. Catharsis is Mr. Tyler’s attempt at capturing some of his thoughts and experiences during the early years of his life.