Michael's Lessons Learned from Living

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Everyday people who make a difference.

As the baseball season starts for 2021, I thought about how I fell in love with baseball. Wow, there are so many reasons: Lasting memories of my grandfather and I listening to the Cincinnati Reds games in the '70s on the radio. The first Christmas when Santa brought me my first baseball glove.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Take me out of the box

In our quest to organize humanity we automatically place everything in a box. Yes, I know the universal name for this box is called category. Now I know organization serves a purpose. What actually happened however is criminal. When science discovered classification. Someone forgot to stand up and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Daylight Savings Time

It is once again that time just before spring known as daylight savings time. We lose an hour of sleep. Gain an hour of daylight. I would like to concentrate on the word savings. What do you think of when you think of the word savings. Now I naturally gravitate to money when I think of savings. I am... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Time for some Maintenance

Everything in life requires maintenance. Cars need gas, oil, air in the tires, and a tuneup. Plants need water, fertilizer, and the removal of weeds. A house needs cleaning, dusting, painting, and someone to mow the lawn so it doesn't take away the beauty from the house. Men and women require upkeep... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

We Are All Family

The biggest lesson I have learned in my life is that we are all related. When you separate A family you weaken that family. Celebrating the history of Black Americans makes the American family stronger. Slavery divided so many Black Americans from their families. Many believe slavery is a myth. That... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Black History American History

Why black history is American history. The answer is simple. Black Americans are part of the fabric of America. Having a month to celebrate the accomplishments of black Americans is so important to the social, economic, and human progress of our country. It is so important that we remind, and in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Valentines Day Make it Count.

Valentines Day is a very important day. It's not really about the flowers. Candy is not the real sweet. A special dinner would be nice, yet there will be other great meals. What is the big deal? It's just another day. Think again. I have had girlfriends, and significant others, and wives. I did my... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Art of Listening

We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. We would really look strange if we had more than one mouth. It is said that we have two ears because listening is twice as important as talking. Now there are times where we should speak out and speak loud. Observation in my life has proved that we do not... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A life well lived

There are not many heroes that leave a legacy that touches the whole world. A legacy that is seen in almost every facet of our society. A sacrifice that literally changed the face of America. It encouraged us all to look at each other differently. To realize that we are all equal. That we can... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Practice For Living

Every day we live we practice how we live. It is what we work on daily. No one has to motivate us it just happens. The things that we actually do on a daily basis make us who we are. Many organizations and activities require practice. When I played sports in high school. I had to practice to play on... Sign in to see full entry.

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