Michael's Lessons Learned from Living

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Summer Solstice Has Arrived

I was born in July in Trinity Garden, a suburb of Mobile, Alabama. I was a summer baby. This morning's weather report educated everyone on the Summer Solstice. June 20, 2024, is the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. It is when the northern hemisphere is closest to the Sun. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Have You Seen My Old Jalopy

While driving around my neighborhood, I noticed that most of the cars on the road were in good shape. This struck me as odd, as when I grew up, seeing a new or modern car was a big deal. Now, it is odd to see a raggedy car. My first car was a farmer's green 64 Newport Plymouth. The body was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Music and The Power of Song 2

Speaking from experience, music is one of the most tremendous benefits of my life—not just my life but millions of others. In the past, many school systems have decided that music and the arts are not crucial to the education of our children. This is a big mistake. We sometimes consider money alone... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Music and the Power of Song 1

The power of a good song can be priceless. Music is living medicine. It is good to find a song that you love. And play it over and over again. Music can change your mood from sad to happy and happy to sad, taking you back in time. It has magical powers. Remember that girl or guy you first fell in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Game Time Lessons

My wife loves board games and game shows. She can play for hours and hours. My family also played games growing up, but I prefer physical games: baseball, tennis, basketball, football, and golf. Our nephews invited us to their home for a game-day party this weekend. We were introduced to a series of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Your Answer Maybe Right Around The Corner.

On Memorial Day, my kitchen sink clogged up right before everyone arrived. Perfect timing, right? Trouble seems to always come at the most inconvenient time. It is part of the human experience. How do we keep trouble from ruining our day? Now, there is no perfect answer to this question. What is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

In Reverence for This Memorial Day Weekend

Today, my family gathered at our house for a get-together. We usually get together on this weekend to enjoy family and friends. This year, we also celebrated my grandson's 19th birthday. Which was officially on the 10th of May. His father's birthday is on the 16th. It is always memorable to come... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Our Uncompleted To Do List

We all have a to-do list. This list is daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly; the big one is the lifetime goal list. Our daily to-do lists are often tied to items that are essential to our lives. The weekly, monthly, and yearly lists usually focus on planned events related to church, club, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Mens Fellowship Saturday

My church sponsors a men's fellowship one Saturday a month. We invite a guest minister or fellow church member to speak. This Saturday, in our praise and worship part of the program, we had a recurring theme about men caring for their health. During praise and worship, we ask volunteers to share a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Best Part of My Day

I live in a semi-rural urban neighborhood located in southern Maryland. I often complain about the trees in my front yard. The maintenance is unbelievable in the fall despite the work related to the upkeep. I love my home and my neighborhood. When I need a break from working at home. I go out my... Sign in to see full entry.

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