Johnny Staats – Hidden Treasure

By:  Michael D. McClellan | He has the kind of God-given talent that comes along once in a generation, this mandolin-playing genius with the hands that should be insured by Lloyds of London, and yet he remains something of a mystery to most of us, a hidden treasure with one of the most unique stories […]

Magic Johnson – Magic Touch

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  He flashes that trademark smile, 10,000 megawatts of impossibly perfect teeth and unabashed charisma, and in that instant I find myself completely disarmed, unable to hate on Magic Johnson, he of the baby skyhook, the player most responsible for vanquishing my Boston Celtics twice on the NBA’s biggest stage.  Yes, […]

Wayne Federman – Last Laugh

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  Comedians are, above all else, outside the box thinkers, that special breed of entertainer who loves nothing more than studying people and situations and then unlocking the humor inside.  They rise up from all walks of life, some of them high school dropouts, others sporting PhDs, all of them pushed […]

Galen Hooks – Crossover Artist

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  It has been said that the world is but a canvas to our imagination, and that the art within it enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.  Galen Hooks has been losing herself for more than twenty years, first as a 7-year old junior dance […]

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Michael D. McClellan is a native of Montgomery, West Virginia. He has written two books about the Boston Celtics, and has interviewed more than 70 current and former NBA greats including Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving and Clyde Drexler. Michael launched FifteenMinutesWith.Com in September, 2013. The site focuses on profiles with extraordinary actors, artists, musicians, writers, scientists and athletes.

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