Mother went to Russia when she was in college. She had a boyfriend at the time named Misha and she named Misha after him. (misha-collins.net)
Built his own home, and almost all the furniture in it, save for a couple chairs on the deck. (misha-collins.net)
Brother’s name is Sasha. (misha-collins.net)
Started his own software company.
Spent time at a monastery in Nepal. Still practices Buddhist meditation and goes on a 10 day retreat once a year.
He is a published poet. Two of his poems; "Baby Pants" and "Old Bones", can be found in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review #21.
Once worked at National Public Radio in the U.S.
Once worked as a White House intern.